Vijay K. Dhir is dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Under his leadership, the school has received international recognition for interdisciplinary research and education.
Dr. Dhir also leads the Boiling Heat Transfer Laboratory. One of his research teams has recently completed experiments on the International Space Station, demonstrating how boiling occurs differently in microgravity than on Earth.
Dr. Dhir received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky in Lexington. He earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh, India, and a master's in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.
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