Camille M. George portrait

Camille M. George

Associate Professor
Degree
PhD. Minnesota
Office
OSS 112
Phone
651-962-5763
Fax
651-962-6419
Mail
Mail OSS101
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

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Education

B.A. University of Chicago, Liberal Arts
B.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, Fluids Engineering
M.S. University of Illinois at Chicago, Mechanical Engineering (Heat Transfer)
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Mechanical Engineering (Plasma Science) with Minor in Aerospace Engineering

Interests

Engineering education, Sustainable engineering, Technology literacy, Engineering ethics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Plasma Science and Fuel Cells

Career

Camille George has a broad background in applied industrial research that includes examining magneto-mechanical pumps, modeling aircraft engine failures, and predicting performance in twin-screw compressors. George has collaborated on scientific studies with Stanford, University of Minnesota and the University of Limoges in France. Her particular field of expertise is in the coupling of electro-magnetic fields with ionized gases. Applications range from welding and surface coatings, to odor and waste destruction. She is a member of ASME, SWE and ASEE.

Courses

  • ENGR 381 Thermodynamics
  • ENGR 382 Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow
  • ENGR 326/328 Fuel Cell Systems
  • ENGR 480/481 Senior Design
  • THEO 397 Christian Faith and the Engineering Profession

Discovery Learning

Fuel cells generate electricity from an electrochemical reaction. There are several different types of fuel cells but they all allow free electrons to move through a circuit. The resultant electricity can be used to power all sorts of devices, from cars and busses to laptops and mobile phones. In one of the most promising types, the proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cell (shown to right), a fuel such as hydrogen is split apart freeing the electrons to perform work and then the pieces are recombined in the presence of oxygen (e.g., air) to form water and heat. A four-minute video (Windows Media Player) clip about the Fuel Cell class at the University of St. Thomas can be viewed by clicking on one of the following links:  

~This program was originally presented May 17, 2003. Copyright Copyright C symbol by the Minnesota State Lottery and is presented here with permission.  The program was produced by Media Rare of St. Paul.

International Service Learning

Camille George has led Senior Design students on several international service-learning trips.

 An eight-minute video documenting one of these interdisciplinary service-learning trips can be viewed by clicking on one of the following links:

Professional Engagement

Publications, Conference Papers and Conference Presentations

Fall 2014 Courses

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J-Term 2015 Courses

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Spring 2015 Courses

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