Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Phone: 814-871-7631
Office: Z 151
torab001@gannon.edu

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Scholarship/Research

Courses Taught

 

  • Engineering Optimization
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Energy Systems
  • Thermal  Environmental Engineering
  • Heat Exchanger Design
  • Alternatiev Energy Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Senior Design

 

Educational History

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, May 1984, University of Michigan
  • M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, May 1979, University of Michigan
  • B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, September 1977, University of Tehran

Professional Experience

 

Gannon University:

  • Dean, College of Sciences, Engineering and Health Sciences (SEHS) (2001-2006)
  • Director, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences (1996-2001)
  • Director, CIE/CIM Center (this center provided computer training and continuing education in engineering) (1996-2003)
  • Chairman, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering (1986-1990)
  • Director, Graduate Engineering Program (1988-1990)                         

 

Academic Ranks and Professional Activities:

Professor (Fall 1992)

Associate Professor (September 1987-August 1992)

Assistant Professor (September 1984-August 1987)

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • NASA-Lewis Summer Faculty FellowshipsMember of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (ASHRAE)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania and Delaware

 

 

Scholarship/Research

  • Design and Process Optimization
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Computer Simulation of Thermal Systems
  • Thermal Energy Storage
  • Thermal Management of Electronic Equipment
  • Micro-electromechanical power generators.