Faculty profile: Chien-tsung Lu
Chien-tsung Lu, associate professor of aviation technology
How long have you been at Purdue? I arrived at Purdue in August 2008 after teaching five years at the University of Central Missouri.
What are some of your current research interests and projects? My research interests are in the areas of aviation safety and policymaking, risk management, and program development. I am currently working on projects related to the Safety Management System for airports and airlines.
Why do you enjoy what you do? The answer is simple and similar to most aviation enthusiasts: I've loved aviation since I was a child. My home in Taipei, Taiwan, is very close to Taipei Airport, so I have been used to engine noise and pollution. I started my aviation career as an FAA aircraft technician and in FCC avionics, followed by my career in higher education specializing in aviation safety and aviation administration. Working on aircraft is exciting, and doing research is rewarding. I am very thankful to my research team members and colleagues who help me get to know the academic value and environment of Purdue University.
What are some of your hobbies? I love to play tennis. I also love to ride bicycles with my two kids, Alan and Anya. Other than that, I study for research projects.