Douglas Stamps Ph.D.


Douglas Stamps earned his Ph.D from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his M.S. from MIT and his B.S. from the University of Evansville, both in mechanical engineering. Stamps has published several papers based on his experimental research in the combustion area, including deflagrations, detonations, and diffusion flames. Stamps has two patents including one based on an experimental combustion method and is currently developing a novel hydrogen sensor.

Stamps is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN. He has taught an experimental methods course, senior design capstone courses, and several thermal science courses. He has received the University of Evansville’s highest teaching award and a regional American Society for Engineering Education teaching award. He has consulted on combustion issues for the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the U. S. Department of Energy, and private industry.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Evansville, he worked as a research scientist at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. His primary focus was the application of combustion research to resolve hydrogen-related nuclear reactor safety issues. His research included large-scale experiments in detonations, deflagrations, diffusion flames, and the mixing of gases in complex structures.