Editor (Theodore Bergman)

Real Name: Dr. Theodore L. Bergman, Ph.D. Professor

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Dr. Bergman joined the University of Connecticut in 1996 and served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1998-2004, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach from 2004 to 2006, and Interim Head of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in 2005. From 1985 to 1996, he was with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Professor Bergman received his B.S. from the University of Kansas in 1978, his M.S. from Purdue University in 1981, and his Ph.D. from Purdue in 1985. Dr. Bergman’s research centers on heat transfer and fluid mechanics as applied to thermal processing and renewable energy systems.

Recent investigations include, simulation of thermal plasma spray processing of nanostructured materials as well as design as well as analysis, of low temperature fuel cell stacks. Current investigations include thermal energy storage for large-scale solar energy power generation, heat and mass transfer in biomass for biofuels, and heat transfer in nanofluids. Dr. Bergman has served as Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and has received a number of research awards including the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1986), the ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award (1986) and the ASME Melville Medal (1988). He was elected a Fellow of ASME in 1995. From 1996 to 2002, he held a three-year appointment as the Pratt & Whitney Professor followed by a second three-year appointment as a School of Engineering Distinguished Professor. He is co-author of two leading undergraduate texts in heat and mass transfer. Dr. Bergman is currently on leave from the University, serving as Program Director of the Thermal Transport Processes Program at the U.S. National Science Foundation.