Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Professional Practice Assistant Professor
BS Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University, 2004.
MS Mechanical Engineering, Utah State University, 2006.
MAE Senior Capstone Design and undergraduate course instruction
Spencer Wendel worked for the Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corporation, and he performed system and design engineering under the Dry Storage project, bringing a new facility and new equipment online, to transition spent Navy fuel from temporary underwater storage to permanent, above-ground or national repository storage. In 2010 he began working at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) where he performed and led numerous design projects, varying from tool and nuclear container design, to heat transfer piping systems, to compressible flow pressure systems. These design projects ranged in scope from two week, emergent, facility objectives to multi-year congressional line item efforts. In addition to more typical mechanical design engineer duties, Spencer has taken an active interest in mentoring and facilitating the success of young engineers. As the treasurer, and later the vice-chair of the ASME, Idaho Section, Spencer, in-part, has been responsible for thousands of dollars in university design project support, scholarships, and design competition prize funding.