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About Harwood A. Hegna, Ph.D.

Dr. Hegna served in the United States Air Force before joining the faculty at Cedarville University. He previously taught at both the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology. He conducted computational fluid dynamics research at the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Hegna was awarded the Cedarville University Outstanding Advisor award in 2009.


Present Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cedarville University School of Engineering and Computer Science

Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Best Paper Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Symposium, Dayton-Cincinnati Section - 1981
  • Advisor of the Year Award, Cedarville University - 2009
  • Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering Honor Society) - 1968
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society) - 1968


  • Finite Difference Methods in Engineering
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mechanical Engineering Laboratory
  • Propulsion
  • Thermal Systems

Contact Information

Department of Engineering and Computer Science
Cedarville University
ENS 179


Dissertation (1)

Journal Articles (3)

Conference Proceedings (7)

Conference Presentations (7)

Research Reports (1)