Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering • Using aesthetics for affective domain gains. CIRTL and APS DFD education-related work.
CU Department of Mechanical Engineering

Office: ECME 220

Office Hours: Afternoon

I have been a Mechanical Engineering faculty member at the University of Colorado, Boulder, (CU) since 1991, teaching fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, experimental techniques and design to graduate and undergraduate students. I have maintained a small, student-focused research program, supervising 15 Phds, 23 Masters, and 150 undergraduates over the years.The research is generally human-scale experimental fluid physics ranging from combustion to cardiac hemodynamics, and always features some type of flow or data visualization. I favor collaboration with and empowerment of research students, and a small program enables me to spend time with students individually. Since 2006 I have also been active in faculty development and CU’s excellent disciplinary-based education research (DBER) community, where I have learned a tremendous amount about the science of teaching and learning, particularly in the sciences and engineering.