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Rydge B. Mulford

Assistant Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Rydge B. Mulford
Phone: 937-229-5353
Kettering Laboratories Room 345 F
Website: Visit Site


Dr. Rydge Mulford teaches thermal science courses at the University of Dayton. Typical courses he instructs include thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer and renewable energy courses. He is director, along with Dr. Andrew Schrader, of the Dayton Thermal Applications Lab (DaTA Lab), with research efforts focused on solving thermal problems in sustainability and aerospace applications.

Dr. Mulford's publication references can be found on his Google Scholar or ResearchGate profiles. Likewise, current research projects and employment opportunities are described on the DaTA Lab website.

Google Scholar Page

ResearchGate Profile

DaTA Lab Homepage

Selected Honors and Awards

  • NASA Space Technology Research Fellow


  • Ph.D., mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University
  • B.S., mechanical engineering, Brigham Young University

Courses Taught

  • Heat transfer (MEE 410)
  • Thermodynamics

Professional Activities

  • Chaired/co-chaired ASME conference sessions
  • Conference and journal paper reviewer

Research Interests

  • Thermal control through geometric manipulation
  • Heat transfer for sustainability