Profile

Tony L. Kerzmann, Ph.D., LEED GA
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)
Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)
kerzmann@rmu.edu
412-397-5449 phone (M)
412-397-2593 fax
John Jay 1ST


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Duquesne University, 2004

Professional Background

  • Accreditation: LEED Green Associate
  • Nominated for the RMU President's Distinguished faculty Achievement Award in Distinguished Service at Robert Morris University, April 2011
  • Advisor to Undergraduate Design Team: Advised the Robert Morris University undergraduate design team. The team won first place in the 2011 Energy Efficient Buildings Competition and received a $5000 award.
  • Co-Advisor to Undergraduate SAE Baja Team: Co-advised the Robert Morris University undergraduate Society of Automotive Engineers Baja team that consists of 18 students. The team will compete in the national SAE Baja competition from June 8-11, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Supervisor for Undergraduate Researchers: Designed and directed a University of Pittsburgh undergraduate research project using a concentrating solar test rig to create distilled water from waste heat.
  • Supervisor for Undergraduate Researchers: Assisted in University of Pittsburgh undergraduate laboratory research associated with LED lighting, LED cooling and thermoelectric generator testing
  • AWARD - IGERT Fellowship (National Science Foundation), September 2006 - August 2010
  • AWARD - NASA Space Consortium Grant, September 2004
  • INDUSTRY - Mechanical Engineer at ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, LA; January 2002 - August 2003

Area of Expertise/Research

  • - Thermodynamics
  • - Fluid Dynamics
  • - Heat Transfer
  • - Machine Design
  • - Concentrating Solar Energy
  • - Life Cycle Assessment
  • - Renewable Energy

Publications

  • Kerzmann, T., Buxton, G., Minutolo, M., 2015, “A Computer Model for Optimizing the Location of Natural Gas Fueling Stations using Traffic Volume and Economic Factors. ” (Under Review by Energy Economics Journal).

  • Kerzmann, T., Buxton, G., 2015, “Heat Transfer Modeling of Soup Burns on Skin,” (Under Review by Journal of Burns).

  • Kerzmann, T., Buxton, G.A., Preisser, J., 2013, “A Computer Model for Optimizing the Location of Natural Gas Fueling Stations” Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2013.10.004.

  • Kerzmann, T., and Schaefer, L., 2013, “Flowrate Optimization of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, vol. 135, no. 2, 021010(7), doi:10.1115/1.4023006.

  • Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2011, “System Simulation of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System with an Active Cooling System” Renewable Energy Journal. DOI: 0.1016/j.renene.2011.11.004.

Presentations

  • 2015 - Kerzmann, T., Sanchez, D., Bach, J., Walker, J., 2015, "Energy Week: Outreach Events Geared Toward High School and Middle School Students," ASEE Middle Atlantic Conference 2015. Conference Presentation.
  • 2015 - Kerzmann, T., Minutolo, M., Buxton, G., 2015, "Natural Gas Fueling Station Duopoly Simulation using a Monte Carlo Algorithm," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2015. Conference Presentation.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T., Minutolo, M., Buxton, G., 2014, "Simulation of LNG Distribution Placement in Urban Environment with Duopolistic Competition," Institute of Behavioral and Applied Management Conference 2014. Conference Presentation.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T., Acharya, S., 2014, "Development of a Faculty Led Education Abroad Program and the Lessons Learned," ASEE Conference 2014. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T., Campbell, B., Monterrubio, L., 2014, "Laboratory Development for Dynamic Systems Through the Use of Low Cost Materials and Toys," ASEE Conference 2014. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T., Grogg, C., Stanga, M., Sarver, M., 2014, "Renewable Energy and Sustainability Middle School Outreach," Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference. Conference Presentation.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T.,Bach, J., 2014, "Robert Morris Computer Power Conservation," Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference. Poster Presentation.
  • 2014 - Kerzmann, T. Murphy, L., Tokarski, A., Stone, N., 2014, "Wind Site Assessment with Allegheny Land Trust," Engineers for a Sustainable World Conference Poster Presentation.
  • 2013 - 9. Kerzmann, T., Buxton, G., 2013, "A New Research Class as the Capstone to an Alternative Energy Minor," ASEE Middle Atlantic Conference 2013. Conference Presentation.
  • 2012 - Kerzmann, T., Werner, E., 2012, "TurboFlow: Integrated Engineering Design through an Energy Efficient Building Competition, ASEE Conference 2012. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2012 - Kerzmann, T., Sirinterlikci, A., 2012, "Integrated Hands-on Dynamics Laboratories in the Classroom," ASEE Conference 2012. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2012 - Kerzmann, T., Jones, J., 2012, "Design and Optimization of the TurboFlow Micro-Turbine" Sustainable Enterprises of the Future 2012. Conference Presentation.
  • 2011 - Kerzmann, T., Buxton, G., Kalevitch M., 2011, "The Development of an Alternative Energy Minor at Robert Morris University," ASEE MidAtlantic Section Fall Conference 2011. Conference Presentation.
  • 2011 - 14. Kerzmann, T., Sippel, K., 2011, "TurboFlow - Development of a Piping Hydro-Generator" Sustainable Enterprises of the Future 2011. Conference Presentation.
  • 2011 - Kerzmann, T., Sirinterlikci, A., 2011, "Active Learning Through SAE Baja Competition," ASEE Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2011 - 16. Kerzmann, T., Sirinterlikci, A., 2011, "Integrated Hands-On Mechanical Systems Laboratories," ASEE Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2011 - 17. Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2011, "Simulation-Based Energy Analysis of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System under Phoenix, AZ Meteorological Conditions," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2010 - Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2010, "An Energy Analysis of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System with an Active Cooling System," SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference 2010. Conference Proceedings.
  • 2009 - Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2009, "Novel Hybrid Four Parameter Multijunction Cell Model," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2009. Conference Presentation.
  • 2007 - Kerzmann, T., Zink, F., Schaefer, L., 2007, "Industrial Symbiosis - Sharing and Recycling Water Resources," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2007. Poster Presentation.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Tony


Summer 2016
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ENGR3110-A
  • 09:00-01:00 PM RMKerzmann6 (06/11-08/04/16)29 Seats

    Fall 2016
    Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ENGR1022-A
  • 02:00-03:15 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/29-12/17/16)7 Seats
  • ENGR3110-A
  • 09:30-10:50 AM T RMKerzmann1 (08/29-12/17/16)7 Seats
  • ENGR3350-A
  • -APPTMKerzmann1 (08/29-12/17/16)0 Seats
  • ENGR6050-B
  • 06:00-10:00 PM TMKerzmann5 (10/24-12/17/16)15 Seats
  • ENGR6050-A
  • -ONLINEIKerzmann4 (10/22-12/17/16)16 Seats
  • ENVS1022-A
  • 02:00-03:15 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/29-12/17/16)2 Seats