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Ernest G. Cravalho

Ernest G. Cravalho

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Van Buren N. Hansford Faculty Fellow


Room 41-208
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-1414  
Fax: 617-258-7754  
Email:

Administrative Contact:
Doris Elsemiller
Room 41-202
Phone: 617-253-2584  
Email:

Education:

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1961
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1962
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1967

 

MIT Service :

1998-2005 Undergraduate Officer, Mechanical Engineering, MIT
1993-1995 Co-Director, Program in Biomedical Engineering, School of Engineering, MIT
1986-1993 Edwin Hood Taplin Professor of Medical Engineering, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
1979-1983 Associate Director, Whitaker College of Health, Sciences and Technology, and Management, MIT
1979-1985 Associate Director for Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard Medical School
1977-1985 Associate Director for Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
1976-1986 Matsushita Professor of Mechanical Engineering in Medicine, MIT
1975-1977 Associate Dean for Academic Programs. School of Engineering, MIT
1976 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
1970-1976 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
1966-1970 Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

 

Other Related Experience

1986-1992 Chief, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
1979-1985 Associate Director for Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, Harvard Medical School
1972-1975 Adjunct Professor, Northeastern University
1963 (Summer) Development Engineer, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory
1962-1964 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Berkeley
1962(Summer) Project Mechanical Engineer, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

 

Consulting & Patents

1995 Present Massachusetts Veterans Hospital
1989 2001 Venable, Baetjer, Howard & Civiletti
Professional Registration
None

 

Principal Publications (last five years):
  1. Whale, M.D. and Cravalho, E.G., AModeling and Performance of Microscale Thermophotovolatic Energy Conversion Devices,@ IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion, Vol 17, 130-142, 2002.
  2. Ozer, T., Kenworthy, M., Brisson, J.G., Cravalho, E.G., McKinley, G.H., "On Developments in Interactive Web-based Learning Modules in a Thermal-Fluids Engineering Course," Int. J. Eng Ed.., Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 305-315 (2003).
  3. Ozer, T., Cravalho, E.G., On Developments in Interactive Web-based Learning Modules in a Thermal-Fluids Engineering Course: Part II, Int. J. Eng. Ed.., Vol. 20, No. 5, pp. 849-860 (2004)
  4. Pierre, F. and Cravalho, E.G., "Models of the Thermodynamic and Kinetic Behavior of Fuel Cells and Their use In the Rational Design of Fuel Cell Electrodes", Annual Review of Heat Transfer, Vol. 14, 2005.
Scientific & Professional Societies

National Academy of Sciences,
American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Pi Tau Sigma
Society of the Sigma Xi
Society of Crybiology

 

Honors & Awards (last five years)

2002 Everett Moore Baker Memorial Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

 

Department & Institute Committees :

1990-Present HST Program Ph.D Program Advisor
1999-2000 ME Dept Thermal Search Committee

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