Dennis Coon is a professor of mechanical engineering and has been at the University of Wyoming since 1988. He has served as the HT Person Professor in Engineering since 2016. Prior to Joining UW, he was a senior research scientist in the materials division of the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. His industrial experience also includes the development of high-temperature glass coatings for metal substrates.
Coon’s technical experience includes properties and processing of ceramics, metals, polymers, and composites. His primary area of interest is in the long-term durability of high-temperature materials. He has an extensive background in fracture mechanics, fatigue, corrosion, applied mechanics, and industrial manufacturing methods. He has strong expertise in the statistical analysis of engineering data and stochastic modeling of engineering phenomena.
Coon received his Ph.D. (1988) and master’s (1985) from the Pennsylvania State University in ceramic science, and his bachelor’s (1980) degrees from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in ceramic engineering. Coon holds a Professional Engineering License in Wyoming.