Professor Dick K.P. Yue
MIT School of Engineering

Dick K.P. Yue, Sc.D.

MIT School of Engineering
Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering

MIT Rm 5-321, Cambridge, MA 02139
Tel: 617-253-6823; Email:


Dick K.P. Yue is the Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, and Head of the Ocean Science & Engineering Area in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at MIT.

Professor Yue received all his degrees (S.B., S.M. and Sc.D.) from MIT in Civil Engineering. He has been a faculty member in the MIT School of Engineering since 1983. He is active in research and teaching in wave hydrodynamics, fluid mechanics and computational methods with applications to coastal and ocean engineering. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in ocean and coastal wave dynamics, nonlinear motions and loads on ships and offshore structures, fluid mechanics of the air-sea interface, renewable ocean energy extraction, and hydrodynamics of fish swimming. Professor Yue has made seminal contributions in developing modern numerical methods for these problems. He has authored/co-authored over three hundred papers and a two-volume textbook on theory and applications of ocean wave hydrodynamics. Professor Yue is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering.

Professor Yue served as the Associate Dean of Engineering at MIT from 1999-2007. During this time, he helped pioneer many educational and research initiatives. He was the originator of MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW), a program that has transformed the global higher education landscape. OCW has been accessed by a quarter of a billion educators and learners worldwide, and has inspired and helped launch large international consortia devoted to open educational resources. He is also the Founding Faculty Director of the MIT Engineering Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP), and of the MIT Engineering Professional Educational Programs (PEP) office. In 2008, Professor Yue received the MIT Gordon Y. Billard Award for services of outstanding merit to the Institute.

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