Sylvie Lorente

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Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Lorente's research interests encompass vascularized materials, constructal theory, porous media, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer.

Appointments and Affiliations
  • Adjunct Professor in Mechanical Engineering
Contact Information:
  • Office Location: 144 Hudson Hall, Durham, NC 27708
  • Office Phone: (919) 660-5314
  • Email Address: lorente@insa-toulouse.fr
Education:

    Specialties:

    Vascularized materials
    Constructal Theory
    Fluid Mechanics
    Porous media
    Heat and mass transfer

    Awards, Honors, and Distinctions:

    • Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator in Heat Transfer Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2005
    • Edward F. Obert Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2004
    • Intelligent Optical Design Prize, CADLM, 2006

    Courses Taught:

      Representative Publications: (More Publications)
        • Lorente, S; Voinitchi, D; Begue-Escaffit, P; Bourbon, X, The single-valued diffusion coefficient for ionic diffusion through porous media, Journal of Applied Physics, vol 101 no. 2 (2007) [10.1063/1.2426375] [abs].
        • Nguyen, TS; Lorente, S; Carcasses, M, The influence of temperature levels on chloride diffusion through mortar, Advances in Cement Research, vol 19 no. 1 (2007), pp. 17-24 [10.1680/adcr.2007.19.1.17] [abs].
        • Bejan, A; Lorente, S, Constructal tree-shaped flow structures, Applied Thermal Engineering, vol 27 no. 4 (2007), pp. 755-761 [10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2006.10.008] [abs].
        • Nguyen, TS; Lorente, S; Carcasses, M, Influence of the temperature on the chloride transport through cementitious materials, European Physical Journal: Special Topics, vol 136 (2006), pp. 63-70 [10.1051/jp4:2006136007] [abs].
        • Bejan, A; Lorente, S, Constructal theory of generation of configuration in nature and engineering, Journal of Applied Physics, vol 100 no. 4 (2006) [10.1063/1.2221896] [abs].