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Real Name: Amir Faghri, Ph.D. Professor

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Dr. Faghri is currently the United Technologies Endowed Chair Professor in Thermal-Fluids Engineering. He was formerly the Dean of the School of Engineering from 1998-2006 and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1994-1998 at the University of Connecticut. As Dean, he was responsible for five engineering departments, five major research centers, and 10 Ph.D. and 12 undergraduate degree programs. During his tenure as Dean, he dramatically expanded resources for faculty and student bases; built strong linkages with numerous constituents; and fostered research flexibility and excellence. In addition, Dr. Faghri successfully attracted corporate and alumni support to establish 17 endowed professorships, including 11 chair professorships; increased freshman enrollment by 116%; increased the number of valedictorians and salutatorians admitted per year to the School of Engineering from just seven to 32; increased the number of merit scholarships by 300%; and added three new buildings/facilities with more than 140,000 sq. ft. Dr. Faghri developed major initiatives and incentives to promote quality research and graduate education, including three new major research centers, with significant support from the state and federal governments, as well as the private sector.  
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Dr. Faghri joined the University of Connecticut in 1994 and served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1994-1998, and the Dean of the School of Engineering from 1998-2006. Dr. Faghri has authored four books, edited four volumes, more than 300 archival technical publications (including 180 journal papers), and holds eight U.S. patents. Dr. Faghri has served as a principal investigator conducting research in the area of thermal management and multiphase transport phenomena for applications ranging from advanced cooling systems to alternative energy systems including fuel cells, solar energy systems and thermal energy storage devices. Dr. Faghri has received numerous external research contracts and grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Education and various industries. Dr. Faghri is presently serving on the editorial board of nine scientific journals. Dr. Faghri has received many honors and awards, including the 1998 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award, the 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award and the 2005 ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal. He has served as a consultant to several major research centers and corporations, including Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories, Exxon Mobil, and Intel Corporation He presently serves on the boards of directors of both publicly-traded and private companies.
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While holding such academic and industrial positions as distinguished and chair professor, department head and Dean, Dr. Faghri authored 7 books and editorial volumes, more than 260 archival technical publications, including 160 journal papers, and 11 U.S. patents as the principal inventor. His newest book, Transport Phenomena in Multiphase Systems, was published by Elsevier in spring 2006. He has served as a consultant to several major research centers and corporations, including Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories, Intel Corporation and Exxon Mobil. He has also served on the board of directors of both public and pivate companies. As a principal investigator conducting research in heat and mass transfer, he has received numerous external research contracts from the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics & Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and various industrial companies. Dr. Faghri's technical productivity is further complemented by his service on the editorial boards of eight scientific journals. Dr. Faghri has received many honors and awards, including the prestigious 1998 American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award, the 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award and the 2005 ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal.
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Dr. Faghri received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. with highest honors from Oregon State University.
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Dr. Faghri received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley (1974, 1976) and a B.S. with highest honors from Oregon State University (1973).
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Current revision as of 14:54, 3 August 2010

Dr. Faghri joined the University of Connecticut in 1994 and served as Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department from 1994-1998, and the Dean of the School of Engineering from 1998-2006. Dr. Faghri has authored four books, edited four volumes, more than 300 archival technical publications (including 180 journal papers), and holds eight U.S. patents. Dr. Faghri has served as a principal investigator conducting research in the area of thermal management and multiphase transport phenomena for applications ranging from advanced cooling systems to alternative energy systems including fuel cells, solar energy systems and thermal energy storage devices. Dr. Faghri has received numerous external research contracts and grants from the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Education and various industries. Dr. Faghri is presently serving on the editorial board of nine scientific journals. Dr. Faghri has received many honors and awards, including the 1998 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Thermophysics Award, the 1998 American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Heat Transfer Memorial Award and the 2005 ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal. He has served as a consultant to several major research centers and corporations, including Los Alamos and Oak Ridge national laboratories, Exxon Mobil, and Intel Corporation He presently serves on the boards of directors of both publicly-traded and private companies.

Dr. Faghri received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.S. with highest honors from Oregon State University.