Amitabh Narain

Michigan Technological University

Amitabh Narain (Ph. D., University of Minnesota, 1983) is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University, USA; a Fellow of the ASME; current Associate Editor of ASME JOE, and a past AE of the Journal of Heat Transfer (2015-2021). Dr. Narain has served and continues to serve on several government funding panels and is active in several ASME committees: HTD-K8 (past Chair and Vice-chair), HTD-K13 (Member), AMD-Fluid Mechanics committee (past Chair and Vice-Chair), etc. His current research areas deal with state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques for phase-change (enhanced nucleation flow boiling and flow condensation) which, at the system level, relate to energy technologies such as thermal management and waste heat recovery – with emphasis on electronic and data center cooling. Dr. Narain’s research has received regular funding (from NSF, NASA, industry, and gifts) covering the period of 1986 - 2023. Dr. Narain has authored over 85 peer-reviewed articles (about 40 journal articles). He is active in teaching and mentoring students (graduate and undergraduate) as well as in national/international-level professional leadership and service.