Professor Frank Kulacki Received the Donald Q. Kern Award

Professor Frank Kulacki won the Donald Q. Kern Award for expertise in heat transfer research. 

Donald Q. Kern was a pioneer in process heat transfer and the award recognizes an individual's expertise in a given field of heat transfer or energy conversion.  The award is bestowed annually in recognition of expertise in a given field of heat transfer, transport phenomena, and energy processes.  Special emphasis is given to contributions that have significant practical applications. 

Established in 1973 by the Executive Committee of the Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion, now known as the Transport and Energy Processes Division of AIChE, the award honors Donald Q. Kern, a pioneer in the field of process heat transfer, and commemorates his outstanding contributions as a researcher, educator, author, and practicing engineer.

Dr. Kulacki’s research was recognized for development of practical heat transfer laws related to natural and mixed convection heat transfer, heat transfer in porous media, heat transfer in micro-systems, and boiling in dilute emulsions.