Section Editors

Section Board for 'Thermodynamics' (46)

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Prof. Dr. Milivoje M. Kostic
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA
Interests: fundamental laws of nature; thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy; energy efficiency; conservation and sustainability; fluids-thermal-energy components and systems; nanotechnology and nanofluids
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Prof. Dr. T M Indra Mahlia
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School of Information, Systems and Modelling, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney NSW 2007, Australia
Interests: energy and environement; energy systems; renewable energy; energy policy; techno-economic analysis
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Prof. Dr. Roberto Mauri
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Dept. of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Laboratory of Reactive Multiphase Flow, University of Pisa, L.go Lazzarino, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: reactive multiphase flows; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; phase transitions; micromixing; suspension flows; flow in porous media
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Prof. Dr. Attila R. Imre
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Department of Energy Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, H-1111 Budapest, Hungary
Interests: thermodynamics; energy engineering; supercritical and metastable states; energy storage and conversion; geothermal and waste heat utilization; phase equilibria
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Prof. Dr. Ciro Aprea
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084, Fisciano, SA, Italy
Interests: thermal engineering; heat exchangers; heat transfer; vapour compression refrigeration systems; autocascade systems; magnetic refrigeration; elastocaloric refrigeration; electrocaloric refrigeration
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Prof. Dr. Cemal Basaran
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Dept. of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, University at Buffalo, New York, NY, USA
Interests: unified mechanics theory and its applications
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Prof. Dr. Amilcare Porporato
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Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, United States
Interests: near-wall turbulence; nonlinear analysis of hydrologic time series; stochastic soil moisture dynamics and water balance; soil-atmosphere interaction; and ecohydrology, complexity in the environment and sustainable use of soil and water resources
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Muschik

Technische Universität Berlin, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Interests: non-equilibrium thermodynamics: Discrete systems, field formulation, 2nd law; mesoscopic theory: Liquid crystals, order parameters; constitutive theory: Exploitation of the dissipation inequality, moving materials; evolution criteria; variational principles; relativistic thermodynamics
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Prof. Dr. Stephan Kabelac
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Institute of Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University, 30167 Hannover, Germany
Interests: radiation thermodynamics; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; thermodynamics of irreverisble processes
Prof. Dr. Henning Struchtrup
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Victoria, PO Box 1700, Stn. CSC, Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2, Canada
Interests: non-equilibrium thermodynamics; equilibrium thermodynamics; energy conversion systems; kinetic theory of classical and quantum gases; model reduction; thermodynamics education
Dr. Duc Nguyen-Manh
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1. Materials Science and Scientific Computing Department, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB, UK
2. Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Park Road, Oxford, OX1 3PH, UK
Interests: phase stability and structural transformation; non-equilibrium thermodynamic and entropy theory from first-principles; integrated and multi-scale modelling of radiation resistance; interatomic potentials from quantum mechanics; multi-component systems with radiation-induced defects; transition metals and intermetallics
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Special Issue in Metals: Transition Metals
Prof. Dr. Michael M. Khonsari
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2508 Patrick Taylor Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: tribology; fatigue analysis; heat transfer
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Prof. Dr. Alexander N. Gorban
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Department of Mathematics, University of Leicester, Leicester LE1 7RH, UK
Interests: neural networks; chemical and biological kinetics; human adaptation to hard living conditions; methods and technologies of collective thinking
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Prof. Dr. Signe Kjelstrup
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PoreLab, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU Valgrinda, SP Andersens vei 15b, NO7491 – Trondheim, Norway
Interests: nonequilibrium thermodynamic theory, as applied to batteries, fuel cells, interface transport, and small systems
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Prof. Dr. Katalin M. Hangos
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1 Systems and Control Laboratory, Computer and Automation Research Institute Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary 2 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, University of Pannonia, Veszprem, Hungary
Interests: process systems and control; entropy-inspired Lyapunov functions; complex systems; model simplification and reduction
Prof. Dr. Purushottam D. Gujrati
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1. Department of Physics, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
2. Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, USA
Interests: phase transitions and critical phenomena; non-equilibrium statistical thermodynamics; bulk and confined space thermodynamics; polymer physics; solution theory; combinatorics and graph theory; renormalization group and field theory
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Prof. Dr. Leonid M. Martyushev

1. Institute of Industrial Ecology, S. Kovalevskaya str. 20, Ekaterinburg, 620219, Russia;
2. Ural Federal University, Mira str.19, Ekaterinburg 620002, Russia
Interests: fundamental problems of nature (irreversibility, asymmetry and scale of time, evolution, etc.); non-equilibrium thermodynamics; the second law of thermodynamics and entropy; maximum entropy production in physics, chemistry and biology; growth processes in nature (experiment, theory, simulation); morphological stability (crystal growth and fluid flow); pattern formation (dendrites, viscous fingers, etc.)
