Noam Lior

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics

 

Phone: +1-215.898.4803 (voice mail)
Email: lior@seas.upenn.edu
Office: 212 Towne Building


 

Education
Research
Selected Publications: Books and Book Chapters

Selected other publications
Editorships

Invited Keynote Papers and Presentations

Professional Societies
Selected Professional Activities

 


 

Education:

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1966
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1962

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Research:

  • Energy Conversion and Combustion
    Fundamental aspects of oil and pulverized coal combustion; reduction of pollutants, solar thermal energy conversion, solar detoxification of hazardous wastes,  advanced power cycles, use of liquified natural gas coldness in power generation, thermodynamics: second-law (exergy) analysis focusaing on chemical and nuclear reactions.
    Power generation in space for terrestrial use. Quantitative sustainable energy development.

  • Water Desalination
    Fundamental phenomena of evaporation, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics associated with flash evaporation; multi-stage flash desalination processes, membrane distillation, advanced combined water desalination and power generation systems. Sustainable water desalination. Measurements, instrumentation and control in water desalination.

  • Sustainability Science
    Sustainability metrics, aggregation and optimization.
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
    Conjugate problems, natural convection in enclosures, thermo-solutal convection, forced convection in external turbulent flows, heat and mass transfer in desiccants, phase change phenomena, jet impingement.
  • Manufacturing
    Heat treatment, electrolytic removal of corrosion (pickling) from metals, crystal growth, electro-discharge machining.

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Editorships:

Board of Editors Member, Desalination, The International Journal of Desalting and Water Purification, Elsevier, 1988-

Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Water Desalination book series, John Wiley, 2006-

Associate Editor, Desalination and Water Treatment – Science and Engineering, journal, Desalination Publications - International Science Services, 2008 –

Editorial board member, Frontiers of Energy and Power Engineering, Springer, 2008-

Editorial board member, the Energy Bulletin, an international quarterly published by the International Sustainable Energy Development Center (ISEDC, under UNESCO auspices), Moscow, Russian Federation, 2011-

Editorial board member, Energy and Buildings, Elsevier, 2013 -

Editorial board member, Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management, L&S Scientific Publishers, 2012-

Regional Editor for North America and Europe (1994-2008); Board of Editors Member 2009-2012 , Energy Conversion and Management journal, Elsevier

Editor-in-Chief, Energy, The International Journal, Elsevier, 1998-2009

Editor, Thermal Science and Engineering journal (The Japan Heat Transfer Society), 1999-2007

Technical Editor (OTEC, Solar Ponds, Desalination), ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, 1983-1989.

Board of Editors Member, Russian Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 1990-2005

Board of Editors Member, Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, 1994 - 2004

Board of Editors Member, The International Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly , 1997-2002

 

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Selected Publications: Books and Book Chapters:

 

Noam Lior (Editor), Measurements and Control in Water Desalination, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam and New York, 1986.

Noam Lior (Editor), Advances in Water Desalination, 712 p., ISBN-13: 978-0470054598, Wiley, 2012.

 

Heat and Mass Transfer in Materials Processing, Ed. by I. Tanasawa and N. Lior, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York (1992).

N. Lior, H. Ozoe, P. Chao, G.F. Jones, and S.W. Churchill, "Heat Transfer Considerations in the Use of New Energy Resources", chapter in Heat Transfer in Energy Problems, T. Mizushina and W.J. Yang, Editors, pp. 175-189, Hemisphere Publishing Co. and Springer‑Verlag, 1983.

N. Lior, "Measurement of Small Temperature and Pressure Differences", chapter 1.2 in the book Measurements and Control in Water Desalination, N. Lior, Editor, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam & New York, 1986.

N. Lior, "Natural Convection in High Technology Applications", Chapter in Heat Transfer in High Technology and Power Engineering, W.J. Yang and Y. Mori, Editors, pp. 573-596, Hemisphere, Washington, 1986.

N. Lior, "Retrofit for Solar Heating and Cooling", Ch. 5 in Advances in Solar Energy, 5, K. W. Boer, Editor, Plenum Press, 1989, pp. 360-401.

N. Lior, "Thermal Theory and Modeling of Solar Collectors", Chapt. 4 in Solar Collectors, Energy Storage and Materials, Editor F. deWinter, pp. 99-182, MIT Press (1991).

N. Lior, Y. Fujii, "On conjugate heat transfer in crystal growth", chapter in Heat and Mass Transfer in Materials Processing, I. Tanasawa and N. Lior, Editors, pp. 217-243, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., New York, 1992.

N. Lior, "Research and New Concepts", Ch. 17 in Active Solar Systems, Editor G.O.G. Löf, pp. 615-674,  MIT Press, Cambridge MA, 1993.

"The Second Law of Thermodynamics and Entropy", chapter 44, Handbook of Engineering, E. Dorf, Ed., CRC Press, 1996, pp. 462-478.

"Melting", Section 507. 9 in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Data Books, Genium Publishing Corp., 1996.

"Freezing", Section 507.8 in Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow Data Books, Genium Publishing Corp., 1996.

"Water, Supply and Desalination", Chapter in the Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology, 4th edition, Vol. 25, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1998, pp. 438-487 (with R. Bakish).

"Water Desalination", chapter 20.6 in The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Editor: F. Kreith, pp.  20-59 - 20-76, CRC Press, Boca Raton , FL , 1998.

"Melting and Freezing", chapter in The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering, Editor F. Kreith, pp.4-104 - 4-117,  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 1998.

"Water Desalination", chapter 4.1 in The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Editor: F. Kreith, pp.  4-13 - 4-19, CRC Press, Boca Raton , FL , 2000.

"Melting and Freezing", chapter 3.3 in The CRC Handbook of Thermal Engineering, Editor F. Kreith, pp.3-1113 - 3-126,  CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2000.

Noam Lior, Ali El-Nashar, Corrado Sommariva,  Advanced Instrumentation, Measurement, Control and Automation (IMCA) in Multistage Flash (MSF) and Reverse-Osmosis (RO) Water Desalination, Ch. 6, pp. 453-658, in Advances in Water Desalination, (Noam Lior Editor), ISBN-13: 978-0470054598, Wiley, 2012.

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Selected Other Publications:

 

N. Lior, J. Leibovitz and A. D. K. Laird, "A Distillate Collection and Measurement System with a Non‑Contact Photoelectric Level Controller", Desalination 13, pp. 91‑94, 1973.

N. Lior, J. Leibovitz and A. D. K. Laird, "A Multiprobe Miniature Thermistor System of the Measurement of Temperature Profiles", Review of Scientific Instruments, 11, pp. 1340‑1343, 1974.

A. E. Smith, N. Lior, S. Z. Klausner and S.I. Stanic, "Solar Energy Application Considerations for Housing in Depressed Communities," Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society and the Solar Energy Society of Canada, 9, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, pp. 137‑154, August 15‑20, 1976.

N. Lior, J. A. Lepore and S. Shore, "Residential Solar Heating Retrofit in the Urban Environment," Proceedings of the Joint Conference of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society and The Solar Energy Society and the Solar Energy Society of Canada, 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Vol. 4, pp. 36‑52, 1976.

 

J. A. Lepore, N. Lior and S. Shore, "Energy Conservation in Housing Construction," Proceedings of the ASCE Annual Convention and Exposition, Phila., PA, pp. 1‑29, 1976.

N. Lior, P. S. Ayyaswamy, J. O'Leary, K. Kauffman, H. Yeh and H. G. Lorsch, "Thermal Energy Storage Considerations for Solar‑Thermal Power Generation," Proceedings of the 11th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, paper No. 769107, State Line, NV, September 12‑17, pp. 613‑622, 1976.

