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Professor Emeritus John (Jack) Howell, on right, receiving the first Elsevier / Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer in Kusadasi, Turkey on June 7, 2013 from Prof. Pinar Menguc. the journal's editor.

Professor Emeritus John (Jack) Howell, on right, receiving the first Elsevier / Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT) Poynting Award on Radiative Transfer in Kusadasi, Turkey on June 7, 2013 from Prof. Pinar Menguc. the journal's editor.

Mechanical Engineering Professor Emeritus John (Jack) Howell has been awarded the first Dr. Howell received a Certificate of Recognition and a crystal statuette, and gave a memorial lecture summarizing his scientific achievements. The award ceremony took place during the which was held in Kusadasi, Turkey (June 2-8, 2013).

T is a prestigious new professional award introduced by the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer (JQSRT), an Elsevier publication, in 2012 to commemorate the landmark achievements of a leading authority in the field and was established in honor of John Henry Poynting, whose fundamental work on the direction and magnitude of electromagnetic energy flow eventually became the foundation of the radiative transport theory.

Citation and Biography from The Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer

Dr. John R. Howell is the Ernest Cockrell, Jr., Memorial Chair Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.S. and M.S. in chemical engineering and his Ph.D. in engineering from the Case Institute of Technology, now Case Western Reserve University. He has served on the UT Cockrell School of Engineering faculty since 1978 and previously taught at the University of Houston, and spent seven years as a researcher with NASA.

Thermal Radiation and Heat Transfer, Fifth Edition, the book coauthored by Prof. Jack Howell, Robert Siegel and Prof. M. Pinar Mengüç.

Thermal Radiation and Heat Transfer, Fifth Edition, the book coauthored by Prof. Jack Howell, Robert Siegel and Prof. M. Pinar Mengüç.

John Howell pioneered the use of the Monte Carlo method for analysis of radiative heat transfer in complex systems that contain absorbing, emitting and scattering media. For more information, see 1997 Max Jacob Memorial Award Lecture, a 131kB pdf file. He has studied, developed and compared computational techniques for radiative transfer and combined-mode problems for over 50 years. In addition to over 250 refereed archival and meeting papers and reports, his textbook Thermal Radiation Heat Transfer (editions 1 through 4 coauthored with Robert Siegel, and the fifth edition (2011) with additional author Prof. M. Pinar Mengüç) was first published in 1972. It is the classic work in engineering radiative transfer, and has been translated into German and Russian, and is presently being translated into Chinese. His recent work on adapting inverse solution techniques to highly nonlinear problems at both the macro and nano scales has introduced a valuable design tool for thermal systems. He is a Member of the US National Academy of Engineering (2005); Foreign Member, Russian Academy of Sciences (1999); Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1983), and serves on the Editorial Advisory Boards of the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer and International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer.

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