Oronzio Manca has been a Professor of thermal sciences at Seconda Universita' degli Studi di Napoli (SUN), Naples, Italy, since November 1999. He was Coordinator of the Industrial Engineering Area from January 2005 to October 2011. He has been the tutor of about 120 theoretical, numerical, and experimental theses in thermal sciences and heat transfer, and he is the tutor of 12 Ph.D. students. His main scientific activities are on active solar systems, passive solar systems, refrigerant fluids, natural and mixed convection in open-ended cavity with and without porous media, conduction in solids irradiated by moving heat sources, combined radiative and conductive fields in multilayer thin films, analytical and numerical solutions in material processing, thermal control of electronic equipment and solar systems, and heat transfer augmentation by nanofluids. He is a scientific coordinator of research grants. He was the Scientific Coordinator of EliosLab training courses from 2008 to 2010 (EliosLab is a public-private laboratory for the development of high-temperature solar energy technologies; project partners are ENEA, CRIS-ANSALDO, Universita' di Napoli Federico II and Seconda Universita' degli Studi di Napoli). He is the author or coauthor of 350 scientific papers: 93 in international peer-reviewed journals, 7 in national journals, 8 in chapters of international books, 82 in peer-reviewed international congress proceedings, 50 in international congress proceedings, and 110 in national congress proceedings. He is currently a Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for The Open Thermodynamics Journal and Advances in Mechanical Engineering. He has been an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Heat Transfer (July 2010–June 2013) and Journal of Porous Media since September 2010 and has been one of the Editors of the Nano Energy and Nano Environment since July 2011.
Biography Updated on 6 September 2012