Adrienne Lavine, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Conversion from Brown University.
Lavine started off her career as an Associate Engineer at Owens-Corning Fiberglas Technical Center in Granville, Ohio. After obtaining her masters and doctorate, she joined UCLA as an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department.
Her research addresses various aspects of heat transfer, including thermal energy harvesting, temperature control for nanomanufacturing, thermal aspects of manufacturing processes (e.g. grinding, cutting, and plasma spray), and thermomechanical behavior of shape memory alloys.
Lavine is presently the Associate Director for Education and Outreach for the National Science Foundation (NSF) – sponsored Center for Scalable and Integrated Nano-Manufacturing. In 2006 – 2007 she served a term as Chair of the UCLA Academic Senate.
Lavine is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and received the Outstanding Reviewer of the Journal of Engineering for Industry, the Journal of Heat Transfer Recognition for Exemplary Service, the Taylor Medal of CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering), the NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award and was Associate Editor of both the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer and the ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry. Lavine has authored or co-authored more than 85 journal and conference publications. She was awarded the Henry and Susan Samueli Teaching Award in her department in 2003.