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About M. A. Rafe Biswas

I enjoy teaching thermal fluid science, and process dynamics and control. Moreover, I am always looking to learn more about and incorporating unique yet relevant projects into my courses for a more meaningful, practical classroom experience.  My current research project in collaboration with NASA JSC involves thermal fluid model development of a regenerative fuel cell system to optimize the power and thermal performance for a wide operating range. My research passion and expertise are in process dynamics and control, and thermal fluid system analysis of fuel cell systems. I am also a member of ASME.  I am a co-inventor of a patent on fuel cell controls as well as a co-author of several journal and conference publications on different topics including fuel cell and building energy modeling.


May 2017 - Present JSC Faculty Research Associate Engineer, NASA ‐ Electrochemical Energy Conversion System Group
January 2014 - Present Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering
July 2015 - May 2017 JSC Faculty Research Associate/Software Developer, NASA ‐ Rapid Prototyping Lab

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2014 - Present Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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Honors and Awards

  • Engineer in Training Certification - 2008
  • Best Session Oral Presentation Award, Graduate Association of Chemical Engineers - 2013
  • Faculty/Staff Publications and Presentations Recognition Award, UT Tyler - 2015-2018
  • Order of the Engineer


  • EENG 5399: Independent Study
  • MENG 4395: Undergraduate Research
  • MENG 4399: Independent Study
  • MENG 4115 & 4315: Senior Design I&II (F14/S15)
  • MENG 3210: ME Lab I (F13)
  • MENG 3310: Fluid Mechanics (F13/F14)
  • MENG 3301: Thermodynamics (F13)
  • MENG 3211: ME Lab II
  • MENG 4312: System Dynamics and Control
  • ENGR 4009: Fundamentals of Engineering Examination Preparation
  • MENG 4313: Thermal/Fluid Systems Design
  • MENG 4330/5340: Process Control & Automation


2013 Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Chemical Engineering
2008 B.S., Auburn University ‐ Chemical Engineering

Teaching and Advising Material (2)

ME Student Handbook and other course material

Research Works (7)

Journal Articles and Conference Proceedings

Presentations (6)

Patents (1)

Grants (3)