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Ph.D. Candidate Christopher Henry and Mechanical Engineering Chair and Professor Avram Bar-Cohen attended a scientific exchange conference in Kaluga, Russia in late May.

The XV Seminar-School of young scientists and specialists hosted the conference, which focused on the problems of gas dynamics and heat/mass transfer in power plants. The conference provided an opportunity for discussion of both research and applied studies in the field. The conference was sponsored by the Kaluga Branch of the Bauman Moscow State Technical University system and held in a Conference across the river from Kaluga. Professor Leontiev, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, chaired this Seminar School, which was attended by some 150 researchers and practitioners from across the Russian Federation.

Bar-Cohen and Henry were among five pairings of American professors and their students sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The intent of the NSF sponsorship was to help foster cooperation and collaboration between the next generation of heat transfer scientists in the US and the Russian Federation.

Henry entered his poster in a competition for young researchers and placed in the top three finalists for his research on Nucleate Pool Boiling Characteristics from a Flat Microheater Array in Low Gravity. Chris? advisor for his Ph.D. program is Associate Professor Jungho Kim.

Regarding the trip to Russia, Chris recalls: ?The most lasting memories that I?ll take away from this trip center around the interaction I had with so many warm and friendly people who welcomed the entire American delegation and made our stay a pleasant one.?



June 15, 2005


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