Trevor Moeller is an Associate Professor at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, (UTSI) in the Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department, (MABE). He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from UT in 1998, MS in Mechanical Engineering from UT in 1993, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1991. Moeller specializes in high-speed flows and high-temperature gases by having experience in both modeling and experimentation. He has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of programs at UTSI with funding approaching $8M. His PI experience includes electric propulsion thruster diagnostics, rocket programs, and developing/modeling probes for high-enthaply flows. Moeller has more than 41 papers in journals and conference proceedings and has received one patent. He has served on the Executive Committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, (IEEE) Nuclear and Plasma Science Society (2005-2008) and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, (AIAA) Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee (2007 – present).
Moeller has recently become a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME). ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real-world challenges. Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables and encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines; while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. An ASME member must meet certain qualifications to be nominated by another ASME member to become a fellow. The nominated must have ten or more years of active practice in their respective field and at least ten years of active corporate membership in ASME. They must also provide three sponsor letters that give specific and verifiable evidence to support significant engineering contributions, a letter from the nominator and an up to date professional record and more. At the time of his election to Fellow, Moeller was one of 3,456 Fellows out of 85,806 ASME members.
Becoming a Fellow of ASME is a high honor and UTSI is proud to call Moeller a member of the UTSI family and is excited to see his future accomplishments.