• Research


    Heat transfer in reciprocating machines
    Droplet breakup in two-phase flows
    Pulse-tube engines/refrigerators
    Plasma-jet ignitors at low equivalence ratio
    High-energy ignition for reducing cold-start emissions
    Ejector-expansion refrigeration system
    Bioremediation treatment of medical waste
  • Publications


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  • Professional History


    1997-2008, Associate Director, Energy Management Institute, Virginia Tech
    1989-1995, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
    1985-1989, Research Assistant, MIT Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory, Cambridge, MA
    1979-1983, Managing Partner, Great Florida Circus, Wildwood, FL
    1974-1979, Engineer, Lockwood-Greene Engineers, Inc., New York, NY
    1973-1974, Design Engineer, Gibbs & Cox, Inc., New York, NY
  • Awards and Honors

    1997 – SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award

Education

Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989
M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1973

(540) 231-7064
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635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
alkorn@vt.edu

Alan Kornhauser

Associate Professor