The Sixteenth Heat Transfer Photogallery was sponsored by the K-22 Heat Transfer Visualization Committee for both the 2012 Summer Heat Transfer Conference held in Puerto Rico, USA, on July 8–12, 2012, and the 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition (IMECE) held in Houston, Texas in USA, on Nov. 9–15, 2012. Both Photogallery sessions presented a total of 19 entries and the peer-reviewed evaluation conducted by the participants has identified the 11 entries for publication in this ASME Journal of Heat Transfer August issue of 2013.

The purpose of publishing these entries is to draw attention to the innovative features of optical diagnostic techniques and aesthetic qualities of thermal processes. To focus on visualization images and schematics, the text is kept to a minimum and further details should be found directly from the authors. Our wish is that the journal readers enjoy viewing these collections,...

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