Darrell Pepper

Profile Updated: September 20, 2018
Residing In: Las Vegas, NV USA
Spouse/Partner: My wife passed away Aug 21, 2018
Occupation: Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Children: Erik W. Pepper, born 1979.
Military Service: Army  
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I served as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO from 2011-2013. I am still Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I served as a Senior ASME Legislative Fellow in Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office in Washington, DC where I handled science and engineering issues. I was Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 1996-2002 and then Dean of the College of Engineering. I obtained my B.S.M.E. (1968), M.S.A.E. (1970), and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from the University of Missouri-Rolla. I was commissioned in the Corp of Engineers (Army) in 1968, and eventually reached the rank of Captain. Following graduation and the Army, I worked for Du Pont at the Savannah River Laboratory in Aiken, SC, where I held various technical and managerial positions. In 1987 I became Chief Scientist of the Marquardt Company, an aerospace propulsion company located in Van Nuys, CA, where I worked on the National Aerospace Plane Program. I co-founded and was CEO of Advanced Projects Research, Inc., an R&D company involved with development and application of computational methods in science and engineering. I also taught undergraduate and graduate engineering courses at California State University-Northridge. In 1992, I joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In 2001, I founded Nevada Energy and Environmental Systems, a consulting R&D company, which we ultimately closed in 2016. I have served on serve on the boards of six companies, and was a member of the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation. In 2007, I was elected a member of the Cosmos Club, which is located in Washington, DC. I have published over 350 technical papers on fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and environmental transport topics, and authored/co-authored eight books on advanced numerical modeling and indoor air dispersion. In 2008, I was awarded the international Eric Reissner Medal for work in computational methods and in 2010 I was awarded the Harry Reid Silver State Medal. In 2011 I was awarded the Distinguished Service medal from AIAA and in 2012 was awarded the AIAA Energy Systems Award. I received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 from ICCES. In 2008, I was elected a member of the ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission and was appointed a member of the Board of Directors in 2013. In 2009, I was elected a member of the MS&T (University of Missouri - Rolla) Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers.

School Story:

I can still remember the events and circumstances associated with our senior trip to Washington, DC and to the World's Fair in New York. I'm amazed that we made it back alive and in one piece. I recently read my diary that I made of the trip - Doug Bensinger and I lived on slices of pizza for a week.

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Oct 21, 2018 at 10:15 AM

With all the candles you will need, I suggest you get a big cake. Might take a minute or two to blow them all out. Happy Birthday.

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Sep 27, 2018 at 8:52 AM

Happy Birthday on your special day. Wishing you and your family our very best.

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Darrell, So sorry to hear of your wife's passing. I'm sure all of your classmates join me in celebrating all the many good years you had together.
Don

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Posted on: Sep 19, 2018 at 7:36 AM

Happy Birthday - best wishes to you and your family on this special day, You have a lot of candles to blow out so you might want to get a little help from the grandkids.

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Happy Birthday - wishing you the best on your special day.

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Posted on: Aug 16, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Happy Birthday - best wishes on your special day

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Posted on: May 14, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Have a Super Great Birthday, Darrell. Stay Young!!

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Posted on: May 14, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Darrell, best wishes on your birthday. We will have a 55th reunion next year - stay tuned!

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Mar 20, 2018 at 11:37 AM

Happy Birthday - you are collecting a lot of these.

May 14, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Have a Super Great Birthday, Darrell!

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Dec 19, 2016 at 2:18 AM

We wish you a very Happy Birthday and a Merry Xmas - a double treat.

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Nov 15, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday - the start of a new decade.

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Posted on: Nov 07, 2016 at 11:55 AM

Pat - my wife and I have been to Williamsburg at least 8 or 9 times over the years - didn't know you were so connected to the place. One of our favorite places to escape when we are back East.

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Oct 28, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Happy Birthday - guess you have decided to catch up with the rest of us - time to get yourself a rocking chair (and two fingers of scotch).

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2016 at 11:12 PM

Well - 7 decades - a momentous event and one that calls for great celebration and joy. We wish you a most Happy Birthday - and many more to come.

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Sep 18, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Welcome to that magic decade where we have all the answers - just can't remember all the questions. Hope you have a very Happy Birthday on your special day.

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