Dr Noel Brown has been employed to the University of Technology, Jamaica for nineteen years. He is currently an Associate Professor and holds the post of Head of the School of Engineering at the University of Technology, Jamaica.
Dr. Brown graduated from the Kiev Institute of Civil Aviation Engineers (KIEGA) in 1993, with a Master of Science Degree in Aeronautical Engineering and a Diploma in Education to Teach Russian Language as a Foreign Language. On his return to Jamaica in 1993, he worked with the West Indies Synthetic Company Limited (Wisynco) Fisheries Division as an Assistant Operations Manager for a Joint Venture between Wisynco and a Russian Fishing Company. In 1994, Dr. Brown moved to Montego Bay where he worked for Kenetech Energy Systems Limited, the first Independent Power Producer in Jamaica as an Engineer/Operator for two FT8 Gas Turbines.
In September 1995, he started lecturing at the University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech). In 1999, he was awarded the prestigious FULBRIGHT LASPAU Fellowship to pursue a PhD Degree at the University of Oklahoma. Having fulfilled the requirements for a second Master of Science Degree (September 2001) and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (October 2003), he returned to Jamaica and continued to lecture at UTech in the School of Engineering within the Mechanical Engineering programme.
Dr. Brown has done numerous professional short courses and is a trained Internal Academic Quality Auditor, Programme Evaluator for the Caribbean Accreditation Council for Engineering and Technology (CACET), NCTVET Programme Assessor and a grant proposal writer. He is the holder of a Private Pilot license (expired) and an Airframe and Power Plant (A&P) License (expired) with type ratings on the Yak 42 and Engine D36. He is also trained in parallel processing and Super Computing.
Dr. Brown has conducted a number of Numerical and Experimental Analysis and has authored, co-authored and published over 15 Peer Reviewed Journal and Conference Papers. His areas of expertise would include Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid Flow, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Electrohydrodynamic and the Cooling of Electronic Components in the Aircraft Industry. He was responsible for retrofitting Jamaica’s First Solar Powered Vehicle and the installation of a solar water pumping system in Carron Hall, St. Mary to serve a community of over 2,000 residents. So far he has received over JA$5,000,000.00 in research and grant funding.
His consultancies would include the Institutionalization of Energy Efficiency in Latin America and the Caribbean through Energy Audit Training Programme and the Efficiency Lighting Project under the Latin American and the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Programme (PALACEE). The HCFC Phase Out Management Plan (HPMP) Implementation Project (UNEP Component), Revision of the National Halon Inventory in Support of the Caribbean Halon Project, Training of Trainers and Technicians in Good Practices in Recovery and Recycling of Chlorofluorocarbon Refrigerants (CFC’s), Monitoring of Jamaica’s Terminal Phase out Management Plan for Chlorofluorocarbons.
Dr. Brown has received special awards and recognitions to include the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board and The Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State Award in recognition of outstanding participation in the Fulbright Programme, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Outstanding Scholar Award, The Ministry of Higher and Special Education, Ukraine Award (Gramota) for outstanding academic achievement and the Pi Tau Sigma, Honorary Mechanical Engineering Society, Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Student Award.
Dr. Brown is a Registered Professional Engineer since 2005 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Professional Engineering Registration Board of Jamaica, the Immediate Past President of the Jamaica Institution of Engineers, an International Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and has served on the Thermophysics Technical Committee. He also holds membership in the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the International Solar Energy Society (ISES) and the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
Dr. Brown has served as Principal Supervisor for two Master of Science Theses and as a Co-Supervisor and Reader for two Doctor of Philosophy Dissertations. He has also served as Visiting Adjunct Professor and Research Associate in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He has conducted workshops on Hydrocarbon in Antigua in March 2013 and on Mechanical Ventilation in Barbados in August 2009. He was also invited to present at a Working Meeting in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss the long term alternatives to HCFCs in celebration of International Ozone Day 2011 and the Meeting of English Speaking Caribbean Ozone Officers in Belize, 2010.
Dr. Brown has been married for 26 years and has two daughters.