Luis Bocanegra
Professor of Practice
Mechanical Engineering
Office: ERC 461 (Map)

Research interests
Thermal Sciences: energy recovery systems, design of thermal systems, multiphase flow and heat transfer; engineering education; lean manufacturing and process improvement.

Luis Bocanegra is a Professor of Practice of Mechanical Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) of the Ira. A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. His experience as mechanical engineer spans from both industry and academia. While in academia he has held positions as tenured Associate Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico (1990-1998), Associate Professor at Michigan Technological University School of Technology (2006), Summer Faculty Research Participant at Argonne National Laboratory, Lucent Technologies Summer Faculty and most recently as Faculty Associate at SEMTE (2015). As an engineering practitioner he is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the states of Georgia and Arizona and worked in fiber glass manufacturing, oil refining processing, research and development at Lucent Technologies (1998-2005) authoring nine patents related to fiber optic cables and at Intel Corporation (2006-2016) in wafer manufacturing and assembly technology development. Despite his industrial engagements Dr. Bocanegra did not lose touch with academia; he currently serves as Vice-Chair of the ASME Scholarship Committee and is a Program Evaluator in Mechanical Engineering for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).


Ph.D. – Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University (1988)
M.S. – Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University (1986)
MBA – Business Administration, Georgia State University (2004)
B.S. – Mechanical Engineering, Catholic University of Peru (1981)

Honors and awards
Fulbright-LASPAU Scholar
United States Pharmacopeia Fellow
49th International Wire and Cable Symposium (IWCS) – Outstanding Technical Paper