Roger R. Riehl

Roger R. Riehl received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and Clemson University (USA) in 2000, where he received the Fulbright Scholar Award. He completed his Post-Doc at Clemson University in 2001. Since 2001, he is a senior Thermal Control Specialist and Faculty at the Graduate School at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE)/Space Mechanics and Control Division (DMC) - Brazil, and Consultant for Thermal Management Systems for various Military and Aerospace projects. He has been working on the development of several projects using heat pipes, pulsating heat pipes and loop heat pipes for satellites and surveillance systems for military applications. He has worked as PI in 8 major R&D projects towards the implementation of heat pipes and loop heat pipes technologies and in 25 other projects using heat pipes as final products for Aerospace (satellites and space probes) applications, actively contributing with the development of heat pipes and loop heat pipes technologies, collaborating in several projects with specialists around the world. He is currently working in 2 R&D projects as PI towards the implementation of nanofluids in heat pipes for high sensitive equipment with industrial partners. He has a patented computer code for design and evaluation of the thermal behavior of heat pipes and loop heat pipes, also applying nanofluids. He has published 4 books about microchannel heat transfer and heat and mass transfer processes, 21 articles in indexed journals, more than 100 articles in international conferences and about 250 reports related to the technological development of heat pipes and loop heat pipes for aerospace and military applications as final products. He is member of the Executive Committee of the Heat Powered Cycles Conference and member of the management committee (as observer) for the European COST action (NanoUptake). He is managing editor for the Applied Thermal Engineering Journal, also working as reviewer for 25 indexed journals, as well as national and international funding agencies. As a Faculty, he is responsible for the Thermal/Fluids disciplines for masters and PhD levels, being the thesis director of 5 concluded PhDs.

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