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Combustion and Commitment with Dr. Dale Tree

By Larissa Beatty February 02, 2021 12:03 PM
Graduation Year:
1986
Current Position:
Electrical Engineering Department Chair
Field of Research:
Thermodynamics
Biography:
Dr. Tree’s undergrad roots trace back to BYU, where he received his BS in 1986. A focus on Mechanical Engineering and the transition to grad school shifted his interest from friends and sports to energy and thermal science. Throughout his career Tree has worked on reducing the negative impact of energy use, specifically from engines and fuel emissions.
Outside of the office, Tree will stop at nothing to explore the world, often taking road trips to see something historical, beautiful or interesting. He and his wife Karen have been married for 37 years and have six children and 12 grandchildren. During his time at BYU as a professor and department chair, Tree said that the most important thing he’s learned is that service to others creates a far bigger impact than anything else one can do.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brian Jensen

By Larissa Beatty April 26, 2021 09:24 AM
When Dr. Brian Jensen was in first grade, his favorite subjects were math and science, so his mom told him he should become an engineer. That early introduction led to the Brigham Young University professors major focus in the field of microsystems.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Daniel Maynes

By Lauren Maynes June 16, 2021 02:44 PM
Dr. Daniel Maynes decided to major in Mechanical Engineering through what he called “a process of elimination,” because he liked Chemistry, Math, Physics and did not like subjects like history. Maynes had narrowed down his focus to Engineering, Physics or Math before he left for his mission.