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Lubomir A. Ribarov
Visiting Assistant Professor of Engineering
Phone: (860) 297-4209 Office Location: MECC 309
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Trinity College faculty member since 2014
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
M.B.A., Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. (2006)
Ph.D., Vanderbilt Univ. (2002)
M.S., The Univ. of Maine (1999)
B.S., The Univ. of Maine (1994)

Dr. Lubomir A. Ribarov, PhD, MBA, AIAA Associate Fellow, defended his Ph.D. dissertation at Vanderbilt University.

He started his career at United Technologies Corp. (UTC) as a Senior Research Scientist at the United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, Connecticut, working on gas turbine engine combustion, stability, emissions, and studies of small-scale CHP applications. While working at UTRC, Dr. Ribarov completed his MBA degree at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 2006.

Subsequently, Dr. Ribarov joined the Engine Controls and Systems division of UTC Aerospace Systems as Staff Product Technical Specialist. He worked on engine systems controls for the newly-launched aircraft platforms: the Airbus A320neo, the Bombardier CSeries, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, the Irkut MC-21, the Embraer E-Jet E2 family, etc.

Currently, Dr. Ribarov is Principal Engineer working as a Discipline Chief for Advanced Specialized Measurements with the Systems Engineering Validation group at Pratt & Whitney. His current responsibilities include full engine test validation and verification for both new concept development platforms as well as current production configuration engines, for both military and civil models.

Dr. Ribarov joined the Department of Engineering in the Fall of 2014. His teaching interests include a wide variety of mechanical engineering courses, including Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Mechanics of Materials, and Thermodynamics.

Dr. Ribarov has a great passion for teaching engineering courses in a liberal arts college setting such as Trinity. In his lectures, which blend academic theory with industrial practice, he challenges his students with thought-provoking questions in a dynamic learning environment. This results in a deeper understanding of the underlying engineering principles, enthusiasm in the classroom, and appreciation for the engineering profession.