Dr. Quinn's Courses

Dr. Quinn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Below are his current course offerings.

Course Description: First and second laws of thermodynamics, properties of pure substances, analysis of open and closed thermodynamic systems, applications of thermodynamic principles to power and refrigeration cycles.

Course Description: Techniques for effective sustainability assessment of engineering process and products, including factors such as upstream energy and material burdens, model boundaries, sensitivity analysis, end of life, material and energy recycling, scalability, and optimization. Engineering process models will be used to assess technologies through economic feasibility and life cycle impacts.

Course Description: First and second laws of thermodynamics applied to engineering devices and systems. Introduction to exergy, equilibrium, chemical reactions, thermodynamic relations, and special topics.


Introducing middle and high school students to wind energy through an annual competition hosted at the Powerhouse.