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Pamela Norris

Discipline: Engineering

Pamela Norris is Frederick Tracy Morse Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Virginia. She is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Nanoscale Energy Transfer Laboratory. A native Virginian, she received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics from Old Dominion University and her Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992. She served as a Visiting Scholar and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley from 1993-1994, where she developed her interests in microscale heat transfer and in aerogel technology. In addition to teaching courses in the thermosciences and energy systems, she teaches a graduate course in microscale heat transfer, and both graduate and undergraduate probability and statistics. She is a fellow of ASME, and an associate editor of both Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering and ASME Journal of Heat Transfer. She has published more then 70 referred journal articles and 4 book chapters. Pam loves traveling with her husband, Eric, and kids, Abbey and Alex. They have mostly explored Asia and Europe (where Pam visited at a University in Paris for a while), but have experienced bareboat sailing in the Caribbean, which was a favorite!