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Knutsen, Jeffrey Steven Senior Instructor and Charles C. Gates Mechanical Engineering Faculty Fellow


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research overview

  • As an instructor with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, my interests focus primarily on the implementation of novel teaching strategies in the classroom, especially the use of electronic resources such as concept tests, screencasts, and the use of a tablet computer to facilitate a more dynamic presentation of course material. I am currently developing a number of screencasts, facilitating “flipped classrooms” that move lectures outside the classroom via a series of short videos. Class time is then available for more valuable activities such as discussions of conceptual questions, workshops, and projects.


  • STEM, DBER, ABET, chemical exposure assessment, filtration, rheology


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courses taught

  • MCEN 3012 - Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions and cycles. Same as GEEN 3852.
  • MCEN 3021 - Fluid Mechanics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Examines fundamentals of fluid flow with application to engineering problems. Topics covered include fluid statics and kinematics, Bernoulli equations, laminar and turbulent viscous boundary layers, laminar and turbulent pipe flow, and conservation equations for mass, momentum and energy. Same as CHEN 3200 and CVEN 3313.
  • MCEN 3022 - Heat Transfer
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Studies fundamentals of heat transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation. Emphasizes problem formulation and selection of appropriate solution techniques. Provides applications to modern engineering systems, which may include energy, biological, environmental, and materials engineering problems.
  • MCEN 3030 - Computational Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Studies fundamental numerical techniques for the solution of commonly encountered engineering problems. Includes methods for linear and nonlinear algebraic equations, data analysis, numerical differentiation and integration, ordinary and partial differential equations.
  • MCEN 5042 - Heat Transfer
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Studies development of equations governing transport of heat by conduction, convection, and radiation, and their solution. Includes analytical and numerical solution of initial and boundary value problems representative of heat conduction in solids. Describes heat transfer in free and forced convection, including laminar and turbulent flow. Also involves radiation properties of solids, liquids, and gases and transport of heat by radiation.


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