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The 2002 Max Jakob Award will be presented to
Yogesh Jaluria

at the 2003 Summer Heat Transfer Conference
in Las Vegas, Nevada
July 22, 2003

YOGESH JALURIA Yogesh Jaluria received his B. S. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, in 1970, standing first in his class. He then received his M. S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in 1972 and 1974, respectfully. Since 1980 he has been in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and currently holds the position of Board of Governors Professor. Prior to this, he worked at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, from '76-'80. Before that, he was at AT&T Bell Laboratories from '74-'76.

For over 25 years, Professor Jaluria has been an active researcher in fluids and thermal engineering. He has made pioneering and lasting contributions in a wide variety of fundamental and applied areas, such as materials processing, enclosure fires, computational heat transfer, natural and mixed convection transport, environmental flows, and optimization of thermal systems. The National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and other Federal and State funding agencies have extensively supported his work. In addition, industry has been a vital supporter as well.

Professor Jaluria has contributed more than 350 technical articles, including over 145 in archival journals and 15 chapters in books. He has two patents in materials processing and some of his computer software has been copyrighted. He is the author/co-author of six books. As the sole author he has written a graduate level book Natural Convection Heat And Mass Transfer, an undergraduate textbook Computer Methods For Engineering, and an undergraduate textbook Design And 0ptimization Of Thermal Systems. All these books have received outstanding reviews and his two books on Natural Convection have been translated into Russian. Professor Jaluria is also a co-editor of thirteen conference proceedings and two special issues of archival journals.

Professor Jaluria has been recognized for his outstanding work, through many different awards. He received the 1995 Heat Transfer Memorial Award for significant research contributions to the science of heat transfer, the 1999 Worcester Reed Warner Medal for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and the 2000 Freeman Scholar award for fluid flow phenomena in materials processing. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) bestowed all these to him. He also received the 1994 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.


"For seminal contributions with lasting impact over a broad range of thermal and fluid-mechanical problems, together with important professional contributions"

S. George Bankoff, Ph.D.
Department of Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University

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