Art was born in New York City on August 9, 1935, to Edward and Victoria Bergles, who had immigrated to the USA from Austria. A self-taught engineer, Edward and his family moved to Rhinebeck, NY, where he completed building a hydroelectric power plant in 1938, which ran almost continuously for 47 years, with Art's help, producing 25 kW power; clearly Art's introduction to and interest in engineering developed at a very early age. After schooling at a one-room schoolhouse, and subsequently the Rhinebeck Central School System, where he graduated as a valedictorian and earned his Eagle Scout, Art joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 to study Mechanical Engineering. At MIT, he received his combined SB and SM degrees in 1958, and subsequently his Ph.D. in 1962, all in Mechanical Engineering, with an intervening year spent as a Fulbright Scholar at the Technical University...
In Memoriam: Professor Arthur E. Bergles (1935–2014), the Pioneering Advocate of Enhanced Heat Transfer and Energy Conservation
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Contributed by the Heat Transfer Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF THERMAL SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. Manuscript received June 17, 2014; final manuscript received June 25, 2014; published online April 15, 2015. Assoc. Editor: S. A. Sherif.
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Manglik, R. M., Jensen, M. K., Bar-Cohen, A., and Ayub, Z. H. (September 1, 2015). "In Memoriam: Professor Arthur E. Bergles (1935–2014), the Pioneering Advocate of Enhanced Heat Transfer and Energy Conservation." ASME. J. Thermal Sci. Eng. Appl. September 2015; 7(3): 030101. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4027949
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