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Brent W. Webb Brent W. Webb
Professor and AVP

Ph.D. Purdue University

Faculty Profile

Office: 360G EB
Office Phone: 801-422-6543
Email: webb [at]

Office Hours: By appointment.
Research Topics:

Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics


Brent W. Webb joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in 1986 after receipt of his PhD at Purdue University. In his final year as a graduate student, he was named a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator.

He has served as an Associate Technical Editor of the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, and is currently Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer.  He has also served as a member of the AIAA National Thermophysics Committee, the TC-21 (Modeling) Committee of the International Congress on Glass, and on the scientific committee for a number of international symposia.  He recently chaired the 6th International Symposium on Radiative Transfer held in Antalya, Turkey.  

Professor Webb’s research activities have included exploration of high heat flux liquid jet impingement heat transfer, heat transfer in industrial scale furnaces, fluid flow and heat transfer in micro channels, and characterization of radiation properties of foams. Software developed for modeling the detailed thermal transport in glass melting furnaces has been used in both the U.S. and Japan. His work on new modeling approaches for predicting spectral radiation heat transfer in high temperature gases has been adopted worldwide.

Professor Webb is the author/co-author of some 200 publications, has lectured extensively both in the U.S. and abroad, and has directed over $5 million in research activity.