Manglik also served as the plenary keynote speaker at this year’s ASME conference where he presented “A Pathway to Sustainability: The Enduring Relevance of Enhanced Heat Transfer” and discussed energy conservation as it relates to heat and/or mass transport processes.
“We live in a world which is completely energy-centric. Whatever we do, our daily living, our economic well-being depends on energy – from cooking food to driving,” said Manglik. “Availability of energy, at least conventional energy, not electricity but how you produce electricity, for example, by using coal, gas, oil and nuclear fuel, all of that is limited. There is a finite amount available.”
In explaining the crux of his presentation, “The imperatives of sustainability warrant the mitigation of both energy consumption and environmental degradation. The efforts to achieve these goals are perhaps most acutely underscored by the need for not only conserving primary energy resources, but also their conversion, utilization, and recovery in every industrial, commercial, and domestic application.”