Kenneth Diller
University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ken Diller’s primary areas of research focus on the broad field of biomedical heat transfer. Throughout his long career he has been a pioneer in applying engineering tools for defining and developing many application areas in this field, including cryopreservation of tissues for transplantation, burn injury prevention and treatment, cancer hyperthermia, NASA space suit design, and manipulating human thermoregulation for medical purposes. His current studies include management of core body temperature and peripheral blood flow to facilitate achieving quality sleep, to lower blood pressure overnight to reduce the probability of vascular diseases, and to sustain superior perioperative warming. He has also been a leader in research on inquiry-based learning in higher education. He has more than forty filed or issued patents, a majority of which are licensed for commercialization, and he has published more than 300 archival papers and books.