Steffen Peuker

 

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Steffen Peuker

Assistant Professor

Office: 13-231
Phone Number: 805-756-1353
Email: speuker@calpoly.edu

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Dr. Peuker holds the James L. Bartlett, Jr. Professor position in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo and is the Director of the HVAC&R Program. His research interest are HVAC&R applications. Dr. Peuker's educational research focuses on increasing student retention and success in engineering. He has given talks and workshops nationally on the subject and facilitates faculty learning communities and is the co-author of "Studying Engineering - A Road Map to a Rewarding Career".

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 2010
  • M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, 2006
  • Dipl.-Ing.(FH) University of Applied Sciences, Mannheim, Germany, 2002

Academic Experience

  • 2014-to date Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obipso, CA, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, full time
  • 2017-2018 Hochschule München, Professor Exchange
  • 2011-2013 University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, full time

Certifications

  • EPA Section 608 Type I Certification
  • APOGEE Master Operator
  • Fundamentals of Arctic Engineering Certificate
  • Teacher Scholar Certificate
  • Graduate Teacher Certificate

Current Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

 

Honors and Awards

  • ASHRAE Undergraduate Program Equipment Grant, February 2018
  • ASHRAE Faculty Advisor - 1st Place Applied Engineering Challenge, January 2018
  • Distinguished Speaker - Texas A&M IEEI Distinguished Lecture Series, April 2017
  • CSU Sustaining Success Grant, July 2016
  • NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium Attendee October 2015
  • Learn by Doing Scholar Award - Planned and In-Progress Research, May 2015
  • CSU Promising Practices Course Redesign Grant - March 2015
  • ASHRAE Faculty Advisor - 1st Place Applied Engineering Challenge January 2015
  • ASHRAE Faculty Advisor - 3rd Place System Selection Challenge January 2015
  • Fall 2014 Service Learning Faculty Fellow November 2014
  • Distinguished Speaker - Texas A&M IEEI Distinguished Lecture Series, April 2017
  • ASHRAE E.K. Campbell Award Nominee, 2014
  • The James L. Bartlett, Jr. Asst. Prof., Cal Poly 2014, to date
  • Secretary of ASHRAE Alaska Chapter, 2013
  • Treasurer of ASHRAE Alaska Chapter, 2012-2013
  • ASHRAE Senior Undergraduate Project Grant, 2012
  • Ranked as excellent instructor by students, University of Illinois, 2009 and 2010
  • MechSE Departmental Teaching Fellowship Award, University of Illinois, 2009 and 2010
  • Outstanding (top 10%) teaching assistant based on student feedback, 2009 and 2008
  • SAE Recognition Award - SAE 2009 World Congress, 2009
  • SAE Recognition Award - SAE 2008 World Congress, 2008
  • SAE Recognition Award - VTMS Conference, 2005
  • FY05 Secretary of the Army Environmental Award, 2005 

Student Club Advisor

  • Student Club Advisor 7x24 Exchange Student Club at Cal Poly
  • Student Club Co-Advisor Air Conditioning& Refrigeration Student Club at Cal Poly

Editorial Review Board Member

  • Journal of the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

Reviewer - Journal and Conference Proceedings

  • Applied Thermal Engineering
  • ASHRAE HVAC&R Research
  • ASEE 2019 Annual Conference - The First-Year Programs Division
  • ASEE 2017 Annual Conference - The First-Year Programs Division
  • ASEE 2016 Annual Conference - The First-Year Programs Division
  • Eight Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference 2016
  • ASEE 2015 Annual Conference - The First-Year Programs Division
  • Sixth Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference 2014
  • ASEE 2014 Annual Conference - The First-Year Programs Division
  • Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience (FYEE) Conference 2013
  • ASEE 2013 Annual Conference - Mechanical Engineering Division
  • ASME 2011 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition - Heat
  • Pump, CHP & CCHP Technology

Program Reviewer

  • Texas A&M, Cockrell School of Engineering, 2019

Books

  • Landis, Peuker, Mott, Studying Engineering: A Road Map to a Rewarding Career, Discovery Press, 5th edition, 2019

