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Engineering educator , university dean

Chor Weng Tan, Chinese university dean, engineering educator. Registered professional engineer, New York. National Science Foundation grantee, 1967-1971.


Tan, Chor Weng was born on April 20, 1936 in Canton, China. Came to United States, 1957, naturalized, 1972. Son of Ee Hock and Tung Hong (Khor) Tan.


Bachelor of Science, University Evansville, 1959. Master of Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, Urbana, 1963.


Research assistant University Illinois, 1959-1963, teaching assistant, 1959-1961. Assistant professor mechanical engineering Cooper Union for Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, 1963-1967, associate professor, 1967-1972, acting chairman department mechanical engineering, 1971-1973, professor, since 1972, head division engineering, 1973-1975, dean School Engineering, since 1975. Executive officer, director Cooper Union Research Foundation.

Director Tround International Inc., Nomura Pacific Basin Fund.


  • Registered professional engineer, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


Member Chinatown Planning Council. Member National Committee on United States-China Relations, Commission on the Year 2000, New York City, Commission on Science and Technology, New York City. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Society Engineering Education, Association Engineering Colleges New York State (secretary, treasurer), Chinese American Cultural Association (president, director), Coalition Tir-State Chinese Americans (chairman).


Married Yulin Liu, June 8, 1963. Children: Stephen, Reynold.

Ee Hock Tan

Tung Hong (Khor) Tan

Yulin Liu

Stephen Tan

Reynold Tan