Virtual Conference: November 16 – 19, 2020
Jamal Yagoobi is George I. Alden Professor and Department Head of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Dr. Yagoobi received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in mechanical engineering in 1984. After receiving his PhD, he worked for Westvaco Corporation as a research engineer before joining Texas A&M University (TAMU) in 1987. At TAMU, he was the Paul John Faculty Fellow as well as the TEES Senior Fellow. Yagoobi joined the Illinois Institute of Technology in 2002 as the Chair of the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department until 2011. In 2012, he joined WPI.
Dr. Yagoobi’s research expertise includes enhancement of heat and mass transfer with electrohydrodynamics in small and large scales in the presence and absence of gravity, heat and mass transfer in porous media, and enhancement of heat transfer with phase-change materials. He has over 320 peer reviewed journal and conference publications and 14 patents (five licensed). Dr.Yagoobi is the founding director of the NSF Industry University Cooperative Research Center entitled, "Center for Advanced Research in Drying (CARD)". He has an experiment to be on board the International Space Station by 2022. He is a fellow ASME, a fellow IEEE, and has received a number of national and international awards for his research and teaching activities. Dr. Yagoobi is currently the associate editor of IEEE-IAS Transactions and previously was the associate editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer.
Dr. Yagoobi has been on a number of boards and panels. He was a member of the Review Panel - Innovations in Remanufacturing Program - Science & Engineering Research Council of Singapore. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Energy and Global Security Directorate of Argonne National Laboratory from 2010 to 2016. Dr. Yagoobi is currently a member of the Alumni Board of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is also a member of the advisory boards of several international conferences.