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Pertmer, Gary A.

Pertmer, Gary A.

Associate Professor
Keystone Professor
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
Center for Risk and Reliability
2129 Martin Hall, Building 088


Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1978


  • A. James Clark School of Engineering Senior Faculty Teaching Award


  • American Nuclear Society, Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education, Member

Nuclear reactor systems design and analysis; reactor safety; and thermalhydraulics (heat transfer and fluid mechanics)

  • Introduction to Engineering Design – Book 9:  Engineering Skills and Hovercraft Missions, J.W. Dally, G.A. Pertmer, and W.L. Fourney, College House Enterprises (2006).
  • Introduction to Engineering Design – Book 8:  Anti-Icing Systems for Highway Bridges, J.W. Dally and G.A. Pertmer, College House Enterprises (2004).
  • Thamire, C., Ainane, S., and Pertmer, G.A., “A Novel Collaborative Program in  
    Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering”, Proc. 2004 ASEE Annual Conference (2004).
  • Garland, M., Mirzadeh, S., Alexander, C.W., Hirtz, G.J., Hobbs, R.W., Pertmer,  
    G.A., and Knapp, F.F., “Neutron Flux Characterization of a Peripheral Target Position in the
    High Flux Isotope Reactor”, App. Rad. & Isotopes, 59, 1 (2003)
  • Schmidt, J., Fines, J, and Pertmer, G.A., “The Teaching Fellows Program:  Undergraduate
    Partners in Teaching”, Proc. 2003 ASEE Annual Conference (2003).
  • Binney, S.E., Krane, K.S., Garland, M.A., Pertmer, G.A., and Mirzadeh, S.,  “Measurement
    of Neutron Cross Sections for Medical Isotopes”, Trans. ANS, 86 (2002).
  • Ainane, S., Pertmer, G.A., and Schmidt, J., “Keeping the Flame Alive:  What Happens
    AFTER the ABET Visit”, Proc. 2002 ASEE Annual Conference (2002).
  • Lent, R., Schmidt, J., Schmidt, L., and Pertmer, G.A., “Exploration of Collective Efficacy
    Beliefs in Student Project Teams:  Implications for Student and Teams Outcomes”, Proc.  2002 ASEE Annual Conference (2002).

Kim to Direct Undergraduate Studies, Pertmer to Co-Direct 

Keystone Professors to spearhead Undergraduate Studies program.  

Minor in Engineering Leadership Established

New option to prepare students for future rolls in education, industry, government.

A. James Clark School of Engineering Awards - Call for Nominations

The faculty member receiving the service award will be presented with a plaque and a cash award.