About Me

Ethan Brue

Ethan Brue
Professor of Engineering

Phone: (712) 722-6034






B.S.E. in Engineering with a Mechanical concentration, Dordt College, 1992
M.S., in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1994
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1996


Dr. Brue has served in industry as an R & D engineering project leader for DuPont: Pioneer and as a mechanical engineering consultant in the Power Division at Black & Veatch.  Dr. Brue is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Iowa.  He has also engaged in engineering research that explored the use pressure fluctuations data as a diagnostic tool for evaluating performance of fluidized bed reactors and combustors. 


Dr. Brue enjoys teaching a diverse mix of engineering courses.  He has taught Heat Transfer, History of Science and Technology, Fluid Mechanics, Machine Design, Intro to Engineering, Solar Energy Engineering, Dynamic Systems, Control Systems, Engineering Design, and Material Science.  Dr. Brue's research interests include thermochemical reactor design, fluidization, biomass gasification and combustion, solar energy engineering, and the history of science and technology.  Dr. Brue is most interested in unfolding what it means to be a whole human being by exploring, creating, worshipping, and playing.  His reading, writing, and doing take him from music to hockey to tinkering.  In it all, he is fascinated with both the present and future prospects of following Christ.