Theodore L. Bergman

Theodore L. Bergman
  • Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor
  • Ph.D.


Dr. Bergman joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2012. He served as Chair of the Department for six years. He was previously at the University of Connecticut (1996 – 2012) and The University of Texas at Austin (1985 –1996). From 1998 to 2004 he was Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UConn and served as Associate Dean of Engineering for Research and Outreach in 2004 and 2005, also at the University of Connecticut. He directed the Thermal Transport Processes Program at the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010. Early in his career, Dr. Bergman worked at Black & Veatch as a design engineer.

Dr. Bergman conducts research in the thermal sciences as applied to advanced manufacturing and alternative energy systems. He is a co-author of several heat transfer texts, has served as an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and Frontiers in Heat Transfer, and has received a number of awards including the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from President Ronald Reagan, the ASME Heat Transfer Division Best Paper Award, and the ASME Melville Medal. He has published over 140 refereed articles and holds two patents (one as sole inventor). Dr. Bergman is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.


Heat Transfer, Energy, Thermal Manufacturing