Issam Mudawar

Issam Mudawar

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45705

Degrees

  • M.S. MIT, '80
  • Ph.D. MIT, '84

Research Interests

  • Heat transfer
  • Boiling and two-phase flow
  • Materials processing
  • Electronic cooling
  • Thermal management of aerospace systems
  • Nuclear reactor safety

Awards and Recognitions

  • Keynote Speaker, "Two-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sinks: Theory, Applications and Limitations," ASME/JSME 2011 8th Thermal Engineering Joint Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March 2011.
  • Certificate of Recognition, Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research, Small Business Innovation Program, June 7, 2010.
  • The most cited article for the years 2005-2008, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, for the paper “Two-Phase Flow in High-Heat-Flux Micro-Channel Heat Sink for Refrigeration Cooling Applications: Part I – Pressure Drop Characteristics,” by J. Lee and I. Mudawar, Vol. 48, pp. 928-940, 2005. Source: SCOPUS, Oct. 1, 2009.
  • The second most cited article for the years 2005-2008, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, for the paper “Two-Phase Flow in High-Heat-Flux Micro-Channel Heat Sink for Refrigeration Cooling Applications: Part I – Heat Transfer Characteristics,” by J. Lee and I. Mudawar, Vol. 48, pp. 941-955, 2005. Source: SCOPUS, Oct. 1, 2009.
  • Rolls-Royce Milestone Award for design of air-to-fuel heat exchanger for high Mach aircraft turbine engines, LibertyWorks, North American Technologies operations of Rolls-Royce, February 2009.
  • Best Paper Award in Thermal Management, for the paper “Single-Phase and Two-Phase Hybrid Cooling Schemes for High-Heat-Flux Thermal Management of Defense Electronics,” by M. Sung and I. Mudawar, Orlando, 11th Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm 2008), FL, May 28-31, 2008.
  • One of most cited articles for the years 2002-2005, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, for the paper “Experimental and Numerical Study of Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in a Single-phase Micro-channel heat Sink,” by W. Qu and I. Mudawar, Vol. 45, pp. 2549-2565, 2002.
  • Top 1% citation in research field, for the paper ”Experimental and Numerical Study of Pressure Drop and Heat Transfer in a Single-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sink,” by W. Qu and I. Mudawar, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 46, pp. 2737-2753, 2003. Compiled by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Publishing, 2005.
  • Top 1% citation in research field, for the paper ”Flow Boiling Heat Transfer in Two-Phase Micro-Channel Heat Sinks – I. Experimental Investigation and Assessment of Correlation Methods,” by W. Qu and I. Mudawar, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 46, pp. 2755-2771, 2003. Compiled by Essential Science Indicators, Thomson Publishing, 2005.
  • The Solberg Award for Best Teacher in the School of Mechanical Engineering, 2003-2004.
  • Recognition plaque, Space and Missile Defense Conference and Expo, Huntsville, Alabama, August 2003
  • Recognition plaque, SBIR Pavilion 5th Space and Missile Defense Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, August 2002.
  • Citation of Appreciation for Contribution to ITherm 2002: International Conference on Thermal, Mechanics and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, IEEE CPMT Society, 2002.
  • Keynote Speaker, "Assessment of High-Heat-Flux Thermal Management Schemes," I-Therm 2000: International Conference on Thermal, Mechanics and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, Joint IEEE, ASME, CPMT, IMAPS, NIST conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 2000.
  • Invited Speaker, "High-Heat-Flux Liquid Cooling Schemes," Manufacturing Test Research Symposium 2000, Intel Corp., Hillsboro, Oregon, August 24, 2000.
  • Who's Who in the World, 2000-present.
  • The Ruth and Joel Spira Award for "outstanding contributions to the School of Mechanical Engineering and its students," 1999.
  • Inaugural member of the Purdue University Book of Great Teachers for lasting tribute to those 200 teachers "who have defined Purdue teaching excellence since the institution's birth," 1999.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1997-1998
  • Founding Fellow of The Purdue University Teaching Academy, 1997.
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1997.
  • The Purdue University Charles Murphy Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1996-1997.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1996-1997.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Heat Treating Society, ASM International, for the presentation "Investigation of Droplet Heat Transfer and Spray Quenching," 2nd International Conference on Quenching and the Control of Distortion, Cleveland, 1996.
  • The Solberg Award for Best Teacher in the School of Mechanical Engineering, 1995-1996.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1995-1996.
  • Keynote Speaker, "High-Flux Thermal Management of Avionics," 31st AIChE-ASME-ANS-AIAA National Heat Transfer Conference, Houston, Texas, August 1996.
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 1996-present.
  • Outstanding Paper Award for 1995, The ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, for the paper "Two-Phase Electronic Cooling using Mini-Channel and Micro-Channel Heat Sinks: Parts 1 and 2," Vol. 116, 1994.
  • Nominee for State of Indiana Award for SBIR Innovation, 1995.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1994-1995.
  • Certificate of Appreciation, International Society for Hybrid Microelectronics, 1994.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1992-1993.
  • Best Paper in Thermal Management, 1992 ASME/JSME Joint Conference on Electronic Packaging, Milpitas, California, for the paper "Enhancement of Single-Phase Heat Transfer and Critical Heat Flux from an Ultra-High-Flux Simulated Microelectronic Heat Source to a Rectangular Impinging Jet of Dielectric Liquid".
  • Keynote Speaker, "Direct-Immersion Cooling for High Power Electronic Chips," I-Therm II: Intersociety Conference on Thermal Phenomena in Electronic Systems, Austin, Texas, February 1992.
  • Who's Who in the Mid West, 1992-present.
  • Citation for Excellence in Teaching, School of Mechanical Engineering, 1991-1992.
  • The Solberg Award for Best Teacher in the School of Mechanical Engineering, 1991-1992.
  • Best Paper in Electronic Cooling, 1988 ASME/AIChE/ANS National Heat Transfer Conference, Houston, Texas, for the paper "Microelectronic Cooling by Enhanced Pool Boiling of a Dielectric Fluorocarbon Liquid".
  • Certificate of appreciation in recognition of support to minority engineering students and programs at Purdue University awarded by the Purdue Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, 1987-1988.
  • Professor of the Year Award, Purdue Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, 1986-1987.
  • The Solberg Award for Best Teacher in the School of Mechanical Engineering, 1986-1987.
  • Professor of the Year Award, Purdue Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, 1984-1985.
  • Ten Select Publications

