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Dr. Shahrokh Etemad

Professor & Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Department
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  • Bannow-Larson Professor of Manufacturing, 2016 – 2021.
  • Member of Board of Associates, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, ASME, Internal Combustion Engine Division, 2013 – Present.
  • Advisory Board Member of Housatonic Community College, 2013 – 2015.
  • Board Member of Business Plan Competition, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University, 2013-Present.
  • Fellow of Bridgeport Engineering Institute, BEI, 2009.
  • Member of University Turbine System Research, Department of Energy, DOE - Industrial Review Board (IRB) providing technology direction for DOE, OEM (Original Engine Manufacturers) gas turbine members and academia (2005-2010). Mentored six college students assigned by DOE for industrial / educational training.


  • Recipient of the 2003 IGTI (International Gas Turbine Institute) “Best Application Paper” from the Fuels and Combustion committee
  • Recipient of the 2005 ASME Award for “outstanding contributions to the literature of combustion

  • Westinghouse Power Generation Division, Certificate of Achievement, 1997



Selected Grants

  • “Advanced Manufacturing Development”, Bannow-Larson Foundation, 2016-2021, $250K.
  • “School of Engineering Equipment”, Dorothy Bannow Larson, 2015, $10K.
  • “Development of a New Material Characterization Laboratory”, Alden Family Trust, 2014-15, $75K.   
  •  “Development of a New Material Characterization Laboratory”, Earl and Hilda Brinkman Foundation Grants, 2014-15, $70K.   
  • Technology Talent Bridge, CT Innovation, 2012-13, $25K.
  •  “Downhole of Oxy-fuel Steam/CO2 Generator for Production of Gas from Hydrates”, Department of Energy, Grant Contract # DE-SC0004385, 2010-11, $100K.
  •  “Catalytic Combustion for Ultra-Low NOx Hydrogen Turbines”, Department of Energy, Grant DE-FC26-05NT42647, Phase II, 2005-10, $3.0M.
  • “Compact and Streamlined Oxy-Syngas Reheat Combustor”, Department of Energy, Grant DE-FG02-08ER85015, 2008-09, $100K.
  • “Micro-Ignition Components for Heavy Fuel Engines”, Air Force Grant FA8650-08-M-2900., 2008-09, $100K.
  • “Industrial Gas Turbine Engine Catalytic Pilot Combustor – Prototype Testing”, Department of Energy, Grant DE-FC02-02CH11133, 2002-2010, $4.5M.
  •  “Compact Stable Low Residence Time Inter-Turbine Combustor”, Air Force, Grant FA8650-09-M-2983, 2008-09, $100K.
  • "Ultra-Low NOx Catalytic Combustion for IGCC Power Plants”, Department of Energy, Grant DE-FC26-03NT41721, Phase II, 2003-08, $1.4M.
  •  “Catalytic Combustion Enabling Technologies Development Program For Industrial Gas Turbine Systems”, Grant DE-FC02-98CH10939, Department of Energy, 1998-2002, $1.2M.
  • “Advanced Catalytic Pilot for Advanced Gas Turbine Systems”, Department of Energy, Grant DOE-FG-O2-99ER82863, 1999-2002, $825K. 




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