Dr. Darin W. Nutter, P.E., F.ASHRAE
Professor and Department Head
21st Century Leadership Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Office: MEEG 204
Phone: (479) 575-4503
E-mail: dnutter@uark.edu

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BACKGROUND

Education

  • 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 

  • 07/17-present — University of Arkansas, Department Head of Mechanical Engineering; Fayetteville, AR
  • 07/16-6/17 — University of Arkansas, Interim Department Head of Mechanical Engineering; Fayetteville, AR
  • 8/12-present — University of Arkansas, Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Fayetteville, AR
  • 2/10-3/16 — 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, College Station, TX; held various positions during this time: Research Engineer for Texas LoanSTAR Project, Assistant Director of the Industrial Assessment Center, Research Associate for the Energy Systems Laboratory, and Assistant Coordinator of Texas energy intern/co-op program
  • 5/88 – 11/89 — Fleming Companies, Inc., Corporate Facilities Engineer; Oklahoma City, OK

Professional Registration 

  • Registered Professional Engineer — Arkansas (1997-present); Texas (1993-1997)

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
  • Member, Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), 2-15 to present