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Vision + Team

Spirit of ASARe 阿莎力精神


"You do not live in your time unless you understand that this is a tremendous adventure and a wild and exciting thing."

-Richard P. Feynman

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls."

-Joseph Campbell

Our belief:

"Memento Mori" : your years are finite.

Live a life of meaning that leaves no regret at 70.

Cross the gate into the frontier of scientific adventure.


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ASARe Lab is built upon axiom that on top of sustaining your livelihood, the people and experience you encounter in your career forms your life-story. And the adventure and exploration you choose to take in your scientific and engineering capacity serve not only to enrich your story, but also those around you, which has a net positive impact on the world.

I.e. rice-bowl sustains our engineering. But our engineering serve a more profound purpose than our rice-bowl.

We believe that university, from college to Ph.D. to professorship, serves as a testbed for adventurous ideas- at an adventurous and rapidly growing phase of life. A precious opportunity to test grand designs and hypotheses that are otherwise unavailable outside of university.

Thus, ASARe Lab invites you to bring your best, to join our team in bettering science, engineering and your personal growth.


Derived from "Aerospace Systems and Aerodynamics Research" Lab, ASARe ('Ah-suh-ree') also reflects a similar sounding phrase in Taiwan ("阿莎力") and Japanese("あっさり") which translates to easy-going and readied enthusiasm.

The "ASARe Bird" is derived from Taiwan's Blue Magpie, with a brave heart of roaring wave symbolizing the island's geography, as well as gently sloping stripes of wing synonymous with Taiwan's abundance of beautiful tea plantations. Finally, the ASARe Bird sets its sights forward, with the lab's core competence in aerospace and optical diagnostic technologies, in flight towards the future.

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  • Aerospace systems: ASARe works with groups within the NYCU Mechanical Engineering Department in the development of high-altitude aircraft, rocket and drone technologies. In addition to advancing the field of aerospace, these efforts allow students to have an active part in the global adventures of our time: the New Space Race and more.

  • Aerodynamics research: Built upon the lab professor's technical background, ASARe works with groups within NYCU and at Auburn University (U.S.) to develop advanced optics-based flow diagnostics technologies. These include: light-field 3D PIV/PTV, fluid-structure interaction (FSI) measurement, multi-spectral measurement, phosphor thermometry, machine vision QA inspection, in addition to more traditional techniques such as tomo-PIV, shadowgraphy, Mie-scattering, PLIF etc. We believe that vision is the most precise and highest bandwidth form of sensing we presently have, allowing unprecedented connection between empirical reality and theory. Vision-based tech is also highly flexible, and can be cross-applied to numerous fields outside of aerospace engineering.


Tan Zu Puayen

Assistant Professor

Mechanical Engineering

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

  • Member: Advanced Rocket Research Center (ARRC)  (2021-present)

  • Founder: ASARe Lab (2020-present)

  • Founder: Boleh Rockets (2012-present)

  • Technical Advisor: Equatorial Space Systems (2018-2020)

  • Post-Doc: Prof. Brian Thurow, Advanced Flow Diagnostics Lab (AFDL) Auburn University, AL, USA (2018-2020)

  • Ph.D.: Prof. Ben T. Zinn, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA (2017)

  • Masters: Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA (2013)

  • Bachelor: Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA (2011)

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