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Faculty Profile

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Name: Amir Faghri
Title: Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Distinguished Dean Emeritus
Department: Mechanical Engineering
E-Mail: faghri@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website:
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/me/cms/index.php/people/49-amir.html
Office Telephone: (860) 486-0419

Keywords | Categories: electronic cooling, fuel cells, heat and mass transfer, heat exchangers, heat pipes, Mechanical Engineering, multiphase thermal management, thermal energy storage

Professional Summary

Dr. Faghri’s most profound contributions are related to his development of the multiphase heat and mass transfer analysis that have enabled today’s widespread deployment of macro- and micro-two-phase energy systems. Dr. Faghri has served as a principal investigator conducting research in the area of thermal management and multiphase transport phenomena for applications ranging from advanced cooling systems to alternative energy systems, including heat pipes, fuel cells, solar energy systems, electronic heat sinks, and thermal energy storage devices. Dr. Faghri joined the University of Connecticut in 1994, and served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1994-1998, and as Dean of the School of Engineering from 1998-2006. Dr. Faghri has authored four books, more than 300 archival technical publications (including 220 journal papers), and ten U.S. patents. Dr. Faghri is presently serving on the editorial board of seven scientific journals. Dr. Faghri has received many honors and awards, including the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award in 1998, the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award in 1998, the ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal In 2005, and the ASME/AIChE Max Jakob Memorial Award in 2010, which is the highest honor in the field of heat transfer. He presently serves on the board of directors of both publicly-traded and private companies.