P. S. Ayyaswamy

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P.S. Ayyaswamy
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Nationality American
Fields Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics
Institutions University of Pennsylvania,
Alma mater University of Mysore, India, Columbia University, NY, University of California, Los Angeles
Known for Multiphase flows and Transport, Bio Heat/Mass Transfer, Ionized Plasma Transport
He holds the Asa Whitney Endowed chair at the University of Pennsylvania[1]

Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy is the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.[1] He is known for his work on phase-change heat/mass transfer with droplets and bubbles, multi-phase flows, buoyancy-driven transport, and ionized arc-plasma transport with applications in condensation, combustion, microelectronic packaging, and micro-/macro-biological systems.[2][3][4] He is the recipient of the 2014 Max Jacob Memorial Award.[5]

P. S. Ayyaswamy earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1971 from University of California, Los Angeles, following a M.E. (1967) and M.S. (1965) from Columbia University, New York, and a B.E. (1962) from University of Mysore, India. From 1971–1974 he was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California, Los Angeles, where he conducted research on capillary flows in grooved surfaces, large scale safety of nuclear reactors and bounding theories in turbulence. He then joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania where he rose through the ranks and now is the Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering.[6][7][8]

Ayyaswamy has won many awards for his research.[7] His national and international awards and honors include ASME 2007 Worcester Reed Warner Medal,[3][9] ASME 2001 Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Science Category,[10][11] Council of Indian Organizations Award,[12] ASME Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award,[6] Am. Inst. Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Professional of the Year (1997) award,[13] Panelist for Review of NASA Strategic Roadmaps: Space Station Panel (2005),[14] Elected Fellow of ASME (1990)[15] and Visiting Professor of Dept. of Mech. Eng., University of California, Berkeley, CA (2000). He has several patents which include Bioactive, degradable composite for tissue engineering, (U.S. Patent #6328990) and Hollow bone mineral-like calcium phosphate particles (U.S. Patent #6416774).

He has delivered invited lectures and keynote lectures at many universities, national and international conferences, and scholarly societies;[16][17][18][19][20] these include the Univ. of Cambridge, England, The Danish center for Applied Mathematics & Mechanics, Lyngby, Denmark, The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, The Chinese Nuclear Society, Beijing, PRC, and the Sir G.I. Taylor Memorial lecture in Fluid Mechanics at the 53rd Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Hyderabad, India.[21][22][23]

Ayyaswamy has also won several teaching awards which include Lindback Award and Reid Warren Award for Distinguished Teaching.[24][25][26]


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  2. ^ "Professor Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy Awarded 2007 Worcester Reed Warner Medal". Seas.upenn.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Recipients of ASME Honors and Awards – 2007". Asme.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ "University of Pennsylvania Almanac, 2007". Upenn.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Max Jacob Memorial Award". 
  6. ^ a b "front_cover.p65" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "CV of P.S. Ayyaswamy" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  8. ^ "University of Pennsylvania Almanac, 1974" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Worcester Reed Warner Medal Recipients (1933–2009)". Asme.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award Recipients". Asme.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  11. ^ "University of Pennsylvania News, Penn Current". Upenn.edu. February 7, 2002. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  12. ^ "CIO (Council of Indian Organizations) Awards". Indiacouncil.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  13. ^ Satellite Tool Kit's In View Archived March 11, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "National Academic Press, Review of NASA Plans for the International Space Station". Nap.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  15. ^ The ASME Foundation Annual Report 2006-2007[dead link]
  16. ^ The International Information Center for Multiphase Flow, 2003 Archived December 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Microgravity Transport Processes in Fluid, Thermal, Biological and Materials Sciences III, Switzerland, 2003" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Microgravity Transport Processes in Fluid, Thermal, Biological and Materials Sciences II, Canada, 2001". Engconfintl.org. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Bone-Cell Growth in Microgravity: Cell biology, Fluid mechanics, and Mass transfer". Gram.eng.uci.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  20. ^ "American Physical Society 56th Annual Meeting Division of Fluid Mechanics" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  21. ^ "53rd Congress of ISTAM, 2008". Docstoc.com. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  22. ^ "List of Nominated Keynote Speakers, The National Academic Press". Nap.edu. February 11, 2007. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  23. ^ "2nd ASME Micro/Nano scale Heat and Mass Transfer Conference, 2009" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching" (PDF). Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  25. ^ "Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Awards at the University of Pennsylvania". Archives.upenn.edu. Retrieved January 16, 2012. 
  26. ^ "University of Pennsylvania Almanac, 2002". Upenn.edu. January 22, 2002. Retrieved January 16, 2012.