Nanyang Technology University

Academic Profile
Assoc Prof Chue Shek Ming Randy 

Associate Professor 
Division of Aerospace Engineering 
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering 
College of Engineering 

Phone: (+65)6790 6399 
Office: N3.2-01-16 
  • PhD (Mech Engrg) McGill University 1993
  • MSc (Aeronautics & Astronautics) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1983
  • BE (Mech Engrg) University of Saskatchewan 1980
Prof. Chue is currently in the Division of Aerospace Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and a Ph.D. from McGill University. His research interests include hypersonic propulsion, flows around re-entry vehicles, high enthalpy test facilities, detonations and explosions. Before coming to NTU, Prof. Chue was the Chief Engineer for Computational Fluids at the GASL office of Alliant Techsystems (ATK-GASL) in New York and was actively involved in advanced propulsion concepts as well as hypersonic test facilities. Prior to joining ATK-GASL, Prof. Chue had worked at the National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) in Japan and the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Göttingen, Germany, where he studied the highly transient flows in hypervelocity wind tunnels that were constructed to develop hypersonic propulsion and re-entry vehicles. Prof. Chue has published over 30 international conference and journal papers. He has often been invited as a referee and reviewer for the Shock Waves journal. Prof. Chue is a member of the International Shock Waves Institute and the AIAA.
Research Interests
Prof. Chue's areas of research interest are in hypersonic aerothermodynamics, scramjet propulsion, flows around space vehicles during earth and planetary entries, high enthalpy shock tunnels, detonations and explosions. His current work focuses on ramjet and scramjet engines and ground testing of these systems.
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 1 (2011-) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • Defence Science Organisation National Laboratories (2011-) [by MINDEF - DSO National Laboratories]
  • Start Up Grant (2010-) [by Nanyang Technological University]
Current Projects
  • Design and Testing of New Supersonic Air Vehicle Concepts Based on Favourable Aerodynamic Interference
  • Studies of Aerodynamics of Generic Round and Small- Size Combustors
  • Studies on extending the operability of ramjet and scramjet propulsion systems
  • Systematic Investigation of Thermo-acoustic energy conversion
Selected Publications
  • Chue RSM, Chen S, Nguyen T. (2013). Proceedings of the 2013 International Workshop on Detonation for Propulsion: Design Studies of a Small-Size Subsonic Trapped Vortex Combustor. 2013 International Workshop on Detonation for PropulsionJuly, 2013: National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.
  • Chen S, Chue, RSM, Nguyen T, Yu SCM. (2013). Proceedings of the 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit: Numerical Investigations of Small-Size High Throughflow Speed Combustors with Trapped-Vortex Concept. 49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit (pp. AIAA-2013-3769)July, 2013: AIAA.
  • Wanchai Jiajan, Randy Chue, Tue Nguyen and Simon Yu. (2013). Optimization of Round Bodies for Aerodynamic Performance and Stability at Supersonic Speeds. Aeronautical Journal, Accepted.
  • Tue Nguyen, Randy Chue and Simon Yu. (2013). AIAA: Adaptive Simulations of Jet Injection in Crossflow. 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition (pp. 2013-0844)AIAA.
  • Randy Chue, Simon Yu, Tue Nguyen and Chen Song. (2012). Studies of small size combustors, Interim project report, January 2012Nanyang Technological University.
Printer-friendly | Send to a friend