Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Steven Huebner

Steven HuebnerResearch Professor

Executive Director of The University of Toledo Institute of Applied Engineering Research

Nitschke Hall 4030
Phone: (419) 530-8233
Fax: (419) 530-8206 




Dr. Huebner earned his BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of Toledo.  The focus of his doctoral research was computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer.

Dr. Huebner has over 40 years of experience in the private sector of which 30 years were in the aerospace industry.  Most recently, he was the program manager and chief engineer for several turbofan engine product lines used for propulsion of unmanned air vehicles.  In this capacity, he was responsible for engine development, airframe integration, and engineering as well as financial and business aspects of these programs.  Major customers included large aerospace companies such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing Aerospace.

Earlier in his career, he developed and experimentally verified mathematical models of high-temperature thermal processes which combined conduction, convection, and radiation modes of heat transfer with phase changes.  These models were used to optimize thermal processing by reducing energy consumption and improve product quality.  Dr. Huebner applied CFD models to design turbofan and turbojet air vehicle and engine inlets, combustors, and exhaust nozzles.

Research Interests

  • Small turbojet and turbofan engine technology
  • Design of small engine combustors
  • Heat transfer and CFD


  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Project Engineering
Last Updated: 4/8/24