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curtis stern
By Appointment

Curt Stern

Professor of Engineering

Director of the Dual Degree Engineering Program


On Faculty Since 2012

Curriculum Vitae

Start your engineering journey in a supportive environment with time to explore the many majors available.  Enjoy the community and academic resources at Covenant to develop your technical and soft skills.  Then transfer to the engineering school of your choice and finish your undergraduate training where the options and resources are rich.


  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • MS and PhD, University of California at Berkeley

Interests / Specialization

  • Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in thermal-fluids and energy production.

Selected Professional Work

  • Stern, C. H., "A Transient Heat Transfer Model for Selective Microwave Heating of Multilayer Material Systems," Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, Vol. 33, No. 4, 1998, pp. 207-215.
  • Stern, C. H., "Microwave Processing of Nonwovens: An Introduction," International Nonwovens Journal, Vol. 6, No. 3, 1994, pp. 43-49.
  • Stern, C. H., D. R. Jaasma, and M. R. Champion, "Masonry Fireplace Emissions Test Method: Repeatability and Sensitivity to Fueling Protocol," Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, Vol. 25, 1993, pp. 51-64.
  • Jackson, M. L., and C. H. Stern, "Modeling the Complex Permittivity of Thermoplastic Composite Materials," Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, Vol. 27, No. 2, 1992, pp. 103-111.
  • Stern, C. H., D. R. Jaasma, J. W. Shelton, and G. Satterfield, "Parametric Study of Fireplace Particulate Matter and Carbon Monoxide Emissions," Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, Vol. 42, No. 6, June 1992, pp. 777-783.

Get to know your professor

Q. Favorite local spot?
A. Mountain biking on the local trails

Q. Favorite food?
A. Game dishes that my wife cooks

Q. What is one thing that instantly makes your day better?
A. Sharing my love of learning and seeing my students discover something new

Q. Personal Interests/Hobbies
A. Working outside, hiking, hunting, and appreciating the beauty of God's creation