Dean Cristina Amon Receives the 2009 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award

Cristina Amon, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering and Alumni Chair Professor in Bioengineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, has been awarded the 2009 Heat Transfer Memorial Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer. Dean Amon was recognized “for pioneering contributions in concurrent thermal design, transient thermal management of portable electronics and hierarchical multi-scale modeling, and for leadership in multidisciplinary Engineering education and her outstanding service to the heat transfer community”.

Prior to accepting the position of Dean in 2006, Cristina Amon was the Raymond J. Lane Distinguished Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering and Director of the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research has advanced the scientific foundation of heat transfer enhancement by flow destabilization, nano-scale thermal transport, and hemodynamics mass transport in biological systems including aortic aneurysms and intravenous blood oxygenators. She has made pioneering contributions to concurrent thermal designs, innovation in electronics cooling and transient thermal management of wearable computers.

Cristina Amon has authored 12 book chapters, one McGraw Hill custom textbook, and over 200 refereed articles. She has served the Engineering profession with distinction and exceptional dedication. She is Chair of the Global Engineering Deans Council, serves on the ASEE Engineering Deans Council Executive Board, and has served as Chair of the AAAS Engineering. She is Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and a Fellow of AAAS, ASEE, ASME, CAE, IEEE and EIC.

Dean Amon will receive her award during the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, November 13-19, 2009.


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