Daniel Crunkleton

Daniel Crunkleton

Associate ProfessorKeplinger Hall U307
daniel-crunkleton@utulsa.eduTulsa Alternative Energy Institute

Education and Degrees Earned

  • J.D., University of Tulsa (Fall 2008)
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Florida (2002)
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Tulsa (1995)

Areas of Research Focus

  • Alternative Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Fluid Mechanics

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Vanderbilt University (2003) Chemical Thermodynamics

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • F.W. Bell, Inc., Orlando, FL, Consultant (1997)
  • Schlumberger Dowell, Tulsa, OK, Laboratory Assistant (1993-1993)
  • Enco Environmental, Sand Springs, OK, Environmental Compliance Developer (1993-1994)

Professional Affiliations

  • Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers
  • National Society of Professional Engineers

Courses Taught at TU

  • Fluid Mechanics (ES 3003)
  • Heat Transfer (ES 3073)
  • Principles of Chemical Engineering (CHE 2003)
  • Thermodynamics (ES 3053)

Awards & Recognition

  • Co-director, Tulsa Alternative Energy Institute (2007-present)
  • Exchange Student to France (1991)
  • Honor Graduate, University of Tulsa (1995)
  • Marvin J. Bovaird Scholarship, University of Tulsa (1991-95)
  • NASA Graduate Student Researcher’s Program Fellowship (1997-00)
  • Oklahoma Academic All-State Member (1991)
  • Outstanding Beginning French Student (1991)
  • University of Florida Outstanding Intermediate French Student (1998)
  • University of Florida Outstanding Teaching Assistant Nominee (1999)


  • D.W. Crunkleton and T.J. Anderson, “A numerical study of flow and thermal fields in tilted Rayleigh-Bénard convection,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 33, 24-29 (2006).

  • J. Marchall, A. Chamberlain, D. Crunkleton, and B. Rogers, “Catalytic Recombination on ZrB2/SiC and HfB2/SiC Ultrahigh-Temperature Ceramic Composites, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets 41 (2004), 576-581.

  • D. Crunkleton, R. Narayanan, and T.J. Anderson, “Numerical simulations of periodic flow oscillations in low Prandtl number fluids,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 49 (2006), 427-438.

  • D. Crunkleton and R. Strattan, “Performance Characteristics of a Novel Fuel Cell- Based Diesel HEV,” Fuel Cell Science and Technology, 5 (2008), 011013-1.

  • D. Crunkleton, N. Gupta, R. Narayanan, and T. Anderson, “Periodic Oscillations in Low Prandtl-Number Fluids” AIAA Technical Paper 99-0862 (1999).