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

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.

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

Courses Taught

  • ET 635: Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Lab
  • ET 635/696: Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer
  • 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
  • PHYS 407: General Physics I Lab

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 http://gateway.webofknowledge.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 http://gateway.webofknowledge.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

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.

Tavares, T. S., Nored, M., Broerman, E., & Iyengar, V. (2009, October 5). Investigation of High Efficiency Pulsation Filter Bottle Design. In 2009 GMRC Gas Machinery Conference. Atlanta, GA. Retrieved from https://library.gmrc.org/

Most Cited Publications