Adrienne Lavine

Faculty Director of OID and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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(310) 794-7730

Adrienne Lavine

Adrienne Lavine is the Faculty Director of the Office of Instructional Development and a faculty member in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and her B.S. from Brown University, both in Mechanical Engineering. She has served as Chair of the Academic Senate and as Chair of her department. She was the Director of Education and Outreach for the NSF-sponsored Center for Scalable and Integrated Nano-Manufacturing, directed the Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholars Program, and chaired the SEAS ABET Accreditation Committee in 2002-2006. She was awarded the Henry and Susan Samueli Teaching Award in her department and is the co-author of an internationally respected heat transfer textbook. Professor Lavine is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), received the Taylor Medal of CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering) and the NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award, and was Associate Editor of both the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and the ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry. Her research addresses various aspects of heat transfer, including solar thermal energy storage, thermal energy harvesting, thermal aspects of manufacturing processes, and thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloys.