Authors for Introduction to Convective Heat Transfer Analysis


Patrick Oosthuizen

Patrick Oosthuizen


Queen’s University

Patrick Oosthuizen was born and educated in South Africa.  He received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and an M.A.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. Dr. Oosthuizen joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Queens University in 1968. Prior to joining Queens, Dr. Oosthuizen taught for several years at the University of Cape Town.

Professor Oosthuizens primary research interests are in the area of Convective Heat Transfer and its applications in Energy Systems. He has undertaken many studies concerned with fundamental aspects of natural and combined convection. He has also undertaken research concerned with the applications of heat transfer. Typical such research includes studies of the freezing of coal during rail transportation, the design of solar crop dryers for use in developing countries, the design of solar energy systems, the prediction of heat transfer through windows, and the heat transfer in fuel cell and reformer systems. He has received several awards for his research including several Best-Paper awards, the 2001 Jules Stachiewicz Medal for outstanding contributions to research in heat transfer in Canada, and the CANCAM Award in recognition of outstanding achievement and technical excellence in thermofluids engineering. In recognition of his outstanding record of research, he has been made a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and of Engineering Institute of Canada. Professor Oosthuizen has published more than 600 technical papers including a number concerned with engineering education. He has also published textbooks on Compressible Fluid Flow and on Convective Heat Transfer Analysis. Professor Oosthuizen has developed and taught a wide variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Students have recognized his expertise and enthusiasm as an instructor resulting in his being a seven-time recipient of the Silver Wrench Award in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Queens University, a three-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award from the Queens University Engineering Society and a recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching.


David Naylor

David Naylor


Ryerson University

Dr. Naylor's research is in the field of experimental and numerical heat transfer, with a focus on building energy conservation. This work involves numerical simulation using computational fluid dynamics (CFD), combined with heat transfer measurements and flow visualization. He has published over one hundred papers in refereed journals and conferences, more than twenty industry technical reports, and is the co-author of a graduate-level textbook on convective heat transfer. Dr. Naylor is also the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Transport Phenomena.