David Denkenberger

Assistant Professor
Civil and Architectural Engineering

Dr. David Denkenberger received his B.S. from Penn State in Engineering Science, his M.S.E. from Princeton in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder in the Building Systems Program. His dissertation was on his patent-pending expanded microchannel heat exchanger. He is an assistant professor at Tennessee State University in architectural engineering. Prior to joining TSU, Dr. Denkenberger worked for four years in energy efficiency consulting at Ecova. He is also a research associate at the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute. He received the National Merit Scholarship, the Barry Goldwater Scholarship, the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, and is a Penn State distinguished alumnus. He has authored or co-authored over 40 publications, including the book Feeding Everyone No Matter What: Managing Food Security after Global Catastrophe. He has given over 60 technical presentations. He has secured funding from Pacific Gas & Electric, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, New York State Energy Research Development Authority and others for research.


     Office: 242G Torrence Hall
     Architectural Engineering
     Phone: 615-963-5419

ENGR 3200 Introduction to Design
AREN 4220 Advanced Mechanical Systems for Buildings

Research Interests:
Alternate foods for catastrophes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feeding_Everyone_No_Matter_What
Heat exchangers
Renewable energy

Curriculum Vita

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Civil Engineering