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Symposium in Memory of Professor Raymond Viskanta

Raymond Viskanta

Professor Raymond Viskanta (1931-2021)

Sponsored by ASME Heat Transfer Division's Heat Transfer in Energy Systems (K6), Theory and Fundamental Research (K8), Nanoscale Thermal Transport (K9), Fire and Combustion (K11), Transport Phenomena in Manufacturing and Materials Processing (K15), and Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment (K16) technical committees, we are organizing this Symposium in Memory of Professor Raymond Viskanta at the 2023 Summer Heat Transfer Conference. Professor Viskanta was born on July 16, 1931, in Marijampole, Lithuania to Vincas and Genovaite Viskanta. In 1944 his family fled Lithuania, traveling west to Germany. Shortly after WWII, his family was moved to displaced person camps in West Germany. In 1949 the family immigrated to the United States, settling within a large Lithuanian-American community in Chicago. He received his formal education in Mechanical Engineering, earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois (1955), a master’s (1956) and Ph.D. (1960) degrees from Purdue University. Starting his career at Argonne National Laboratory, he joined Purdue's faculty as an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1962. Prof. Viskanta made seminal contributions to many fields in heat transfer and thermal science, including radiation, heat transfer in materials processing and manufacturing. He became the W.F.M. Goss Distinguished Professor of Engineering in 1986. He taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conducted research in thermal sciences, heat, mass, and radiative transfer until his retirement in 2001. Most of his research was conducted jointly with students. He guided the work of 64 doctoral, 48 master students and 39 postgraduate researchers. He developed over 540 publications in more than 50 journals in the U.S., Europe, and Japan and presented over 200 keynote papers and invited lectures at national and international conferences, universities, and research institutions. Among many awards and international recognition, Prof. Viskanta received the U.S. Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, was elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 1987, and in 1990 as a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from the Technical University of Munich in 1994 and an Honorary Doctor of Engineering Degree from Purdue University in 2007.

Topics of Interests:

In honor of Prof. Viskanta’s broad contributions to heat transfer and thermal science, the topics of this symposium encompass all areas in current and past heat transfer research.

Invited Speakers:

  • Sumanta Acharya, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Dereje Agonafer, University of Texas at Arlington
  • Christoph Beckermann, University of Iowa
  • Van P. Carey, University of California, Berkeley
  • Gang Chen, MIT
  • Baratunde Cola, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Srinath V. Ekkad, North Carolina State University
  • Amir Faghri, UCLA
  • Timothy S. Fisher, UCLA
  • Costas P. Grigoropoulos, University of California, Berkeley
  • Yogendra Joshi, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Michael Ohadi, University of Maryland
  • Li Shi, University of Texas at Austin
  • Ying Sun, University of Cincinnati
  • Karen A. Thole, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Kripa Varanasi, MIT
  • Xinwei Wang, Iowa State University
  • Zhuomin Zhang, Georgia Institute of Technology

Symposium Organizers:

  • Xiulin Ruan, Purdue University
  • Xianfan Xu, Purdue University
  • Jay Gore, Purdue University
  • Laurent Pilon, UCLA
  • Ted Bergman, University of Kansas
  • Marcus Bianchi, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Andrei Fedorov, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Pinar Mengüç, Ozyegin University, Turkey
  • Abdulmajeed Mohamad, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Tae-Ho Song, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (emeritus), South Korea
  • Brent Webb, Brigham Young University