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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 fuel cell system to optimize the performance for a wide operating range. My research passion and expertise are in process dynamics and control, and nonlinear system modeling and analysis with special interest in fuel cell and electrochemical 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 fuel cell and building energy modeling.


January 2014 Present Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Tyler College of Engineering
May 2017May 2018 JSC Faculty Research Associate Engineer, NASA ‐ Electrochemical Energy Conversion System Group
July 2015May 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)