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ODU’s Beskok Named Outstanding Researcher at International Engineering Conference

Ali Beskok, Batten Professor of computational engineering in Old Dominion University's Batten College of Engineering and Technology, was selected as the 2012 Outstanding Researcher at the ASME 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels and Minichannels.

The conference, held in July in San Juan, Puerto Rico, brought together international researchers and engineers with expertise in heat and mass transfer and fluid flow in a variety of applications. The meeting provided a forum for the presentation of state-of-the-art research and opportunities for technical interactions among participants.

At the conference, Beskok gave a keynote lecture on "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Nanoscale Gas Flows." He was recognized at the conference "in testimony of his outstanding research contributions in the field of micro and nano scale mass, momentum and energy transport phenomena," Beskok's award stated.

The conference attracted several hundred leading researchers on heat and mass transfer and fluid flow from around the world. Among the three dozen research tracks at the conference were biomedical applications, chemical reactions, digital microfluidics and DNA applications.

ASME (founded as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) promotes the art, science and practice of multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences around the globe.

Beskok is director of the Institute of Micro and Nanotechnology at ODU.