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  Profile

Tony L. Kerzmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)
Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering (Engineering)
kerzmann@rmu.edu
412-397-5449 phone (M)
John Jay 1ST


Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2010
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2007
  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Univeristy of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Duquesne University, 2004

Professional Background

  • Advisor to Undergraduate Design Team: Advised the Robert Morris University undergraduate design team. The team won first place in the 2011 Energy Efficient Buildings Competition and received a $5000 award.
  • Co-Advisor to Undergraduate SAE Baja Team: Co-advised the Robert Morris University undergraduate Society of Automotive Engineers Baja team that consists of 18 students. The team will compete in the national SAE Baja competition from June 8-11, 2011 in Peoria, Illinois.
  • Supervisor for Undergraduate Researchers: Designed and directed a University of Pittsburgh undergraduate research project using a concentrating solar test rig to create distilled water from waste heat.
  • Supervisor for Undergraduate Researchers: Assisted in University of Pittsburgh undergraduate laboratory research associated with LED lighting, LED cooling and thermoelectric generator testing
  • AWARD - IGERT Fellowship (National Science Foundation), September 2006 - August 2010
  • AWARD - NASA Space Consortium Grant, September 2004
  • INDUSTRY - Mechanical Engineer at ExxonMobil, Baton Rouge, LA; January 2002 - August 2003

Area of Expertise/Research

  • - Thermodynamics
  • - Fluid Dynamics
  • - Heat Transfer
  • - Machine Design
  • - Concentrating Solar Energy
  • - Life Cycle Assessment
  • - Renewable Energy

Publications

  • 1.   Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2011, “System Simulation of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System with an Active Cooling System” Renewable Energy Journal. DOI: 0.1016/j.renene.2011.11.004.

  • 2. Kerzmann, T., Sippel, K., 2011, “TurboFlow - Development of a Piping Hydro-Generator, Sustainable Enterprises of the Future 2011. Conference Proceedings.

  • 3.   Kerzmann, T., Sirinterlikci, A., 2011, “Active Learning Through SAE Baja Competition,” ASEE Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.

  • 4.   Kerzmann, T., Sirinterlikci, A., 2011, “Integrated Hands-On Mechanical Systems Laboratories,” ASEE Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.

  • 5.   Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2011, “Simulation-Based Energy Analysis of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System under Phoenix, AZ Meteorological Conditions,” Engineering Sustainability Conference 2011. Conference Proceedings.

  • 6.   Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2010, “An Energy Analysis of a Linear Concentrating Photovoltaic System with an Active Cooling System,” SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference 2010. Conference Proceedings.

  • 7.   Kerzmann, T., Schaefer, L., 2009, "Novel Hybrid Four Parameter Multijunction Cell Model," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2009. Conference Proceedings.

  • 8.   Kerzmann, T., Zink, F., Schaefer, L., 2007, "Industrial Symbiosis - Sharing and Recycling Water Resources," Engineering Sustainability Conference 2007. Poster Session.

Schedule of Courses
Schedule Book for All Active and Available Future Terms, Tony


Fall 2014
Course-SectionTimeDaysLocInstructorSessionSeats
  • ENGR1022-A
  • 01:45-03:00 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • ENGR3022-A
  • 10:45-12:00 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • ENGR3110-A
  • 09:15-10:35 AM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)28 Seats
  • ENGR3110-B
  • 08:45-11:35 AM FMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)35 Seats
  • ENGR3300-A
  • 03:15-04:30 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • ENGR4112-A
  • -APPTMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • ENVS1022-A
  • 01:45-03:00 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)0 Seats
  • ENVS3022-A
  • 10:45-12:00 PM T RMKerzmann1 (08/25-12/13/14)5 Seats

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