Paul Mehta

Chairperson & Professor, Director of BU IAC

Jobst Hall 400
(309) 677-2754
mehta@bradley.edu

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University
M.S., Physics, Aligarh University
B.S., Physics, Engineering Physics, Punjab University

Biography

D. Paul Mehta, Ph.D., is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Bradley University, as well as being the department chairman.  He earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in 1979.  He has more than 50 years of teaching experience and has initiated, developed, and taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in energy engineering.  He has directed the graduate program in mechanical engineering at Bradley University for 25 years.  His research interest include applications of control theory to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems and to manufacturing processes with the purpose of reducing energy consumption.  He has published numerous research papers in that area.  Dr. Mehta has also directed the Industrial Assessment Center at Bradley University since 1993.  Under this program, which is sponsored by the U, S. Department of Energy, Dr. Mehta has assessed about 400 small- and medium-sized manufacturing plants for energy efficiency, waste minimization, and productivity enhancement.  He is the recipient of the Rothberg Professional Excellence Award at Bradley University in 1994.  He was appointed as the Ameren - Illinois Endowed Professor of Energy Related Studies in 2001.  He is an active member of ASME, ASEE, ASHRAE, and AEE. 

Professional Experience

  • Pant Nagar University, India
  • Director of Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center at Bradley University

Research Interests 

HVAC, Controls, Energy Management

Teaching

  • ME 341: Engineering System Dynamics
  • ME 536: Industrial Pollution Prevention
  • ME 537: Building Energy Management
  • ME 547: Fluid Power Control Systems

Scholarship

  • Gallery of Excellence, Bradley University

Service

  • University Senate
  • Director of Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center