Ali BeskokDepartment Chair and Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
B.S.M.E., Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 1988; M.S.M.E., Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1991; M.S.E., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1994; Ph.D., Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996
My research concentrates on the theory, experiments and numerical modeling of micro- and nano-scale thermal/fluidic transport processes, which have applications in bio-microfluidics, nanotechnology and energy systems.
Research Accomplishments and Activities
Made contributions to micro- and nano-scale thermal fluidic transport; microfluidic biological cell and colloidal manipulations; AC and DC electrokinetic transport phenomena; microfluidic mixing; rarefied gas dynamics; nano technology; nano-mechanics of biological tissues and cells; dielectric spectroscopy; and the development of lab on a chip technologies. Beskok is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering (2006 – 2008; and 2011-current). He was the recipient of ASME ICNMM2012 Outstanding Researcher Award for “research contributions in the field of micro and nano scale mass momentum and energy transport phenomena” in 2012.
Solve real world problems by engineering intuition, ingenuity, and by applying the fundamentals of mechanics, physics and mathematics. Strive to make an impact by establishing new ideas and developing new knowledge that can withstand the test of time.