The Catholic University of America

Hsien Ping Pao, Ph.D.

Ordinary Professor


Civil Engineering


202-319-6142 phone
202-319-6677 fax




B.Sc.C.E., National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1956

Ph.D. Fluid Mechanics, Johns Hopkins University, 1963


Biography in Brief:

Hsien Pao's research interests include fluid mechanics and heat transfer, physical oceanography and ocean engineering, environmental hydraulics, nonlinear internal waves, laboratory and field measurements, water-level and sediment load monitoring systems, clean combustion of solid fuels and wastes, advanced conductivity sensors for laboratory and oceanic applications. He is the recipient of Benemerenti Medal from His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, in 1995. Currently, he serves as President of Rho Psi Foundation.


Representative Publications:

Ling, S.C. and Pao, H.P., "Safe and economic on-farm disposal of animal waste," Proceedings, Symposium on Energy Engineering in 21st Century (SEE 2000), Hong Kong, Vol. Four, pp.1446-1451, January 2000.


Pao, H.P., Ling, S.C. and Kao, T.W., "Measurement of Axial Hydrodynamic Force on a Yawed Cylinder in a Uniform Stream," Proceedings, Tenth International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, Seattle, Vol. III, pp.356-361, May 2000.


Ling, S.C. and Pao, H.P., "Methods and Apparatus for Incinerating combustible Waste Material such as Farm Animal Biomass," U.S. Patent No. 6,189,463 B1, Issued on 20 February 2001.


Pao, H.P. and Serebryany, A.N., "Nonlinear Internal Waves and Solitons on a Shelf," Invited paper presented at International Forum on Marine Research and Marine Development Strategy in the New Century, Ocean University of Qingdao, China, June 2001.


Pao, H.P., Serebryany, A.N. and Hwang, R.R., "Propagation of Internal Soliton Packets through Interthermocline Lens on Shelf," Proceedings, American Geophysical Union 2002 Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii, p.275, February 2002.