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  • 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.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    1995 BEHAVIOR OF LINEAR RECONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES ON UNSTRUCTURED MESHESAIAA Journal.  33:2038-2049. 1995
    1993 PERSPECTIVE - UNSTEADY WING THEORY - THE KARMAN SEARS LEGACYJournal of Fluids Engineering, Transactions of the ASME.  115:548-560. 1993
    1993 AERODYNAMICS OF MANEUVERING SLENDER WINGS WITH LEADING-EDGE SEPARATIONAIAA Journal.  31:977-986. 1993

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2019 Study of Hydraulic Losses in Gravity-Driven Pipe Flow: An Exercise Combining Theory and Experiment for Engineering Technology Students 2019
    2019 Collaboration on Engineering Technology Capstone Projects with the UNH University Instrumentation Center 2019
    2017 Continuous Improvement of a 2+2 Engineering Technology Program a Ten Year Study 2017
    2016 An Interdisciplinary Approach Combines Physiology, Engineering, and Computer Science to Increase Awareness of STEM Professions among Middle School StudentsFASEB Journal. 2016
    2012 DYNAMIC PIPELINE SYSTEM SIMULATION OF MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSOR TRAINSPROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME TURBO EXPO 2012, VOL 6. 225-234. 2012
    Case Study: Design and Performance Verification of a Screw Compressor Discharge Silencer
    Investigation of High Efficiency Pulsation Filter Bottle Design
    Modernizing Capstone Project: External and Internal Approaches
    Performance Assessment of Gas Turbine Driven Centrifugal Compressor Trains Derived from Field Testing
    Performance Testing of Small Water Pumps: A Versatile and Economical Laboratory Exercise for Engineering Technology Students

    Teaching Activities

  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2019
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2019
  • Top/Mechanical Engnrng Tech Taught course 2019
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2018
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Taught course 2018
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2018
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2018
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2018
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2017
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2017
  • Top/Mechanical Engnrng Tech Taught course 2017
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2017
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Taught course 2017
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2017
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Taught course 2016
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2016
  • Top/Mechanical Engnrng Tech Taught course 2016
  • Control Sys & Components Lab Taught course 2016
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2016
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Taught course 2016
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Lab Taught course 2016
  • IS/Lab Equipment Management Taught course 2016
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2016
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Taught course 2015
  • Fluid Tech & Heat Transfer Lab Taught course 2015
  • IS/Control Systems Taught course 2015
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2015
  • Top/Mechanical Engnrng Tech Taught course 2015
  • Control Sys & Components Lab Taught course 2015
  • Control Systems and Components Taught course 2015
  • IS/Special MET Topics Taught course 2015
  • ME Concepts in Analysis&Design Taught course 2015
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2015
  • Heat, Vent & Air Cond I Lab Taught course 2014
  • Heat, Vent & Air Condtion I Taught course 2014
  • Mechanical Engnrg Tech Project Taught course 2014
  • Full Name

  • Sean Tavares
  • Mailing Address

  • Applied Engineering and Sciences

    University of New Hampshire

    88 Commercial St.

    Manchester, NH  03101

    United States