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Distinguished Professor at Duke University

Adrian Bejan, American mechanical engineering educator. Recipient Ralph R. Teetor award Society Automotive Engineers, 1980, De Florez award Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1969, Heat Transfer Memorial award, 1994, Worcester Reed Warner medal 1996; Faculty fellow University Colorado, 1984-1985; F. Mosey Visiting scholar University Western Australia.

Background

He was born in Galaţi, a port town located on the Danube in Romania.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972. Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Polytechnic University Bucharest, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Galati, Romania, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Constantza, Romania, 1997.

Career

Engineer Science Energy Systems, Inc., Watertown, Massachusetts, 1972. Research assistant department mechanical engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1971-1974, lecturer, research associate, department mechanical engineering, 1975-1976. Fellow Miller Institute Basic Research Science, University California, Berkeley, 1976-1978.

Assistant professor, department mechanical engineering University Colorado, Boulder, 1978-1981. Croft professor University Colorado College Engineering, 1981-1982. Associate professor, department mechanical engineering University Colorado, Boulder, 1981-1984.

Professor, department mechanical engineering and materials science Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1984-1989, J.A. Jones professor, department mechanical engineering, since 1989.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Gustus L. Larson award 1988, James Harry Potter Gold medal 1990). Member American Academy Mechanics, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma.

Connections

Married; 3 children.