Andrew GerhardAndrew Gerhart, PhD

Associate Professor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E157
Southfield, MI 48075

agerhart@ltu.edu

Phone: (248) 204-2574

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of New Mexico
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Wyoming
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Evansville

Courses and Advising

  • Director, Minor in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Advisor, AIAA
  • Advisor, SAE Aero Design competition team
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Introduction to Thermal Systems
  • Thermal Science Laboratory
  • Energy and Environmental Management
  • Viscous Flow
  • Turbulence
  • Aerodynamics
  • Integrated Mechanical Design

 Selected Publications

  1. O’Hern, T.J., Weckman, E.J., Gerhart, A.L., Tieszen, S.R., Schefer, R.W., 2005, “Experimental Study of a Turbulent Buoyant Helium Plume,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 544, pp. 143-171.
  2. Gerhart, A.L., 2004, “Adjunct and Temporary Faculty – Advantageous or Detrimental?”, Phi Kappa Phi Forum, Vol. 84, No. 4, pp. 21-22.
  3. Wu, W., Gerhart, A.L., Chen, Z., Dellenback, P.A., Agarwal, P.K., 2001, “A Device for Measuring Solids Flowrate in a Circulating Fluidized Bed,” Powder Technology, Vol. 120, No. 3, pp. 151-158.
  4. Tieszen, S.R., O’Hern, T.J., Weckman, E.J., Gerhart, A.L., Schefer, R.W., 2001, “Spatially and temporally resolved data for validation of turbulent buoyant models in FUEGO : velocity fields in methane fires and simultaneous velocity and concentration fields in helium plumes,” Sandia Report: SAND2001-2684A, presented at the Fourth Biennial Tri-Laboratory Conference, October 23-24, 2001, Albuquerque, NM.
  5. Gerhart, A.L., Carpenter, D.D., Grunow, M.L., Hayes, K., 2010, “Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills Assessment Instrument,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.
  6. Gerhart, A.L. and Fletcher, R.W., 2011, “Project-Based Learning and Design Experiences in Introduction to Engineering Courses – Assessing an Incremental Introduction of Engineering Skills,” Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  7. Gerhart, A.L. and Grunow, M.L., 2009, “Leadership Models and Practices Course – Student Perceptions and Development of Leadership Skills and Incorporation of a New Leadership Course,” Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, June 2009.
  8. Gerhart, A.L. and Gerhart, P.M, 2009, “Dad & Lad – Advantages, Best Practices, and Pitfalls to Avoid for a Parent and Son/Daughter Who Are Both Faculty Members in a Similar Discipline (With Applications to Mentoring),” Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Austin, TX, June 2009.
  9. Gerhart, A.L. and Carpenter, D.D., 2008, “Creative Problem Solving Course – Student Perceptions of Creativity and Comparisons of Creative Problem Solving Methodologies,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.
  10. Gerhart, A.L., Gerhart, P.M., Fletcher, R.W., 2008, “Comparison of Differing Credit Hour Allotments for Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Courses,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

Textbook Problems Storyboarded / Authored

  • A Brief Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 4th Ed., Wiley Plus Interactive Tutorials, 2007, Young, D.F., Munson, B.R., Okiishi, T.H, and Huebsch, W.W., Wiley.
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics, 7th Ed., Wiley Plus Interactive Tutorials, 2008, Fox, R.W., McDonald, A.T., Pritchard, P.J., Wiley.
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics, 6th Ed., Wiley Plus Interactive Tutorials, 2008-2009, Munson, Young, Okiishi, Huebsch, Wiley. - Reviewed

Honors and Awards

  • 2010 Michigan Professor of the Year, U.S. Professors of the Year Program, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • 2010 Engineering Society of Detroit Council Leadership Award
  • 2010 Henry and Barbara Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2005 Outstanding Young Engineer, Engineering Society of Detroit
  • 2005 Best Paper, PIC V, ASEE National Conference
  • 2005 UGS Solid Edge Design Award for birchbark canoe replica, Detroit to Pittsburgh Canoe Trip (inaugural award)
  • Rio Grande Corridor Educational Initiative Research Grant  (Graduate student recipient)
  • Department of Energy EPSCoR/DOE Research Grant  (Graduate student recipient)
  • Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society
  • Pi Mu Epsilon, Mathematics Honor Society
  • National Science Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma, National Freshman Honor Society

Activities and Service

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Committee Member, Performance Test Code 30.1, 2003-2012
  • Member, Engineering Society of Detroit
    • Chair, Young Engineer and Student Award Selection Committee
    • Member, Young Engineers Council
  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Member, Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
  • Member, Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honor Society