    Kim, S.M. and Mudawar, I., 2010, "Analytical Heat Diffusion Models for Different Micro-Channel Heat Sink Cross-Sectional Geometries," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, pp. 4001-4016.

    Kim, S.M. and Mudawar, I., 2010, "Analytical Heat Diffusion Models for Heat Sinks with Circular Micro-Channels," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 53, pp. 4552-4566.

    Nacke, R., Northcutt B. and Mudawar, I., "Theory and Experimental Validation of Cross-Flow Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger Module with reference to High Mach Aircraft Turbine Engines," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in press.

    Visaria, M., Mudawar, I. and Pourpoint, T., 2011, "Optimized Heat Exchanger for Hydrogen Storage using High-Pressure Metal Hydride - Part 1. Design Methodology and Computational Results," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, pp. 413-423.

    Visaria, M., Mudawar, I. and Pourpoint, T., 2011, "Optimized Heat Exchanger for Hydrogen Storage using High-Pressure Metal Hydride - Part 2. Experimental Methods," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 54, pp. 424-432.

    Mascarenhas, N. and Mudawar, I. "Analytical and Computational Methodology for Modeling Spray Quenching of Solid Metal Alloy Cylinders," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in press.

    Visaria, M. and Mudawar, I., "Coiled-Tube Heat Exchanger for High-Pressure Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Systems- Part 1. Experimental Study," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in review.

    Visaria, M. and Mudawar, I., "Coiled-Tube Heat Exchanger for High-Pressure Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Systems- Part 1. Computational Model," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in review.

    Visaria, M. and Mudawar, I., "Experimental Investigation and Theoretical Modeling of Dehydriding Process in High-Pressure Metal Hydride Hydrogen Storage Systems," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in review.

    Northcutt, B. and Mudawar, I., "Enhanced Design of Cross-Flow Micro-Channel Heat Exchanger for High-Performance Aircraft Gas Turbine Engines," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, in review.