Nancy Moore

Teaching Associate Professor

  • Phone: (919) 513-3562
  • Office: Engineering Building III (EB3) 3274

My long-term goal as an educator in the thermal sciences and energy systems area is to make the subject matter accessible to students who put in the time. The thermal sciences, like the other areas of engineering and science, often seem inaccessible, that is, complicated, obscure, and even intimidating to some. But, most of the topics in science and engineering are found around us every day. My goal is to bring the subject matter to life in this way.

I have taught a variety of classes before coming to NC State, namely, Engineering Thermodynamics I and II, Fluid mechanics I and II, and Heat Transfer. I teach thermodynamics following classical lines, but also discuss the different types of fuels that drive these processes (based on my past research in the combustion area). In fluid mechanics I place a large emphasis on visualizing flow, and discuss where, for instance, turbulence and laminar flows show up in everyday experiences. In heat transfer, just about every example (conduction, convention, radiation) that I go over is an everyday situation. In MAE, I collaborate with Dr. Lyons.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and I like reading and travel.


Nitrogen-diluted methane flames in the near-and far-field
Kribs, J., Moore, N., Hasan, T., & Lyons, K. (2013), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 135(4).
Flame hysteresis effects in methane jet flames in air-coflow
Moore, N. J., Terry, S. D., & Lyons, K. M. (2011), Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 133(2).
Investigation of jet-flame blowout with lean-limit considerations
Moore, N. J., Kribs, J., & Lyons, K. M. (2011), Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 87(4), 525–536.
Leading-edge flame fluctuations in lifted turbulent flames
Moore, N. J., & Lyons, K. M. (2010), Combustion Science and Technology, 182(7), 777–793.
Observations on upstream flame propagation in the ignition of hydrocarbon jets
McCraw, J. L., Moore, N. J., & Lyons, K. M. (2007), Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, 79(1), 83–97.

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Nancy Moore