Skip header content and main navigationBinghamton University, State University of New York - ES2 - NSF




Paul Chiarot

Dr. Paul Chiarot, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Co-PI NSF I/UCRC in Energy-Smart Electronic Systems
Binghamton University
State University of New York
Binghamton, NY

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.


Kanad Ghose

Dr. Gerard F. “Jerry” Jones With industry experience honed at Mobil Oil Corporation and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Dr. Gerard F. “Jerry” Jones, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, joined the College of Engineering in 1987. Today, he oversees the undergraduate engineering program for approximately 850 students and teaches in the areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, analysis and design, and gravity-driven water networks. He also regularly travels with students to conduct international service-engineering projects. At the graduate level, he teaches heat conduction, convection, computational fluid dynamics, 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, serves on the Committee on Science and the Arts for the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia, and was recently published as the author of the book Gravity-Driven Water Flow in Networks: Theory and Design.

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. Amy Fleischer

Dr. Amy Fleischer Internationally recognized for her expertise in thermal fluid systems design, Dr. Amy Fleischer, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, directs NovaTherm–The Villanova Thermal Management Laboratory. Her research interests include sustainable energy systems design and thermal management of electronic systems. Recent investigations have included energy storage in phase change materials, development of nano-enhanced materials, jet impingement, porous heat sinks, and boiling heat transfer. She currently teaches thermal fluid systems design, thermal management of electronics, and conduction heat transfer.

Dr. Fleischer has served as chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Heat Transfer K-16 Technical Committee on Electronics Thermal Management and on the Executive Committee of the ASME’s Electronics and Photonics Packaging Division (EPPD), which named her the 2010 Woman Engineer of the Year. She also received the 2011 ASME K-16/EPPD Clock Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of heat transfer in electronics.

Dr. Fleischer earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.


Dr. Aaron Wemhoff

Dr. Aaron P. Wemhoff Prior to joining Villanova, Dr. Aaron P. Wemhoff, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, spent three years as a staff engineer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Today, he teaches courses in the areas of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He also directs the Multiscale System Analysis Laboratory, where he pursues research in the areas of computational heat transfer and microscale heat transfer. Recent projects have involved nanoscale energy conversion and storage applications, development of new methods in computational heat and mass transfer, and energy conservation in HVAC systems using advanced control schemes.

Dr. Wemhoff currently serves on the board of directors for the Philadelphia section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and on the ASME K-20 Committee for Computational Heat Transfer. He is also a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Transport Phenomena.

Dr. Wemhoff earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Virginia and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.


Dr. Aaron Wemhoff

Dr. Kamran Fouladi Dr. Kamran Fouladi, Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, oversees InfoMec Solutions, the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) consulting firm he founded in 2000. With more than 25 years of experience in the fields of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Dr. Fouladi currently focuses on research pertaining to thermal management and state-of-the-art airflow simulation tools for modeling data centers and other mission-critical applications. He also teaches computational fluid dynamics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Fouladi earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University and his Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University. Dr. Fouladi began his professional career at NASA Langley Research Center conducting research involving CFD code development and analysis focused on sonic boom minimization of high-speed civil transports. Other industry experience includes aero-acoustic research at Pratt and Whitney Company. He continues to support NASA and commercial aerospace initiatives through his work at InfoMec.

Dr. Fouladi is a licensed Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Virginia and maintains active involvement with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; the Delaware Valley Green Building Council; and the 7x24 Exchange.

Last Updated: 5/17/17