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Pedro J. Mago

Glen H. Hiner Dean - Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

As a tenured professor, Mago was the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Mississippi State University, the largest department in the Bagley College of Engineering and the third-largest department at the university. He served in that role as well as the PACCAR Chair Professor since 2014. Mago also has served as director of the Micro Cooling, Heating and Power (Micro-CHP) and Bio-Fuel Center; co-director of the Department of Energy Southeast Clean Energy Regional Application Center; and co-director of the Southeastern Center for Industrial Energy Intensity Reduction, all at MSU. His research has been focused on energy systems and is currently concentrated on combined heat and power systems, building energy simulation, and waste heat recovery technologies.

Among his teaching and research awards at MSU, Mago also secured more than $15 million worth of sponsored research resulting in more than 160 publications. As department head, he led his department to a 37 percent increase in research expenditures, a 25 percent and 28 percent increase in the undergraduate and graduate enrollments, respectively, as well as the implementation of several new initiatives to increase the diversity of the faculty and student population.


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2003

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 2000

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela, Magna Cum Laude, 1996