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Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


  • Ph.D., University of Kansas (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MSME, University of Kansas
  • B.S.Engr, Arkansas State University

Professional Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer, Arkansas

Teaching Specialties

  • Thermal/Fluid system design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Finite Element Techniques

Courses Taught

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Conservation and Optimization of Thermal and Mechanical Energy Resources
  • Aeroacoustics


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers


Dr. Edgar has served as Director of the Mechanical Engineering program since January 2003, and has been a member of the ASU College of Engineering faculty since January 1995.  Dr. Edgar's area of expertise is computational mechanics with extensions to nonlinear problems in thermal/fluid sciences and solid mechanics.  His research has been sponsored by NASA, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, regional industry and also spent four summers as a faculty fellow at the Air Force Research Lab on the Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.  Dr. Edgar currently serves as faculty advisor for the ASU student chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


Brad Edgar

Contact Information

P: 870-972-3304
F: 870-972-3948


Building: Lab Science West
Room: 130B

Alternative Contact

Jennifer Cortez
P: 870-972-2088