Dr. David W. MacPhee

  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office: 282 Hardaway
  • Phone: (205) 348-4682

Areas of Research

  • Computational Methods Applied to Energy-related Problems
  • Novel Morphing-blade Wind Turbines
  • Simulation of Thermal Energy Storage Processes


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California - San Diego and San Diego State University
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • B.S. Mathematics and Engineering, Queens University


Dr. David W. MacPhee’s research involves the application of computational methods to solve energy related problems. This includes the design of novel morphing-blade wind turbines and simulation of thermal energy storage processes.

He is also generally interested in optimization, continuum mechanics, fluid-structure interaction, energy conversion, and is assistant director of the Alabama Industrial Assessment Center.