Michael deLeon, Lecturer

Michael deLeon, Lecturer

Kingsbury Hall W322


M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, 1989
B.S., Engineering, University of Hartford (Interdisciplinary Acoustics & Electrical Engr.), 1983

Mike joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in the fall of 2012.  After working in the elevator and manufacturing industries for several years, he entered graduate school at UNH, working under the direction of Professor (Emeritus) David E. Limbert in the Dynamic Systems Modeling Laboratory.  Here his major focus was in advanced controls and nonlinear systems; his research emphasis was on computational models and simulation of pneumatic brakes used in freight trains.

After recievinh his MS in Mechanical Engineering from UNH he continued working under Professor Limbert as a staff research engineer throughout the early 1990s.  In 1991, Mike received the ASME Rail Transportation Award for a paper that he co-authored, "Effects of Slack Action on Brake System Performance".  After Professor Limbert retired in 1998, Mike resumed working with him as a consulting partner for a number of years.

Mike has experience in design and analysis of solar thermal equipment, development of train brake computer models, failure modes and effects analyses, system design and analysis, parametric sensitivity analysis, development of elevator motion controls, noise and vibration control, electronic design, and manufacturing process planning.  Mike is the lab instructor for ME 646 (Experimental Measurement & Data Analysis) and ME 747 (Experimental Measurements and Modeling of Complex Systems).

Outside of academic life, Mike remains active in music, playing saxophone and bass guitar and singing in choirs.  He has been involved in UNH's Department of Music, both as a member of its performing ensembles and as a longtime volunteer.  He also serves as an advisor to the UNH Energy Club and has volunteered in numerous community, music/arts, land conservation, and environmental organizations.