S. Shore, J. A. Lepore and N. Lior, "Solar System Retrofit of Row Houses," Proc. International Conference on Solar Technology for Building, (Ed.: C. Stambolis), 2, pp. 692‑699, organized by UNESCO and the NELP, Royal Institute of British Architects, London, 25‑29 July, 1977.  Riba Publication Ltd. Finsbury Mission, Moreland Street, London EC IV8VB, England.

N. Lior, [As a member of the American Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineers (ASHRAE) Standard 93‑P Committee], ASHRAE Standard 93‑77 (ANSI B198, 1‑1977), "Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors," ASHRAE, 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY  10017.

N. Lior, J. O'Leary and D. Edelman, "Optimized Spacing between Rows of Solar Collectors," Proceedings of the 1977 Annual Meeting, American Section of the International Solar Energy Society, 1, Orlando, FL, pp. 3‑15 to 3‑20, June 6‑10, 1977.

N. Lior, "Solar Energy and the Steam Rankine Cycle for Driving and Assisting Heat Pumps in Heating and Cooling Modes", Energy Conversion, 16, 3, pp. 111‑123, 1977.

J. A. Lepore, S. Shore and N. Lior, "Retrofit of Urban Housing for Solar Energy Conversion", Housing Science, 2, 6, pp. 483‑498, 1978.

M. F. Agha, N. Lior and P. McCleary, "A Quantitative Method for the Design of Buildings with Comfortable Microclimates by Passive Control of Solar Effects", Proceedings of the U.S.D.O.E. Second National Passive Solar Conference, 2.2, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 404‑409, March 15‑19, 1978.

N. Lior, "Instrumentation Principles for Solar Heating Performance Measurement", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Section of the International Solar Energy Society, 2.1, Denver, CO, pp. 727‑735, August 28‑31, 1978.

G. Jones and N. Lior, "Optimal Insulation for Solar Heating Systems", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the AS/ISES, 2.1, Denver, CO, pp. 187‑197, August 28‑31, 1978.

M. F. Agha and N. Lior, "Simplified Computer‑Aided Building Design for Passive Internal Temperature Moderation in Hot‑Arid Climates", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the AS/ISES, 2.2, Denver, CO, pp. 102‑105, August 28‑31, 1978.

N. Lior, S. Shore, J. A. Lepore, and G. Jones, "Solar Heating Retrofit of an Urban Row House:  Construction and Start Up", Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the AS/ISES, 2.1, Denver, CO, pp. 425‑431,  August 28‑31, 1978.

N. Lior, "Instrumentation Principles for Performance Measurement of Solar Heating Systems", Energy, The International Journal, 4, pp. 561‑573, 1979.

G. F. Jones and N. Lior, "Optimal Insulation for Solar Heating System Pipes and Tanks", Energy, The International Journal, 4, pp. 593‑621, 1979.

S. P. Kasper and N. Lior, "A Methodology for Comparing Water Desalination to Competitive Freshwater Transportation and Treatment", Desalination, 30, pp. 541‑552, 1979.

N. Lior and R. Greif, "A System for the Experimental Study of Flash Evaporation", Desalination, 31, pp. 87‑89, 1979.

N. Lior and R. Greif, "Some Basic Observations on Heat Transfer and Evaporation in the Horizontal Flash Evaporator," Desalination, 33, pp. 269‑286, 1980.

N. Lior, "First‑year Performance Monitoring of an Urban Row House Retrofitted to Solar Heating", proc. AS/ISES 1980 Annual Meeting, 3.1, Phoenix, AZ, pp. 261‑265, June 1980.

N. Lior, H. Yeh, and I. Zinnes, "Solar Cooling via Vapor Compression Cycles", Proc. AS/ISES 1980 Annual Meeting, 3.1, Phoenix, AZ, pp.  210‑213, June 1980.

J. W. Goepp, H. Tang, N. Lior, and S. W. Churchill, "Multiplicity and Pollutant Formation for Combustion of Hexane in A Refractory Tube", A.I.Ch.E. Journal, 26, 5, pp. 855‑858, 1980.

S.-K.. Tang, S. W. Churchill, and N. Lior, "The Formation of Thermal and Fuel NOx for Radiantly Stabilized Combustion", Proc. of the Combustion Institute's 18th International Symposium on Combustion, pp. 73‑80, 1980.

H. Tang, S. W. Churchill and N. Lior, "The Effect of  Fuel‑Sulfur on NOx Formation in a Refractory Burner," in Research Trends in Air Pollution Control:  Scrubbing, Hot‑Gas Clean‑up, Sampling and Analysis, R. Mahalingham and A. J. Engel, Eds., A.I.Ch.E. Symposium Series, No. 211, 77, pp. 77‑86, 1981.

Y. Menuchin, S. Bassler, G.F. Jones, and N. Lior, "Optimal Flow Configuration in Solar Collector Arrays", Proc. of the 1981 Annual Meeting of the AS/ISES, 4.1, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 616‑620, May 1981.

N. Lior, G.M. Schrenk, T.L. Ng, J.C. Denton, "The Operational Envelope of Solar Powered Absorption Heat Pumps", Proc. of the 1981 Annual Meeting of the AS/ISES, 4.1, Philadelphia, PA, pp. 582‑586, May 1981

H. Ozoe, K. Fujii, N. Lior and S. W. Churchill, "A Theoretically Based Correlation for Natural Convection in Horizontal Rectangular Enclosures Heated from Below with Arbitrary Aspect Ratios," Paper No. NC23, 7th International Heat Transfer Conference, 2, Munich, Germany, pp. 257‑262, Hemisphere Publishing Corp., Washington, 1982.

H. Ozoe, P. K‑B Chao, S. W. Churchill and N. Lior, "Laminar Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Box with the Lower Surface Half Heating and Half Insulated," ASME J. Heat Transfer, 105, pp. 425‑442, 1983.

H. Ozoe, K. Fujii, N. Lior and S. W. Churchill, "Long Rolls Generated by Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Enclosure", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 26, 10, pp. 1427‑1438, 1983.

P. K. Chao, H. Ozoe, N. Lior and S. W. Churchill, "The Effect of Partial Baffles on Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Enclosure Part I:  Experimental Observations", Chemical Engineering Fundamentals, 2, 2, pp. 23‑37, 1983.

P. K. Chao, H. Ozoe, N. Lior and S. W. Churchill, "The Effect of Partial Baffles on Natural Convection in an Inclined Rectangular Enclosure Part II:  Numerical Solution", Chemical Engineering Fundamentals, 2, 2, pp. 38‑49, 1983.

N. Lior and E. Nishiyama, "The Effect of Gas Bubbles on Flash Evaporation," Desalination, 45, pp. 231‑240, 1983.

H. Ozoe, A. Mouri, M. Ohmuro, S. W. Churchill, and N. Lior, "Numerical Calculations of Laminar and Turbulent Natural Convection of Water in Rectangular Channels Heated and Cooled Isothermally on the Opposing Vertical Walls", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 28, 1, pp. 125‑138, 1985.

K. Koai, N. Lior, and H. Yeh, "Performance Analysis of a Solar‑Powered/

Fuel‑Assisted Rankine Cycle with a Novel 30hp Turbine", Solar Energy, 32, 6, pp. 753‑764, 1984.

N. Lior and K. Koai, "Solar‑Powered/Fuel‑Assisted Rankine Cycle Power and Cooling System:  Simulation Method and Seasonal Performance," ASME J. or Solar Energy Engineering, 106, pp. 142‑152, 1984.

N. Lior and K. Koai, "Solar‑Powered/Fuel‑Assisted Rankine Cycle Power and Cooling System:  Sensitivity Analysis", ASME J. of Solar Energy Engineering, 106, 4, pp. 447‑456, 1984.

N. Lior, R. T. Brish, L. Tedori, S. Koffs, "Long Term Stability and Performance of Solar System Instrumentation", International Journal of Ambient Energy, 5, 1, pp. 21‑30, 1984.

G. Geoghegan, N. Lior, "A Comparative Economic Analysis of Straight through and Recirculation Solar Hot Water Systems", Energy, the International Journal, 9, 1, pp. 53‑63, 1984.

