Associate Dean, Student Academic Affairs
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 2003
Energy Processing, Air Quality & Fire Engineering, Bio-Applications
Marko Princevac received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State in 2003 and his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture at the University of Belgrade, Serbia. At Arizona State University, he won recognition for his work with students, and received an American Meteorological Society scholarship. He has worked as an industrial laboratory and field supervisor in Mexico, and for the roller-bearing industry in Serbia. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He is a member of AMS Committee for Meteorological Applications in Air Pollution (CMAAP)
Dr. Princevac is interested in fundamental and applied fluid mechanics research — in particular, the application of fundamental turbulence concepts to studies in environmental flows. During his graduate studies and a short post-doctoral period afterward, he gained a strong background in laboratory and field experimental work. This helped him identify some physical phenomena and build simple physical (laboratory) models that can successfully explain complex field observations or a part thereof. He also has experience in developing idealized theoretical models to explain fluid dynamic processes. His approach has been to cross-fertilize field measurements with carefully designed laboratory experiments and simple theoretical analysis.
His early research was focused on “engineering flows”, specifically ship’s propulsion and resistance. This research resulted in several polynomial models for the estimation of the power and resistance for the specific type of semi-displacement hull forms. In graduate school he focused his research on thermally driven environmental flows, motivated by tremendous air quality problems that are occurring in cities located in the areas of complex terrain.
Currently, he is focusing on field experimental research on urban flows, specifically on urban dispersion (pollutants or toxic releases, industrial disasters or terrorist attacks) and parameterizations of turbulence within urban canyons. He plans to extend this to encompass numerical work, especially in the area of urban dispersion.
European Meteorological Society (EMS) Kipp & Zonen Young Investigator Award
Air & Waste Management Association fellowship
Award for Boundary Layer Meteorology Research, Kipp & Zonen, 2009
The University of California, Riverside
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Bourns College of Engineering
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Cost of Attendance Tuition
Per Credit Hour: $833
Total Tuition: $29,988
Application Fee: $80 non-refundable fee
Books/Supplies: Other additional fees include books and an online
proctoring service. The online proctoring service charges $16 for the first hour and $7 per each additional hour.
The following criteria are considered during the admission process for the M.S. in Engineering program:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field from an accredited institution.
TOEFL or IELTS scores (for international applicants).
Evidence of significant professional engineering experience.
The online Master of Science in Engineering is a comprehensive engineering program that encompasses both leadership strategy and technical skills. Coursework includes 16 credits of core engineering classes, plus 16 credits within your specialization, helping you tailor the program to your area of expertise. To accommodate busy professionals, the online Master of Science in Engineering does not include a required residency. Instead, students participate in 4 one-credit capstone courses throughout the program, providing a rich learning experience that comes with maximum flexibility.
Core (16 credit hours)
Engineering in the Global Environment (4)
Technology Innovation and Strategy for Engineers (4)
Introduction to Systems Engineering (4)
Principles of Engineering Management (4)
Bioengineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Engineering Analysis of Physiological Systems (4)
Cellular and Molecular Engineering (4)
Integration of Computational and Experimental Biology (4)
Biotransport Phenomena (4)
Materials at the Nanoscale Specialization (16 credit hours)
Thermodynamic Foundations of Materials (4)
Crystal Structure and Bonding (4)
Nanoscale Science and Engineering (4)
Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems (4)
Environmental Engineering (Water) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Water Chemistry in Natural and Engineered Systems (4)
Physical and Chemical Separation Processes (4)
Biological Treatment Processes (4)
Advanced Treatment Systems (4)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems) Specialization (16 credit hours)
Intro to Engineering Optimization Techniques (4)
Power Systems Analysis (4)
Power Electronics (4)
Electric Drives (4)
Introduction to Smart Grid (4)
Power System Steady State and Market (4)
Mechanical Engineering Specialization (16 credit hours)
Plasma-aided Manufacturing and Materials Processing (4)
Secure and Reliable Control Systems (4)
Sustainable Product Design (4)
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (4)
Capstone (4 credit hours)
Capstone Course A, B, C, D (1)