Francesco Ricci, a senior in the chemical engineering program at Manhattan College and a resident of Briarcliff Manor, has co-authored the textbook Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer by Louis Theodore, Francesco Ricci and Timothy Vanvliet. He has also recently been accepted into doctoral programs at Princeton University, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. The book was published by John Wiley and Sons, Inc. in 2009.
Ricci is currently co-authoring a textbook on the topic of mass transfer, Mass Transfer Operations for the Practicing Engineer (L. Theodore and F. Ricci) which is scheduled for release by Wiley in mid-2010. His other publication experience includes serving as a contributing author to Introduction to Environmental Management. During his tenure at Manhattan College, Ricci has received numerous academic awards and scholarships. Ricci is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Omega Chi Epsilon, and Pen & Sword honor societies. His GPA at Manhattan is currently 3.99.
Thermodynamics for the Practicing Engineer is written for all practicing engineers and anyone studying to become one. The authors focus on applications of thermodynamics. They cover the technical and pragmatic problems in the field, and provide readers with a solid base in thermodynamics theory.
This textbook includes sections on enthalpy effects, equilibrium thermodynamics, environmental concerns, economics, ethics, “exergy” analysis and more. It offers both detailed examples and practice problems to give the reader an opportunity to explore real-world problems.
The co-authors are Louis Theodore, ENG SCD, a consultant for Theodore Tutorials, a company specializing in providing training solutions to industry, academia and government, and Timothy Vanvliet, Manhattan College chemical engineering alumnus and a member of Omega Chi Epsilon. Both have distinguished resumes. For more information about this book, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org