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Paul Chiarot

Dr. Paul Chiarot, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Binghamton University

Dr. Chiarot received the BASc, MASc, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto. From 2008 to 2009, he was a post doctoral research associate at the University of Rochester. He has published over twenty papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and has one issued US patent. Dr. Chiarot joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton in 2011 where he directs the Microfluidics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory. His research interests include: additive manufacturing using electrospray printing and continuous ink jet technology, microfluidics with biology and energy applications, synthetic cells/vesicles, and the fluid mechanics of the brain. Dr. Chiarot received the NSF CAREER Award in 2016.


Jerry Jones

Dr. Gerard F. “Jerry” Jones, Professor of Mechanical Engeeering and Sr. Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Villanova University

With industry experience honed as a project engineer at Mobil Oil Corporation and a researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr.  Jones joined the College of Engineering in 1987. Today he oversees the research enterprise in engineering, and the MS and PhD programs of nearly 500 students. He teaches in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, analysis and design, and gravity-driven water networks. At the graduate level, he teaches heat conduction, convection, radiation, computational transport, advanced fluid dynamics and solar thermal energy conversion.

Dr. Jones directs the Thermal and Flow Management of Multiscale Systems Laboratory, where he investigates heat transfer in composite materials, high-performance heat exchangers, and thermal management of power production and dissipation systems. He is a fellow and active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the Computational Heat Transfer committee, serves on the Committee on Science and the Arts for the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia (annually awards the coveted Franklin Medals), and is author of the book Gravity-Driven Water Flow in Networks: Theory and Design. The latter is used to support creative analysis and design during his regular travels with students to conduct international service-engineering projects.

Dr. Jones earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.



Dr. Scott Schiffres, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engeeering
Binghamton University

Prior to joining the faculty at Binghamton University in January 2016, Scott was a Postdoctoral Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on energy efficient adsorption refrigeration with Prof. Evelyn Wang, and heat transfer applications of nanomaterials and additive manufacturing with Prof. Anastasios John Hart. In 2014, Scott received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University working in the area of experimental nanoscale heat transfer with Prof. Jonathan A. Malen. In 2010, Scott was awarded a Steinbrenner Institute Research Fellowship. Scott spent the summer of 2012 as a visiting researcher at Professors Junichiro Shiomi and Shigeo Maruyama's Laboratory at The University of Tokyo through a joint US-Japan East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship. Before returning to academia in the fall of 2009, he worked as a Flight and Controls Engineer at Boeing's Satellite Development Center in Los Angeles. Scott graduated from Princeton University in 2006 with a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a certificate in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, and from Cornell University with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering in 2007.


Last Updated: 6/25/19