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

NEW YORK, OCT. 1, 1999 -- Dr. Yogesh Jaluria, a resident of East Brunswick, N.J., and professor at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, N.J.), will be honored by ASME International (The American Society of Mechanical Engineers). He is being recognized for extensive contributions to thermal engineering literature, particularly computational and experimental heat transfer. He will receive the Worcester Reed Warner Medal.

The medal, established in 1930, is awarded for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering. It will be presented to Jaluria during the 1999 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition which is being held in Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 14 through 19.

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).

Jaluria has contributed over 300 technical articles, including 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. As sole author, he wrote a graduate level book titled "Natural Convection Heat and Mass Transfer" (Pergamon Press, 1980); and two undergraduate textbooks, "Computer Methods for Engineering" (Prentice-Hall, 1988) and "Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems" (McGraw-Hill, 1998). He is the first author of a graduate level textbook titled "Computational Heat Transfer" (Taylor and Francis, 1986) and co-author of "Buoyancy-Induced Flows and Transport" (Taylor and Francis, 1988). Jaluria is also 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, a Department of Energy sponsored workshop, 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 managing editor for Computational Mechanics. He is also on the editorial advisory boards for three other international journals and is a member of the Combustion Institute, the Society of Plastics Engineers and the American Physical Society.

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

Jaluria holds two patents in materials processing and several copyrighted computer algorithms.

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.)