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John D Mertens
Professor of Engineering
Phone: (860) 297-2301 Office Location: MECC 337
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Trinity College faculty member since 1990 View office hours for Fall 2015
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
Ph.D., Stanford Univ. (1990)
M.S., Stanford Univ. (1986)
B.S., California State Univ., Chico (1985)

Professor Mertens joined the Department of Engineering in the Fall of 1990 following the completion of a Ph.D. from the Thermal Sciences Division of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University.  He has continued his research in the areas of air pollution, combustion, chemical kinetics, non-equilibrium processes, and optical diagnostics, primarily using shock tube experiments.  He teaches a wide variety of mechanical engineering courses, including Heat Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, Thermodynamics, and Senior Design. Professor Mertens also teaches a number of courses for non-science majors, and contributes to courses in Public Policy and Environmental Science. He is a member of the Trinity College Environmental Science Coordinating Committee.