D. Sherburne and N. Lior, "Evaluation of minimum fuel consumption control strategies in the solar‑powered fuel‑assisted hybrid Rankine cycle", Proc. ASES Ann. Meeting, pp. 300-303, June 1986.

J. F. Dilley, N. Lior, "A Mixed Implicit‑Explicit Variable Grid Scheme for a Transient Environmental Ice Model", Numerical Heat Transfer, 9, pp. 381-402, 1986. 

J. F. Dilley, N. Lior, "The evaluation of simple analytical solutions for the prediction of freeze‑up time, freezing, and melting", Heat Transfer 1986, Proc. 8th International Heat Transfer Conf., 4, pp. 1727-1732, San Francisco, CA  1986.

N. Arai, M. Hasatani, Y. Ninomiya, S. W. Churchill, N. Lior, "A comprehensive kinetic model of char NO formation during the combustion of a single particle of coal char",  Proc. of the Combustion Institute's 21st Symp. (International) on Combustion, 1986  (also published in Proc. Soc. Chem. Engr. Japan, Osaka, Japan, April 1986).

N. Lior, "Formulas for Calculating the Approach to Equilibrium in Open Channel Flash Evaporators for Saline Water", Desalination, 60, 1986, pp. 223-249.

N. Lior and H. Yim, "Retrofit for Solar Heating and Cooling", Proc. ASES Ann. Meeting, pp. 446-449, June 1986.

N. Truncellito, H. Yeh, N. Lior, "Numerical Solutions of Turbulent Convection over a Flat Plate with Angle of Attack", ASME J. Heat Transfer, 109, pp. 238-242, 1987 (longer version also published as ASME Paper 83‑WA/HT‑3, 1983)

S. Gopalakrishna, K. Himasekhar, N. Lior, "A Numerical Study of Transient Conjugate Natural Convection in an Enclosed Stratified Medium", in Heat Transfer-Pittsburgh, 1987, R. W. Lyczkowski, Editor, AIChE Symp. Series, 83, pp. 177-182, 1987.

S. Gopalakrishna, V. Purushothaman, N. Lior, "An experimental study of flash evaporation from liquid pools", Desalination, 65, pp. 139-151, 1987.

P. K. Chao, N. Lior, S. W. Churchill, H. Ozoe, "The Effect of Partitions on Natural Convection in Enclosures", in ASME HTD-Vol. 107, Heat Transfer in Convective Flows, 1989 National Heat Transfer Conference, pp. 315-322.

S. Gopalakrishna, N. Lior, "Bubble Growth in Flash Evaporation", Proc. 9th Int. Heat Transfer Conf., 3, Jerusalem, Israel, 1990, pp.73-78.

"Understanding combustion irreversibility", in AES-Vol. 25/HTD-Vol. 191, Second Law Analysis-Industrial and Environmental Applications, Ed. by G.M. Reistad, M.J. Moran, W.J. Wepfer and N. Lior, ASME Winter Annual Meeting, 1991, pp. 81-90 (with W.R. Dunbar); Winner of the ASME Advanced Energy Systems Edward F. Obert Best Paper Award.

S. Gopalakrishna, N. Lior, "Analysis of bubble translation during transient flash evaporation", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 35, pp. 1753-1761, 1992.

W. R. Dunbar, N. Lior, R. Gaggioli, "Combining fuel cells with fuel-fired power plants for improved exergy efficiency", Energy, The International Journal, Vol. 16, 10, pp. 1259-1274, 1991 .

"The component equations of energy and exergy", ASME J. Energy Resources Technology, Vol. 114, pp. 75-83, 1992 (with W. R. Dunbar and R. Gaggioli).

O. Miyatake, T. Hashimoto, N. Lior, "The liquid flow in multi-stage flash evaporators", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, 35, pp. 3245-3257, 1992.

C. Chan, N. Arai. N. Lior, S. W. Churchill, "Thermally stabilized combustion as a means of studying the devolatilization of coal", Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., Vol. 31, pp. 681-687, 1992.

"Dye transfer printing by laser heat", J. Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 37, 167-175, 1993 (with N. Egashira, S. Mochizuki, and Y. Aimono).

"The relationship between flow pattern and thermal non-equilibrium in the multi-stage flash evaporation process", Desalination, Vol. 91, pp. 51-64, 1993 (with O. Miyatake and T. Hashimoto).

"Bubble growth in superheated solutions with a non-volatile solute", Chem. Eng. Sci., Vol. 49, 9, pp. 1301-1312, 1994 (with O. Miyatake and I. Tanaka).

"Measurement of energy distribution into electrodes in Electro Discharge Machining processes", Advancement of Intelligent Production, Eiji Usui (Editor), Elsevier Science B.V./Japan Society for Precision Engineering, pp. 601-606, 1994 (with H. Xia, M. Kunieda and N. Nishiwaki).

"Flow distribution in manifolded solar collectors with negligible buoyancy effects", Solar Energy, Vol. 52, pp. 289-300, 1994 (with G. F. Jones).

"A novel high temperature ejector-topping power cycle", ASME J. Engrg. for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 116, pp. 1-7, 1994 (with B. Z. Freedman).

"Sources of combustion irreversibility", Comb. Sci. Technol., Vol. 103, pp. 41-61, 1994 (with W. R. Dunbar).

"Measurements and Instrumentation in Water Desalination",  keynote paper, Proc. IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Sciences, Abu Dhabi , U.A.E., Vol. 1, p. 229-253, 1995.

"Advanced energy conversion to power", invited keynote paper, Proc. RAN 95 International Symp. on Advanced Energy Conversion Systems and Related Technologies, Nagoya , Japan , pp. 345-360, 1995.

C. Kim and N. Lior, "Easily computable good approximations for spectral radiative properties of the particulate-gas components and mixture in pulverized coal combustors", Fuel, Vol. 74, pp. 1891-1902, 1995.

N. Lior and E. Nishiyama, "Some experiments on flash evaporation enhancement by electrolytically-generated bubbles", Desalination 100, pp. 71-76, 1995.

T. Munakata, N. Lior and I. Tanasawa, "A study of double-diffusive rollover in cylindrical enclosures", in HTD-Vol. 317-1, 1995 IMECE, ASME, N.Y., pp. 279-291, 1995.

"Thermal performance and exergy analysis of a thermal vapor compression desalination system", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 37, pp. 379-387, 1996 (with O. A. Hamed, A.M. Zamamiri,  and S. Aly).

"Simple mathematical expressions for spectral extinction and scattering properties of small size-parameter particles, including examples for soot and TiO2", J. of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 391-411, 1996 (with C. Kim and K. Okuyama).

"Conjugate heat and mass transfer in a solid-desiccant/air-flow system: a numerical solution method", Numerical Heat Transfer, Pt. A, Vol. 29, pp. 689-706, 1996 (with Y. Fujii).

"A simple universal equation for bubble growth in pure liquids and binary solutions wih a non-volatile solute", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 40, pp. 1577-1584, 1997 (with O. Miyatake and I.Tanaka).

"Some critical transitions in pool flash evaporation", Int. J. Heat and Mass Transfer,  Vol. 40, pp. 2363-2372, 1997 (with J.-I. Kim).

"Teaching power cycles by comparative First- and Second-Law analysis of their evolution", Int. J. Mech. Engng Education, Vol. 25, pp. 13-32, 1997 (with W. R. Dunbar).

"Advanced energy conversion to power", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 38, pp. 941-945, 1997.

"Energy, exergy, and thermoeconomic analysis of the effects of fossil-fuel superheating in nuclear power plants", Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 38, pp. 1585-1593, 1997.

"Flows effects and modeling in gas-cooled quenching", Proc. "Heat Transfer 1998", 11th International Heat Transfer Conference, Vol.3, pp. 171-176, Korea, 1998 (with M. Lind, F. Alavyoon and F. Bark) .

"A numerical analysis of NOx formation and control in radiatively/conductively-stabilized pulverized coal combustors", J. Chem. Engng, Vol. 71, pp. 221-231, 1998 (with C. Kim).

"The status of measurements, instrumentation & control in water desalination - Part 1", The Int. Desalination and Water Reuse Quarterly”, Vol. 8/2, pp. 46-51, 1998.

The status of measurements, instrumentation & control in water desalination - Part 2", The Int. Desalination and Water Reuse Quarterly”, Vol. 8/3, pp. 24-33, 1998.

"Prediction of convective heat transfer coefficients and their effects on distortion and mechanical properties of cylindrical tubes quenched by gas cooling", La Metallurgia Italiana, Vol. XCI, 4, pp. 25-32, April 1999 (with A. Thuvander, A. Melander, M. Lind, and  F. Bark).

"The status of measurements, instrumentation & control in water desalination - Part 3", The Int. Desalination and Water Reuse Quarterly”, Vol. 9/1, pp. 19-26, 1999.

"The status of measurements, instrumentation & control in water desalination - Part 4", The Int. Desalination and Water Reuse Quarterly”, Vol. 9/4, pp. 31-35, 2000.

“Power generation analysis for high temperature gas turbine in thermodynamic process”, AIAA J. Propulsion & Power, Vol. 16, 2000, pp. 557-561 (with H. Taniguchi, S. Miyamae, N. Arai).

"Some basic analytical and numerical solutions to inverse problems in gas quenching" National Heat Transfer Conference, Anaheim , CA , June 2001 (with Michael Vynnycky, Jérôme Ferrari).

N. Lior, "Power from space", Energy Conversion & Management J., Vol. 42, 15-17, 2001, pp. 1769-1805.

N. Lior. "Lessons from California 's stumble into the dark ages: Disrespect of knowledge", editorial,  Energy – the International Journal, vol. 26, pp. 743-746, 2001.

"Analysis of a high efficiency-low emissions “Chemical Gas Turbine” system",  AIAA J. Propulsion & Power, Vol. 18, pp. 432-439, 2002 (with Takahisa Yamamoto, Tomohiko Furuhata, Norio Arai)

"A simple analytical model for predicting some features of the electrolytic steel-pickling process", Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, vol. 38, 3, 2002, pp. 238-246 (with N. Ipek , F. Bark , A. Eklund, A. Alemany).

“Thoughts about future power generation systems and the role of exergy analysis in their development”, Energy Conversion and Management J., vol. 43, 2002, pp. 1187-1198.

I.L. Leites, D.A. Sama, N. Lior, "The theory and practice of energy saving in the chemical industry: some methods for reducing thermodynamic irreversibility in chemical technology processes", Energy, vol. 28, 1, 2003, pp. 55 – 97, with Corrigendum, Energy, 29, 2, 2004, 301-304.

“Some Analytical And Numerical Solutions to Inverse Problems Applied to Phase-Transformation Tracking Gas Quenching”, ASME J. Heat Transfer, vol. 125, 1, 2003, pp. 1-10 (with M. Vynnycky, J. Ferrari) .

"An evaluation of gas quenching of steel rings by multiple-jet impingement", J. Materials Processing Technol., Volume 136, Issues 1-3 , 10 May 2003, Pages 190-201 (with Jérôme Ferrari, Jan Slycke).

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, "A novel near-zero emission thermal cycle with LNG cryogenic exergy utilization", Proc. ECOS 2003, Vol. 3, pp. 1467-1478, June 30-July 2, 2003, Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Error causes and magnitudes in thermochromic liquid crystal thermometry" paper IMECE2003-42101,  Proc. IMECE’03, 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16-21, 2003, ASME, NY (with R. Wiberg).

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “Configuration analysis of a novel zero CO2 emission cycle with LNG cryogenic exergy utilization”, paper IMECE2003-41958, Proc. IMECE’03, 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16-21, 2003, ASME, NY. Winner of the Best Paper Award, Systems Analysis Committee of the ASME Advance Energy Systems Division.

H. S. Al-Sharqawi, N. Lior.  “Conjugate computation of transient flow and heat & mass transfer between humid air and desiccant plates and channels”, Proc. IMECE’03, 2003 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, paper IMECE2003-41890, Washington, D.C., Nov. 16-21, 2003, ASME, NY.

R. Wiberg, N. Lior. "Errors in thermochromic liquid crystal thermometry", Review of Scientific Instruments,Vol. 75 (9), 2004, pp. 2985-2994.

"Membrane-distillation desalination: status and potential", Desalination, 171 (2004) 111-128 (with A.M. Alklaibi).

"Computational Study of velocity distribution and pressure drop for designing gas quench chamber and furnace ducts", J. Materials Processing Technol., 155-156 (2004) 1727-1733 (with O. Macchion and A. Rizzi).

H.S. Al-Sharqawi ad N. Lior, “Conjugate Computation of transient Flow and Heat &Mass Transfer between Humid Air and desiccant Plates and Channels, Numerical Heat Transfer A, 46, 2004, pp. 525-548.

Roland Wiberg and Noam Lior, "Temperature measurements using thermochromic liquid crystals" (in Photogallery), ASME J. Heat Transfer, vol. 126, 4, 2004, p. 503.

Na Zhang, Ruixian Cai, Noam Lior, "A novel ammonia-water cycle for power and  refrigeration cogeneration", Proc. IMECE ’04, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Paper IMECE 2004-60692, Anaheim, CA, 2004, ASME, NY, 2004.

N. Lior and H. S. Al-Sharqawi, "Exergy analysis of flow dehumidification by solid desiccants", Energy – The International Journal, 30, 6, (2005) 915-931. Corrigendum link.

Nulifer Ipek, Noam Lior, Anders Eklund, "Improvement of the electrolytic metal pickling process by inter-electrode insulation", Ironmaking and Steelmaking, vol. 32, 2005, pp. 87-96.

Roland Wiberg and Noam Lior, "Heat transfer from a cylinder in axial turbulent flows", International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 48 (2005) 1505–1517

Neil Zuckerman, Noam Lior, "Impingement heat transfer: correlations and numerical modeling", ASME J. Heat Transfer, May 2005 -- Volume 127, Issue 5, pp. 544-552.

A.M. Alklaibi and Noam Lior, "Transport analysis of air-gap membrane distillation", J. Membrane Science, 255 (2005) 239–253.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, "Configuration selection methodology for combined power/refrigeration ammonia-water cycles", Proc. ECOS 2005, Vol. 1, pp. 953-960, June 20-22, 2005, Trondheim , Norway .

Noam Lior and Na Zhang, "Energy, exergy, and Second Law performance criteria", Proc. ECOS 2005, Vol. 1, pp. 437-445, June 20-22, 2005, Trondheim, Norway.

Wladimir Sarmiento-Darkin and Noam Lior, “Methodology for intrinsic exergy analysis as guide for process improvement, with a fuel droplet combustion example”, ASME Paper IMECE2005-80554, Proc. IMECE2005, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005, Orlando, Florida USA, ASME, NY.

Neil Zuckerman and Noam Lior, “Jet impingement heat transfer on a circular cylinder by radial slot jets” ASME Paper IMECE2005-79565, Proc. IMECE2005, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005, Orlando, Florida USA, ASME, NY.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “A Novel Brayton Cycle With the Integration of Liquid Hydrogen Cryogenic Exergy Utilization”, ASME Paper IMECE2005-82368, Proc. IMECE2005, 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 5-11, 2005, Orlando, Florida USA, ASME, NY.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, “Configuration analysis of oxy-fuel cycles with natural gas reforming and CO2 capture”, ECOS 2006, 19th Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Crete, Greece, 2006..

Jason Tarlecki, Noam Lior, Na Zhang, “Evaluation of some thermal power cycles for use in space”, Proc. ECOS 2006, 19th Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Crete, Greece, 2006.

Noam Lior, Wladimir Sarmiento-Darkin, Hassan S. Al-Sharqawi, “The exergy fields in transport processes: Their calculation and use”, Energy 31 (2006) 553–578.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, "Proposal and analysis of a novel zero CO2 emission cycle with LNG cryogenic exergy utilization", ASME J. Engng Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 128,January 2006, pp. 81-91

A.M. Alklaibi and Noam Lior, “Heat and Mass Transfer Resistance Analysis of Membrane Distillation”, J. Membrane Science, 282 (2006) 362–369.

N. Zuckerman and N. Lior, “Heat transfer and temperature distributions in the fluid and cooled cylindrical solid during radial slot jet impingement cooling”, 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 2006.

Neil Zuckerman and Noam Lior, “Jet Impingement Heat Transfer:  Physics, Correlations, and Numerical Modeling”, Chapter 6 in Advances in Heat Transfer, Vol. 39, Elsevier, 2006.

N. Ipek, N. Lior, M. Vynnycky, F. H. Bark, “Numerical and experimental study of the effect of gas evolution in electrolytic pickling", J. Appl. Electrochemistry, Dec 2006, Vol. 36 Issue 12, p1367-1379.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, “Performance analysis of combined humidified gas turbine power generation and multi-effect thermal vapor compression desalination systems — Part 1: The desalination unit and its combination with a steam-injected gas turbine power system” Desalination 196 (2006) 84-104.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, "A novel near-zero emission thermal cycle with LNG cryogenic exergy utilization", Energy – The International Journal, 31, 2006, pp. 1666-1679.

Noam Lior and Na Zhang, "Energy, exergy, and Second Law performance criteria", Energy, Volume 32, Issue 4, April 2007, 281-296.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, “Performance analysis of combined humidified gas turbine power generation and multi-effect thermal vapor compression desalination systems — Part 2: The evaporative gas turbine based system and some discussions”, Desalination 207 (2007) 243-256.

A.M. Alklaibi and Noam Lior, “Comparative study of direct-contact and air-gap membrane distillation processes”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2007, 46, 584-590.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, “Fuel allocation in a combined steam-injected gas turbine and thermal seawater desalination system”, Desalination Vol. 214 (2007) 306-326.

Takahisa Yamamoto, Noam Lior, Tomohiko Furuhata, and Norio Arai,  A novel high-performance low-NOx fuel-rich/fuel-lean two-stage combustion gas and steam turbine system for power and heat generation, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers, Part A, Journal of Power and Energy, Vol. 221, 4, 433-446, 2007.

N. Zuckerman and N. Lior, “Radial Slot Jet Impingement Flow and Heat Transfer on a Cylindrical Target”, AIAA J. Thermophysics & Heat Transfer, 21, 3, 548-561, 2007.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “Development of a novel combined absorption cycle for power generation and refrigeration”, ASME Journal of Energy Resources and Technology, vol. 129, Sept. 2007, 254-265.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “Methodology for thermal design of novel combined refrigeration/power binary fluid systems”, Int. J. Refrigeration, Volume 30, Issue 6, September 2007, Pages 1072-1085.

Jason Tarlecki, Noam Lior, Na Zhang, "Analysis of thermal cycles and working fluids for power generation in space", Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 48, Issue 11, November 2007, Pages 2864-2878.

H. S. Al-Sharqawi and N. Lior, “Effect of Flow-Duct Geometry on Solid Desiccant Dehumidification”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2008, 47, 1569-1585.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “Two Novel Oxy-Fuel Power Cycles Integrated with Natural Gas Reforming and CO2 Capture”, Energy – The International Journal, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 340-351, 2008.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “A novel Brayton cycle with the integration of liquid hydrogen cryogenic exergy utilization”, Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, Volume 33, Issue 1, January 2008, pp. 214-224.

Neil Zuckerman, Noam Lior, “The relationship between the distributions of slot-jet-impingement convective heat transfer and the temperature in the cooled solid cylinder”, Numerical Heat Transfer A, 53:12, 1271 – 1293, 2008.

Noam Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible paths to the future”, Energy 33 (2008) 842–857.

Na Zhang and Noam Lior, “Comparative study of two low CO2 emission power generation system options with natural gas reforming”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 130, September 2008.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Meng Liu, Wei Han, COOLCEP (Cool Clean Efficient Power): Novel CO2-Capturing Oxy-Fuel Power Systems with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Coldness Energy Utilization, ECOS 2008, 21st Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Vol. II, pp. 543-550, Krakow, Poland, 2008.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, “Combined desalination and refrigeration systems  driven by low-grade heat” ASME Paper IMECE2008-67029, Proc. IMECE2008, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2-6, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, ASME, NY.

Meng Liu, Noam Lior, Na Zhang, Wei Han, Thermoeconomic optimization of COOLCEP-S: A novel zero-CO2-emission power cycle using LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) coldness, ASME Paper IMECE2008-66467, Proc. IMECE2008, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2-6, 2008, Boston, Massachusetts, ASME, NY.

M.A. Darwish, N.M. Al-Najem, N. Lior, Towards sustainable seawater desalting in the Gulf area, Desalination 235 (2009) 58–87.

Noam Lior, Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Gas-Cooling of Multiple Short Inline Disks in Flow Along Their Axis, Journal of ASTM International (JAI), Vol. 6, 2 (2009) 1-18.

Jyoti Parikh, Noam Lior, Energy and its sustainable development for India, Editorial Introduction and commentary to the Special Issue of Energy – The International Journal, Energy 34 (2009) 923–927.

Meng Liu, Noam Lior, Na Zhang, Wei Han, Thermoeconomic Analysis of a Novel Zero-CO2-Emission High-Efficiency Power Cycle Using LNG Coldness. Energy Conversion and Management 50 (2009) 2768–2781.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, Thermodynamic analysis of a low-temperature multi-effect evaporation seawater desalination system coupled with an absorption heat pump, ECOS 2009, 22d Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Foz do Iguaçú, Paraná, Brazil, 31 August - 3 September, 2009.

Gordana Stefanović and Noam Lior,  An energy and exergy analysis of fly ash use in cement and concrete production, Proc. ECOS 2009, 22d Conference on Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Foz do Iguaçú, Paraná, Brazil, 31 August - 3 September, 2009.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Use of low/mid-temperature solar heat for thermochemical upgrading of energy, with application to a novel chemically-recuperated gas-turbine power generation (SOLRGT) system, ASME Paper IMECE2009-13037, Proc. IMECE2009, 2009 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 13-19, 2009, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, ASME, NY. Winner of the ASME 2010 Edward F. Obert Award given for the outstanding paper on thermodynamics authored during the preceding 2 calendar years.

N. Lior, Energy resources and use: The present (2008) situation and possible sustainable paths to the future, Energy 35 (2010) 2631–2638.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Meng Liu, Wei Han, COOLCEP (Cool Clean Efficient Power): Novel CO2-Capturing Oxy-Fuel Power Systems with LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) Coldness Energy Utilization, Energy 35 (2010) 1200–1210..

Cristina Mariaca and  Noam Lior, Risks Associated with Increasing the Harvest Area for the Production of Brazilian Ethanol Fuel, Proc. ECOS 2010,: the 23d International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14-17 June 2010,  http://www.ecos2010.ch

N. Lior, “Sustainable Energy Development: The Present (2009) Situation and Possible Paths to the Future”, Energy 35 (2010) 3976-3994.

Honguang Jin, Noam Lior, Xiliang Zhang, Energy and its sustainable development for China: Editorial introduction and commentary for the special issue of Energy – The international journal. Energy 35 (2010) 4246–4256

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, Proposal and analysis of a high-efficiency combined desalination and refrigeration system based on the LiBr–H2O absorption cycle—Part 1 – System configuration and mathematical model. Energy Conversion and Management 52 (2011) 220–227.

Yongqing Wang and Noam Lior, Proposal and analysis of a high-efficiency combined desalination and refrigeration system based on the LiBr–H2O absorption cycle—Part 2 - Thermal performance analysis and discussions. Energy Conversion and Management 52 (2011) 228–235.

Aleksander Zidanšek, Milan Ambrožić, Maja Milfelner, Robert Blinc, Noam Lior, Solar orbital power: Sustainability analysis. Energy 36 (2011) 1986-1995.

N. Lior, Energy resources and use: The present situation, possible sustainable paths to the future, and the thermodynamic perspective. Ch. 8 in “Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources”, B. R. Bakshi, T.G. Gutowski, D.P. Sekulić (Eds), pp. 212-234, Cambridge University Press, NY, 2011.

Noam Lior, The ECOS 2009 World Energy Panel: An introduction to the Panel and to the present (2009) situation in sustainable energy development, Energy 36 (2011) 3620-3628.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Hongguang Jin, The energy situation and its sustainable development strategy in China. Energy 36 (2011) 3639-3649.

Chending Luo, Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Hu Lin. Proposal and analysis of a dual-purpose system integrating a chemically recuperated gas turbine cycle with thermal seawater desalination. Energy 36 (2011) 3791-3803.

Yongqing Wang, Noam Lior. Thermoeconomic analysis of a low-temperature multi-effect thermal desalination system coupled with an absorption heat pump. Energy 36 (2011) 3878-3887.

 
Hassan S. Al-Sharqawi, Noam Lior, Transient Two-Dimensional Dehumidification and Desorption Behavior of Plate Desiccants under Humid Air Flow: a Conjugate Model That Includes Diffusion and Adsorption/Desorption within the Desiccant. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2011, 50, 8859–8880.

John Chung-Ling Chien, Noam Lior, Concentrating solar thermal power as a viable alternative in China’s electricity supply. Energy Policy 39 (2011) 7622–7636.

Noam Lior, Sustainable Energy Development (May 2011) With Some Game-Changers. Energy 40 (2012), pp. 3-18.

Noam Lior, Sustainable energy development: The present (2011) situation and possible paths to the future. Energy 43 (2012) 174-191.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Use of Low/Mid-Temperature Solar Heat for Thermochemical Upgrading of Energy, Part I: Application to a Novel Chemically-Recuperated Gas-Turbine Power Generation (SOLRGT) System.

ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, July 2012, vol. 134, 7, 072301 1-14.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Use of Low/Mid-Temperature Solar Heat for Thermochemical Upgrading of Energy, Part II: A Novel Zero-Emissions Design (ZE-SOLRGT) of the Solar Chemically-Recuperated Gas-Turbine Power Generation System (SOLRGT) guided by its Exergy Analysis. ASME J. of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, July 2012, vol. 134, 7, 072302 1-8.

Noam Lior, Albert Girbal-Puig, The integrated heat storage flash boiler (HSFB): Review, principles, design and testing. Paper IMECE2012-89061, Proceedings of the ASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition IMECE2012 November 9-15, 2012, Houston, Texas, USA

Noam Lior, Mirrors in the sky: Status, sustainability, and some supporting materials experiments. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 18 (2013) 401–415.

Noam Lior, Sustainability Ethics and Metrics: Strategies for Damage Control and Prevention, Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management 1(1) (2013) 15-24.

Ting Yue, Noam Lior, Na Zhang,  Critical Review of Hybrid Power Cycles Part 1: Using Multiple Direct Heat Sources of Different Temperatures,Proc. ECOS 2013 - the 26th international conference on Efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, July 16-19, 2013, Guilin, China.

Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Yuejun Yan, Ting Yue, Qiang Chen, Critical Review of Hybrid Power Cycles Part 2: Using thermochemical upgrading, Proc. ECOS 2013 - the 26th international conference on Efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems, July 16-19, 2013, Guilin, China.

Yongqing Wang, Zhilong Xu, Noam Lior, Hui Zeng, Experimental investigation of a solar thermal driven vacuum membrane distillation desalination system, Proc. ECOS 2013 - the 26th international conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, July 16-19, 2013, Guilin, China.

N. Lior, “Water desalination sustainability: critical review and a proposed methodology”, Paper TIAN13-179, Proc. The International Desalination Association World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse 2013 / Tianjin, China, 20-25 October 2013.

Liuli Sun, Wei Han, Na Zhang, Noam Lior, Hongguang Jin, Investigation of an Ammonia-Water Based Power/Cooling Cogeneration System Using Sensible Waste Heat, Paper IMECE2013-62879, IMECE2013, November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA

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Invited Keynote Papers

 

"Irreversibility in combustion", invited keynote paper,  Proc. of ECOS '01: Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Istanbul , Turkey , vol. 1, pp. 39-48, 2001.

"Some second law aspects of fuel use and its effects on the environment" invited presentation, the Gordon Research Conference on Modern Developments in Thermodynamics, Ventura , CA , March 2001. "Water Demand and Water Desalination Technologies", invited keynote lecture and paper, Dubrovnik 2002 Conference on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", June 2-7, 2002, Dubrovnik , Croatia

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"The state and perspectives of research in the energy field", invited keynote paper, The Third International Biennial Workshop "Advances in Energy Studies: Reconsidering the Importance of Energy",  pp. 351-364, Porto Venere , Italy , 24-28 September 2002

 

"Energy resources: the present situation and possible paths to the future", invited paper, Gordon Conference on Modern Developments in Thermodynamics, Il Ciocco , Italy , May 2003.

"Water Resources, and the Science and Technology for their Enhancement and Preservation" invited keynote presentation at the 2d UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, 15-20 June 2003, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, "The cooling process in gas quenching" invited keynote presentation and paper, Proc. International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology, AMPT 2003, Vol. 1, pp. 171-179, July 2003, Dublin, Ireland, and J. Materials Processing Technol. 155-156 (2004), 1881-1888.

"Energy resources: the present situation and possible paths to the future" (the conference opening presentation), the Global Watch conference sponsored by Stat Oil Co., 29 August 2003, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

"The Exergy Fields in Transport Processes: Their Calculation and Use", invited keynote presentation and paper, Proc. ASME – ZSIS International Thermal Science Seminar II, Bled, Slovenia, June 13 – 16, 2004, pp. 155-169 (with W. Sarmiento-Darkin, H. S. Al-Sharqawi).

N. Lior, "Sustainable power for earth by generation in space?" speaker on the panel "Future power generation" at the ECOS’05 Congress, Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Trondheim, Norway, June 2005.  

N. Lior, "Sustainable power for earth by generation in space?" speaker on the panel "Energy strategy for sustainable development" at the Dubrovnik 2005 Conferences on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", June 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, “About sustainability metrics”, Invited presentation in the Panel on Thermal Design and Optimization for Sustainability,13th  International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia, August 2006.

N. Lior, “Water resources and desalination”, Invited Plenary Lecture, PRES 06 (9th Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), joint with CHISA 2006 (17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering), Praha, Czech Republic, August 2006.

N. Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible paths to the future”, Invited Keynote Lecture, PRES 06 (9th  Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), joint with CHISA 2006 (17th International Congress of Chemical and Process Engineering), Praha, Czech Republic, August 2006.

N. Lior, “Future power generation and the role of renewable energy”, Invited Keynote Lecture, Arab Regional Solar Energy Conference (ARSEC, chapter of the International Solar Energy Society), Bahrain, November 4-6, 2006.

N. Lior, “About sustainability metrics”, invited panelist on the panel on Sustainable energy development status at the NSF Workshop “Frontiers in Transport Phenomena Research & Education: Energy Systems, Biological Systems, Security, Information Technology and Nanotechnology” University of Connecticut in Storrs on May 17 and 18, 2007.

N. Lior, Invited panelist and speaker on the panel “Renewable Energy – Potential and Integration”, in The International Hydropower Association World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 29-31 May, 2007, Antalya, Turkey.

N. Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible paths to the future”,  invited keynote presentation at the 4th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,  June 4-8 2007, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, “About sustainability metrics”, invited panelist in the Special Session: "Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources", at the 4th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,  June 4-8 2007, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, Invited Panelist on the Panel "Energy challenges in the 21st century: perspectives and research programs", ECOS 2007: 20th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Padova, Italy, June 25-28, 2007.

N. Lior, “Future power generation and the role of renewable energy”, Oil and Arab Cooperation - Refereed journal published quarterly by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), Vol. 33, Issue 121, Spring 2007, 145-179 (in Arabic).  Invited by OAPEC.

N. Lior, “The Exergy Fields in Processes“, invited panelist in the International Symposium "Meeting the Entropy Challenge" in Honor and Memory of J.H. Keenan, October 4-5, 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,Boston, MA.

N. Lior and Yongqing Wang, “Combined Humidified Gas Turbine Power Generation and Desalination Systems” invited paper for the Symposium “Towards Innovative Desalination and Power Generation in Kuwait” Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, 9-11 December, 2007, Kuwait.

N. Lior, “Sustainable paths to energy development”, invited keynote talk in the “Sustainable Development and Climate Changes” (“Održivi razvoj i klimatske promene”) Conference, Niš, Serbia, 19-20 June 2008.

N. Lior, "The Science and Art of Archival Engineering Publication", invited keynote talk in the “Sustainable Development and Climate Changes” (“Održivi razvoj i klimatske promene”) Conference, Niš, Serbia, 19-20 June 2008.

N. Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible paths to the future”, invited keynote presentation at ECOS 2008: 21st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Krakow, Poland, June 24-27, 2008.

 N. Lior, "About sustainability metrics for energy development", invited keynote presentation at the 6th Biennial International Workshop "Advances in Energy Studies", Graz, Austria, 29 June – 2 July 2008.

N. Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible sustainable paths to the future”,  invited keynote presentation at SET 2008, the 7th Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Seoul, Korea, 24-27 August 2008.

N. Lior, “Energy resources and use: the present situation and possible sustainable paths to the future”,  invited opening  keynote presentation at SEEP 2009, the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, Dublin, Ireland, 11-14 August 2009.

N. Lior, Coordinator and Chair of the “World Energy Panel” composed of 7 leading energy experts from South and North America, the European Union, China, India and Japan, which surveyed the world energy situation and its environmental, economic and social impacts and offered directions and predictions for the future, at ECOS 2009: the 22nd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, In which he also presented the introductory talk  “Sustainable energy development: A brief introduction to the present (2009) situation”, Foz do Iguaçú, Paraná, Brazil, 31 August - 3 September, 2009.

N. Lior, “Sustainable Energy Development: The Present (2009) Situation and Possible Paths to The Future”, invited opening  keynote presentation and paper at the 5th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,  September 29 – 3 October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, Coordinator of the Round Table: “the Energy-water Interdependence” (9 panelists) and introductory presenter, at the 5th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,  September 29 – 3 October 2009, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

N. Lior, “Possible sustainable paths to future energy generation and use”, an invited paper at the 90th Anniversary Conference “Vision of Engineering” of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, 9 November 2009, pp. 34-65 in the book “Vision of Engineering”, Fakultet Strojarstvo i Brodogradnje, Zagreb, Croatia, ISBN 978-953-6313-75-4.

N. Lior, “Exergy Losses in Combustion” invited presentation as a contribution to the discussion on “Ideal thermodynamic efficiency limits for IC engines” at the “Engine Stretch Efficiency Colloquium” organized by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the USDOE Office of the Vehicle Technologies, at USCAR, Detroit, MI, March 3-4, 2010.

N. Lior, “The current status and possible sustainable paths to future energy “generation” and use”, invited keynote presentation and proceedings paper at the 1st International Nuclear and Renewable Energy Conference (INREC10), Amman Jordan, March 21-24, 2010.

N. Lior, “Sustainability analysis applied to future energy development”, invited keynote presentation and paper at the 2010 National Meeting of the Korea Society of Energy and Climate Change, Seoul, Korea, 2010.

N. Lior, “Water desalination: Status, challenges and potential”, The 3d International Workshop on Solar and Waste – Heat Powered Desalination and Cooling, 2010, Seoul, Korea.

N. Lior, “Comments on Energy Efficiency and an (unofficial) Introduction to the Status of the U.S. Energy Efficiency Program”, as invited member of the Round Table  “Energy Efficiency Research” of  ECOS 2010,: the 23d International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Lausanne, Switzerland, 14-17 June 2010

N. Lior and N. Zhang, Recovery of cryogenic energy and exergy for power generation and CO2 capture, Invited Keynote Paper, IMAT 2010: 5th International Meeting of Advances in Thermofluids, Singapore, 30 November 2010.

N. Lior, “Sustainable energy development: A brief introduction to the present (May 2011) situation. ECOS 2011: the 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Novi Sad, Serbia, 4-7 July, 2011. ISBN 978-86-6055-016-5.

N. Lior. "Sustainability ethics: a call for damage control and prevention". ECOS 2011: the 24th International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, Novi Sad, Serbia, 4-7 July, 2011. ISBN 978-86-6055-016-5.  Expanded version published as: Noam Lior, Sustainable Energy Development (May 2011) With Some Game-Changers. Energy 40 (2012), pp. 3-18.

N. Lior. "Reconciling long-term Sustainable Development and R&D planning with the short-term preferences that drive governments, businesses, institutions, and individuals". Paper FP-85 in the 6th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, September 26-29 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-7738-12-9.

N. Lior, “Sustainable Energy Development: The Present (2011) Situation and Possible Paths to The Future”, invited opening  keynote presentation and proceedings paper at the 6th UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems,  September 26-29 2011, Dubrovnik, Croatia. ISBN 978-953-7738-12-9.

N. Lior, “The Status of Sustainable Energy Development and Possible Paths to the Future” invited keynote lecture to the 2nd International Conference on Advances in Energy Engineering (ICAEE2011) http://www.aphci.org/icaee2011/index.htm, December 27-28, 2011, Bangkok, Thailand.

N. Lior,”Sustainable Energy Development: The Present (May 2012) Situation and Possible Paths to the Future”, invited keynote presentation at SEEP 2012, the 5th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection, Dublin, Ireland, June 5-8 2012. http://www.dcu.ie/conferences/seep_2012/

N. Lior, “Exergy analysis as a guide for a high engine efficiency potential”, invited talk in the “Future Engine Technology Forum” of the 5th International Symposium on Clean and High Efficiency Combustion in Engines, ISCE’2013, 1-3 July 2013, Tianjin, China. http://www.skle.cn/english/international/show.jsp?informationid=201305211145068658&classid=201212201201472848

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Professional Societies:

  • International Desalination Association (formerly IDEA), Member, Constitution Committee, 1979‑1982

  • International Solar Energy Society:

Director, (elected) of the American Section, 1978‑1980

Chairman, (elected) of the Engineering Division, American Section,  1978‑1981

Director, (elected) of the Engineering Division, American Section,               1981‑1984

Chairman, Standards Committee, American Section, 1978‑1981

Member, Nominating Committee, American Section, 1979

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science,

    Representative of AS/ISES on Committee M (Engineering), 1979‑1982

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers:

    Chairman, Heat Transfer Division, Philadelphia Section 1975‑1977, and Member of the Division's Steering Committee 1974‑1980t

    Chairman, Basic Engineering Section, Philadelphia Section, 1977‑1978

    Chairman, Professional Divisions, Philadelphia Section, 1978‑1979

    Member, Solar Energy Division Committee on Solar Heating and Cooling, 1981‑1984

    Member, Committee K6, Heat Transfer in Energy Systems, 1984‑; Co-Chair 1995-1997

       KCR for the IMECE 2001

    Fellow, 1991

    Member, Advanced Energy Systems Division Committee, 1992-

    Member, Heat Transfer Division Honors and Awards Committee, 1993-1996

    Co-Chair, Committee K6, Heat Transfer in Energy Systems, 1995‑1997

    Member, ASME Solar Energy Division Committee on Fundamentals

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow, 2003

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Selected Professional Activities:

