Dr. Raymond Viskanta
W.F.M. Goss Distinguished Professor of Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Heat Transfer Laboratory
Purdue University
West Lafayette IN 47907

Phone: (765)-494-5632
Fax: (765)-494-0539
Email: viskanta@ecn.purdue.edu




Dr. Viskanta was named to his present position of W.F.M. Goss Distinguished Professor of Engineering in 1986. He teaches at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of heat transfer and conducts research in thermal sciences, heat, mass and radiative transfer. His current research interests include heat transfer in combustion systems, melting and solidification of materials, transport in porous media, buoyancy driven convection flow and heat transfer, heat transfer related to materials processing and radiative transfer in participating media. Most of Professor Viskanta's research has been carried out jointly with students. He has guided the work of about 60 doctoral and about 35 master students. He has also directed research of over 35 postdoctoral researchers and visiting scholars.


Research projects under Dr. Viskanta's direction have been funded by National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Astronautics Administration, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power and Research Institute, Institute of Gas Technology, and industry. His current research interests include the following:


Professor Viskanta's professional accomplishments have earned recognition many times. Some of his selective distinctions are the following:


Professor Viskanta has been active in professional societies, particularly the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has also served as editor and on editorial advisory boards of numerous professional journals as well as organizer and chairman of national and international conferences. Some selected activities include the following:


Professor Viskanta has authored and co-authored over 500 technical papers published in archival journals, conference and symposia proceedings volumes. He has also prepared numerous state-of-the-art reviews. Some recent representative publications are:

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