Randy Hurd

Assistant Professor
MET Program Coordinator
ET 315

Randy Hurd received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. His graduate research, in experimental fluid dynamics, involved using high speed cameras and image processing techniques to study the water impact dynamics of elastomeric spheres. Randy has also led research in education, primarily focused on integrating problem-based learning (PBL) techniques into engineering curriculum. 

After graduation, Randy worked at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Keyport Washington. His experience includes collecting and analyzing underwater acoustic data as well as participating in internal research projects in fluid mechanics.

Randy's current research interests include: problem-based learning, droplet impact, free surface impact, high speed imaging techniques, and flow visualization.