Adrian Bejan

Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Adrian  Bejan Profile Photo
Adrian Bejan Profile Photo

Education

  • Sc.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
  • S.B. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1972
  • Sc.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975

Positions

  • J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Professor in the Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Kimberly-Clark Distinguished Lectureship Award 2023. . International Society for Porous Media.. 2023
  • Honorary Member. Turkish Academy of Sciences (Tu00dcBA). 2020
  • Prize in Basic and Engineering Sciences. Turkish Academy of Sciences (Tu00dcBA). 2020
  • The paper u201cDiscipline in Thermodynamicsu201d made the cover of the journal u201cEnergiesu201d. Energies, MDPI. 2020
  • Knight of the French Order of Academic Palms, Chevalier dans lu2019Ordre des Palmes Acadu00e9miques. French Republic. 2020
  • Humboldt Research Award. Humboldt Foundation. 2019
  • Corresponding Member. Academy of Engineering of Mexico. 2018
  • Benjamin Franklin Medal. The Franklin Institute. 2018
  • Corresponding Member. Mexican Academy of Sciences. 2017
  • Ralph Coats Roe Medal. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2017
  • Doctor of Engineering honoris causa. University of Pretoria, South Africa. 2015
  • Visiting Chair Professor of Engineering Science under the Distinguished Chair Professor Scheme. Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 2015
  • Docteur Honoris Causa. Institut National des Sciences Appliquu00e9es, Lyon, France. 2014
  • Member. Academy of Europe. 2013
  • Honorary Member. Romanian Academy. 2011
  • Honorary Member. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2011
  • Professor Catedru00e1tico Convidado. University of u00c9vora, Portugal. 2009
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. University of Rome I, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy. 2009
  • Donald Q. Kern. American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 2008
  • Fluid Science Research Award. Tohoku University, Japan. 2008
  • Extraordinary Professor. University of Pretoria, South Africa. 2007
  • James P. Hartnett Memorial Award. International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2007
  • Luikov Medal. International Center of Heat and Mass Transfer. 2006
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. 2006
  • Edward F. Obert Award. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Technical University of Gabrovo, Bulgaria. 2004
  • Honorary Member. Academy of Technical Sciences of Romania. 2004
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. University of u00c9vora, Portugal. 2003
  • Doctor of Science Honoris Causa. ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zu00fcrich, Switzerland. 2003
  • Distinguished Lecturer. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2002
  • Highly Cited Researcher. Thomson Reuters. 2001
  • Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 2001
  • Docteur Honoris Causa. Universitu00e9 Henri Poincaru00e9, Nancy, France. 2001
  • Honorary Member. Academy of Sciences of Moldova. 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Federal University of Paranu00e1, Curitiba, Brazil. 2001
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Technical University of Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova. 2001
  • Honorary Doctor of Science. Azerbaijan Technical University, Baku, Azerbaijan. 2000
  • Ralph Coats Roe Award. American Society of Engineering Education. 2000
  • Max Jakob Memorial Award. American Institute of Chemical Engineers & American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1999
  • Robert Henry Thurston Lecture. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1999
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (honoris causa). University of Durban-Westville, South Africa. 1999
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Odessa State Academy of Refrigeration, Odessa, Ukraine. 1999
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Technical University of Civil Engineering, Bucharest, Romania. 1999
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Gh. Asachi Technical University, Iasi, Romania. 1998
  • TEPCO Endowed Chair. Keio University, Yokohama, Japan. 1998
  • The Legacy of Adrian Bejan: Three Generations of Brazilian Scientists. Pontificial Catholic University of Paranu00e1, Curitiba, Brazil. 1997
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Ovidius University, Constanta, Romania. 1997
  • Worcester Reed Warner Medal. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1996
  • Honorary Citizen. City of Galati, Romania. 1996
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. University of the Lower Danube, Galati, Romania. 1995
  • Heat Transfer Memorial Award. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1994
  • Doctor Honoris Causa. Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania. 1992
  • James Harry Potter Gold Medal. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1990
  • J.A. Jones Chair. Duke University. 1989
  • Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1988
  • Fellow. American Society of Mechanical Engineers. 1987
  • Croft Professorship. University of Colorado, Boulder. 1981
  • Miller Fellow. University of California, Berkeley. 1976
  • Honors Course. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1970
  • De Florez Award for Ingenuity in Engineering Design. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 1969

Courses Taught

  • ME 555: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 532: Convective Heat Transfer
  • ME 531: Engineering Thermodynamics
  • ME 492: Special Projects in Mechanical Engineering
  • ME 438: Constructal Theory and Design