  • Co-organizer and -Chairman (with I. Tanasawa, U. of Tokyo ) of the Oji International Seminar on Advanced Heat Transfer in Processing and Manufacturing of New Materials, Tomakomai , Japan , October 28-31, 1990.
  • Member, of the Renewable Energy Resources and of the Heat Exchangers Working Groups, NSF Workshop on "Thermal Sciences: Emerging Technologies and Critical Phenomena", 1991.
  • Member, Executive Committee of the International Symp. on Advanced Energy Conversion Systems and Related Technologies (RAN 95), Nagoya , Japan , Dec. 4-6, 1995.
  • Faculty Advisor, The Pennsylvania Triangle, 1996-
  • Member, Advisory Board of the 1st Pacific Symposium on Flow Visualization and Image Processing, Honolulu , Hawaii , February 1997.
  • Member, Scientific  Organizing Committee of FLOWERS '97, the Florence World Energy Research Symposium, Florence Italy , 1997.
  • Member, Executive Committee of the 2nd International Symp. on Advanced Energy Conversion Systems and Related Technologies (RAN 98), Nagoya , Japan , Dec. 1-3, 1998.
  • Member, Scientific  Organizing Committee, and invited keynote speaker, the International ECOS '99 Symposium, June 8-10, 1999, Tokyo , Japan .
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, and invited keynote speaker, The 4th International Conference on New Energy Systems and Conversions, June 27-30, 1999, Osaka, Japan.
  • Member, Scientific Council of the International Centre for Applied Thermodynamics, 1999-
  • Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, the International ECOS '00 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, June 8-10, 2000, Enschede, Holland .
  • Member, International Advisory Committee, The 5th International Conference on New Energy Systems and Conversions, 2001, Shanghai , China .
  • Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, and invited keynote speaker, the International ECOS '01 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, June 4-6, 2001, Istanbul , Turkey .
  • Member, International Advisory Board of the 3rd International Symp. on Advanced Energy Conversion Systems and Related Technologies (RAN 01), and invited keynote speaker, Tokyo , Japan , Dec. 15-17, 2001.
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board, Dubrovnik UNESCO sponsored Conference on Sustainable Development Of Energy, Water And Environment Systems, June 2-7 2002, Dubrovnik , Croatia
  • Member, Scientific Committee, the International ECOS '02 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, July 3-5, 2002, Berlin , Germany .
  •  Member, Scientific Committee of the 11th SolarPACES International Symposium on Concentrated Solar Power and Chemical Energy Technologies, September 4–6, 2002, Zurich , Switzerland .
  • Member, Scientific Board of the  International Conference on the occasion of Lars Onsager's 100th birthday: "Transport and dissipation in complex systems" June 1-5, 2003, Norwegian University of Science and Technology , Trondheim , Norway
  • Member, Scientific Council, the International ECOS '03 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, June 30 to July 2, 2003, Copenhagen , Denmark .
  • Member Scientific Committee, Dubrovnik 2003 Conference on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", 2003, Dubrovnik , Croatia .
  • Member, Scientific Council, the International ECOS '04 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2004, Guanajuato , Mexico .
  • Member, Scientific Council, the International ECOS '05 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2005, Trondheim , Norway .
  • Organizer and Chair of a panel presentation by international experts on "Future power generation" at the ECOS’05 Congress, Efficiency, Costs, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems, Trondheim, Norway, June 2005.
  • Organizer and Chair of a panel presentation by international experts on "Energy strategy for sustainable development" at the Dubrovnik 2005 Conferences on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", June 2005, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Member, Advisory Committee and Scientific Council, the International ECOS '06 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2006, Crete , Greece .
  • Member, International Scientific Committee - PRES'06 (9th  Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), Prague, Czech Republic, 2006.
  • Member, International Advisory Committee of the ENERGY AND WATER SECURITY IN THE ARAB WORLD-2007 (EWSAW-2007) conference under the auspices of the Arab Academy of Sciences the International Centre for Water and Energy Systems (ICWES), and UAE University, Al Ain, 2007, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Member Scientific Committee, Dubrovnik 2007 Conference on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", 2007, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Member, Advisory Committee and Scientific Council, the International ECOS '07 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2007, Padova, Italy..
  • Member, International Scientific Committee - PRES'07 (10th  Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), 2007, Ischia Island, Gulf of Naples, Italy.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee - PRES'08 (11th  Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Member, Advisory Committee and Scientific Council, the International ECOS '08 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2008, Cracow, Poland..
  • Member, Advisory Committee and Scientific Council, the International ECOS '09 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2009, Brazil.
  • Member, Graduate Group of International Studies, University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies (MA/MBA program), 2007-
  • Chair, International Scientific Committee, Dubrovnik Conferences on "Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems", Dubrovnik, Croatia, 2008 -2010.
  • Member, International Scientific Committee - PRES'09 (12th Conference “Process Integration, Modeling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction”), Rome, Italy, 2009.
  • Member, Scientific advising Committee, The 4th Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection conference, June 29/July 4, 2010, Bari, Italy
  • Member, Advisory Committee and Scientific Council, the 22d International ECOS '09 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2009, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
  • Chairman, “World Energy Panel”, the 22d International ECOS '09 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2009, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
  • Member, Advisory Committee the International ECOS '10 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Chair, Scientific Committee, and Member of the Management Board, International Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environmental Systems, 2010-2012
  • Member, University of Pennsylvania Institute for Environmental Science, Program Committee of the Master of Environmental Studies (MES) Program.
  • Member, Faculty Advising Committee, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School 'Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL)'.
  • Member, Penn Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group (charged to work on attaining Penn President Gutmann’s goals for campus sustainability),2007-
  • Co-Chair, the International ECOS '11 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2011, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2011.
  • Conference Co-Chair and President of the International Scientific Committee, ECOS 2011, the 24th Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, 4 to7 July 2011 Novi Sad, Serbia.
  • Member, Advisory Committee the International ECOS '12 (Efficiency, Energy, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Aspects of Energy Systems and Processes) Symposium, 2012, Perugia, Italy.
  • Member, Scientific Advising Committee, The 5th Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection conference, June 5/June 9, 2012, Dublin, Ireland
  • Member Scientific Advisory Committee of the 8th International Workshop on ADVANCES IN ENERGY STUDIES 2012, Mumbai, India, 25-27 October 2012.

  • Member, International Scientific Committee member, PRES’12, 15th Conference on Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction 25 – 29 Aug 2012, Prague, CZ

  • Member, Advisory Committee and Co-Chair of the International Scientific Committee, ECOS 2013, the 26th Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, 16 to 19 July 2013 Guilin, China.
  • Associate Member, Club of Rome, 2012-

  • Guest Professor of the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 2013-
  • Member, International Scientific Committee, PRES’13, 16th Conference Process Integration, Modelling and Optimisation for Energy Saving and Pollution Reduction, 29 September -October  2013, Rhodes, Greece

  • Member, Scientific Advising Committee, The 6th Sustainable Energy and Environmental Protection conference, MARIBOR, August 20-23, 2013

  • Chair and organizer of the “Towards clean coal” panel at ECOS 2013, the 26th Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems, 16 to 19 July 2013, Guilin, China.

  • Member of the Panel “CFD/EFD Choice? – A Dilemma for Industries”, Sponsored by the ASME CFD & Fluid Measurements & Instrumentation Technical Committees of FED Division & Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Technical Committee of AES Division; Invited presentation “The Vital Role of Error Analysis in CFD and EFD”, IMECE2013, November 15-21, 2013, San Diego, California, USA.

     

     

     

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