Greg F. Naterer Appointed Editor-in-Chief of AIAA's Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer Written 8 October 2014


October 8, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has selected Greg F. Naterer, AIAA Associate Fellow, and dean of the faculty of engineering and applied science and professor of mechanical engineering at Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, as its new editor-in-chief for AIAA’s Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer (JTHT). Naterer has served as a journal associate editor since 2007 and succeeds Al Crosbie of the Missouri University of Society and Technology, the journal’s originating editor-in-chief. This appointment is the first editorship of one of AIAA’s series of journals to be held outside the U.S.

“The Institute is privileged to have Prof. Naterer’s service and leadership as the new editor-in-chief of JTHT,” said Vigor Yang, AIAA vice president of publications. “We all look forward to working with him to elevate the journal to the next level of success.”

Naterer's research areas include convective and multiphase heat transfer, energy conversion, hydrogen energy, and the second law of thermodynamics. He led an international hydrogen network composed of eight collaborating institutions located in five countries, which, along with six industrial partners, developed the world’s first large-scale copper-chlorine cycle of thermochemical water splitting for hydrogen production. A respected author, Naterer has contributed well over 200 journal papers and three books in the field of thermal/fluid and energy systems. He also holds several patents related to thermal engineering systems.

Among Naterer's awards are the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering’s 2013 Jules Stachiewicz Medal, and the Engineering Institute of Canada’s 2013 Julian C. Smith Medal. Naterer is a fellow of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Engineering Institute of Canada.

In addition to his editorial position with AIAA, Dr. Naterer served as chair of AIAA’s Thermophysics Technical Committee from 2012 to 2014. He currently serves as the ASG technical program chair for AIAA Aviation 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

The AIAA JTHT is devoted to the advancement of the science and technology of thermophysics and heat transfer through the dissemination of original research papers disclosing new technical knowledge and exploratory developments and applications based on new knowledge. The Journal publishes qualified papers that deal with the properties and mechanisms involved in thermal energy transfer and storage in gases, liquids, and solids or combinations thereof. These studies include conductive, convective, and radiative modes alone or in combination and the effects of the environment.

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