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Qiu, Songgang

Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1996 
M.S., University of Akron, 1991 
M.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1986
B.S., Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1982

Dr. Qiu began his professional career as a senior engineer at a Research and Development company. He was quickly promoted to senior principal engineer and director of Engineering. In 2004, he led to create a R&D division to purposely pursue government projects. He joined WVU in July 2016. 

Dr. Qiu has extensive experiences in the analysis and design of power generator, gas and liquid fuel burners, and heat exchangers. He is currently working on the development of a SOLID FUEL BURNER. This burner is to be used to gasify supplied charcoal, combusts and transfers heat to a Stirling engine for power generation. He is also developing an advanced Stirling generator for combined heating and power generation under a DOE ARPA-E grant. 

Dr. Qiu has served as PI for numerous research projects funded by DOE, DoD (Army, Navy, Air Force) and NASA. He was the prime designer of an Advanced Radioisotope Stirling Generator (ARSG) for NASA/DOE. He is the lead inventor of 9 issued US patents. 

Research Focus Areas

Engines and Power Generator, Renewable Energy, Gas and Solid Fuel Burner, and Advanced Heat Transfer

Research Interests

  • Engines 
  • Combined Heat and Power 
  • Renewable Energy (Solar and bio-fuel) 
  • Gas and Solid fuel Burner 
  • Heat Pumps, Cooler and cryogenics

Teaching Interests

Heat Transfer
Renewable Energy and Energy Storage
Energy Conversion
Fluid Dynamics
Engineering Mechanics