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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty: 1978
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1977
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky, 1970
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, India, 1968
Related experience - teaching, industrial, etc.:
Director, Industrial Assessment Center (US DOE sponsored), 2000 - present
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1978-85
NASA-ASEE Faculty Fellow, NASA-Ames Research Center, 1978
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Lehigh University, 1985-92
Research Associate, Harwell Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire, England, 1985-86
Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University, England, 1985-86
Research activities, consulting, patents, etc.:
Research interests include laser diagnostic instrumentation for thermal fluids, computational and experimental methods for single and two-phase flow and heat transfer, transport processes in micro channels, non-Newtonian flow and biological systems, power plant performance analysis, concentrated solar power and high temperature heat transfer fluids and thermal energy storage technologies.
Engineering consultant to numerous companies.
Scientific and professional societies of which a member:
Society of Rheology
Phi Beta Delta and Sigma Chi
Honors and awards:
NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA-Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, 1978
Technical Program Co-Chair, International Conference entitled "Building for the 21st Century; Technology, Productivity, Livability, " December 2001, London.
Post-doctoral fellows and Research Engineers:
W. Lui, M. Panchagnula, C. Romero, H. Bilirgren.
Recent Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis Graduate Students Supervised:
(contact the department for a copy of thesis/dissertation)
E. Graf, J. Smith, J. P. Wheeler, W. Park, J.H. Kim, R. Yuam-Chang Liang, B. Yasileta, E. Wolfe, C. Kettering, J. Colistra, B. Vempati, S. Kocabay, Te Ling Lin, A. U-Ckew, J. Krayer, H. Yalcin, Y. Yang, S. Dairo, C. Shages, T. Coull, J. Blaney, C. Chatukaisinon, A. Uckaw, W. Zhao, K. Jin, J. Chen, A. Mozhughi, J. Sabol, Y. Zheng, V. Baio.