Professor Chau-Hsing received his PhD in Aeronautical Engineering from Princeton University in 1964. He was a Ford Postdoctoral
Fellow and assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1964-66. After one year at the Plasma Physics
Laboratory in Princeton University, he came to Brown in 1967. He was awarded a senior fellowship at the National Atmospheric Research Center in Boulder, Colorado from 1973-1974, and was appointed as a visiting professor at Beijing University, China from 1981-1982. He was also appointed visiting professor at at Joseph Fourier University in France from 1989-1990.
His research interests have been in the kinetic theory of gases, plasma physics, atmospheric fluid flows, water waves and randomly forced fluid flows.