faculty-profile

Dr. Richard Cole

PROFESSOR EMERITUS
Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: E-209
Phone: 201.216.5567
Fax: 201.216.8315
Email: rbcole@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Program:  Mechanical Engineering
Education
  • Ph.D., Applied Mechanics (Thermodynamics) Stevens Inst. of Tech., 1971
  • M.S.E., Aeronautical Engineering, Princeton University, 1963
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Inst. of Tech., 1961
  • B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 1959
Research
  • Combution
  • Energy conversion
  • Thermodynamics
  • Bio-energetic
  • Air pollution
Experience

Industrial Experience :

  • Research Engineer with Rohm & Haas Co.
  • Summer employment: Research Labs, Huntsville, AL (2 years)
  • EXXON Research and Engineering (Florham Park, NJ)
  • Texaco Research Laboratories (Beacon, NY)
  • Mack Truck Co., Engine Engineering Dept. (Plainfield, NJ)
  • Union Carbide Plastics, Development Dept. & General Engineering Dept. (Bound Brook, NJ)
  • Vogelbach & Baumann, Consulting Engineers (Jersey City, NJ)
  • City Engineer’s Office (Plainfield, NJ)
Institutional Service
  • Consulted with Stevens Technologies, Inc. concerning potential energy conversion products
  • Designed and Coordinated new course “Engineering Design Laboratory I” for first-year students in N.Y.U./Stevens Dual Degree (given at N.Y.U as Courses No. V37.001 and V37.0112); including continuing development of curriculum materials, supervision of practicing professionals as adjunct faculty, development of design projects, introduction of Web-based course material, etc
  • Designed and Coordinated "Engineering Design Labs. I " (E 121) for Stevens' new engineering curriculum (with K. Sheppard)
  • Faculty Council - (Chair) Special emphasis on development of Faculty Handbook; Draft Handbook completed and established on Web
  • Developed on-line version of ME 532/EN506 (for graduate certificate program in Atmospheric Science and Engineering)
  • Designed and co-ordinated new Engineering Design Lab. III (E 231) including projects including four experiments and (the only) hardware project
  • Stevens Director, Joint NYU/Stevens Program in Science and Engineering (“3-2” program)
  • Stevens Communications Coordinating Committee (Faculty representative appointed by Provost)
  • Alumni Publications Committee (appointed by Provost)
  • Faculty Athletic Representative (NCAA) and participated in Athletic awards dinners
  • Partnership Team member and Mentor for EXXON Scholars program
  • Member of B.o.T. Comm. for School of Engineering (at request of Dean of Sch. of Eng.)
  • M.E. Dept. Executive Committee
  • M.E. Dept. Laboratory & Facilities Committee
  • M.E. Dept. Department- Head Search Committee (Chair)
  • Advised M.E. students in Dual-Degree program
  • Administered Ph.D. Qualifying Exam. in Thermodynamics/Heat Transfer (with E. Cesmebasi)
Professional Service
  • Invited participant in Assessment Committee of N. J. Corporation for Advanced Technology; Attended and served in 4 offices (incl, chai) of Energy Conversion and Conservation Div. of ASEE
  • Organized presentation to student professional societies on careers in consulting engineering (for New York Assoc. of Consulting Engineers)
Consulting Service
  • Air Cruisers, H-Power Corp., Westinghouse Corp., Curtiss-Wright Corp., Lockheed Electronics
  • Consulted for Stevens Business Incubator concerning patented inventions
  • Consulted with inventors concerning potential energy-conversion products
Professional Societies
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering
  • Combustion Institute
  • American Society For Engineering Education
  • Sigma Xi
Selected Publications
Conference Proceedings
  1. R. B. Cole, S. Thangam, J. Saldivar, and I. Mehmedagic. (Jun 2001). "Design and Implementation of a Computer-Aided Instrumentation System for a CFR Engine Test Facility", ASEE Annual Conference.
  2. R. B. Cole, G. DeLancey, B. Gallois, M. Mackay, G. Rothberg snd K. Sheppard. (Jun 2000). "Coupling of a Design Course to a Thermodynamics/Energy-Conversion Course in the Sophomore-Year Core Curriculum", Proceedings, ASEE Annual Conference.
  3. R. B. Cole, K. Sheppard, and B. Gallois. (Jun 1999). "Redesigning the First-Year Engineering Curriculum", Proceedings, ASEE Annual Conference.
Courses
  • ME 225 Dynamics
  • ME 322 Engineering Design VI
  • ME 342 Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 354 Heat Transfer
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII
  • ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • ME 532 Air Pollution Principles and Control
  • ME 601 Engineering Thermodynamics
  • E 234 Thermodynamics