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Jayanta Kapat

Professor, CATER Director

Email: jayanta.kapat@ucf.edu
Phone: 407-823-2179
Office: ENG I, Room 407E
Website: Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research

Office Hours:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m.

Jayanta Kapat is a Pegasus Professor and the director of the Center for Advanced Turbomachinery and Energy Research. The most significant impact of Kapat’s work stems from his vision for CATER. He brought 10 core faculty members with multidisciplinary capabilities together to solve some of the most complex research problems in turbomachinery for power generation, aviation and space propulsion. Through CATER, Kapat has facilitated graduate-level research and degrees and has established excellent success rates for internship and job placement of students at all levels. Because of the international reputation of CATER, high-caliber students from Brazil, France, Germany and India now come to UCF.

Education:
• Sc.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
• M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1988
• B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1984

  • Miniaturization of engineering systems
  • Micro-scale fluidics
  • Heat transfer and related sensors with application to MEMS
  • Aerodynamics and heat transfer for gas turbines and other turbomachineries
  • Transition and turbulence and associated effects on droplet evaporation and transport augmentation
  • Flow and transport in different material processing techniques

  • UCF departmental research award, 2006
  • CECS Distinguished Researcher Award, 2006
  • UCF Research Incentive Award, 2006

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers member
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers member