Norman Love

Engineering Building
El Paso Texas, 79968
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Norman Don Love
Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies - Engineering

Dr. Norman Love is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Undergraduate Studies at the University of Texas El Paso. In this role Dr. Love oversees programs and activities that support student outreach, retention, and advancement of the nearly 4,000 undergraduate students in the College of Engineering. Dr. Love is also a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His primary research interests lie in the area of energy, propulsion, and engineering education. More specifically this includes oxy-combustion, MHD/direct power extraction, high temperature sensors, supercritical CO2 cycles, hybrid rockets, green propellants, and use of blended learning in the classroom. Dr. Love is a UTEP Alum and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma. He has been a PI or co-PI on over 20 funded projects from various industry and federal partners totaling over $10M. He has published over 80 papers, holds 2 patents, has won 2 best paper awards, and has mentored over 25 masters and doctoral students while at UTEP. Dr. Love also enjoys entrepreneurial and business ventures including consulting, small business development, and education of students in this area.


  1. Oxy-Combustion
  2. Magnetohydrodynamics
  3. Direct Power Extraction
  4. High temperature sensors
  5. Supercritical SCO2 Cycles
  6. Hybrid Rockets
  7. Green Propellants
  8. Technology in the classroom
  9. Blended Learning
  10. Project Based Learning