BS- University of Maryland 1958 ( Physics and Mathematics )
MA- Princeton University 1959 (Physics).
PhD- Princeton University 1961 (Physics).
Dissertation-"Magnetohydrodynamic Stability of Curved Viscous Flows"
PostDoc(Fulbright Grant)University of Freiburg, Germany 1961-62(Applied Math).
Magnetohydrodynamics, Hydrodynamic Stability, Thermal Convection, Solar Concentrators, Solar Pumped Lasers, Enhanced Diffusion in Gases, Diffusional Separation of Gases, Oscillatory Heat Transfer, Stirling Cycle Refrigeration, Thermal Pulse Propagation, and Heat Transfer in Composites.
SOME SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:
"Vibrational Intensity Distributions in the Nitrogen
J.Mol. Spectroscopy, 3, 388-404, 1959.
"The Stability of Couette Flow Between Rotating Cylinders in the Presence of an Axial Magnetic Field," J. Fluid Mech. 17, 52-60, 1963.
"Convective Instability of a Hydromagnetic Fluid within a Rectangular Cavity", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer 8, 35-41, 1965.
"A Criterion for the Stability of Heterogeneous Swirling Flows," J. Appl. Math. Phys. ZAMP 20, 141-143, 1969.
"Stability of Natural Convection within an Inclined Channel," Am. Soc. Mech. Eng. Trans. Sect. C 92, 192, 1970.
"Helical Modes of Instability in Swirling Flow between
Concentric Cylinders", J.Applied Math.Phys. ZAMP
21, 260-265, 1970.
"Stability of Swirling Flows with Radius Dependent Density"
(with Y. Fung), J. Fluid Mech. 72, 243-256, 1975.
"Amplification of Helical Disturbances in a Round Jet
"(with J.L.Lopez), Phys.Fluids 20, 860-861, 1977.
"Two-Dimensional Hartmann Flows with Cross-Stream
Dependent Conductivity" (with T. Trovillion, R. Elkins
and E. R. Lindgren), Phys. Fluids 22, 843, 1979.
"Isothermal Expansion of a Two-phase Fluid in an MHD
Generator Duct"(with R.Elkins,T.Trovillion, and
E.Lindgren),Phys.Fluids , 22, 2035-2037,1979.
"Characteristics of Axicon Concentrators for use in
Photovoltaic Energy Conversion", Solar energy 24, 411-412,
"Class of Axisymmetric Mirrors with Uniform Flux Concentration along their Axes", J.Optical Society 70, 750-752, 1980.
"On a Class of Axisymmetric Concentrators with Uniform Flux Concentration for Photovoltaic Applications," Solar Energy 24, 507, 1980.
"Maximum Solar Flux Concentration Achievable with Axicon Reflectors", J. Solar Energy 25, 221,1980.
"Current Induced Instabilities in Rotating Hydromagnetic
Flows between Concentric Cylinders," (with A. Khalfoui), Phys.
Fluids 25, 440-445, 1981.
"Analysis of a 10MW Space-Based Solar-Pumped Liqid
Neodynium Laser System", NASA Tech Report (CR-3774), 1984.
"Transport of Gases in High-Frequency Ventilation"(with
M.Jaeger and M.J.Banner), Critical Care
"Heat Transfer by High Frequency Oscillations; A New Hydrodynamic Technique for Achieving Large Effective Thermal Conductivities" ,(with L. Zhao), Phys. Fluids 27, 2624-2627, 1984.
"Enhanced Heat Conduction in Fluids Subjected to Sinusoidal Oscillations," J. of Heat Transfer (ASME), 107, 459-462, 1985.
"Enhanced Heat Conduction in Oscillatory Viscous Flows
within Parallel Plate Channels," J. Fluid Mech., 156, 291-300,
"Economical Fabrication of Large Parabolic Mirrors",(with
R.T.Schneider, and J .D.Cox) , Applied Optics 24, 4434, 1986.
"Tuning Effect in Enhanced Gas Dispersion Under Oscillatory Conditions", (with M. Jaeger), Phy. Fluids, 29, 1324-1326, 1986.
"Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Heat Flux in Oscillating Flow Subjected to an Axial Temperature Gradient," Int'l J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 29, pp.1969-1977, 1986.
"Diffusional Separation of Gases by Sinusoidal Oscillations", (with M. Jaeger), Phys. Fluids 30, 1023-1025, 1987.
"Enhanced Diffusional Separation in Liquids by Sinusoidal Oscillations" ,Sep. Science and Tech. 23, 105-117 (1988).
"Onset of Turbulence in Oscillating Flow at Low Womersley Number" ,(with E.R. Lindgren and B. Lothrop), Physics of Fluids A1, 1972-1975 (1989).
"Extention of the Simple Algorithm to Heat Transfer in
Time- Periodic Flows with Moving Boundaries", (with A. Zhao),
J. Num. Heat Transfer Part B, 18, 189-203, 1990.
"Time-resolved Flow Field in a Rectangular Chamber
containing a Sinusoidally Oscillating Piston"(with A.Zhao),
Phys.Fluids A2(7)1284-1286, 1990.
"Diffusional Separation of Gases and Solutes in Oscillatory Flow", (with M. Jaeger, T. Soepardi and A. Maddahian), Sep. Science and Tech., 26, 503-514, 1991.
"Separation of Gases by Enhanced Upstream Diffusion", (with M. Jaeger and P. Kalle), Sep. Science and Tech. 27, 691-702, 1992.
"Velocity and Temperature Fields within a Thermal Pump", (with A. Zhao), pp. 1002-1013, in Transport Phenomena in Heat and Mass Transfer, J.A. Reizes (ed), Elsevier Press, 1992.
"Enhanced Axial Dispersion in Oscillating Pipe Flow with Time-Dependent Solutes Concentration at Its Ends", (with J. Zhang and W. Zegel), J. of Fluids Engineering (ASME) 18, 160-165, 1996.
"Thermal Pulse Propagation and Dispersion in Laminar Flow within Conduits of Finite Wall Conductivity",(with M. Jaeger), Int.J.Heat Mass Transfer 40,1391-1400, 1997.
"Flow Rate Determination in Conduits Using a Thermal Pulse Technique",(with M. Jaeger), Int.Comm.Heat Mass Transfer 24,211-221, 1997.
"Ventilation of Enclosed Porous Media by the Application of Periodic Pressure Variations", (with M.Jaeger), Int.J.Eng.Sciences 41, 2299-2304, 2003.
#4770675-Method for Separating Gases by Enhanced Diffusion.
#4976311-An Oscillatory Liquid-Liquid Heat Exchanger.
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:Born Jena, Germany September 16, 1936. Came to the US in 1947 as son of Dr. Hermann H. Kurzweg ( operation paperclip scientist and hypersonic flow expert). Naturalized US citizen 1956. Married Sophia Speth 1963. Woodrow Wilson Fellow (1958), Fulbright Grant (1961-62), Senior Theoretical Physicist,United Technology Research Labs(1962-68), Adjunct Associate Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford Graduate Center(1964-68), Professor, University of Florida(1968-2003).Tau Beta Pi Teaching Awards (1970, 73, 90, and 95), NASA Certificate of Recognition (1984), College of Engineering Teaching Award (1991), University of Florida Teaching Award (1991) and TIP Award (1993 and 1998). Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Engineering, American Men of Science, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in Technology Today, and Who's Who in American Education. Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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