1-800-4-ALFRED (425-3733)

Yogendra B. Jonchhe

Department: Mechanical Engineering
Office Location: Engineering Technology Buildin
Office Phone: 607-587-4695
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, MS (Mech. Eng.), 1982
  • People's Friendship University, Moscow, MS (Mech. Eng. I.C.Engines),  1972
  • Amrit Science College, Nepal , Engineering Science, 1966
Teaching Overview: 

Thermo-fluid Mechanics, Applied Mechanics, Engine Theory, Applied Thermodynamics, Anaytical Mechanics I& II (Statics and Dynamics), Energy Conversion Systems, Turbomachinery, Process Equipment.

Professional Experience: 
  • Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Technology, SUNY, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY. Responsible for teaching various mechanical engineering courses and development of new Internal Combustion Engine Laboratory. 9/82- present.
  • Professor/Consultant Institute of Technology Tun Hussein Onn (ITTHO) Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,  Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia, 1996-97.
  • U.N Consultant to Engineering Education Project, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal  under UNDP  TOKTEN  ( Transfer of Knowledge Through Expatriate Nationals) Program, Summer 1993.
  • Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Syracuse University, 1980-81.
  • Summer Employment in U.S. Electricar Corp. & SOJO Tools, Inc., 1981-82.
  • Engineer-In-Charge, Automobile Section, Department of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Government of Nepal 1973-79.  Responsible for supervision of repair & maintenance of automobiles and other equipment plus organization, manpower management, inventory control & technical training.
  • Consulting Engineer, TECH Associates, Nepal, 1973-79. Consultant on design, estimation, supervision, installation, commissioning and warranty services.
  • Technical Teacher and member of Curriculum Committee, MechanicalTraining Center, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1972-73.
  • Master's degree project "Design of a diesel engine for 1.4 tons cross-country tractor with special measures for noise level reduction."
  • Special Project on "Investigations on the application of Hydraulic Turbines in Small Scale Hydro Power Development."
  • Report on Preliminary Feasibility Studies of Three Micro Hydro Power Sites in Central New York, Syracuse University.
  • Project Advisor & Supervisor to several award winning SAE Student Competition Design Projects.
  • Research and Tests on Gleasman Stepless Geared Orbital Transmission.
  • Considerable Experience with teaching via Interactive Distance Learning and Multimedia.
  • Considerable Experience in Engine Testing with Dynamometers and data-acquisition
  • Considerable experience in Automotive Emission & Noise Testing and Analysis.
  • Research Project on the effectiveness of Diesel Fuel Additives and Gasohol
  • Research Project on Diesel Particulate Emissions and Particulate Filters.
  • Considerable Experience with test, data analysis, documentation, proposal and report writing.
  • Considerable Experience with ASTM, SAE, EPA tests procedures.
  • Considerable Experience with Fuels, Lubricants and Additives.
  • Considerable Experience with alternative and appropriate energy technologies.
Publications and Events: 
  • Reviewed several ASME IGTI technical papers.
  • Reviewed Pre-publication Manuscript on "Energy Conversion Engineering" textbook.
  • Delivered many talk programs and seminars on Engine technologies, Automotive Emissions, Emission Standards, Pollution Prevention Strategies and Emission Control technologies including a local and global perspective.
  • Faculty Advisor, SAE and ASME Student Chapters
  • Associate Member, Society of Automotive Engineers International
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Vice President, ASME Olean Section 1999-2000.
  • Member, Engineering Technologies Association (ETA)
  • Member, Nepal Engineers' Association
  • Advisor, International Students' Club 1988-90
  • Chair/member, Campus Promotion Committee
  • Member, Cultural Life Committee
Honors and Awards: 
  • NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development) Award, Austin, TX, 1995.
  • SUNY Chancellor's Excellence in Teaching Award, 1994.
  • SAE International, Teetor Educational Award, Detroit, 1993
  • Outstanding Research Activities Award by Research Council of SUNY, Colleges of Technology, 1991
  • Outstanding SAE Faculty Advisor Award, 1991
  • Mahendra-Ratna Award by His Majesty the King for outstanding academic performance
  • Nepal - USSR Fellowship 1967-72.
  • Special interests in Travelling and Linguistics.
  • Traveled a great deal in North America, East Europe, West Europe and Asia.
  • Good command in English, Russian, and Hindi, Nepali & Newari languages.
  • Earned certificate of Qualified Interpreter from Russian into English language.
  • Led EF Educational Tour Group to Soviet Union & Finland, June 1991.

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