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Vijay Dhir

Vijay Dhir, Ph.D.
(Kentucky, 1972)

(310) 825-8507


Boiling Heat Transfer Laboratory
Journal of Heat Transfer

Areas of Interest
Two-phase heat transfer, boiling and condensation, thermal and hydrodynamic stability, thermal hydraulics of nuclear reactors, microgravity heat transfer, soil remediation.


  • Aktinol, E. and Dhir, V.K., “Numerical Simulation of Nucleate Pool Boiling Coupled with Thermal Response of the Solid,” Microgravity Science and Technology, 24(4), 255-265, 2012.
  • Manickam, S. and Dhir, V.K., “Holographic interferometric study of heat transfer to a sliding vapor bubble,” Elsevier, 55(4), 925-940, 2012.
  • D. Mitra, V.K. Dhir, I. Catton, 2009, “Fluid-elastic instability in tube arrays subjected to air-water and steam-water cross-flow,” Journal of Fluids and Structures, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 25 August 2009.
  • Son, G., and Dhir, V.K., “Numerical Simulation of Melting of a Horizontal Substrate Placed Beneath a Heavier Liquid,” Int J Heat & Mass Transfer 41, 89–99, 1998.
  • Dhir, V.K., “Boiling Heat Transfer,” Annual Reviews of Fluid Mechanics 30, 365–401, 1998.
  • Son, G. and Dhir, V.K., “Numerical Simulation of Film Boiling Near Critical Pressures with a Level Set Method,” J Heat Transfer 120 183&ndsah;192, 1998.
  • Fotinich, A., Dhir, V.K., and Lingineni, S., “Experimental Investigation of Remediation of Soils Contaminated with Diesel Fuel,” Journal of Environmental Engineering, January 1999.


  • Member, NAE
  • Fellow, ANS
  • Honorary Membership in ASME, 2013
  • 2013 John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award