hunter mack

Biography

EDUCATION

[2004-2007] University of California (Berkeley, California, United States)
PhD Mechanical Engineering (May 2007)
Major Field: Combustion
Minor Field: Management of Technology (MOT)
Minor Field: Air Quality (Civil / Environmental Engineering)

[2002-2004] University of California (Berkeley, California, United States)
M.S. Mechanical Engineering

[2001-2002] Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri, United States)
B.S. Mechanical Engineering

[Summer 2001] Instituto Internacional (Madrid, Spain) via NYU
Spanish & Photography

[1997-2000] Hendrix College (Conway, Arkansas, United States)
B.A. Physics (2001)

WORK/RESEARCH

[2012-Present] Lecturer / Researcher @ UC Berkeley (Dept. of Mech. Eng.)
(Berkeley, California, USA)
Taught coursework and conducted research on reduced mechanisms of surrogate fuels and advanced biofuels.

[2009-2012] Research Engineer @ Banyan Energy
(Berkeley, California, USA)
Conducted product development of flat panel optics for concentrator photovoltaics at the early stage start-up company.

[2007-2009] Post-Doctoral Researcher @ Combustion Analysis Laboratory
(University of California, Berkeley, CA)
Developed experiments and numerical models to correlate octane and cetane numbers to autoignition events in HCCI engines for standard and exotic fuels.

[2002-2007] Graduate Student @ Combustion Analysis Laboratory
(University of California, Berkeley, CA)
Conducted research on Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) engines under Dr. Robert W. Dibble using Carbon-14 as a combustion event tracer, numerical modeling, emission analysis, ion signals, and other engine diagnostics.

[Summer 2000] National High Magnetic Field Lab
(Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL)
Performed research on pulse magnets and assisted in crystal behavior in high magnetic field experiments under the guidance of Dr. James Brooks as part of the National Science Foundation REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program.

[1999-2000] Hendrix College Physics Department
(Hendrix College, Conway, AR)
Researched charged particle detection in hybrid rocket plumes while working with Dr. Robert Dunn. Assisted in research done on large-scale ring lasers used to study seismic activity and the rotation of the earth. Both projects were funded by a NASA research grant.

AFFILIATIONS

[2004-Present] American Society of Mechanical Engineers
[2004-Present] Combustion Institute Member
[2000-Present] Society of Automotive Engineers
[2000-2001] Washington University Society of Automotive Engineer
[2000-2001] Washington University SAE Formula Racing Team
[2000] SAPPHIRE Satellite Team
[2001-2002] Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honors Society)
[1998-2000] Pi Mu Epsilon (Physics Honors Society), Vice President (2000)
[1997-2000] Sigma Pi Sigma (Mathematics Honors Society)
[1997-2000] Hendrix College Varsity Baseball

RECOGNITION

[2005-2006] Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award – UC Berkeley
[2005] Fuel Ethanol Workshop Academia Award
[2005] Starkman Memorial Award – UC Berkeley
[2004] Management of Technology Certificate
[2002] Graduated Cum Laude Honors – Washington University in St. Louis
[2000-2002] Brown Fellowship Recipient – Washington University in St. Louis
[2001] Graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors – Hendrix College
[2001] Dean’s List – Washington University
[2001-2002] Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honors Society)
[1997-2000] Dean’s List – Hendrix College
[1997-2000] Athletic Department All-Academics Team – Hendrix College
[1997-2000] Arkansas Distinguished Governor’s Scholar