For Immediate Release
Contact: Mel Torre
(212) 591-8157

NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 2000 -- Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, a resident of East Brunswick, N.J., and distinguished professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, will be honored by ASME International (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is being recognized for his application entitled "Fluid Flow Phenomena in Materials Processing." He will receive the ASME Freeman Scholar Award.

stablished in 1926 and given biennially, the award is bestowed upon a person with wide experience in fluids engineering. The recipient is expected to review a coherent topic in his or her specialty, including a comprehensive statement of the state of the art, and suggest future research needs. The award will be presented to Jaluria during the 2000 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, which is being held in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 5 through 10.

Jaluria joined Rutgers University in 1980 and is currently a distinguished professor in the department of mechanical and aerospace engineering. His previous employment includes AT&T Bell Laboratories (Princeton, N.J.) and the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur, India).

For over 25 years, 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 flow in materials processing, enclosure fires, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, natural and mixed convection flow, environmental flows and optimization of thermal systems. He has carried out detailed analytical, numerical and experimental studies to enhance the understanding of such flows and the resulting transport mechanisms. He is particularly well known for his work on buoyancy driven flows.

Jaluria has contributed more than 320 technical articles, including over 130 in archival journals and 14 chapters in books. He is the author/co-author of five books, including two on natural convection that have been translated into Russian, and is co-editor of five conference proceedings and two special issues of archival journals.

In addition to his written contributions, Jaluria has lectured at NATO Advanced Study Institutes, National Science Foundation workshops, Department of Energy sponsored workshops, international conferences, and numerous universities and research establishments.

A Fellow of ASME, Jaluria served as an associate technical editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and is presently a co-editor of Computational Mechanics. He is also on the editorial advisory boards for three other international journals and is a member of the Combustion Institute and the American Physical Society.

Among his numerous honors and awards is ASME's Worcester Reed Warner Medal (1999) and Heat Transfer Memorial Award for Science (1995), the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi (1994), a Certificate of Recognition from the National Bureau of Standards (1982) and the Young Scientist Medal from the Indian National Science Academy (1979).

Jaluria received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi, India) in 1970. At that time, he was presented with the Silver Medal and Certificate of Merit for being first in his graduating class. In 1972 and 1974, respectively, he earned his master's and doctorate degrees in mechanical engineering at Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.). Jaluria holds two patents in materials processing and several copyrighted computer algorithms.

ASME International is a 125,000-member organization focused on technical, educational and research issues. ASME conducts one of the world's largest technical publishing operations, holds some 30 technical conferences and 200 professional development courses each year, and sets internationally recognized industrial and manufacturing standards.