John Newman is Charles W. Tobias Chair of Electrochemistry (emeritus), Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Berkeley. At the same time, he was also a senior scientist and principal investigator at the Energy Technologies Area (ETA), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, California, USA. He received his BS degree from Northwestern University, Illinois, USA, and MS degree and PhD from UC Berkeley. He has been a recipient of the Onsager Professorship, 2002, of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. His current research focuses on the analysis and design of electrochemical systems, with batteries, fuel cells, turbulence, and renewable energy receiving the most attention. He is the author of over 300 technical publications, numerous plenary and invited lectures, and the book Electrochemical Systems. Vincent Battaglia is a research scientist at LBNL, where he heads the Energy Storage Group of the ETA. He received his BS degree in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, and his MS degree and PhD in chemical engineering from UC Berkeley with an emphasis in electrochemical engineering. He joined Argonne National Laboratory, Washington, DC, as a postdoctoral fellow and was later appointed as a chemical engineer, then technical coordinator for DOC PNGV office and coordinator of DOE VTO Battery Research there. He specializes in battery design, fabrication, and testing, and his current research focuses on the science of electrode formulation as it relates to manufacturing and performance. He has received the Pacesetter Award from Argonne National Laboratory, the DOE R&D Award, the 2013 R&D 100 Award, and the FMC Corporation external research collaboration award.
These lecture notes are invaluable and belong in the hands of teachers and researchers of transport phenomena. Prof. Newman presents the material in a clear and coherent manner that will offer insights and new perspectives even for experienced practitioners. The classic solutions for laminar and turbulent flow are described concisely and are always well referenced to the original work. Though often thought of as a mature field, the remaining challenges and discrepancies are identified. -Prof. Tom Fuller, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA This treatise distinguishes itself from other treatments of this subject in two ways. First, it provides extensive breadth and depth to key topics in transport phenomena. Second, it focuses on how to formulate general equation systems and how to solve several important problems using various mathematical methods. In this context, the treatment is complemented by The Newman Lectures on Mathematics. In addition, The Newman Lectures on Thermodynamics provides a foundation for understanding the thermodynamics of irreversible processes, which are central to formulating transport equations. The historical underpinnings add a welcome texture to the exposition. -Dr. Mark Verbrugge, General Motors, USA