ePortfolios

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Peuker, S., Hand, C., An Experimental Study of the Influence of Orientation on Water Condensation of a Thermoelectric Cooling Heatsink, submitted for journal publication, under review, 2019
  • Peuker, S., Improving Student Success and Retention Rates in Engineering: A Four-Year Longitudinal Assessment of the DYP Program, 124th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 25-28, Columbus, OH, USA, 2017
  • T. S. Harding et al., The role of collaborative inquiry in transforming faculty perspectives on use of reflection in engineering education, Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2015. 32614 2015. IEEE, El Paso, TX, 2015, pp. 1-7
  • Peuker, S., Schauss, N.A.G., Improving Student Success and Retention Rates in Engineering: An Innovative Approach for First-year Courses, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015
  • Peuker, J.M., Peuker, S., Using Team-based Learning to Ensure Student Accountability and Engagement in Flipped Classrooms, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015
  • Peuker, J.M., Peuker, S., Achieving High Functioning Teams Using Team Based Learning in Flipped Classrooms, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015
  • Peuker, J.M., Peuker, S., Implementing Team Based Learning in Freshmen Engineering Courses, Sixth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE), College Station, TX, USA, August 7-8, 2014
  • Peuker, S., Student Industry Cooperation for the Development of Thermal System Design Teaching Laboratory Equipment, Conference Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013
  • Peuker, J.M., Peuker, S., Incorporating Active Learning into a Thermal System Design Lecture, Conference Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013
  • Peuker, J.M., Brock, J.M., Peuker, S., Effect of Multiple Choice Testing on Student Performance in an Introductory Engineering Course, Conference Proceedings of the 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013
  • Li, B., Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Alleyne, A.G., Refrigerant Mass Migration Modeling and Simulation for Air Conditioning Systems, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 31, no. 10: 1770-1779, 2011 
  • Li, B., Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Alleyne, A.G., Evaluation of Transient Refrigerant Migration Modeling Approach on Automotive Air Conditioning Systems, SAE Int. J. Mater. Manuf., vol. 4 no. 1: 864-874, 2011
  • Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Experimental Techniques to Determine Oil Distribution in Automotive A/C Systems, 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  Conference at Purdue, July 12-15, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2010
  • Wujek, S.S., Peuker, S., Mai, H., Bower, J., Koffler, M., Hrnjak, P.S. , Method for Measuring Oil Contained in Air-Conditioning Components, 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  Conference at Purdue, July 12-15, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2010
  • Li, B., Peuker, S., Alleyne, A.G., Hrnjak, P.S.  Refrigerant Migration Modeling During Shut-down And Start-up Cycling Transients, 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning  Conference at Purdue, July 12-15, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2010
  • Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Transient Refrigerant and Oil Migration of a R134a Automotive A/C System, SAE Int. J. Passeng. Cars - Mech.Syst. 2(1): 714-724, 2009
  • Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Refrigerant Mass and Oil Migration During Start-Up Transient, 12th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 14-17, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2008
  • Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P.S., Experiences from Experimental Investigation of an R744 Dual Evaporator Automotive A/C System, SAE 2008 World Congress, April 14-17, Detroit, Michigan, USA, 2008, Paper 2008-01-0834
  • Peuker, S., Experimental and Modeling Investigation of two Evaporator Automotive Air Conditioning Systems, M.S. Thesis at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2006
  • Peuker, S., Hrnjak, P. S., R744 two Evaporator System for US ARMY HMMWV, 11th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, July 17-20, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA, 2006
  • Memory, S., Yin, J., Collier, S., Gunter, M., Hrnjak, P, Peuker, S., Elbel, S., Manzione, J., Schultz, N., Dolney, J., 2005, Using R744 (CO2) to Cool an Up-Armored M1114 HMMWV, Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference & Exhibition (VTMS7), Toronto, Canada, Paper 2005-01-2024
  • Memory, S. B., Yin, J. M., Collier, S., Gunter, M., Hrnjak, P. S., Peuker, S., 2004, Using CO2 to Cool an Up-Armored M1114 HMMWV, SAE Alternative Refrigerant Systems Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Peuker, S., Transient Simulation of Heat Pump Processes with the Alternative Refrigerant Carbon Dioxide (R744), Diploma Thesis at Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany, 2002

Workshops and Presentations

  • Peuker, S., Lindahl, S., O'Sullivan, P., GI 2025: Affecting Graduation Rates through Faculty Learning Communities, CSU Symposium 2019, Fresno State, March 9, 2019
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Chautauqua Short Course -- Enhancing Student Success through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course, Cal Poly, May 17-19, San Luis Obispo, California, USA, 2017 
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Ermer, G., Pakala, K., Improve Student Academic Performance and Retention – The 'Design Your Process to Become a World-Class Engineering Student' Project, 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 26-29, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2016 
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Design Your Process of Becoming a World-Class Engineering Student-A Powerful Project for Enhancing Student Success, presented at the Eigth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE), Columbus, Ohio, USA, July 31-August 2, 2016                                        
  • Peuker, S., Increasing First-Year Students Success through Self-Regulation, ASEE Pacific Southwest Conference, April 21-23, Pomona, California, USA, 2016
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Schauss, N.A.G., Kirby, K.K., Improving First-Year Engineering Student Retention, Success, and Time to Graduation, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-17, Seattle, Washington, USA, 2015                 
  • Peuker, S., Implementing the Design Your Process of Becoming a World Class Engineering Student Project, presented at the Enhancing Student Success Through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course, Raymond B. Landis, held at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, January 7-9, 2015                
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Design Your Process of Becoming a World-Class Engineering Student---A Powerful Project for Enhancing Student Success, presented at the Sixth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE), College Station, TX, USA, August 7-8, 2014                     
  • Peuker, S., Implementing the Design Your Process of Becoming a World Class Engineering Student Project, presented at the Enhancing Student Success Through a Model Introduction to Engineering Course, Raymond B. Landis, held at the California State University, Dominguez Hills, Los Angeles, January 8-10, 2014
  • Peuker, S., Landis, R., Implementing the Design Your Process of Becoming a World Class Engineering Student Project, presented at the Fifth Annual First Year Engineering Experience Conference (FYEE), Pittsburgh, PA, USA, August 8-9, 2013   

Office Hours for Spring 2020 (Or by appointment)

Monday: 8:10-9:55 am

Wednesday: 8:10-9:55 am

Friday: 8:10-9:55 am

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