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Theodore L. Bergman

Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor
Ph.D., Purdue University
Primary office:
785-864-1436
Learned Hall, room 3144B


Heat Transfer, Energy, Thermal Manufacturing

Dr. Bergman joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2012. He was previously a faculty member at the University of Connecticut (1996 – 2012) and The University of Texas at Austin (1985 –1996). From 1998 to 2004 he was Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UConn and served as Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Outreach in 2004 and 2005, also at the University of Connecticut. He directed the Thermal Transport Processes Program at the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010. Early in his career, Dr. Bergman worked at Black & Veatch as a design engineer.

Dr. Bergman conducts research in the thermal sciences as applied to advanced manufacturing and alternative energy systems. He is a co-author of several heat transfer texts, has served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and Frontiers in Heat Transfer, and has received a number of awards including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award, the ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award, and the ASME Melville Medal. He has published over 120 refereed articles and holds one patent. Dr. Bergman is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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