• Research

    Heat flux sensor development and calibration
    Fundamentals of turbulent heat transfer
    Biomedical thermal instrumentation

    Tom Diller’s current research focuses on the development and use of new instrumentation for measuring heat transfer. Applications include high-temperature unsteady flows, such as found in gas turbine engines, re-entry vehicles, and combustion environments. Biomedical applications include non-invasively measuring blood perfusion in the human body and characterization of burns. He continues to work to transition research results to industrial and laboratory applications.

  • Publications

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  • Professional History

    1990–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
    1997–2002, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Department Head, Graduate Program
    2002–2003, Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Professeur Invité of LTT
  • Awards and Honors

    Fellow of ASME
    American Men and Women of Science, 21st Ed., 2002
    Who’s Who in American Education, 7th Ed., 2006, 8th Ed., 2007-2008
    Who’s Who in the World, 24th Ed., 2006
    Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2002, 9th Ed., 2006, 10th Ed., 2008-2009
    Who’s Who in Finance and Business, 2006, 36th Ed., 2008-2009
    Strathmore’s Who’s Who, 2004-2005
    Who’s Who in Engineering Education, 2002, 8th Ed. 2007-2008.
    United Who’s Who, Empowering Executives and Professionals, 2002-2003
    America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals, 2002-2003, 2003-2004
    500 Leaders of Science (ABI)
    The Contemporary Who’s Who 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005
    1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence, 1st Ed. (ABI)
    Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals, 2007
    Who’s Who in Thermal-Fluids, 2011


Sc.D., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972

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Thomas Diller