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Prof. Michael Nosonovsky
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering & Applied Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413, USA
Interests: nanotribology; multiscale mechanisms of dissipation; capillary; instabilities; biotribology; contact mechanics
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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Bianco
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DIME/TEC, Division of Thermal Energy and Environmental Conditioning, University of Genoa, Genova, Italy
Interests: energy efficiency; energy transition; energy economics; energy policy; sustainability
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Prof. Dr. Eliodoro Chiavazzo
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Department of Energy, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
Interests: thermodynamic approaches for simplification of multi-scale dynamical systems; nanotechnology; molecular dynamics simulations; applied engineering thermodynamics; fluid dynamics; application of thermodynamics in ecology and biology; heat transfer
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Prof. Yasar Demirel
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Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 207 K Othmer Hall, 820 N 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 65588, USA
Interests: thermodynamics of irreversible processes; coupled transport and rate processes, thermodynamic analysis for process intensification and sustainability; process design, simulation, optimization and feasibility
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Prof. Dr. Jose M. Martinez-Val
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Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSII-UPM), Madrid 28006, Spain
Interests: thermodynamics; heat transfer; energy; solar energy; fusion energy
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Prof. Tommaso Ruggeri
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Alma Mater Research Center on Applied Mathematics, Università degli Studi di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
Interests: rational extended thermodynamics, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, classical and relativistic fluids, kinetic theory, non-linear waves, gas mixtures, entropy principle, hyperbolic systems
Dr. habil Jürn W.P. Schmelzer
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Institute of Physics, University of Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Strasse 23–25, 18059 Rostock, Germany
Interests: glass and the glass transition: thermodynamics, structure, rheology, relaxation, and crystallization kinetics; thermodynamics and kinetics of first-order phase transitions: theory and applications; crystal nucleation and interplay of crystallization and glass transition
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Prof. Michel Feidt
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Laboratoire d’Énergétique et de Mécanique Théorique et Appliquée, UMR 7563, Université de Lorraine, 54505 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
Interests: thermodynamics; energy; transfers; conversion
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Prof. Dr. Jean-Noël Jaubert
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LRGP-CNRS, UMR 7274, ENSIC, Université de Lorraine, 1 rue Grandville, F54000, Nancy, France
Interests: chemical engineering thermodynamics; exergy analysis
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Prof. Dr. José M. Ortiz de Zárate
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Department of Structure of Matter, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: fluctuating hydrodynamics; stochastic thermodynamics; non-equilibrium thermodynamics; diffusion; thermal diffusion
Prof. Dr. Keivan Esfarjani
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Virginia, 122 Engineer’s Way, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4746, USA
Interests: condensed matter theory; materials science; computational materials science; first-principles methods; charge and heat transport
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Special Issue in Entropy: Thermal Transport
Prof. Dr. Armin Feldhoff
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Institute of Physical Chemistry and Electrochemistry, Leibniz University Hannover, Callinstraße 3A, 30167 Hannover, Germany
Interests: nature of entropy; metrology of entropy; nonequilibrium thermodynamics; thermodynamics of irreversible processes; thermodynamics of entropy-producing processes; thermodynamics of small systems; thermoe-lectricity; thermocells; thermodiffusion; energy harvesting
Prof. Abraham Nitzan
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Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania and School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 39040, Israel
Interests: activation; relaxation; energy transfer; transport; optical response; chemical reaction processes in molecular systems and interfaces
Prof. Dr. Themis Matsoukas
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 313 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Interests: statisitical thermodynamics; population balances and their application to multicomponent systems; deterministic and stochastic simulation of particulate processes; clustering and fragmentation on discrete graphs; statistical mechanics of stochastic processes; nanocolloids and aerosols
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Prof. Mario Martinelli
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Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milano 20133, Italy
