Frank Incropera

Frank  Incropera

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H. Clifford and Evelyn A. Brosey Professor Emeritus

Office: 361 Fitzpatrick Hall
Phone: 574-631-3095

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Areas of Expertise

Assessments of energy technology options, related economic and environmental issues – including climate change – the influence of public policy and geopolitics, and pathways to a sustainable energy future.

Frank Incropera has had a long history of engagement with the science and practice of heat and mass transfer and with energy system technologies. More recently his interests have extended to technology and policy issues related to energy and the environment, including global warming and climate change. In addition to teaching courses in thermodynamics and heat and mass transfer, he has developed a course on Energy Technology and Policy. In 2001 he was named by the Institute for Scientific Information as one of the 100 most frequently cited engineering researchers in the world.


Understanding the ‘wicked problem’ of climate change