Advisory Board

Professor Adrian Bejan

Adrian Bejan, Ph.D., HMASME, 16 Doctorates honoris causa is J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Duke University. His latest book is The Physics of Life: The Evolution of Everything.
Adrian’s research covers a wide range of topics in thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, convection, and porous media. More recently, he developed the constructal law of design in nature.
He is ranked since 2001 among the 100 most highly cited authors worldwide in engineering (all fields, all countries), the Institute for Scientific Information. He has received 16 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries.
Adrian is the author of 25 books and 555+ peer-referred articles. His H-index is 47. He coauthored Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization, Thermal Design and Optimization, Design with Constructal Theory, Convection in Porous Media, and Porous and Complex Flow Structures in Modern Technologies, authored Advanced Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Convection Heat Transfer, Entropy Generation Minimization: The Method of Thermodynamic Optimization of Finite-Size Systems and Finite-Time Processes, and Shape and Structure, from Engineering to Nature, and coedited Thermodynamic Optimization of Complex Energy Systems.
Adrian earned his BS (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1971 and his MS (honors) in Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 1972. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1975. He was elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1987 and then elected to Honorary Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (highest rank) in 2011.
Watch TEDxBucharest — Adrian Bejan, A New “Constructal” Law of Nature?, and Adrian Bejan, Constructal Law & Design in Nature, ASME, 14 Nov. 2011. Listen to Meet Adrian Bejan. Read his Wikipedia profile. Learn about the Bejan numbers.