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Robert Hart

E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4225
Office: ECSN 2.514
800 West Campbell Road
Mailstop: EC-38
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Hart

Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Degrees
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2012.
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, 1997.
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, 1993 .

Research Interests
Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, design of experimental facilities, microfluidics, microfabrication techniques, engineering education

Five Most Recent Journal Publications, Book Chapters, and Books

  • Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2013, "Self-Optimizing, Thermally-Adaptive Microfluidic Flow Structures," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14(1), 121-132.
  • Byrne, M. D., Hart, R. A., and da Silva, A. K., 2012, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of CuO Nanofluids in Microchannels at Various Concentrations with and without Suspension Enhancers," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(9-10), 2684-2691.
  • Hart, R. A., Ponkala, M. J. V., and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Development and Testing of a Constructal Microchannel Flow System with Dynamically Controlled Complexity," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(25-26), 5470-5480.
  • Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of Constructal Microfluidic Structures under Fully Constrained Conditions," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(15-16), 3661-3671.
  • Shi, J., Hart, R. A., Kleis, S. J., & Bannerot, R. B.,1997, "Gradient-zone erosion in seawater solar ponds," ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 119, 2-7.

Major Honors and Awards

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
  • The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Thrust 2000-Archie W. Straiton Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2012
  • Amoco Master's Fellowship, 1994
  • Outstanding Engineering Student Award, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, 1993
  • Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis Award, University of Houston Honors College, 1993
  • Hugh Scott Cameron Award (outstanding graduating senior in mechanical engineering), South Texas section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
  • Memberships: ASME, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma