Camille M. George
Associate Professor and ME Program Director
B.A. University of Chicago, Liberal Arts
Engineering education, Sustainable engineering, Technology literacy, Engineering ethics, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Plasma Science and Fuel Cells
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.
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:
International Service Learning
Camille George has led Senior Design students on several international service-learning trips.