Alex Fowler

Alex Fowler, PhD


Mechanical Engineering



Violette Research 217


1993Duke UniversityPhD in Mechanical Engineering
1987Wesleyan UniversityBA in Philosophy




Research interests

  • Thermal Science
  • Biotransport
  • Cryopreservation

Select publications

  • Fowler AJ and Bejan A (1991).
    "The effect of shrinkage on the cooking of meat"
    International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 12, 375-383.
  • Fowler AJ and Bejan A (1993).
    "Contact melting during sliding on ice"
    International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 36, 1171-1179.
  • Lim JS, Fowler AJ and Bejan A (1993).
    "Porous medium model for a space filled with a fluid and fibers coated with a phase change material"
    Journal of Heat Transfer, 115, 1044-1050.


Dr. Fowler joined the faculty at UMass Dartmouth in 1994 where he received tenure in 2000 and was promoted to Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 2007. During that time he also served as a Research Fellow in the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and as a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Engineering in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. 

His prior administrative experience includes serving as Chairperson of Mechanical Engineering, as the founding director of the Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology PhD program, as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and as Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research Development.

Dr. Fowler also served brief periods as the Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs and as Interim Director of the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Center.

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