The Award from the Benjamin Franklin Institute honors the Duke University professor’s development of Constructal theory, which predicts natural design and its evolution in engineering, scientific, and social systems.
Adrian Bejan, the J.A. Jones Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Duke University.
Credit: Duke University
Peder Zane, journalist, writer, puts it in few words “Progress is real. It is natural. It is all around us.” in the recent edition of the News&Observer .
Next week at Villanova Constructal Theory: What the future holds – NSF Workshop and Franklin Institute Symposium the community will be addressing hot topics with the major players in Constructal Theory. @constructal @newsobserver @JPederZane
Duke professor and author Adrian Bejan. Duke Photography
Two tightly linked events are being organized to celebrate 20 years of research and development of the Constructal Theory – register online to participate and celebrate!
NSF Symposium – “Constructal Theory: After 20 years of exploration and what the future holds”
This one-and-a-haf-day symposium will bring speakers from both the industry and the academy at the Villanova University, Tuesday and Wednesday the 17th and 18th of April, 2018: Program of the Villanova Workshop.
Online registration and information:
The Franklin Institute Awards
– “Constructal Theory: What the future holds”
Half-day symposium, April 18, 2018, afternoon, as a tribute to the recent Franklin Institute Award granted to Professor Adrian Bejan: Program of the Villanova symposium.
Price: Free and open to the public – registration required. Refreshments will be served.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/Bejan-Symposium
Listen to this one-hour-long podcast, where Prof. Adrian Bejan discuss how he went to discover the Constructal Law : “Growing up in Soviet-controlled Romania, Adrian Bejan found himself living in system that tried to prevent of ideas, money, goods and people.
It’s only fitting then that his career would not only see him bridging the divide between disciplines but studying flow itself.
In 1995 while designing more efficient cooling systems for electronics, he was struck by the similarity between the systems that he was designing and those that occur naturally in riverbeds, capillary systems, leaves and much, much more.
And so, the constructal law was born.”
The Franklin Institute have recognized accomplishments in science and technology since 1824, and awarded since then researchers such as Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Pierre and Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, Gordon Moore, among others.
This year, Prof. Adrian Bejan will be the recipient of the 2018 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Mechanical Engineering, for his work in this field, and thus especially for the development of Constructal Theory.
The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony and Dinner will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018.