Rhett Mayor

Rhett Mayor

Associate Professor

Dr. Mayor is a distinguished expert in thermal sciences, electro-mechanical machine design, and micro-manufacturing. As the inventor of the DwHX cooling technology for electric machines, he specializes in the research and development of advanced power electronics cooling, electric machine design, micro-power generation, and sustainable energy systems. Alongside his technical pursuits, Dr. Mayor has a rich entrepreneurial backdrop, having navigated product-oriented tech startups and led multiple advanced research and development programs. His expertise is sought in IP litigation, where he serves as a technical authority. 

He has presented keynotes and seminars on diverse topics, from micro-manufacturing and electric machines to energy systems. He teaches courses in mechanical engineering courses at Georgia Tech, including machine design, manufacturing processes, design thinking and internal combustion engines, including H2ICE, and has taught courses as a visiting lecturer in China, France, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa. He has a substantial academic contribution with over 120 publications in leading archival journals and conferences and is a member of ASME and IEEE and SME. 

Dr. Mayor's commitment goes beyond teaching and research as he engages in service as the Secretary of the Faculty. He strives to build on the learnings from the pandemic to expand the resourcefulness, understanding, and trust in shared governance. Moreover, Dr. Mayor serves as the faculty advisor for the Student Competition Center, further highlighting his commitment to student mentoring and leadership development. He looks forward to implementing AI in a robust manner in institute learnings, as a core capability in education.



Office Location:
Callaway Manufacturing Research Building, 435


Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Engineering
George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Research Focus Areas:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution
  • Precision Machining
  • Additional Research:

    Manufacturing and Heat Transfer; Combustion and Energy Systems; Micro-factories; micro/meso-scale manufacturing processes; integrated micro-mechatronics; micro-engines; micro-power generation

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