Faculty Profile

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Frank J. Cunha

Professor in Residence
Ph.D., New York University, 1995

Campus Location: Engineering II Building Rm. 312

Tel: (860)881-0743
Fax: (860)486-5088

Short Bio:

Dr. Cunha joined the University of Connecticut as a Professor-in-Residence in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Management for Engineering and Manufacturing (2019). He received his B.S. and M.S. from New Jersey Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from New York University (1995). Dr. Cunha worked in industry for four decades designing and developing aircraft engines for military and commercial applications with General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and Siemens leading to over 100 US patents. His areas of concentration include: Manufacturing Processes, Turbomachinery Development, Advanced Thermodynamics, Energy Systems, Solid Mechanics, Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue, Fluid Dynamics, and Advanced Heat Transfer. Dr. Cunha is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, served as an Associate ASME Editor of the International Journal of Heat Transfer, and holds a Professional Engineering License.

Keywords: active faculty, advanced manufacturing, Current, Energy Systems, fatigue mechanics, fluid mechanics, fracture mechanics, gas turbine engines, heat transfer, manufacturing, solid mechanics, transport phenomena, turbo machines