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Roop Mahajan

Lewis A. Hester Chair in Engineering
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Bio, Micro & Nano Systems
Roop Mahajan
Virginia Tech Research Center (VTRC)
900 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22203

Research Interests

  • Advanced Electronic Cooling
  • Two-Phase Flows
  • Porous Media
  • Synthesis and application of graphene and its derivatives and composites
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Emerging and Black Swan Technologies
  • Cross-cutting technologies for sustainable communities
  • Next-generation engineering curriculum

See Dr. Mahajan's publications and research on Google Scholar.

  • 2016-Present, Lewis Hester Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • 2016-Present, Global Ambassador, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), Virginia Tech
  • 2006–2016,  Director, ICTAS, Virginia Tech
  • 1991–2006, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 2001-2002, Interim Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • 1992–2006, Founding Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Packaging for Microwave, Optical and Digital Electronics (CAMPmode)
  • 1999–2006,  Founding Co-Director, MicroElectronic Devices in cardiovascular Applications (MEDICA),
  • 1979–1991, Research Leader/Supervisor, Thermal and Computational Engineering, AT&T Bell Laboratories
  • 1976–1979, Member Research Staff, Thermal Energy Studies Department, AT&T Engineering Research Center
  • 2013 – Recipient of the 75th Anniversary Medal of the ASME Heat Transfer Division
  • 2008 – Fellow, Punjab Academy of Sciences
  • 2007 – Ralph Coats Roe Medal Award for lifelong contributions in communicating to the public the potential of engineering research for the betterment of society
  • 2003 – ASME Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering 20 years or more following graduation
  • 2002 – ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award, for outstanding contributions in Science and Practice of Heat Transfer
  • 2002 – Subaru Educator of the Year Award
  • 1998-1999 – Boulder Faculty Assembly Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Work
  • 1989 – Bell Labs Fellow, for outstanding technical contributions in advancing the manufacturing science of the thermally-based processes of condensation soldering and silicon epitaxial crystal growth in actual manufacturing practice
  • 1997 – ASME Fellow
  • 1988 – AT&T Technical Journal Great Boss Award
  • 1996 – The Journal of Electronic Packaging Peter A. Engel Best Paper Award
  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1977
  • M.S., - Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, 1969
  • B.S., - Mechanical Engineering, Punjab Engineering College, 1964