RIT Professor Named Editor of Nationally Recognized Engineering Publication

Brighton resident will lead prominent reference work, Heat Exchanger Design Hand Book




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Satish Kandlikar, the James Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Thermal Analysis, Microfluidics and Fuel Cell Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology, has been named executive editor of the prominent technical publication and reference work Heat Exchanger Design Handbook. The handbook focuses on research and applications in the areas of thermal analysis, heat transfer and heat exchange.

“I am extremely honored to be named to this important post by my engineering peers,” notes Kandlikar. “For over 25 years Heat Exchanger Design has been a central source for researchers working in the field and I am looking forward to enhancing these efforts and the continued advancement of the mechanical engineering discipline.”

Kandlikar is an international expert in thermal analysis and its effect on microfluidics, the study and manipulation of micro and nano volumes of fluid. He is currently utilizing research in heat exchange and transfer to enhance micro and nano channel technology used in chip cooling and fuel cells, through projects sponsored by General Motors, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

“Satish is a tremendous teacher and researcher, and his work provides significant value to the RIT community while also enhancing technology development and the mechanical engineering discipline as a whole,” adds Ed Hensel, head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at RIT.

Heat Exchanger Design Handbook was first released in 1983 and is currently published by Begell House.