(Founder / Executive Director)
David spent the majority of his professional career (1986-2012) as a faculty member within the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) Engineering Division. While at Mines he spent a one-year sabbatical as a Visiting Professor to Monterrey Tech (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico and a second sabbatical as lead technical analyst on a USDOT-Federal Transit Administration funded project to consider 300 km long high-speed maglev along the I-70 Colorado mountain corridor. He also served as CSM Engineering Division Director (2003-2006).
He has advised hundreds of engineering students on design-build and research projects on topics ranging from hybrid electric vehicle design (1992-94) and implementation to potable water systems in Honduras and Uganda (2004-2013). Dr. Muñoz has taught several thermo-fluid science and design courses, including a course that he developed entitled Sustainable Engineering Design. He served as the Director of the Humanitarian Engineering minor program (2003-2012), the objective of which was to prepare students interested in using their engineering skills to develop positive working relationships with the economically poor. He is a member of the Fetzer Institute’s Engineering Advisory Council to explore the possibilities of incorporating the power of love and forgiveness into engineering practice. He earned his Ph.D. and MS degrees from Purdue University and BS from the University of New Mexico (all in Mechanical Engineering).
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