- Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering and Science
- Heat flux sensor development and calibration
- Fundamentals of turbulent heat transfer
- Biomedical thermal instrumentation
Tom Diller’s current research focuses on the development and use of new instrumentation for measuring heat transfer. Applications include high-temperature unsteady flows, such as found in gas turbine engines, re-entry vehicles, and combustion environments. Biomedical applications include non-invasively measuring blood perfusion in the human body and characterization of burns. He continues to work to transition research results to industrial and laboratory applications.
- 1990–present, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor
- 1997–2002, Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Department Head, Graduate Program
- 2002–2003, Ecole Polytechnic Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Professeur Invité of LTT
- Fellow of ASME
- 2002 - American Men and Women of Science, 21st Ed.
- 2007-2008 - Who’s Who in American Education, 7th Ed., 2006, 8th Ed.
- 2006 - Who’s Who in the World, 24th Ed.
- 2008-2009 - Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2002, 9th Ed., 2006, 10th Ed.
- 2008-2009 - Who’s Who in Finance and Business, 2006, 36th Ed.
- 2004-2005 - Strathmore’s Who’s Who
- 2007-2008 - Who’s Who in Engineering Education, 2002, 8th Ed.
- 2002-2003 - United Who’s Who, Empowering Executives and Professionals
- 2002-2003, 2003-2004 - America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals,
- 500 Leaders of Science (ABI)
- 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2004/2005 - The Contemporary Who’s Who
- 1000 World Leaders of Scientific Influence, 1st Ed. (ABI)
- 2007 - Metropolitan Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals
- 2011 - Who’s Who in Thermal-Fluids
- Sc.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1977
- M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1974
- B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon University, 1972