Adrian Bejan#


Adrian Bejan
Email:abejan 'at' duke.edu
Membership Number:3631
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Section:PHYSICS & ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Username:abejan
Homepage: http://mems.duke.edu/faculty/adrian-bejan
Constructal Law
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1989 - present J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 1984 - 1989 Full Professor w/ Tenure, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University, Durham, NC
  • 1978 - 1984 Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • 1976 - 1978 Fellow of the Miller Institute of Basic Research in Science, University of California-Berkeley.
  • 1975 - 1976 Lecturer and Research Associate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applied physics
  • The Constructal Law of design and evolution in nature

Honours and Awards
  • 2013 Academia Europaea, Member
  • 2011 Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2011 Romanian Academy, Honorary Member
  • 2008 Donald Q. Kern Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • 2008 Fluid Science Research Award, Institute of Fluid Science, Tohoku University, Japan
  • 2007 James P. Hartnett Memorial Award, International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • 2006 Luikov Medal, International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • 2004 Edward F. Obert Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2001 Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 2001 Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Honorary Member
  • 2000 Ralph Coats Roe Award, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • 1999 Max Jakob Memorial Award, AIChE and ASME
  • 1999 Robert Henry Thurston Lecture, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1996 Worcester Reed Warner Medal American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1994 Heat Transfer Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1990 James Harry Potter Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 1988 Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • 18 Doctorates Honoris Causa from universities in 11 countries, for example:
    • 2015 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Pretoria, South Africa
    • 2014 Docteur Honoris Causa, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Lyon, France
    • 2009 Doctor Honoris Causa, University of Rome I, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
    • 2003 Doctor of Science Honoris Causa, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, Switzerland
    • 2001 Docteur Honoris Causa, Universite Henri Poincare, Nancy, France

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