HEWITT, GEOFFREY FREDERICK (1934-2019)

HEWITT, GEOFFREY FREDERICK

Biography

Professor Geoffrey Frederick Hewitt earned his BSc Tech and Ph.D. from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1954 and 1957. Later in 1957, he joined the UK Atomic Energy Authority at Harwell Laboratory as a scientist and was appointed as a Division Head in 1976. He founded the Joint Industry Project, the Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Services in 1968 and remained there until 1982.

His academic career began in 1985 in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, where he took a part-time position as a professor. By 1990, he became a full-time professor and assumed the post of Courtaulds Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London between 1993 and 1999, and then Emeritus Professor since 1999.

Professor Hewitt was actively engaged in international heat transfer and multiphase flow communities. He participated in many conferences around the world and delivered many keynote presentations and lectures. He published over 400 papers and reports, numerous books, and was the founding editor of the Journal of Multiphase Science & Technologies (MST), Heat Exchanger Design Handbook (now HEDH-Multimedia), and The Encyclopedia of Heat and Mass Transfer, (now Thermopedia). He actively participated in international societies and held many executive positions, including the President of the UK Institution of Chemical Engineers, and the President of International Center for Heat & Mass Transfer. He graduated over 50 Ph.D. students and received numerous international honors, awards, and recognitions for his cutting-edge research in multiphase flow and heat transfer that contributed to a wider field of applied engineering in energy, power and the interdisciplinary technologies and applications. In 2007, he received the Global Energy Prize at the World Economic Forum. Please view more contributions by Professor Geoff F. Hewitt in related links here.

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