Interests: optical communications; optical signal processing and switching; information transmission; thermodynamics; statistical mechanics; the second law of thermodynamics; reversibility and quantum mechanics; Shannon entropy; Kullback-Leibler divergence; channel capacity
Prof. Dr. George Ruppeiner
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New College of Florida, Division of Natural Sciences, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109, USA
Interests: metric geometry in thermodynamics, fluid behavior, metastable liquid water, solid-like fluid properties, magnetic spin models, black holes, thermodynamic curvature, critical phenomena, and strongly interacting Fermi systems
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Prof. Dr. Antony N. Beris
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Center for Molecular and Engineering Thermodynamics, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA
Interests: non-equilibrium thermodynamics; non-Newtonian fluid mechanics; applied mathematics; blood flow; modeling and simulations of transport phenomena within complex fluids
Prof. Dr. Patrice Estellé
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Laboratoire de Génie Civil et Génie Mécanique(LGCGM),Université de Rennes 1,Rennes 35238,France
Interests: nanofluids thermophysical properties; nanofluids heat and mass transfer; energy
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Dr. Péter Ván
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1. Department of Theory, Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics, 1121 Budapest, Konkoly Thege Miklós út 29-33, Hungary
2. Department of Energy Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Bertalan Lajos u. 4-6, Hungary
3. Montavid Thermodynamic Research Group, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: fundamental aspects of non-equilibrium thermodynamics; continuum physics; heat conduction, relativistic and non-relativistic dissipative fluids
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Prof. Dr. Mikhail Sheremet
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Laboratory on Convective Heat and Mass Transfer and Department of Theoretical Mechanics, Tomsk State University, 634050 Tomsk , Russia
Interests: convective heat and mass transfer; conjugate heat transfer; radiation heat transfer; turbulent modes; fluid flow and heat transfer in nanofluids; entropy generation analysis; heat and mass transfer in porous media; heat transfer and flow pattern in electronic systems
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Prof. Tatiana Morosuk
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Chair of Exergy-based Methods for Refrigeration Systems, Technische Universität Berlin, Marchstraße 18, 10587 Berlin, Germany
Interests: energy engineering and refrigeration; energy storage; applied thermodynamics; exergy-based methods; development of energy, cost, and environmentally effective energy-conversion technologies
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Prof. Adriana Greco
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Department of Industrial Engineering (DII), University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: caloric cooling; vapor compression plants; refrigerant fluids; convective boiling; nanofluids; earth–air heat exchangers; renewable energy systems
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Prof. Dr. Abraham Marmur
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Chemical Engineering Department, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel
Interests: contact angle theory and measurement; super-hydrophobic surfaces; nano-bubbles on surfaces; foam stability; thermodynamics of non-ideal solutions; equations of state
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Hack
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Senior Consultant of GTT Technologies, Kaiserstraße 103, 52134 Herzogenrath, Germany
Interests: computational thermodynamics; CALPHAD; Gibbs energy modelling; phase diagrams; thermochemical assessments; teaching thermodynamics; process modelling
Prof. José Miguel Mateos Roco
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Department of Applied Physics Faculty of Science University of Salamanca Plaza de la Merced, s/n 37008 SALAMANCA Spain
Interests: thermodynamics; statistical physics
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Prof. Dr. Miroslav Grmela
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Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, QC H3C 3A7, Canada
Interests: multiscale nonequilibrium thermodynamics; kinetic theory; mechanics of complex fluids; differential geometry
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Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Dincer
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Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT), 2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 7K4, Canada
Interests: hydrogen and fuel cell systems; renewable energies; energy and energy; energy conversion and management; heat and mass transfer; thermodynamics; drying; refrigeration; thermal energy storage
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Prof. Dr. Giovanni Ciccotti
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University of Roma “La Sapienza”, Piazzale A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy
Interests: methods in molecular dynamics simulation of systems of statistical mechanical interest; equilibrium and non equilibrium molecular dynamics; rare events; computer simulation of complex molecular systems
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