Alan Kornhauser

Associate Professor

(540) 231-7064
469 Goodwin Hall – 0238
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061
alkorn@vt.edu

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
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469 Goodwin Hall – 0238 Marker-48

LEARN MORE ABOUT ALAN

  • 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

  • Professional Affiliations

    • Member, ASME
    • Associate Member, SAE
    • Licensed Professional Engineer (NY)

  • Publications

  • 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 & Honors

    • SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1997

  • Professional Leadership

    • Chair, ASME PTC-39 (Steam Traps) Technical Committee
    • ASME Representative, National Institute of Engineering Ethics Executive Board
    • ASME Ethics Committee
    • Member, ASME Congressional Contact Program

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