University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota: Department of Mechanical Engineering


Francis A. Kulacki


Office: ME 121
Phone: 612-625-3807

Ph.D. 1971, Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S. 1966, Gas Engineering, B.S. 1963, Mechanical Engineering,
Illinois Institute of Technology


Editor in Chief, Handbook of Thermal Science and Engineering, Springer, New York, 2018
Editor in Chief, SpringerBriefs in Thermal Engineering and Applied Science, Springer, New York
Editor in Chief, Springer Mechanical Engineering Series, Springer, New York


Heat transfer, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics. Current activities include convective transfer in porous and fractured media, natural convection, geophysical heat transfer, modeling of nuclear/toxic waste disposal systems, heat transfer in metal foams, flow and heat transfer in micro-channels, boiling of emulsions, and heat and mass transfer in frost formation and melting.