Huck Beng Chew

Associate Professor at UIUC Aerospace Engineering Department


  • National University of Singapore Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, 2007.
  • National University of Singapore Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (Accelerated Masters Program), 2003
  • National University of Singapore Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honors; University Scholar Program), Mechanical Engineering, 2002

Academic Positions:

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Il

  • Affiliate Associate Professor, Computational Science and Engineering, Aug 2018 – Present
  • Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Aug 2018 – Present
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Computational Science and Engineering, Sept 2011-July 2018
  • Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Aug 2011 – July 2018

Brown University, Providence, RI

  • Assistant Professor (Research), School of Engineering, June – Aug 2011

Professional Registrations:

  • Registered Chartered Environmental Engineer (UK) CEnv (since 2010)
  • Registered Chartered Engineer (UK) CEng (since 2007)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, FIMechE (since 2014; member since 2007)

Chapter in Books:

Chew, H.B., Guo, T.F. and Cheng, L., Mechanism-based modeling of thermal and moisture induced failure of IC devices, in: Moisture Sensitivity of Plastic Packages of IC Devices, Chapter 12. Editors: Fan, X.J. and Suhir, E. 1st Edition, Springer 2010, pp. 301-331, ISBN: 978-1-4419-5718-4.


Ning Li

  • Ph.D. Candiate
  • PhD Focus: Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Composites

Huy Tran

  • Ph.D. Candidate
  • PhD Focus: Material Damage Modeling

William Noh

  • Ph.D. Candiate
  • PhD Focus: Machine Learning in Modeling of Material

Tanapat Bhakyapaibul

  • Ph.D. Candiate
  • PhD Focus: Modeling of Electrospray Electric Propulsion System
  • Co-advised with Dr. Deborah Levin


Yue Cui, Ph.D.

  • Research Scientist, A*STAR Singapore

Soumendu Bagchi, Ph.D.

  • Post Doctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Abhilash Harpale, Ph.D.

  • Data Scientist, Intel

Haoran Wang, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Utah State University

Ruizhi Li, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Michael Worthington, M.S.

  • Structural Analysis Engineer, Boeing

Raymundo Muro-Barrios, M.S.

  • Development Test Associate Engineer, SpaceX

Binyue Hou, M.S.

  • Mechanical Engineer, Apple

Wenbo Zhang, M.S.

  • AI Research Engineer, Riskfuel

David Foehring, M.S.

  • Mechanical Engineer, Northrop Grumman

Raeann Minniece Vansickle, M.S.

  • Mechanical Engineer, SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

Sivasakthya Mohan, M.S.