Editor (Wally Minkowycz)

Real Name: Wally Minkowycz, Ph.D. James P. Hartnett Professor

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Professor Minkowycz is nationally and internationally known for his multifaceted professional activities in the science of heat transfer and as the key facilitator in the dissemination of technical knowledge in the field. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1965 and joined the UIC faculty in 1966. He is the author of over 125 journal and conference papers and is serving on numerous editorial boards. His work on flow through porous media was accorded the ASME 2006 Classic Paper Award.

Professor Minkowycz is a Fellow of the National Society of Mechanical Engineers and received the Ralph Coats Roe Award (an ASEE National Award) and the Heat Transfer Memorial Award (an ASME National Award). He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and the International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. He is the founding editor of the Numerical Heat Transfer journal and has served as its Editor-in-Chief since its inception in 1978. He is also the senior Editor of the textbook series, Computational and Physical Processes in Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, of the review monograph series, Advances in Numerical Heat Transfer; and of the Handbook of Numerical Heat Transfer, the Second Edition of which has just been published in 2006.

Professor Minkowycz has been the recipient of the UIC Silver Circle Award for Excellence in Teaching six times, the University Distinguished Teacher Award in 1989, the College of Engineering Harold A. Simon Award, and the Board of Trustees Recognition for Excellence in Teaching in 1987.

For several decades, Professor Minkowycz has been the intellectual leader of the worldwide heat transfer community. In addition to his significant and seminal research papers, he is the role model for effective classroom teaching. Lastly, his editorial activities have nurtured the growth of heat transfer activities worldwide. He is the point of reference for an entire generation of thermal engineering professors.