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John Duffy

John Duffy is a Professor Emeritus in the DEPARTMENT of Mechanical Engineering at UMass Lowell.
John Duffy Professor Emeritus
  • College
    Francis College of Engineering
  • Department
    Mechanical Engineering
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Expertise

Mechanical engineering, control systems science, solar engineering, environmental engineering, education, statistics and manufacturing systems

Research Interests

Mechanical engineering, control systems science, solar engineering, environmental engineering, education, statistics and manufacturing systems

Solar/electric vehicles, fuzzy logic, neural networks, thermal efficiency of houses, photovoltaic systems and stochastic processes

Education

  • MS: Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering, (1974), Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, IL
  • Other: Control Systems Science and Engineering, (1974), Washington University - St. Louis, MO
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Identification of a nitrogen ecosystem.
  • BS: Mechanical Engineering and Philosophy-Theology, (1967), Christian Brothers College - Memphis,TN
    Supporting Area: Education

Biosketch

Duffy, D.Sc. has a strong corporate and academic background.  He has taught in the Mechanical Engineering Department at UML since 1983 and has had held senior management positions in a variety of solar energy and environmental companies.

Selected Publications

  • Willard-Schmoe, E., Duffy, J. (2014). A solar desiccant dehumidification system: Design, construction and assessment (1: pp. 707 - 714). 43rd ASES National Solar Conference 2014, SOLAR 2014, Including the 39th National Passive Solar Conference and the 2nd Meeting of Young and Emerging Professionals in Renewable Energy
  • Thomas, W., Duffy, J. (2013). Energy performance of net-zero and near net-zero energy homes in New England. Energy and Buildings, 67 551-558.
  • Willard-Schmoe, E., Duffy, J., Reynaud, E., Barrington, L. (2013). Student experiences in service-learning: Engineering vs. sciences. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  • Duffy, J., Kazmer, D.O., Barrington, L., Ting, J., Barry, C.M., Zhang, X., Clark, D., Rux, A. (2007). Service-learning integrated into existing core courses throughout a college of engineering.

Selected Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Building on Tradition: Indigenous Green Housing (2010), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Building on Tradition: Indigenous Green Housing (2010), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Low-Cost Solar/Wind Pumping for Irrigation and Livestock for Small Farming in the (2010), - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Circles: Community and Industry Reaching Into Computer, Lab & Engineering Scienc (2009), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Village Empowerment (2009), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Low-Cost Solar Drip Irrigation for Small Farmers in Developing Countries (2009), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Public Service Grant Award (2009), Grant - University of Massachusetts Lowell
    Archibald, D.C., Duffy, J.
  • Engineering Service-Learning Faculty as Change Agents (2009), Grant - NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Solar Dahiwakud Service-Learning Project (2008), Grant - CORP FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Tohono O'odham Tribal College Solar Dahiwakud Service-Learning Project (2008), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)
  • Solar Water Purification Bottles with Dye Indicator for Developing Countries (2007), Grant -
    Duffy, J. (Principal)