Reilly University Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Jay P. Gore (an AIAA Fellow, 2009; an ASME Fellow; 2006; and a U. S. Presidential Young Investigator Award winner; 1991) is the Vincent P. Reilly Professor in Mechanical Engineering with courtesy appointments in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Purdue University. Dr. Gore has received recognitions: in the Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame in 2014, by the Chief Minister of the State of Maharashtra in India in 2016. In 2014, McMaster University recognized him with a Cafe X award by and Purdue presented him the Discovery in Mechanical Engineering and the Celebration of Faculty Career awards. He received a panelist award from the Materials Research Society in 2013. Purdue recognized his teamwork with an award for founding the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program in 2012. He served as a Jefferson Science Fellow within the Department of State in 2010-11 and remained on call until 2015.
Dr. Gore holds the Post-Doctoral Certificate from the Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, the Ph.D. and M. S. in Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, and the B. E. Mechanical Engineering with Gold Medal from the University of Pune, India. With Purdue approval, he has served as the Principal Transformation Advisor and Vice Chancellor at Maharashtra Institute of Technology, World Peace University (MIT WPU), Pune, India during 2016 and 2017 and is currently serving as the Principal Advisor to MIT WPU. Dr. Gore was the founding Director of the Energy Center in Discovery Park at Purdue. He served as a Research Fellow in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan and as an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland (1987-1991) prior to joining Purdue as an Associate Professor. Dr. Gore received early promotions to the rank of Professor of Mechanical Engineering and to the Chair Professorship. Jay is a past Chairman of the Central States Section of the International Combustion Institute and the ASME K11 Committee on Heat Transfer in Fire and Combustion. Dr. Gore has served as an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal. He has served as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. He was the U.S. Editor of the 28th International Combustion Symposium. He has received the Best Paper in Heat Transfer Literature Award from ASME. He has also received Faculty Fellowships from the Japanese Ministry of Education and the U. S. Department of Energy.
Jay's research is in the area of combustion and radiation heat transfer with applications to CO2 emissions reduction, pollutant reduction, efficiency enhancements, fire safety, and improved fundamental understanding. He has received over $20M in research funding and is currently serving as the PI for grants in gas turbine combustion, sprays and fire safety. He has advised the PhD dissertations of 30 students and MS theses of over 50 students. He has applied infrared radiation sensing knowledge to a wide range of multidisciplinary problems in aerospace, power, and medical diagnostics areas. He has authored or coauthored over 150 archival papers, 4 book chapters, and 250 conference papers.