Klausner earns 2019 Heat Transfer Memorial Award

20 November 2019

James Klausner of Michigan State University's College of Engineering has earned the 2019 Heat Transfer Memorial Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, or ASME, for advancements in thermal engineering research.

Klausner, MSU Foundation professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will be honored during the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition in Salt Lake City.

He is being recognized for his areas of expertise, including boiling heat transfer, humidification-dehumidification, desalination, and thermochemical conversion. Klausner's efforts in the thermal engineering community, particularly ASME’s Heat Transfer Division and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project – Energy, or ARPA-E, are also noted in the recognition.

According to ASME, the Heat Transfer Memorial Award is bestowed on individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer through teaching, research, practice, design, service, leadership and inventions.