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Robert Hart

Robert Hart

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-4225
Mail Box: ECW 31
Office: ECSW 2.150A
800 West Campbell Rd.
Mailstop: ECW 31
Richardson, TX 75080-3021

Associate Professor of Practice

Education

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