John M. Cimbala, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering at Penn State, has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, instrumentation, and air pollution control. He created the Undergraduate Fluid Flow Laboratory in 1986 and has been a leader in using the Internet for teaching enhancement. Dr. Cimbala is the recipient of several teaching and advising awards, including the College of Engineering Premier Teaching Award and the University-wide George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dr. Cimbala conducts research in fluid mechanics, both experimental and computational, and is the author or co-author of dozens of abstracts and papers that have been published in technical journals. His recent research emphases include turbomachinery, room ventilation, nuclear reactor cooling, heat pipes, and chilled water units. Dr. Cimbala and Dr. Robert J. Heinsohn are co-authors of the textbook Indoor Air Quality Engineering, Marcel Dekker, 2003. Dr. Cimbala is also co-author of a popular undergraduate fluid dynamics textbook Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Ed. 3, McGraw-Hill, 2014.
Wayne R. Pauley, Ph.D., PE, principal research engineer, is affiliated with LeMont Nittany Corporation. His research interests include turbulent flow and flow noise, unsteady aerodynamics, advanced heat transfer, and biomedical flows. He is a consultant to industry and government and has conducted research projects sponsored by DOE, NASA, NSF, ONR, and Sandia National Laboratory. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at Penn State and Stanford University in fluid dynamics, aerodynamics, gas dynamics, experimental aerodynamics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. He has developed several wind tunnels, flow channels, and gas dynamics test facilities, and quantitative optical measurement techniques for gas and liquid flows and heat transfer. He has published dozens of technical papers.
Mike Fisher, B.S., certification test instructor, is an instructor at the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute*. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Pennsylvania College of Technology and has more than 15 years of hands-on experience with equipment operation and maintenance, asset reliability, project management, and energy monitoring. Mike teaches facilities HVAC, electrical, maintenance, and sustainability to federal facilities maintenance personnel and is working toward his LEED certification.
*The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) has been part of Penn State’s College of Engineering for more than 67 years. PSFEI provides engineering advisory services (electrical, HVAC, mechanical, structural, water/wastewater), energy procurement, and training services to numerous state agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Departments of Agriculture, Corrections, Human Resources, Labor and Industry, and Military and Veterans Affairs; PennDOT; and the PA Turnpike Commission). In addition, PSFEI provides facilities operations and maintenance training to federal employees across the nation.
Thomas Iwinski, M.S., certification test instructor, is an instructional designer with the College of Engineering at Penn State University Park. He earned a master’s degree in instructional technology and a bachelor’s degree in communications media. Tom has more than 20 years of experience designing and developing computer-based training and courseware for corporations and higher education. He co-authored the book Multimedia Training, Developing Technology-Based Systems, McGraw Hill 1996, and designed and built several technology-based classrooms.