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Advisory Council


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Professor and Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning

University of Florida

Dr. Anumba is a Professor and Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at University of Florida. Dr. Anumba’s research interests are in the fields of collaborative design, construction engineering and informatics, intelligent systems, knowledge management, cyber-physical systems, and project management. Dr. Anumba’s research has received support worth over $150 million from industry, The National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK), and a variety of national and international agencies. Dr. Anumba is Editor-in-Chief of the Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management journal, Co-Editor of the Journal of Information Technology in Construction, and Specialty Editor of the ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering.

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Professor of Mechanical & Energy Engineering

University of North Texas

Dr. Vish Prasad, currently Professor of Mechanical and Energy Engineering at University of North Texas, is an internationally-renowned researcher and academic leader. His research has focused on convective heat transfer, heat transfer in porous media, energy materials and devices, advanced materials processing and manufacturing, microelectronics, and computational methods. Dr. Prasad is the Founding President of Latin American and Caribbean Consortium of Engineering Institutions (LACCEI) and Co-founder of Mattoo Center for India Studies at Stony Brook. Dr. Prasad is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME). In the past, he has served as the Chair of several ASME Heat Transfer Division Committees and a member of the USRA Microgravity Research Council for a major NASA Program.


Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Dr. Frank Kulacki is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received his education in mechanical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Minnesota. His research and scholarly interests have included coupled heat and mass transfer in porous media, two-phase flow in micro- channels, natural convection heat transfer with solar energy applications, heat transfer in metal foams, hybrid renewable energy systems, energy policy, boiling of dilute emulsions, management of technology, and the adaptation of computer-based technologies in engineering education. His administrative appointments include department chair at the University of Delaware, dean of engineering at the Colorado State University and dean of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. In each of these positions he was instrumental in initiating and expanding computer-aided engineering and technology-based instructional activities, increasing research funding, and establishing new multidisciplinary degree programs, research initiatives, centers and specialized research facilities. He has served as Chair of the Heat Transfer Division of ASME and as a member of Board on Professional Development, the Board on Engineering Education, and the Board of the Education Center. He has served on several the college advisory boards and currently on the board of the Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engorging Department at Illinois Institute of Technology. He is Life Fellow of ASME and Fellow of AAAS. He has received the ASME Heat Transfer Memorial Award and the AICHE Kern award for contributions to the heat transfer engineering. He was awarded the ASME E. F. Church award for his contributions to engineering education.

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