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Thomas Diller

Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Energy Engineering and Science
Thomas Diller
313C Goodwin Hall (0238)
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • 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.

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  • 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