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Kevin D. Cole

Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Nebraska

Dr. Cole became a professor of Engineering at the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1988. Since that time he has developed a wind-tunnel laboratory to study anemometers, hot-film sensors, and properties of thermal protective systems. Cole is a registered Professional Engineer and active industrial consultant.


    Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, 1986
    M.S. Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN, 1979
    B.S. Engineering Science, Iowa State University, Ames IA, 1977

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Green's Functions

    Objective: develop analytical solutions to engineering problems with advanced mathematical tools, and to promote these techniques in print publications and on the internet. The Green's Function Library, established in 1999, is a resource for engineers, scientists, mathematicians, geologists, or anyone working with linear differential equations of the diffusion type. For more information, visit

    Biomedical Devices

    Objective: develop replacement heart valves designed for infants with profound birth defects, by carrying out laboratory fluid-flow tests and computational simulations.

    Fluid-flow Sensors

    Objective: develop fluid-flow sensors based on thermal measurements. Recently this work was extended to thermal effects in microchannels, with application in electronic cooling and in lab-on-a-chip testing devices, for example.

    Inverse Problems

    Objective: determine optimal methods to measure thermal properties and gas-diffusion properties, and to analyze experimental data to extract the maximum information from the experiment.

Personal Interests

    Bicycling, travel, choral singing


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