Dr. Bret Windom

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Information
Office Location: Engineering A103T
Phone: 970.491.7794
Fax: (970)491-3872
Email: bret.windom@colostate.edu
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After receiving his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida in August 2009, Dr. Bret Windom was awarded a National Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to work at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO. At NIST, Dr. Windom carried out experiments to measure key physical properties of fuels as they relate to the energy conversion process.  Following his appointment at NIST, Dr. Windom performed a roving postdoctoral fellowship as part of the Combustion Energy Frontier Research Center at the University of Southern California and Princeton University where he studied high pressure and turbulent flame dynamics. In 2013, Dr. Windom began an Assistant Professorship in the Mechanical and Aerospace Department at the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs (UCCS). Dr. Windom’s research encompasses applied and fundamental topics ranging from the characterization of alternative fuels to the analysis of reacting flow systems using advanced diagnostics and state of the art CFD tools. Dr. Windom is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Combustion Institute.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Honors and Awards
  • Classes taught


  • B.S. 2004, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S. 2006, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering
  • Ph.D. 2009, University of Florida – Mechanical Engineering