Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Fluid Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania,
University of Mysore, India, Columbia University, NY, University of California, Los Angeles
Multiphase flows and Transport, Bio Heat/Mass Transfer, Ionized Plasma Transport
He holds the Asa Whitney Endowed chair at the University of Pennsylvania
Portonovo S. Ayyaswamy is the Asa Whitney Professor of Dynamical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He is known for his work on phase-change heat/mass transfer with droplets and bubbles, multi-phase flows, buoyancy-driven transport, and ionized arc-plasma transport with applications in condensation, combustion, microelectronic packaging, and micro-/macro-biological systems. He is the recipient of the 2014 Max Jacob Memorial Award.
P. S. Ayyaswamy earned a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1971 from University of California, Los Angeles, following a M.E. (1967) and M.S. (1965) from Columbia University, New York, and a B.E. (1962) from University of Mysore, India. From 1971–1974 he was a post-doctoral scholar at University of California, Los Angeles, where he conducted research on capillary flows in grooved surfaces, large scale safety of nuclear reactors and bounding theories in turbulence. He then joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania where he rose through the ranks and now is the Asa Whitney Professor of Mechanical Engineering.
Ayyaswamy has won many awards for his research. His national and international awards and honors include ASME 2007 Worcester Reed Warner Medal, ASME 2001 Heat Transfer Memorial Award in the Science Category, Council of Indian Organizations Award, ASME Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, Am. Inst. Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Professional of the Year (1997) award, Panelist for Review of NASA Strategic Roadmaps: Space Station Panel (2005), Elected Fellow of ASME (1990) and Visiting Professor of Dept. of Mech. Eng., University of California, Berkeley, CA (2000). He has several patents which include Bioactive, degradable composite for tissue engineering, (U.S. Patent #6328990) and Hollow bone mineral-like calcium phosphate particles (U.S. Patent #6416774).
He has delivered invited lectures and keynote lectures at many universities, national and international conferences, and scholarly societies;[