Glenn Cunningham, Ph.D.

Glen Cunningham


Glenn  Cunningham, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Retired


Mechanical Engineering

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Dr. Cunningham has taught mechanical engineering courses at Tennessee Tech since 1986 and is the director of the Industrial Assessment Center, which has provided over 230 energy assessments for small to medium sized industries funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Dr. Cunningham has been involved in performing these assessments for over 35 years for a wide variety of clients. The assessments involve investigating areas of pumping, steam, HVAC, compressed air systems, etc. He has also provided HVAC and plumbing design services for several local architects since 1994 and is the engineer of record on over 100 projects.  Dr. Cunningham holds the following licenses and certifications: Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems, and Registered Professional Engineer in Tennessee and Kentucky. He also holds the following U.S. Department of Energy certifications:

  • US DOE Steam System Instructor;
  • US DOE Qualified Specialist in Process Heating Systems;
  • US DOE Qualified Specialist in Steam Systems;
  • US DOE Qualified Specialist in Pumping Systems; and
  • US DOE Qualified Specialist in Fan Systems.