Robert Hart

Clinical Associate Professor - Mechanical Engineering
rxh124630@utdallas.edu
972-883-4225
ECN2514
Tags: Mechanical Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin - 2012
M.S. - Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston - 1997
B.S. - Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston - 1993

Publications

Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2013, "Self-Optimizing, Thermally-Adaptive Microfluidic Flow Structures," Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14(1), 121-132. 2013 - Publication
Byrne, M. D., Hart, R. A., and da Silva, A. K., 2012, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of CuO Nanofluids in Microchannels at Various Concentrations with and without Suspension Enhancers," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 55(9-10), 2684-2691. 2012 - Publication
Hart, R. A. and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Experimental Thermal-Hydraulic Evaluation of Constructal Microfluidic Structures under Fully Constrained Conditions," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(15-16), 3661-3671. 2011 - Publication
Hart, R. A., Ponkala, M. J. V., and da Silva, A. K., 2011, "Development and Testing of a Constructal Microchannel Flow System with Dynamically Controlled Complexity," International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(25-26), 5470-5480. 2011 - Publication
Shi, J., Hart, R. A., Kleis, S. J., & Bannerot, R. B.,1997, "Gradient-zone erosion in seawater solar ponds," ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 119, 2-7. 1997 - Publication

Additional Information

Awards and Honors
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Texas
  • The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering Thrust 2000-Archie W. Straiton Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2012
  • Amoco Master's Fellowship, 1994
  • Outstanding Engineering Student Award, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, 1993
  • Outstanding Senior Honors Thesis Award, University of Houston Honors College, 1993
  • Hugh Scott Cameron Award (outstanding graduating senior in mechanical engineering), South Texas section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1993
  • Memberships: ASME, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma

News Articles

Mechanical Engineering Prof Recognized for Teaching
Dr. Robert Hart, clinical associate professor of mechanical engineering, has garnered a 2017 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award (ROTA) for delivering the highest quality instruction.
After a career as a practicing engineer, Hart earned his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin and refocused his work on academics and teaching. He coordinates and teaches the mechanical engineering senior capstone design course in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science, and has an active interest in engineering education.