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Matthew J. Traum

Instructional Associate Professor
Address MAE-B 216 Phone: (352) 294-6897 Fax: (352) 392-7303 Website: http://mtraum.com/ Website: Google Scholar Page

Biography

Dr. Matthew J. Traum is an experienced educator, administrator, fund raiser, and researcher serving the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida as an instructional faculty member. He is also founding CEO at Engineer Inc., a STEM education social enterprise that designs and distributes teaching kits enabling remote learners to complete lab-intensive online engineering and science courses. Previously, Dr. Traum was an Associate Professor and Director of Engineering Programs at Philadelphia University. Prior to PhilaU, he served on the Milwaukee School of Engineering faculty and was co-founder of the Mechanical & Energy Engineering Department at the University of North Texas – Denton. Dr. Traum’s pedagogical expertise includes teaching and assessment of large-enrollment engineering design courses as well as instruction for Web-based STEM courses with labs. His experimental research expertise encompasses design and metrology of novel alternative energy systems including Tesla turbines, direct-air cryogenic carbon sequestration, and vapor transport through multi-functional micro- and nano-porous media.

Education

B.S., 2001, Mechanical Engineering, University of California – Irvine,
B.S., 2001, Aerospace Engineering [cum laude], University of California – Irvine,
M.S., 2003, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
Ph.D., 2007, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Teaching Interests

Design and Energy-Thermal-Fluids

Research Interests

Teaching and assessment of large-enrollment engineering design courses; pedagogy for Web-based STEM courses with labs; design and metrology for novel alternative energy systems: Tesla turbines, direct-air cryogenic carbon sequestration, and vapor transport through micro- and nano-porous media