Hongbin 'Bill' Ma named chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Hongbin “Bill” Ma

Hongbin “Bill” Ma

Jan. 20, 2021

Hongbin “Bill” Ma has been named chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering.

Ma will bring his research and teaching strengths to his role as department chair. As a researcher, he has received funding from a multitude of public and private sources including the National Science Foundation, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the National Institutes of Health.

Prior to becoming department chair, Ma gained leadership experience within MAE, serving as the Thermal Division chair for many years. He served as the program chair of the 6th ASME International Conference of Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer. He also is the president of two companies based in Columbia, Missouri.

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