Anthony Ferrar

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Bio

Anthony (Tony) Ferrar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Temple University. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2015. Prior to joining the faculty at Temple University, he was a postdoctoral associate at the University of Florida Nuclear Engineering program. His research interests include thermal-fluids, measurement techniques, uncertainty analysis, and coupling of experiments and models in the contexts of ground based power and aerospace propulsion with a particular interest in jet engines.

As an engineering educator he works to cultivate the new engineer through practices that focus on the needs of learners and lead to technical mastery, social awareness, creative thinking, and entrepreneurship. His educational research interests include social networking & connections in higher education, open & inclusive education, and student recruiting & retention.

DEGREES

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Virgnia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2015

M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2011

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2008

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015 - 2016

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Ferrar, A. M., Examining Sample Rate, Sample Time, and Test Replication for Reducing Uncertainty in Steady Timewise Experiments. ASME. ASME J. Risk Uncertainty Part B. 2016;2(4):044503-044503-4. doi:10.1115/1.4033406. August 19, 2016.

 

Ferrar, A. M., A Framework for Test-to-Test Averaging and Representation of Asynchronous Spatial Measurements. ASME. J. Verif. Valid. Uncert. 2016;1(3):031003-031003-7. doi:10.1115/1.4033993. July 15, 2016

 

Ferrar, A. M., Schneck III, W. C., O’Brien, W. F., Leveraging Correlation to Reduce Uncertainty in Efficiency Measurements for Low Pressure Ratio Fans, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, June 2016, Seoul Korea, GT2016-57718.

 

Ferrar, A. M., Schneck III, W. C., Wicks, A. L., O’Brien, W. F., Effects of Total Pressure Inlet Distortion on Transonic Fan Blade Wake Properties, Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition, June 2016, Seoul Korea, GT2016-57703.

 

Frohnapfel, D. J. , Ferrar, A. M., Bailey, J. M., O’Brien, W. F., Lowe, K. T., Comparisons of Fan Response to Inlet Total Pressure and Swirl Distortions Produced by Boundary Layer Ingesting Aircraft Configurations, 54th AIAA Sciences Meeting, AIAA SciTech, January 2016, San Diego CA, AIAA-2016-0533.

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Engineering pedagogy

Social networking and connections in higher education

Open and inclusive education

Advanced thermal fluids measurement techniques

Unsteady and high-frequency flows

Thermal fluid mechanics

Particle behavior in flows

Coupling of models and experimental design

Uncertainty analysis via Monte Carlo Methods

Propulsion aero-thermodynamics

Advanced inlet-engine compatibility