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Zachariah Chambers

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Advanced Transportation Systems Program

Dr. Zac Chambers͛ areas of expertise include hybrid vehicle powertrains, model-based system design, entrepreneurship and aquaponics. He was an award-winning faculty advisor for the institute͛s advanced automotive design competition teams, has advised several student independent design projects, and mentored high-school seniors completing projects in Rose-Hulman͛s Operation Catapult summer program. Dr. Chambers, a Rose-Hulman graduate, has taught introductory-level, model-based system design courses to students at Hubei University in China and has been a presenter at the Indiana State Museum͛s Science Nights summer education series.

Teaching Interests

  • Machine Component Design
  • Capstone Design

Research Experiences

  • System modeling and engineering
  • Sustainable agriculture, focusing on recirculating aquaculture systems

Select Publications & Presentations

  • Chambers, Z., Pollom, M., Hall, B. and DeBard, D., “Lessons Learned in Starting a Commercial Aquaponics Operation: Greener Scenes, LLC,” Aquaculture America, 2017

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor, ChallengeX Advanced Automotive Vehicle Competition

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Indiana State University, 2015
  • PhD, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 2000
  • MS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1996
  • BS, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1994