Dr. Chew conducts research in the area of conceptual design of mechanisms and advanced machinery, such as novel car engines, new manual and automatic car transmissions, deployable space structures, ground-based microgravity suspension systems for space structures, advanced worm gear design, high-speed chain drives and high-speed cam-follower mechanisms, suspension systems using band mechanisms, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) for robot hand and variable-stroke engine design; neural networks for airplane fuel tanks, as well as learning control and adaptive control methodologies for intelligent electromechanical machinery.

He is a member of ASME, Pi Tau Sigma, and Tau Beta Pi. He is also a member and associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Chew has been the recipient of Boeing's A.D. Welliver Faculty Summer Fellowship, the AIAA Aerospace Design Engineering Award, and awards from ASME for Best Paper and Curriculum Innovation. He is the holder of four NASA Certificates of Recognition and five U.S. patents, and is registered as a professional engineer in the State of Virginia.

Meng-Sang Chew
Meng-Sang Chew
Associate Professor
(610) 758-4215
Packard Lab 256B
19 Memorial Dr. West
Bethlehem, PA 18015


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
M.Ph., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

Areas of Research

Advanced Machinery, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Learning Control Methodology, Adaptive Control methodology