Prof. José L. Lage, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Southern Methodist University
A brief overview of my professional background is followed by a description of sweeping convection, a new heat transfer effect discovered when studying alveolar capillary gas exchange. Then, my experiences directing, for the past four years, the Thermal Transport Processes (TTP) program at the National Science Foundation are discussed, including the research community, budget evolution, “open” submission window, and identification of main ingredients for strengthening the…