Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007
Dr. Fronk's research interests are in the areas of microscale heat and mass transfer, two-phase flow, natural refrigerants, advanced thermal energy systems, and sustainable energy portfolios has resulted in over 20 archival journal and conference publications.
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. His research interests include solar thermal power generation and chemical processing, building energy systems, application of advanced manufacturing to novel heat and mass transfer devices, and the experimental investigation of multiphase and supercritical heat transfer. 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 the 2017 ASHRAE New Investigator Award and the 2017 Oregon State University International Service Award.