Peter C Wayner Jr.

Professor Emeritus
Contact Information
Phone: 518-276-6199
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Northwestern University, 1963)
M.S. Chemical Engineering (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960)
B.S. Chemical Engineering (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1956)
June 1956 - Sept. 1958 Communications Officer, United States Navy;
1959 - 1960 (Summer) Research Engineer in Textile Fibers Dept., E.I. du Pont de Nemours;
March 1963 - August 1965 Research Scientist engaged in heat transfer studies, United Aircraft Corporation Research Laboratories;??
August 1965 Joined the Faculty of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;?
1976 - (Summer) Chemist/Chemical Engineer, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory;
Sept. 1976 - July 1977 Sabbatical leave at Stanford University in Chemical Engineering and at NASA Ames Research Center (Heat Pipe Research Program);
1985 Chairman, Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division, American Institute of Chemical Engineers;?
1987 Sabbatical visit to National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, and to Oxford University, Oxford, England;
1988 Technical Program Chairman, National Heat Transfer Conference-Houston;
1989 Vice Chair and Secretary, National Heat Transfer Conference Coordinating Committee;?
1988 Chairman, Donald Q. Kern and Max Jakob Award Committees;
1986 - 1988 Consulting Editor, Chemical Engineering Progress;?
1988-1998 Member, U.S. Scientific Committee for 9th and10th and Delegate to the Assembly for the 11th International Heat Transfer Conferences;
Sept. 1965 - Dec. 1997 Assistant-, Associate-, Full Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
1998- 2008 Distinguished Research Professor; Currently Professor Emeritus.

Peter Wayner has won the following awards:
1998 AIChE Heat Transfer and Energy Conversion Division Award;
1998 AIChE Donald Q. Kern Award;
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers;
Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers;
Tau Beta Pi;
Pi Delta Epsilon;
Phi Lambda Upsilon;
First Team All American Lacrosse, 1956;
Melvin Romanoff Award from National Association of Corrosion Engineers for Best Paper (Materials Performance, 23, #4, April 1984);
Best Paper Award at the 4th ASME/JSME Thermal Engineering Joint Conference in March 1995.

Research Interests
Transport Phenomena with an emphasis on interfacial phenomena. Currently PI of an experiment on the International Space Station.