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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Asfaw Beyene

Headshot photo of Dr. Asfaw Beyene

Ph.D., Warsaw University of Technology
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Renewable Energy, Thermodynamic Cycles, Energy Analysis,
Mathematical Modeling, Simulation of Thermal Systems



Dr. Beyene received his Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Power Engineering from Warsaw University of Technology. He joined the faculty of SDSU in 1989. His research has been concerned with energy systems: renewables, efficient power sources with emphasis on combined heat and power applications, cycle and energy analyses, mathematical modeling, and simulation. He has won numerous grants from US Department of Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric, California Energy Commission, Oakridge National Lab, University City Science Center, Lockheed Martin, California Institute for Energy Efficiency, and Southern California Edison Co. In his spare time, he plays soccer and skis on the famous slopes of the Sierra.

Office: EIS 218


Phone: (619) 594-6207

Fax: (619) 594-3599

M/C: 1323 

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Personal Webpage

Photo of Dr. Beyene winning a potato sack race

Dr. Beyene winning a sack race 

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323