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Dr. Chuck Baukal

Associate Professor of Engineering
Director of Engineering Program

Office Location Thurmond Hall, 3rd Floor
Phone (Office) 405.585.4142

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Have been working in industry as a combustion engineer for over 40 years and have taught as an adjunct engineering instructor for over 38 years. Registered Professional Engineer and Qualified Environmental Professional. Authored/edited 17 books: 14 on industrial combustion and 3 on engineering education. An inventor on 11 U.S. patents and serve on many advisory boards. Lines of inquiry include industrial combustion, engineering education, and engineering in the Bible.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Drexel University
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.Ed., University of Oklahoma
  • Ed.D. in Applied Educational Studies, Oklahoma State University
  • MBA, University of Tulsa
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Subjects Taught

  • Mathematics (trigonometry to calculus and statistics)
  • Mechanical Engineering (thermodynamics, heat transfer, experimental methods, energy, combustion, safety, power generation)

Professional Memberships

  • Air and Waste Management Association
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Christian Engineering Society
  • Combustion Institute
  • Evangelical Theological Society

Awards and Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society
  • Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society
  • Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society
  • Gamma Beta Phi service honor society
  • Kappa Delta Pi education honor society
  • National Dean's List
  • Outstanding School of Engineering Faculty Member of the Year 2020 - 2021

Selected Publications

  • Continuing Engineering Education Handbook, Nova Science, New York, 2022.
  • Gallery of Combustion and Fire, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2020.
  • Mechanical Engineering Education Handbook, Nova Science, New York, 2020.
  • Learner Preferences for Continuing Engineering Education, Lambert, Mauritius, 2017.
  • The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook (3 volumes), CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2013

Selected Presentations

  • Ammonia for Industrial Combustion, International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exhibition, Columbus, OH, November 2022.
  • Pasta Bending Experiment, American Society for Engineering Education Midwest Section, Tulsa, OK, September 2022.
  • Trinity Analogy: Thermodynamic Triple Point, Christian Engineering Conference, Minneapolis, June 2022.
  • What Employers Look for in New Engineering Graduates, 2022 American Society for Engineering Education, Minneapolis, June 2022.
  • Impact on Emissions from High Hydrogen Combustion, Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference & Exhibition, San Francisco, June 2022.

Selected Lectures

  • Decarbonated Combustion in Industrial Processes, panel at the 39th Symposium (International) on Combustion, Vancouver, July, 2022.
  • Is Hydrogen the Fuel of the Future?, 4C Conference, Austin, TX, April 2022.
  • Allies or Antagonists? Engineering Writing in Industry vs. Academia, 2022 Conference for Industry & Education Collaboration, Tempe, AZ, February 2022.