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Means, Kenneth H.

Emeritus Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Ph.D., West Virginia University, 1973 
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University, 1967 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1964

After receiving a BSME degree five years were spent working in the aerospace industry working for Martin Marietta Corp. and Westinghouse Electric Corp. In 1973, after receiving a PhD, Dr. Means worked as a private consulting engineer in the construction industry performing HVAC design.

In 1981, he joined WVU as an assistant professor in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics. He is currently a full professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at WVU.

Research Focus Areas

Energy Technologies

Research Interests

Kinematics and Dynamics of Machinery and Vehicles 
Energy Systems 
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 

Teaching Interests

Senior Design Project Courses including the Vehicle-Baja 
Industrial Projects and Energy Efficiency Projects 
Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning 
Advanced Vibration and Dynamics 
Design of Machine Components

Professional Societies

Sigma Xi 
West Virginia Professional Engineer