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New Faculty for 2006


Abhijit Mukherjee joins the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an assistant professor. He comes to Michigan Tech from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Mukherjee holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering, heat transfer with a minor in fluid mechanics, from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering, heat transfer, from Villanova University and a BS in Power Plant Engineering from Jadavpur University.

His research interests include numerical and experimental analysis of a liquid-vapor interface and numerical and experimental investigation of nucleate boiling phenomena. His teaching interests include basic and advanced courses on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy conversion, renewable energy and conventional and microscale heat transfer.

Mukherjee has taught courses in Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Convective Phenomena, Fuel Cell Technology, Transport Phenomena, Intermediate Heat Transfer, Engineering Thermodynamics, Mathematics of Engineering, Mechanics of Particles and Rigid Bodies and Basic Mechanical Measurements Laboratory. He has published papers in numerous journals, including the Journal of Heat Transfer and the Journal of Microfluidics.

He earned the university gold medal at Jadavpur University for standing first in Power Plant Engineering Mechanics and was awarded the James R. Birle research assistantship. Mukherjee also works as a volunteer for the ASHA, an organization dedicated to educating underprivileged children in India.

In the past, Mukherjee has worked as an engineer for Lurgi India, a design engineer for Development Consultants, Ltd., and a visiting research professor for the Rochester Institute of Technology.

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