Dick K.P. Yue is the Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering, and Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering at MIT.
He serves as the Director for International Programs for the School of Engineering , and co-Chair of the Institute-wide MIT Global Council. Professor Yue is also the MIT Director for the Singapore-MIT Alliance, and the co-Director for the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology. He considers himself “first and foremost a researcher and educator,” but his position in the MIT administration affords him numerous opportunities to make an impact Institute-wide.
He is internationally recognized for his expertise on ocean and coastal wave dynamics. Professor Yue has also made fundamental contributions to the understanding of hydrodynamics of fish swimming, overturning a century-old design paradigm for underwater vehicles and ushering in a new era of applying biomimetic principles to man-made marine designs. He has authored/co-authored more than two hundred papers and a two-volume textbook on wave hydrodynamics and ocean fluid mechanics.