324 Rogers Hall
Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Thermal–Fluid Sciences


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007

Research Interests:

His research interests include phase change and supercritical heat transfer, solar thermal processes, thermochemical energy storage, natural refrigerants, and advanced thermal energy systems.


Dr. Brian Fronk joined the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering as an assistant professor in Fall 2014. He received his Ph.D. and MS in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his BS from the Pennsylvania State University. He is the co-author of Condensation Heat Transfer, part of the World Scientific Press Reference on Two-Phase Flow and Heat Transfer series. He has held a prior position at Carrier Corp., where he worked in the areas of CO2 compression and transport refrigeration. He is the recipient of a 2020 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a 2017 ASHRAE New Investigator Award, and the 2017 Oregon State University International Service Award.