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Adrian Bejan

J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Thomas Lord Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
148A Engineering Bldg, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708-0300
148A Engineering Bldg, Box 90300, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Thermodynamics, applied physics, life & evolution in nature, constructal law.

Selected Grants


Constructal Theory for Aeroelastic Design of Aircraft

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Florida International University · 2023 - 2026

Simulation Tools for 3D and 4D CT and Dosimetry

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2007 - 2024

Optimization of Multiscale Geometries for Novel Heat Exchangers for Geothermal Power Plants

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory · 2014 - 2016

EAGER: Heat Networks and Energy & Environment Design

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2015

CTair: Constructal Tree Structures for Mechanical Strength and Cooling of Aircraft

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2010 - 2013

Constructal Theory for Aeroelastic Design of Aircraft

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Florida International University · 2023 - 2026

Simulation Tools for 3D and 4D CT and Dosimetry

ResearchCollaborator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2007 - 2024

Optimization of Multiscale Geometries for Novel Heat Exchangers for Geothermal Power Plants

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Oak Ridge National Laboratory · 2014 - 2016

EAGER: Heat Networks and Energy & Environment Design

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2014 - 2015

CTair: Constructal Tree Structures for Mechanical Strength and Cooling of Aircraft

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2010 - 2013

SGER-Exploratory Research with Constructal Theory:Vascular Designs

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2008 - 2009

AFOSR: Constructal Technology of Thermal Management of Aircraft

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 2006 - 2008

Constructal Theory of Social Dynamics

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2005 - 2007

Proof-of-concept: New 4th year Undergraduate Course on Constructal Design of Energy-System Configuration

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2004 - 2006

Porous Media in Modern Technologies

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 2002 - 2005

Post Doctoral Research Fellowship (Calin Zamfirescu)

FellowshipPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2002 - 2003

Thermodynamic and Geometric Optimiztion of Systems with Flow Irreversibilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1997 - 2003

Undergraduate Course and Book on Shape and Structure in Nature and Engineering

Institutional SupportPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1999 - 2002

Investigations into Micro-Scale Heat Transfer and CAD Tools for Thermal Management in Deep-Submicron Integrated Circuits

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 2000 - 2000

South Africa - USA Workshop on Energy and the Environment

ConferencePrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1998 - 1999

Thermodynamic Optimization of Systems with Heat and Fluid Flow Irreversibilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1997 - 1998

Thermodynamic Optimization of Power Systems with Fluid Flow Irreversibilities

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1995 - 1997

Optimization of Defrosting Refrigerators and Ice Making Processes

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1994 - 1994

The Effect of a Flexible Fiber Cover on Controlling Boundary Layer Flow and Heat Transfer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Air Force Office of Scientific Research · 1992 - 1994

Modern Heat Transfer Text

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1990 - 1991

Judiciously Unconstrained Research on Controversial Topics in Thermal Engineering

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Science Foundation · 1987 - 1990

Book on Modern Heat Transfer

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Lord Foundation of North Carolina · 1989 - 1990