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On the Bookshelf: Recent Books by Alumni/ae

Tribology of Interface Layers
Hooshang Heshmat
88 • CRC Press, 2010

Tribology of Interface Layers

To this point, the field of lubrication has been conceptualized using several noncontiguous modes of operation — boundary, fluid-film, and dry and solid lubrication. Tribology of Interface Layers introduces a new concept wherein disparate modes are shown to actually be particular phases of a tribological continuum spanning a wide array of material lubricants.

Hooshang Heshmat, Ph.D. ’88, a leading authority in foil bearings and powder lubrication technologies, is founder and president of Mohawk Innovative Technology Inc. (MiTi).

Deadly Dairy Deception
Robert Bibb, M.D., ’72 • Tate Publishing, 2010

Deadly Dairy Deception

Americans consistently hear about the benefits of dairy consumption, including being a source of calcium and vitamin D. In this book, the author exposes the potential downfalls of consuming dairy products. He presents detailed information on genes and hormones that affect the cells that produce cancer, and provides research and statistics linking dairy products to cancer. He offers proof that a dairy-free diet can serve as a preventative or perhaps curative method for prostate and breast cancer.

Robert Bibb, M.D., earned his master’s of engineering in environmental engineering at Rensselaer in 1972.

Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations
Jaime Benitez ’75 • Wiley, 2009

Principles and Modern Applications of Mass Transfer Operations

This textbook is designed for courses in mass transfer operations, a staple in a chemical engineering curriculum. The second edition is updated to discuss many developing topics in mass transfer operations not discussed in the first, including membrane separations, chromatography and other adsorptive processes, ion exchange, electrophoresis, multistage batch distillation, differential transport equations, and boundary layers. This new edition also incorporates mass transfer phenomena in biological systems, making it applicable in biochemical engineering as well as chemical engineering.

Jaime Benitez, Ph.D. ’75, is a professor in the chemical engineering department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez.

Stash
David Klein ’95 • Broadway Books, 2010

Stash

In his debut novel, called “a page-turning story of suburbia and its secrets,” the author portrays how the unintended consequences of one bad decision spread exponentially and change the fates of many people. Told from multiple perspectives and driven by psychological suspense and an escalating plot, this novel examines the moral complications that arise when one’s determination to do the right thing collides head-on with human fallibility and desire.

David Klein, M.S. ’95, owns and operates a marketing communications firm in Delmar, N.Y. His short fiction has appeared in a variety of literary magazines

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