Dr. Darin W. Nutter, P.E.
Mechanical Engineering
Office: MEEG 102C
Phone: (479) 575-4503
E-mail: dnutter@uark.edu

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  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas (1994)
  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (1988)
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma (1986)

Areas of Interest 

  • Application: sustainable design and energy conservation in industrial facilities and commercial buildings; heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems; thermal and energy systems; thermal insulating materials; and transportation systems.
  • Basic: thermodynamics; heat and mass transfer; and, liquid-vapor phase change.

Professional Experience 

  • 8/12-present University of Arkansas, Professor of Mechanical Engineering;
    Fayetteville, AR
  • 2/10-present University of Arkansas, Director of Arkansas Industrial Energy Clearinghouse; Fayetteville, AR
  • 8/00-7/12 University of Arkansas, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Fayetteville, AR.
  • 8/94 – 8/00 University of Arkansas, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Fayetteville, AR.
  • 11/89 – 8/94 Texas A&M University, Research Engineer for Texas LoanSTAR Project; College Station, TX.
  • 12/90 – 8/94 Texas A&M University, Assistant Director of the Industrial Assessment Center; College Station, TX.
  • 11/91- 8/93 Texas A&M University, Research Associate for the Energy Systems Laboratory; College Station, TX.
  • 4/90 – 8/91 Texas A&M University, Assistant Coordinator of Texas energy intern/co-op program; College Station, TX.
  • 5/88 – 11/89 Fleming Companies, Inc., Corporate Facilities Engineer; Oklahoma City, OK.

Professional Registration 

  • Registered Professional Engineer — Arkansas

Professional Societies 

  • Fellow, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), member, 9-89 to present (University of Arkansas Student Branch Advisor, 10-99 to present)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 12-94 to present