sean tavares

Sean Tavares

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Phone: (603) 641-4322
Office: Applied Engineering & Sciences, 88 Commercial Street, RM 103, Manchester, NH 03101
Pronouns: He/him/his

T. Sean Tavares is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program located at the Manchester campus of the University of New Hampshire. He has held this position since the fall of 2014 following more than 20 years of industry experience. His industry experience has included performance testing of compressors and gas turbine engines; vibration and pulsation testing and troubleshooting of rotating machinery, piping, and structures; Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD); fluid dynamic design and analysis of turbomachinery (compressors, turbines, fans and pumps); root cause failure analysis; development of engineering software; and engineering design audits. While in industry he taught a number of professional short courses and seminars to both specialist and non-specialist audiences, and provided personalized technical and software training to industrial clients.

Dr. Tavares holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees from the M.I.T. Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics.

Courses Taught

  • ET 505: Material Science Lab
  • ET 635: Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Lab
  • ET 645: Fluid Tech & Heat Trans II Lab
  • ET 674: Control Sys & Components Lab
  • ET 696: Top/Mechanical Engnrng Tech
  • ET 751: Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project
  • ET 791: Electrical Engnrg Tech Project
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Lab
  • UMIS 599: IndStdy/Fluid Flow Test Rig

Education

  • Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • S.B., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Research Interests

  • Engineering Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Power & Energy Systems Engineering
  • Science/Technology/Engineering/Math (STEM) Education
  • Thermodynamics Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Tavares, T. (2019). Study of Hydraulic Losses in Gravity-Driven Pipe Flow: An Exercise Combining Theory and Experiment for Engineering Technology Students. In 2019 ASEE Anuual Conference and Exhibit. Tampa, FL: American Society for Engineering Education.

  • Tavares, T., Banker, S., LeBlanc, C., & Ferguson, J. (2019). Collaboration on Engineering Technology Capstone Projects with the UNH University Instrumentation Center. In American Society for Engineering Education Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration. New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Continuous Improvement of a 2+2 Engineering Technology Program a Ten Year Study (2017). Retrieved from http://www.asee.org/

  • Halpin, P. A., Tavares, S., & Sabin, M. (2016). An Interdisciplinary Approach Combines Physiology, Engineering, and Computer Science to Increase Awareness of STEM Professions among Middle School Students. In FASEB JOURNAL Vol. 30. Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • Garcia-Hernandez, A., Tavares, T. S., Wilcox, M., & ASME. (2012). DYNAMIC PIPELINE SYSTEM SIMULATION OF MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSOR TRAINS. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO 2012, VOL 6 (pp. 225-234). Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/

  • AFTOSMIS, M., GAITONDE, D., & TAVARES, T. S. (1995). BEHAVIOR OF LINEAR RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES ON UNSTRUCTURED MESHES. AIAA JOURNAL, 33(11), 2038-2049. doi:10.2514/3.12945

  • MCCUNE, J. E., & TAVARES, T. S. (1993). PERSPECTIVE - UNSTEADY WING THEORY - THE KARMAN SEARS LEGACY. JOURNAL OF FLUIDS ENGINEERING-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 115(4), 548-560. doi:10.1115/1.2910179

  • TAVARES, T. S., & MCCUNE, J. E. (1993). AERODYNAMICS OF MANEUVERING SLENDER WINGS WITH LEADING-EDGE SEPARATION. AIAA JOURNAL, 31(6), 977-986. doi:10.2514/3.49043

  • Tavares, T. S., Gatewood, J., & Sivadas, T. N. (2013, March 17). Performance Assessment of Gas Turbine Driven Centrifugal Compressor Trains Derived from Field Testing. In 2nd Middle East Turbomachinery Symposium. Doha, Qatar. Retrieved from http://mets.tamu.edu/proceedings/mets-2013

  • Jin, K. H., Jonas, M., LeBlanc, C., & Tavares, T. S. (2018, June 24). Modernizing Capstone Project: External and Internal Approaches. In the 2018 ASEE the 125th Annual Conference & Exposition. Salt Lake City, Utah.

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