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WKU Engineering Faculty and Staff - Kevin Schmaltz

Kevin Schmaltz, PhD, PE

Kevin Schmaltz, PhD, PE


Office:  EBS 2112
Phone:  270-745-8859


ME 176M: ME Freshman Design           R 02:30 - 04:30

ME 176M: ME Freshman Design           T 02:30 - 04:30

ME 176M: ME Freshman Design           W 03:00 - 05:00

ME 325M: Elements of Heat Transfer   TR 09:35 - 10:55

ME 400M: ME Design                               MF 09:10 - 10:05


Office Hours

Monday 10:00-11:00
Tuesday 12:30 - 2:30
Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00
Thursday 12:30 - 2:30


  • Project management and design pedagogy
  • Non-traditional energy systems (biodiesel)
  • Computational fluids and heat transfer


      First introduced to engineering by his father, Dr. Kevin Schmaltz attended Virginia Tech and earned a BSME degree. He then worked for Shell Oil in New Orleans, Louisiana, as a maintenance engineer and then a design engineer for offshore Gulf of Mexico oil platforms. He proceeded with masters and doctoral studies in ME at Tulane University and Carnegie-Mellon University, respectively. Through tutoring experiences with undergraduate students while at graduate school, Dr. Schmaltz decided to stay in the field of academic education – first at Lake Superior State University and now at WKU – where he can share a variety of experiences and design challenges with his students.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14