Legacy of Action:
Dr. Narasipur V. Suryanarayana
Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. N.V. Suryanarayana, Professor Emeritus, Michigan Technological University, worked for over 8 years in a shipbuilding yard in India before entering pursuing graduate studies at Columbia University (M.S.) and the University of Michigan (Ph.D.).
After 30 years on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, he retired in 2000. He has published many papers, is the senior author of Design and Simulation of Thermal Systems. He is a Fellow of he ASME. He is currently a Visiting Professor at Cornell University, and Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University.
He is the author of Engineering Heat Transfer (Penram International Publishing (India) Pvt. Ltd.) that emphasizes physics while retaining appropriate mathematical rigor. It is described as a student-friendly text and students can follow the materials with very little guidance.