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Charles H. Forsberg

Professor Emeritus of Engineering


PHD, 1976, Columbia University; MPHIL, 1975, Columbia University; MSME, 1967, Columbia University; BSME, 1966, Polytechnic Inst of NYU; BD, 1966, Polytechnic Inst of NYU


Professional license(s):

Professional Engineer --New York State

Areas of specialization:

Energy Analysis and Conservation
Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer
Mechanical Engineering Labs

Industrial Experience:

Consolidated Edison of New York; Technician; Summers 1964, 1965
Eastman Kodak Company; Development Engineer; Summer 1966
Bell Telephone Labs; Member of Technical Staff; Summer 1968
Consolidated Edison of New York; Senior Engineer; Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering; 1971 to 1977, 1981
Ebasco Services; Senior Engineer; Mechanical/Nuclear Engineering; 1977 to 1979
Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation; Energy Advisor; 1987 to 1991
Hofstra University; Founder and Director of Energy Analysis and Diagnostic Center; 1991 to 1995
Energy Consultant to retail store chains; 1985 to 2006

Academic Interests:

Undergraduate teaching of engineering.

Courses Taught:

ENGG 10 - Computer Programming for Engineers
ENGG 113 - Thermodynamics
ENGG 114 - Heat Transfer
ENGG 115 - Fluid Mechanics
ENGG 143F - Thermal Systems Design
ENGG 160A - Measurements and Instrumentation Lab
ENGG 169 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory I (Fluid Mechanics)
ENGG 170 - Mechanical Engineering Laboratory II (Heat Transfer)
ENGG 197C - Alternative Energy Systems

Supervised student projects:

Design of Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems for:
a variety of buildings, including retail stores, food establishments, churches.
Determination of energy usages and costs for these buildings.
Design and construction of a Series and Parallel Pump Demonstration
Unit for the mechanical engineering laboratories.
Design and construction of a Heat Exchanger Demonstration Unit for the mechanical engineering laboratories.

Professional & technical memberships:


Outside Interests:

Church organist; a number of never-ending building projects, including home additions/improvements and a cabin in the woods.

Recent Publications

  1. "A Multi-Faceted Capstone Design Project in HVAC"; Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference; June 20-23, 2010; Louisville, KY.
  2. "Use of the Knowledge and Skill Builder (KSB) Format in a Senior Mechanical Engineering Laboratory"; Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference; June 14-17, 2009; Austin, TX.
  3. "A Ventilation System Capstone Design Project"; Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference; June 22-25, 2008; Pittsburgh, PA.
  4. "A Heat Transfer Experiment to Illustrate Dimensional Analysis"; Proceedings of the 2005 ASEE Annual Conference, June 12-15, 2005; Portland, OR.

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