Course Development

Davis Education Foundation

As part of a Davis Education Foundation grant received by the department and led by Prof.’s Willis, Mack, Hansen, and Evans (Philosophy), I am re-designing the undergraduate Heat Transfer course to include modern pedagogy and content that better matches the engineering skills of the future.

New Course Development

MECH.5600 Multi-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics II (Spring 2020)

I redeveloped this course’s content from scratch, focusing on verification of numerical solvers, turbulence, and multiphase flow modeling.

Courses Taught


MECH.4410 Thermofluid Applications

Topics covered include: heat exchanger analysis and design; thermodynamic analysis of : gas power cycles, steam and combined cycles, and refrigeration cycles; mixtures of ideal gases; air-vapor mixtures and psychometric charts with application to air conditioning systems; flow of a compressible fluid through a variable area passage: Mach number, choking conditions, and normal shock.

Taught: Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

MECH.3820 Heat Transfer

A calculus-based engineering course providing treatment of the fundamental modes of heat transfer. Topics include: steady-state and transient heat conduction in solids; forced and natural convection; the concept of thermal boundary layer; scale analysis and dimensionless number such as Reynolds, Prandtl, and Grashof numbers; Reynolds analogy; empirical engineering convection relations; thermal radiation involving heat exchange between black and non-black body surfaces.

Taught: Fall 2020, Fall 2021


MECH.5810 Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Fundamental equations of fluid motion, kinematics, vorticity, circulation, Crocco’s theorem, Kelvin’s theorem, Helmholtz’s velocity laws, secondary flows. Stream function, velocity potential, potential flows. Unsteady Bernoulli equation, gravity water waves.

Taught: Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022

MECH.5600 Multi-Scale Computational Fluid Dynamics II

Applications of CFD methods to the solution of multi-phase problems such as: heat pipes, fuel cells, nanofluidics, material processing and manufacturing, etc.

Taught: Spring 2020