Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director Graduate Programs, Mechanical Engineering
Chairperson, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 814-871-7629
Office: Z 149
aggarwal001@gannon.edu

  • Accreditations
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Accreditations

  • ABET Evaluator (domestic and International) for last 13 years

Educational History

  • Ph.D., (Mech. Eng.), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1978, special emphasis on heat transfer and thermodynamics.
  • M.S., (Mech. Eng.), Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, 1973, specialization in thermal science areas.
  • B. Tech., (Mech. Eng.), I.I.T. Kanpur, India, 1971

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gannon since 1987
  • Served as chair of Mechanical Engineering at Gannon on numebrous occasions including present
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at Gannon since 1978

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (Fellow member)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

Publications

  • Vernaza, Karinna M. and Aggarwal, M, Outreach Activities for Middle School Students: Project for Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Students, presented at ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition:San antonio, TX, June 2012
  • Aggarwal, M and Vernaza, Karinna M, Highly Relevant and Productive Collaborations between Industries and Universities, presented at ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition:San antonio, TX, June 2012
  • Aggarwal, M, S. Cox, D. Mayer, and T. Misko (all from PLTW), Project Based Education for STEM Curriculum, presented at the ASEE 9h Global Colloquium on Engineering Education in Singapore, October 2010.
  • Aggarwal, M, V. Wilczynski, and E. Birch, Heroes of Engineering Comic Strip Education Series, presented at the ASEE 9h Global Colloquium on Engineering Education in Singapore, October 2010.

  • College-Industry Partnerships at its Best, Presented at ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition: Louisville, KY, June 2010.

  • Aggarwal, M, A PRACTICE BASED LEARNING PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE ENGINEERING EDUCATION, presented at the ASEE 8th Global Colloquium on Engineering Education in Budapest, Hungary, October 12 – 15, 2009.

  • US Patent No. 7798134, System, kit, and method for locomotive exhaust gas recirculation, September 2010 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).
  • US Patent No. 7757678, Locomotive exhaust gas recirculation cooling, June 2010 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).
  • US Patent No. 7533636 B2, System., Method, and Computer Readable Media for Controlling Cooling in a Diesel Fueled Power Generation Unit,  May 2009 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).
  • US Patent No. 7131403, Integrated engine control and cooling system for diesel engines, November 2006 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).
  • US Patent No. 20020195090, Temperature Control for Turbocharged Engine, August 2003 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).
  • US Patent No. 6230668, Locomotive Cooling System, May 2001 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA.
  • US Patent No. 6098576, Enhanced Split Cooling System, August 2000 (with General Electric Transportation System, Erie, PA).

Scholarship/Research

Development and improvement of cooling system for various locomotives such as Tier3, Tier 4 and Euro locomotives with GE Transportation. MATLAB models as well as AMESim models are developed as part of this research.

Service

  • Members of various committees at Gannon
  • Members of various subcommittiees of ASME
  • Coordinator of GE/Gannon MS Program