Professional Experience

Eric F. Spina

Education

  • Ph.D., 1988, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • M.A., 1987, Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S., 1983, Carnegie Mellon University, Mechanical Engineering with University Honors
  • 1979, Canisius High School, Buffalo, New York  

Academic leadership at Syracuse university

  • 2007-2015, Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • Oct. 2013-Jan. 2014, Interim Chancellor and President
  • 2006-2007, Interim Vice Chancellor and Provost
  • 2003-2006, Douglas D. Danforth Dean of the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • 2000-2003, Associate Dean, L.C. Smith College of Engineering
  • 2001-2003, Deputy Director, Environmental Quality Systems Center
  • 1996-2000, Head, Division of Mechanical, Civil, & Chemical Systems
  • 1995-1998, Chair Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 1993-1997, Associate Director and Principal Investigator, Syracuse Center for Hypersonics

ACADEMIC career AT Syracuse university

  • Jan. 2015-2016, Trustee Professor and Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus
  • Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    • 2004-2015, professor
    • 1993-2004, associate professor
    • 1988-1993, assistant professor

research grants as principal investigator, co-investigator, proposal leader or co-leader

  • U.S. patent for "Method of Forming Microsensor Thin-film Anemometer."
  • U.S. patent for "Microsensor Hot-film Anemometer for High-speed Flows."
  • "Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Mid-level Program: The Upstate Alliance," National Science Foundation, $2,495,852
  • "Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Phase 1: The Upstate Alliance," National Science Foundation, $3,000,000
  • "Graduate Student Researcher’s Program: Active Control of Flow-Induced Pressure Oscillations in Cavities," NASA-Langley Research Center (Fluid Mechanics Division), $58,000
  • "Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program in Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics," National Science Foundation (Engineering Directorate), $171,000
  • "Hypersonics Internships in Government and Industry," NASA/New York State Space Grant Consortium, $24,000
  • Syracuse University Center for Hypersonics, NASA, $1,017,500
  • "Graduate Manufacturing Engineering Traineeships for Defense Workers," Advanced Research Projects Agency Technology Reinvestment Program, $598,114
  • "Graduate Student Researcher’s Program: A Hot-film Anemometer for Hypersonic Slow, NASA-Langley Research Center (Fluid Mechanics Division), $66,000
  • "Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program in the Theoretical, Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics," National Science Foundation (Engineering Directorate), $60,000
  • "Reynolds Stress Measurements in Hypersonic Boundary Layers," NASA-Langley Research Center (Fluid Mechanics Division), $50,131
  • "Scientific Visualization for Improved Undergraduate Engineering Education," Syracuse University Chancellor's Fund for Innovation, $34,000
  • "Turbulence Measurements in Hypersonic Boundary Layers Using Constant-temperature Anemometry," NASA-Langley Research Center (Fluid Mechanics Division), $68,273
  • "Improving the Engineering Laboratory Through Scientific vVsualization," National Science Foundation (Directorate for Education), Leadership in Laboratory Development Program, $78,362
  • "Flow Diagnostic Equipment for Exploration of High-speed Coaxial Jet Flows," NASA-Langley Research Center (Aeroacoustics Division), $16,302
  • "The Noise Reduction Potential of Dual-stream Coaxial Rectangular Improperly-expanded Jet Flows," NASA-Langley Research Center (Aeroacoustics Division), $15,000
  • "An Experimental Study of the Structure of an Impinging Coaxial Jet," National Science Foundation (Engineering Directorate), $70,000
  • "New York Environmental Quality Systems Center," New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research, $15,000,000
  • "Faculty Development Program to Hire a Director of the New York Environmental Quality Systems Center," New York State Office of Science, Technology and Academic Research
  • "New York Indoor Environmental Quality Center," New York State Assembly, $2,330,000
  • "Indoor Environmental and Asthma Study - Phase I," Environmental Protection Agency, $1,830,000

honors at Syracuse university

  • Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to the University's Academic Programs
  • "40 under 40" Leadership Award, Syracuse Chamber of Commerce/Leadership Greater Syracuse
  • University College Vice President's Teacher of the Year Award
  • The Filtertech Outstanding Professor Award in Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering
  • NASA Certificate of Recognition
  • Crouse-Hinds Award for Excellence in Education, L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • NASA Invention Award
  • Outstanding Professor in Mechanical Engineering
  • NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship