Massoud Kaviany

Massoud Kaviany
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Professor, Applied Physics

Address

3444
GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125


Phone
(734) 936-0402

Degrees

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California-Berkeley, 1979
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1974
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois-Chicago, 1973

Research Interests

Heat Transfer Physics: efficient and innovative energy transport and conversion (transformation) through atomic tailoring of the principal energy carriers (phonon, electron, fluid particle, and photon). Current energy-related projects include thermoelectricity, phonoelectricity, thermal switch, and multidimensional wicks for record conductance and heat flux.

Honors and Awards

ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2013
Fellow, American Physical Society, 2011
James Harry Potter Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2010
Hawkins Memorial Lecture Series (Heat Transfer), Purdue University, 2005
Education Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2003
Heat Transfer Memorial Award (Science), American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002
Teaching Incentive Program Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999, 2000
Research Excellence Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1994
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

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