A. Louis London is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is considered a pioneer in heat exchanger research, the benefits of which have been reflected in advancements in aircraft engines and miniaturization of electronic equipment. He has authored numerous monographs on compact heat exchangers and convection heat transfer that have become standard references of mechanical engineering. He is a past director of the office of Naval Research heat transfer and thermodynamics program.
Mr. London is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education, the American Association of University Professors, the American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Academy of Engineering.
He has received several ASME awards for gas turbine and heat transfer design, the 1930 James Harry Potter Gold Medal for innovative education in applied thermodynamics, and the 1984 Max Jacob Memorial Award. He holds the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.