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Monday, October 21
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Fluid Mechanics 101: Fundamentals of Cooling Airflow in a Data Center (session)

Dr. Suhas V. Patankar is the founder and president of Innovative Research, Inc. For 25 years, he has also worked as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. His research activities include the development of computational techniques for fluid flow and heat transfer and their application to industrial problems. Dr. Patankar has authored or co-authored four books on the subject, published over 150 papers, advised 35 completed Ph.D. theses, and lectured extensively in the USA and abroad.

Dr. Patankar’s teaching and research contributions have been recognized by a number of awards. For excellence in teaching, he received the 1983 George Taylor Distinguished Teaching Award and the 1989-90 Morse-Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education. For his research contributions to computational heat transfer, he was given the 1991 ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award and the 1997 Classic Paper Award. In 2008, he received the Max Jakob Award, which is considered to be the highest honor in the field of heat transfer. In May 2015, an international conference on Computational Heat Transfer (CHT-15) held at Rutgers University in New Jersey was dedicated to Dr. Patankar in recognition of his contributions to the subject.