Parviz Payvar

Emeritus Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Email: ppayvar@niu.edu
Tel: 815-753-3346
Fax: 815-753-0416

Education

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1967
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1964
  • B.S. in General Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran, 1962

NIU Service

  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2000-present
  • Professor and Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1988-2000

Other Experience

  • Staff Scientist, Borg-Warner Automotive Research Center, Des Plaines, Illinois, in charge of Laser Doppler Velocimetry, Clutch Development, and Torque Converter Development projects, Apr. 1987-June 1988
  • Manager, Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer Section, Borg-Warner Research Center,Des Plaines, Illinois Jan. 1984-Apr. 1987
  • Scientist, Borg-Warner Research Center, Des Plaines, Illinois May 1980-Jan. 1984
  • Lecturer and Research Fellow, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and Consultant, Borg-Warner Research Center, Des Plaines, Illinois Aug. 1979-May 1980
  • Associate Professor and Head of Energy Engineering Department, Arya-Mehr University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran Sept. 1974-June 1979
  • Associate Professor and Head of Engineering Department, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran Apr. 1971-Sept. 1974
  • Assistant Professor of Engineering, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran Sept. 1967-Apr.1971
  • Research Assistant, University of California, Berkeley, California Sept. 1963-Sept. 1967
  • Engineer Trainee, Abadan Refinery Power Station, Abadan, Iran June 1962-Dec. 1962
  • Four three-month practical training periods in the Iranian oil Industry, Summer Work

Honors and Awards

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering 2002-2003 Teaching Award
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering 2002-2003 Service Award
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering 2001-2002 Teaching Award
  • College Faculty of the Year Award for Services to the Students, 2001
  • Elected as Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
  • Senior Member of Graduate Faculty, Northern Illinois University
  • ASME Certificate of Award as a Faculty Adviser, April 1991
  • ASME Certificate of Award as a Faculty Adviser, April 1992
  • Top ranking graduate in class of 1962, Abadan Institute of Technology, Abadan, Iran
  • Recipient of full scholarship from National Iranian Oil Company throughout undergraduate and graduate studies, 1956-1962 and 1963-1967
  • Recipient of First Class Medal of Culture from Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Iran,1962

Professional Registration

Professional Registered Engineer in Illinois since 1988

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education
  • Member, ASHRAE Technical Committee on Refrigerant Heat Exchangers

Areas of Research

Refrigerant heat transfer, Compact torque converters, High thermal capacity wet clutches

Patents

  • European Patent No. 0260828, Groove Pattern for High Thermal Capacity Wet Clutch,awarded August 8, 1990
  • U.S. Patent No. 4,995,500, Groove Pattern for High Thermal Capacity Wet Clutch,awarded February 26, 1991
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,101,953, High Capacity Viscous Pumping Groove Pattern for a Wet Clutch, awarded April 7, 1992

 

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