Dean of Engineering and Applied Science publishes new second edition textbook

Jun 27th, 2018

By Jackey Locke

Dr. Greg Naterer with his Advanced Heat Transfer Book.
Dean of Engineering and Applied Science publishes new second edition textbook

When one thinks of how heat transfer impacts our everyday lives, we might think about how our homes and buildings are heated, how our fuel-fired power plants work or how heat and power are transferred through a vehicle.

For Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, heat transfer takes on a whole new meaning. Dr. Naterer has just published a second edition of a book on heat transfer, titled, Advanced Heat Transfer.

Dr. Naterer wrote the first edition of the book in 2002. Since that time, the subject of heat transfer engineering has expanded in many new and emerging technologies. The first edition was well received and used at other universities around the world, which are some of the reasons he decided to write a second edition.

“I wanted to improve the first edition by broadening the scope of applications, updating chapters with the latest advances and enhancing the overall quality,” explained Dr. Naterer. “I have received a lot of positive feedback from colleagues and readers since the first edition was published so that also motivated me to prepare a second edition.”

Dr. Naterer became interested in the field of heat transfer at an early age. He was inspired by world renowned professors in the field of heat transfer and great role models during his graduate studies at the University of Waterloo.

“I also found the subject to be challenging and a key part of energy systems,” said Dr. Naterer. “I knew that energy systems would have great future importance in the world.”

While the first edition provided unique content that covered each mode of heat transfer, like conduction, convection and radiation, the second edition better covers a range of advanced methods of analysis and a broader range of applications, such as emerging fields in combustion and nanotechnology.

Key features of the book include detailed coverage of both single and multiphase systems of heat transfer; the treatment of conduction, convection, radiation, and phase change heat transfer; expanded coverage of two-phase and chemically reacting flows; analysis of multiphase flows with droplets, particles, solid-liquid and liquid-gas phase change; and solution methods for both single and multiphase flow problems. The book provides a unique source of content for courses in a range of engineering and applied science disciplines.

After his reappointment to a second term as dean last year, Dr. Naterer took an administrative leave in the fall semester of 2017 to write the second edition of the book.

“It was a fulfilling and productive leave that allowed me to change the direction of my work during the fall 2017 semester and write this second edition,” he said. “The second edition is a much stronger than the previous version. While most of the heavy lifting in the book was finished a decade ago in the first edition, the second edition has new sections and perspectives on emerging fields of heat transfer, such as solar energy, nanofluids and recent advances in thermal engineering equipment and systems.”

In addition to his role as Dean of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial, Dr. Naterer is a professor of mechanical engineering. He is an innovative leader in engineering education, and has served the engineering profession with dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching and research. His research interests involve energy systems, heat transfer and fluid mechanics. He has received numerous awards for research and teaching, including the CSME Stachiewitz Medal, CNS Innovative Achievement Award, Best Professor Teaching Award and several best paper awards. Since arriving at Memorial in 2012, he has successfully led the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science through a period of significant expansion in a strategic growth plan, Vision 2020.

Advanced Heat Transfer, Second Edition was published by CRC Press in May 2018. Using the latest solution methods, Dr. Naterer says the book will be a valuable resource for a range of engineering majors taking a second-level or graduate-level courses or module(s) in heat transfer or thermal sciences.

“It will enable them to succeed in later coursework in energy systems, thermodynamics or chemical reaction engineering.”


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