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Neil Wright

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering (ME), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 2242


Heat transfer; thermophysical property measurement; parameter estimation; thermal biology


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, University of Pennsylvania 1992

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado 1986

B.S., Engineering Science & Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute 1981


2018 - Fellow, ASME

2015 - John D. and Dortha J. Withrow Teaching Excellence Award in Mechanical Engineering

2013 - An ASME Journal of Biomechanical Engineering Editors' Choice Paper

1996 - Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Research Award


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Pence, T.J., Monroe, R.J., and N. T. Wright, 2008, "On the computation of stress in affine versus non-affine fibril kinematics within planar collagen network models," Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, v. 130, 041009-1

Munsell, B. A., Beede, D. K., Domecq, J. J., Epperson, W. B., Ragavendran A., Wright, N. T.,Zanella, A. J., "Use of infrared thermography to non-invasively identify lesions in dairy cows," Journal of Animal Science, 84, pp. 143-143, Suppl. 1, 2006.

Beck, J.V., N. T. Wright, and A. Haji-Sheikh, 2008, "Solutions for Heat Conduction with Time-Varying Boundary Conditions," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, v. 51, pp. 2553-2565.

Aizaz A., Bauer P., Grimm T. L., Wright N. T., Antoine, C. Z., 2007, "Measurements of thermal conductivity and Kapitza conductance of niobium for SRF cavities for various treatments," IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 17:2, pp. 1310-1313.