Dr. Yuri Muzychka elected ASME Fellow

May 1st, 2015

Moira Baird

Dr. Yuri Muzychka elected ASME Fellow

Dr. Yuri Muzychka, interim head of Memorial University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ASME) for his expertise and contributions to the field of engineering.

ASME Fellows are recognized for outstanding engineering achievements during more than 10 years of active practice. To date, 3,356 engineers have achieved the prestigious grade of Fellow among the ASME’s 137,000 members in 150 countries.

The Fellow citation notes Dr. Muzychka has made major research and teaching contributions to the fields of heat transfer, thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

“Dr. Muzychka’s contribution to the development of advanced predictive models of heat transfer have been widely adopted and cited in archival literature. His contributions have enabled thermal engineers to develop more efficient designs for heat exchangers, electronics cooling and HVAC systems. He has also contributed significantly to the teaching and learning in thermal and fluid engineering.”

Dr. Muzychka joined Memorial’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science in 2000, received the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award in 2004, and has authored or co-authored more than 130 journal and conference papers. In February, he became interim head of the mechanical engineering department.

Following his graduation from Memorial in 1993 with a bachelor in mechanical engineering, Dr. Muzychka attended the University of Waterloo, where he obtained a masters of applied science in 1995 and a PhD in mechanical engineering in 1999.

His research is currently focused on the modelling of complex fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems in internal flows. This includes transport in porous media, compact heat exchangers, two-phase flows, slip flows, micro-channel flows, and non-Newtonian flows. He also conducts applied research in electronics packaging, contact heat transfer, and thermal design and optimization of energy systems.

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