George Mason University
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George Mason University

Colin Reagle

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director Undergraduate Program

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  • 703-993-1712 (office)
  • Nguyen Engineering Building, 3904
    4400 University Drive, MS 6E9
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Colin Reagle joined the Volgenau School of Engineering in 2014. Reagle specializes in the areas of thermal fluid flows and sustainable energy systems, and brings his extensive background in the subjects to Mason as a boon to the growing Mechanical Engineering program. He has also taught and conducted post-doctoral research at Virginia Tech, including projects for Solar Turbines, Siemens, Pratt and Whitney, Rolls-Royce, and Honeywell. Reagle has R&D experience as a researcher for Techsburg, a small engineering services company in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Reagle's primary focus at Mason is growing the Mechanical Engineering (ME) undergraduate program through teaching in his areas of expertise, and service to the department. He has a passion for working with students and enabling them to effectively pursue their goals. He is involved in multiple student-centric efforts, which include: developing a small-scale, anaerobic digester to harvest energy from food waste in urban and suburban environments, implementing a multidisciplinary entrepreneurship program which encourages students to put their classroom theory into practice, converting a required course in the ME curriculum to use Open Educational Resources, driving a cross-institutional effort to improve a required Thermodynamics course, and facilitating a multi-disciplinary research effort to assess urban hydroelectric microturbines as a solution to joint energy and water challenges.


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2012)

MS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2009)

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2007)

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Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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Research Interests

Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Sustainable Energy Systems