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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering College of Engineering & Applied Science

Rebecca Webb

rebecca Webb

Assistant Professor

Office:  Science and Engineering Building A-446
Phone:  (719) 255-3674
Home Page: 

Biographical Sketch

Rebecca Webb received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island in 1998. Her MS degree is from Pennsylvania State University, where she worked as a member of the Electrochemical Engine Center. In between her MS and PhD Rebecca worked as a R&D Engineer at Agilent Technologies. She received her PhD from Oregon State University in 2005. At Oregon State, Rebecca worked in the microscale thermal-fluids area investigating two-phase flow in microchannels.


Dr. Webb's research area is the Thermal Fluid Sciences with a focus on microscale heat transfer and fluid mechanics. Her work is a combination of experimental and computational studies. The primary goal of her research is to find ways to make existing systems more efficient and therefore, more sustainable. For current research projects, see Dr. Webb's website.

Recent Publications

Reid, M.R., R.N. Webb, and T.C. Lilly, "Computational Evaluation of Latent Heat Energy Storage System Using a High Temperature Phase Change Material', accepted for the 6th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, July 2012

Bosworth, R.W, A.L., Ventura, R.N. Webb, M.P. Young, A.D. Ketsdever, N.E. Gimelshein, and S.F. Gimelshein, "Thermal Modeling and Performance Measurements of Radiometric Arrays for Near Space Propulsion", Proceedings of the 43rd AIAA Thermophysics Conference, June 2012.

Horvath, J.A., and R.N. Webb, "Experimental Study of Radiation Absorption by Minichannels of Varying Geomtery" submitted to Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science October 2011.

Horvath, J.A. and R.N. Webb, "Experimental Study of Radiation Absorption by Microchannels of Varying Aspect Ratios", 2011, Solar Energy Journal, v. 85, n.5, pp. 1035 - 1040.

Horvath, J.A., Boartfield, A.G., and R.N. Webb, "Enhanced Heat Collection Element Performance Through Surface Geometry", Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Washington, D.C., August 2011

For further details, go to Dr. Webb's Home Page.