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Thermal Systems

The discipline of Thermal Systems Engineering (TSE) - combustion, heat transfer, chemistry and physics - has stood at the nexus of energy management since the industrial revolution. TSE remains central to current issues, including global climate change, solar energy, cooling of high-density CPUs, geoengineering, or multiphase combustion. At Cornell, TSE faculty are engaged in diverse research, including combustion of liquid and gaseous fuels and biomass, non-linear control of heating and ventilation, geophysical heat and mass transfer, turbulent transport, thermal systems integration, and air quality.

Research Area Faculty

  Name Department Contact
cta2.jpg Avedisian, C. Thomas
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 193 Grumman Hall
607 592-7915
kbc3.jpg Cady, K Bingham
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 219 Kimball Hall
607 255-3590
od57.jpg Desjardins, Olivier
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 305 Upson Hall
607 255-4100
emf4.jpg Fisher, Elizabeth M.
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 315 Upson Hall
607 255-8309
myl3.jpg Louge, Michel Yves
Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 351 Upson Hall
607 255-4193
zw16.jpg Warhaft, Zellman
Professor Emeritus
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 317 Upson Hall
607 255-3898
kz33.jpg Zhang, Max
Associate Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 345 Upson Hall
607 254-5402