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Gary Solbrekken Director of Undergraduate Studies

Gary L. Solbrekken is the director of undergraduate studies and an associate professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He is also part of the Nuclear Engineering Program. He previously managed a thermal laboratory for Intel Corp. and holds four U.S. patents in the area of thermal management. His projects have been funded by Intel, W.L. Gore and Associates, Argonne National Lab, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, Y-12 National Security Complex and MU. He is collaborating with the Veterinary School on tissue cryopreservation and with the University of Missouri Research Reactor on target design.

Technical Focus

  • Biological heat transfer
  • Solid state energy conversion and metrology development
  • Thermal management of electronic and nuclear components


  • PhD and MS from the University of Minnesota
  • BS from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology