Adrian Bejan received all his degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology: B.S. (1971, Honors Course), M.S. (1972, Honors Course) and Ph.D. (1975). He was a Miller Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley (1976-1978). He is the J.A. Jones Distinguished Professor at Duke University. His research is in thermodynamics, applied physics, and the constructal law of design and evolution in nature.
Constructal Law: For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier and easier access to its currents (1996).
Adrian Bejan is the author of 30 books and over 600 peer-refereed journal articles. In 2001 he was ranked by ISI among the 100 most-cited authors in all Engineering (all fields, all countries, living or deceased). He was awarded 18 honorary doctorates from universities in 11 countries, for example the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), the University of Rome I “La Sapienza”, and INSA Lyon. He received numerous international awards for thermal sciences. He is a member of the Academy of Europe.