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Robert Hart
Senior Lecturer II-Mechanical Engineering
Office MailstopMail Box: EC38, Room No.: ECSN 2.514 
Email Address    Primary Phone Number 972-883-4225    Media Contact
Keywords Fluid mechanics, heat transfer, design of experimental facilities, microfluidics, microfabrication techniques, engineering education.   
 Professional Preparation
 Ph.D.Mechanical EngineeringThe University of Texas at Austin2012
 M.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston1997
 B.S.Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Houston1993
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Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2013, "Self-Optimizing, Thermally-Adaptive Microfluidic Flow Structures," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14(1), 121-132.
Byrne, M. D., Hart, R. A., and da Silva, A. K., 2012, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of CuO Nanofluids in Microchannels at Various Concentrations with and without Suspension Enhancers," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(9-10), 2684-2691.
Hart, R. A., Ponkala, M. J. V., and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Development and Testing of a Constructal Microchannel Flow System with Dynamically Controlled Complexity," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(25-26), 5470-5480.
Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of Constructal Microfluidic Structures under Fully Constrained Conditions," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(15-16), 3661-3671.
Shi, J., Hart, R. A., Kleis, S. J., & Bannerot, R. B.,1997, "Gradient-zone erosion in seawater solar ponds," ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 119, 2-7.
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Awards and Honors
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
  • The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Thrust 2000-Archie W. Straiton Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2012
  • Amoco Master's Fellowship, 1994
  • Outstanding Engineering Student Award, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, 1993
  • Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis Award, University of Houston Honors College, 1993
  • Hugh Scott Cameron Award (outstanding graduating senior in mechanical engineering), South Texas section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
  • Memberships: ASME, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma

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