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Michael F. Modest

 Keith and Elinor Shaffer and Betty Lou George
           Professor of Mechanical Engineering
 Science & Engineering Building I Office 392
 Phone: (209) 228-4113
 
 Email: mmodest@eng.ucmerced.edu

Positions Held:

  • University of California, Merced, 2009-Present
  • The Pennsylvania State University, 1987-2009
  • University of Southern California, 1980-1987
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1975-1980
  • San Francisco State University, 1974-1975
  • NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas, 1972-1974


Honors/Awards:

  • Special issue on Radiative Heat Transfer by the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer in honor of M. Modest's 65th Birthday
  • Symposium in honor of M. Modest's 65th Birthday, ASME National Heat Transfer Meeting, San Francisco, 2009
  • Thermophysics Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2008
  • University Distinguished Professor, The Pennsylvania State University, 2007
  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, A. von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 2007
  • Dedication of 5th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer, 17-22 June, 2007, Bodrum, Turkey to M. F. Modest
  • Heat Transfer Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
  • Premier Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2003
  • Outstanding Research Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2000
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Education
  • Who's Who in the East
  • Who's Who in Science and Engineering
  • Fellow -- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1988)
  • Sigma Xi
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship of the National Research Council
  • First in Graduating Class of 1968 ("Summa Cum Laude")


Affiliations:

  • Fellow -- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member - ASME Heat Transfer Division
    K6 Committee on Heat Transfer in Energy Systems,
    General Papers Committee (Chairman 1992-1993),
    Journal of Heat Transfer (Associate Technical Editor, 1993-1996; Senior Associate Technical Editor, 1996-1999)
  • Associate Fellow - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Thermophysics Committee
  • Member - Laser Institute of America
    Committee on Materials Processing
  • Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (Associate Technical Editor, 2005-to date)