Dr. Shah has been active in design, analysis, and research in many areas of mechanical
engineering. These include heat transfer, fluid flow, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing , fire
protection, energy conservation, and renewable energy systems.
Dr. Shah has designed HVAC systems for most facilities including power plants, schools, hospitals, laboratories, computer rooms, communication centers, motels, dormitories, apartment houses, etc.Many of them involved analyses and features to minimize energy consumption.
He is well-known for the development of general predictive techniques for heat transfer during boiling and condensation which are widely used in the industry and are included in most reference books. He has over 50 publications including research papers and chapters in engineering handbooks.
He has been involved with various ASHRAE Technical committees including 1.3, 8.4, and 8.10. He was honored with ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Shah obtained BSME degree from Aligarh University in India, MSME from California State University, and PhD from University of Sunderland in UK.