Alexander J. De Rosa

Associate Professor


PhD | Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
MS | Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
BS | Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London


Alex De Rosa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware. His research focuses on improving the educational experience through the creation and promotion of new teaching tools and techniques. Alex is particularly interested in the areas of deeper learning and knowledge transfer, where he is working to help students better apply their knowledge and skills in new contexts, including in their future careers.

Alex received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2015 where he studied combustion instabilities in gas turbine engines and also served as a Graduate Teaching Fellow. His accolades include being awarded the 2022 Outstanding New Mechanical Engineering Educator Award by the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the 2018 Harvey N. Davis Distinguished Teaching Professor Award by his prior institution. Alex’s work in the area of spatial skills assessment and training has also been nationally recognized by the ASEE.


  • Clean Energy & Environment


  • Combustion Science
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Education

Alexander J. De Rosa

Associate Professor


107 Spencer Lab
Newark, Delaware 19716
Phone: 302-831-8009

Alexander De Rosa