Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Deinert was born in New York and grew up in both the United States and Germany. He received a PhD in Nuclear Science and Engineering from Cornell University and did his postdoctoral training there in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.
Dr. Deinert’s research centers on systems modeling to understand the environmental, economic and geopolitical impacts of different energy technologies. His research group uses tools from engineering analysis, thermodynamics, statistical physics and computation to understand problems how dynamics, non-equilibria and systems structure affect energy technologies . By relating performance to design and manufacturing decisions, his research informs development in the laboratory and policy.
Dr. Deinert is one of the core faculty members for the Nuclear Science and Engineering program, an interdisciplinary program that offers three different graduate degrees.