Brent W. Webb

Professor Brent Webb completed BS (1981) and MS (1982) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from BYU, and a PhD (1986) from Purdue University. He joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at BYU in 1986, and has taught fundamental and advanced courses on thermodynamics, multimode heat/mass transfer, radiation heat transfer, and numerical techniques in heat transfer and fluid flow. A popular and demanding teacher, he has aspired to be a rigorous and energetic learner both in the classroom and the laboratory and has tried to set a similar standard for students.

Professor Webb has authored or co-authored over 200 technical papers. He has been research advisor for 30 MS and 12 PhD students, and 3 post-doctoral fellows. He has been PI or Co-PI on research totaling some $6 million. He has lectured both domestically and internationally relative to his research work, and his publications have been widely cited in the technical community. Professor Webb is the recipient of the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award (1986), the BYU College of Engineering’s Outstanding Faculty Award (1990), the BYU Young Scholar Award (1991-1993), the BYU Alumni Professorship (1997-2000), and the BYU Karl G. Maeser Research and Creative Arts Award (1994). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineering, and has served as Associate Technical Editor of the Journal of Heat Transfer and the Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. He has also been active in the international community, serving on the scientific committee for a number of international symposia. Professor Webb served as Executive Director of the BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities from 1996 to 1999, and Associate Academic Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies from 2005 to 2011.