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Gene Hou

  • Gene Hou
  • Professor
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 238k Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3728
  • ghou@odu.edu
  • Education

    University of Iowa, 1982
    Major: Mechanical Engineering, Design/Mechanics
    Degree: Ph. D.
    National Taiwan University, 1976
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.S.
    National Cheng Kung University, 1974
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • The College Excellence Award in Industry Partnering
  • The Most Inspiring Faculty Award
  • The Most Inspiring Faculty Award
  • The Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, SAE, The Engineering Society for Advancing Mobility, Land Sea Air and Space
  • 1995: ASME Outstanding ME Faculty Award
  • 1987: Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation
  • 1986: travelling grant, NATO Advanced Study Institute
  • 1985: ASME Outstanding MEM Faculty Award
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
    Date: August, 2008 - August, 2012
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Bao, H. P.; Dean, A. W.; Hou, G. J.; Baysal, O.
    Robust Design of High Performance MEMS Resonators
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, CMMI
    Date: September, 2008 - October, 2011
    Investigators:Hao, J. Z.; Hou, G. J.; Young, D.
    NSF SME Schalarship
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: September, 2007 - August, 2011
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Baysal,
    High Performance Planning Hulls
    Sponsoring Organization: CDI Marine
    Date: October 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008
    Investigators:Demuren, A. O.; Hou, G. J.
    Development of Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory
    Sponsoring Organization: CDI Marine Group/NSWCCD
    Date: December, 2007 - October, 2008
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Methodology for Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of High Performance Planing Hull
    Sponsoring Organization: CDI Marine Group/NSWCCD
    Date: November, 2007 - October, 2008
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Demuren, A. O.
    Motion Induced Fatigue Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: CSC/NSWCCD
    Date: August, 2007 - August, 2008
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Bawab, S.
    Modeling and Validation of an Orthotic Knee Brace System
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Seed Grant
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Bawab, S.; Hou, G. J.; Onate, J. A.; Ringleb, S. I.; Edison, T.
    Modeling and Validation of An Orthotic Knee Brace System for Impact Analysis in High Speed Boats
    Sponsoring Organization: ODU Seed Grant
    Date: July, 2007 - December, 2007
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Bawab, S.
    Development of Dynamic Environment Simulation Laboratory
    Sponsoring Organization: Navy Combatant Craft Division
    Date: October, 2007 - November, 2007
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Hou, G. J.
    Riverine Assault Support System, Seemann Composites
    Sponsoring Organization: (SBIR)
    Date: January, 2007 - June, 2007
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Eidson, T.
    Analysis of Webcore Sandwich Core Panels for Slamming Load
    Sponsoring Organization: Webcore Corp. ( STTR BAA )
    Date: August, 2006 - March, 2007
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Mold Flow Analysis and Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: Nova Chemicals (USA) Inc. (formly Huntsman Chemical Co.) and TAC
    Date: June, 1997 - January, 2005
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Investigating Recursive Plastic Heating in Third Body Regions during Friction Stir Welding
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: August, 2003 - August, 2004
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Williamson, K.
    Solution Strategy for Nonlinear Heat Transfer Problems Modeled by hp-Version Galerkin Finite Element
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA NAG-1-1985
    Date: January, 1998 - December, 2003
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Investigating Alternative Solution Procedure for Flexible Wing SASDO
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley
    Date: April, 1999 - November, 2003
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Design of Children Safety Gates
    Sponsoring Organization: Taver Maghee Inc./TAC
    Date: July, 1999 - January, 2000
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Development of Structural Modules and Coupling Procedure for Flexible Wing SASDO (Simultaneous Analysis and Design Optimization)
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA NAS1-19818-Task #111
    Date: October, 1997 - October, 1998
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Design and Analysis of AWD (Automatic Walking-Assisted Device)
    Sponsoring Organization: GailTech and TAC
    Date: February, 1997 - February, 1998
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Demonstrating Multidisciplinary Design Optimization of a Parallel Processing Network
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program
    Date: June, 1994 - May, 1997
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Nonlinear Transient Thermal Analysis by the Force Derivative Method
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley
    Date: September 1, 1993 - December 31, 1995
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Methodology for Sensitivity Analysis, Approximate Analysis, and Design Optimization in CFD
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley
    Date: June 1, 1991 - April 14, 1995
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Taylor, A.
    Development of Design Optimization Methodologies for Controls-Structures Integrated Design Methodology
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley
    Date: January, 1989 - December, 1994
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Analysis and Design of Friendly Mobile Barrier
    Sponsoring Organization: CIT/ODU Engineering Clinic/ Consolidated Launcher Technology, Inc.
    Date: December 1, 1993 - August 31, 1994
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Design Optimization for Strength Targeting of Automobile Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: The Ford Motor Co.
    Date: June 1, 1992 - May 31, 1994
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Design Code for Lightweight Power Plant Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: Center for Innovative Technology, VA Power and The Jonathan
    Date: July 1, 1992 - July 1, 1993
    Awarding Organization: Local
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Hou, G. J.; Razzaq, Z.; Nguyen, D. T.
    Analysis and Design of Large-Scaled Pyramidal Truss Core Panels
    Sponsoring Organization: The Jonathan Corporation, Virginia Power Co., and CIT
    Date: July 1, 1992 - June 30, 1993
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Optimum Design Methodology and Sensitivity Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award
    Date: June, 1987 - May, 1992
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Static and Vibration Analysis of Pyramidal Truss Core Panels
    Sponsoring Organization: Jonathan Corp. and CIT-Engineering Clinics
    Date: August, 1990 - December, 1990
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Behavior of Advanced Panel Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: The Jonathan Corporation/CIT Engineering Clinic
    Date: January, 1988 - May, 1988
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Razzaq, Z.
    Stress Analysis of the Superconducting RF Cavity
    Sponsoring Organization: Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA
    Date: October, 1987 - May, 1988
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Analysis and Optimal Design of Pyramidal Truss Core Panels
    Sponsoring Organization: The Jonathan Corporation, Norfolk, VA
    Date: June, 1987 - December, 1987
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Simplified Procedures for Dynamic Analysis of Complex Structures
    Sponsoring Organization: Newport News Shipbuilding
    Date: November, 1986 - August, 1987
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Nguyen, D. T.
    Optimal Cure Cycle Design
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA-Langley
    Date: January, 1985 - January, 1987
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
    Electromagnetic Launching System Design
    Sponsoring Organization: Newport News Shipbuilding
    Date: September, 1985 - May, 1986
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.; Shebalin,
    Dynamic Analysis of Multi-body System
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA-Langley
    Date: August, 1984 - March, 1985
    Investigators:Hou, G. J.
  • Intellectual Property

    Donor Material Technology for Friction Stir Welding
    Patent/Copyright: Patent
    Type: Provisional
    Inventors:
    Elmustafa, A.
    Hou, G. J.
    Williamson, K.
    Mandal, S.
    Demuren, A. O.
    Bawab, S.
    Rice, J. M.