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Leon Glicksman

Contact Info

room 5-418F

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

77 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

Education

  • 1959

    MIT

    BS
  • 1960

    Stanford

    MS
  • 1964

    MIT

    PhD

Research Interests

  • Passive means to achieve energy efficiency in buildings in India
  • Natural ventilation in buildings
  • Simple design tools for energy
  • Thermal insulation
  • Heat transfer

Honors + Awards

  • Melville Medal of ASME,
  • Robert T. Knapp Award of the Fluids Division of ASME
  • ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award
  • ASME Fellow
  • ASHRAE Fellow

Memberships

  • ASME
  • ASHRAE

MIT Service

  • Faculty Policy Committee
  • Undergraduate Admission and Financial Aid
  • Nominations
  • ROTC Oversight
  • Killian Faculty Achievement Award
  • Medical Consumers Advisory Council

Teaching

  • 2.52J Modeling and Approximation of Thermal Processes
  • 2.51 Intermediate Heat and Mass Transfer
  • 2.58J Radiative Transfer
  • 2.66J Fundamentals of Energy in Buildings
  • 2.672 Project Laboratory
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  • 4.464 Energy in Building Design
  • 4.481 Building Technology Seminar
  • 4.428 Architectural Thermal and Fluid Mechanics
     

Patents

  • US Patent    3,804,155  Gas-Liquid Periodic Heat Exchanger 4/16/74 [filed Jan 24, 1973, SN# 326,314]
  • US Patent     4,269,796  Wet/Dry Cooling Tower and Method    5/26/1981 [filed August 16, 1976  SN# 714,557]
  • US Patent     4,534,119  Apparatus and method for drying insulation  8/13/85  [filed  June 23, 1983  SN# 506,574
  • US Patent    4,894,709  Forced-convection Liquid-Cooled, Microchannel Heat Sinks  1/16/90  [filed March 9, 1988      SN#166,512
  • US Patent    5,010,112  Method and apparatus for improving the insulating properties of closed cell-foam 4/23/91       [filed 1/1/89   SN# 444,673]
  • US Patent    5,032,439  Thermal Insulations using vacuum panels July 16, 1991 Glicksman, L.R. and  [filed August 25, 1989  SN# 398,788]