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Brent W. Webb


Brent W. Webb

Brent W. Webb is Academic Vice President and professor of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University. He formerly served as Associate Academic Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and as Executive Director of the Office of Research and Creative Activities.

Webb joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at BYU in 1986 and has taught fundamental and advanced courses on thermodynamics, multimode heat/mass transfer, radiation heat transfer, and numerical techniques in heat transfer and fluid flow. A popular and demanding teacher, he has aspired to be a rigorous and energetic learner both in the classroom and the laboratory and has tried to set a similar standard for students.

He has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers. He has been research advisor for 30 MS and 12 PhD students, and 3 post-doctoral fellows. He has been PI or Co-PI on research totaling some $6 million. He has lectured both domestically and internationally relative to his research work, and his publications have been widely cited in the technical community. Webb is the recipient of the BYU Alumni Professorship (1997-2000), Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award (1994), BYU Young Scholar Award (1991-1993), College of Engineering’s Outstanding Faculty Award (1990), and National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1986). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and has served as Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.

Webb holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and a PhD from Purdue University.

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