Matthew Frenkel

  • Associated Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Matthew Frenkel is the NYU Engineering Librarian as well as an Associated Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Before joining NYU he studied the physics of optical whispering gallery resonators and their applications in thermal sensing, as well as worked in the advanced microscopy lab at the American Museum of Natural History.

In his current role at NYU Matthew focuses on supporting Engineering faculty and students with their information needs.  He also teaches several courses for the mechanical engineering department including fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and automatic control theory.

Research Interests
Engineering education, engineering student information needs, and engineering pedagogy

B.A. Physics - New York University

Ph. D Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Rutgers University

MLIS Library and Information Science - Rutgers University


American Society of Engineering Education

Augmented Library: A Vertically Integrated Project
M Frenkel, J Forrester, A Qu, SK Rho, SR Larson
2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

Student to Scholar: A Professional Skills Focused Library Collaboration
M Frenkel, AJ Stewart
2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

The Power of Communication: Increasing Patron Engagement through Outreach and Assessment
M Wilk, G Garcia, M Frenkel, L Anderberg
Science & Technology Libraries 38 (4), 398-419

Think Global, Act Global: Collection Development in STEM Across an International Academic Institution
S Maher, A Magid, M Frenkel
Collection Management 44 (2-4), 154-163

Work in Progress: Student to Scholar: A Learning Community Model for Professional Skills Development
M Frenkel, J Bringardner, SB Rajguru
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Hack Your Library: Engage students in information literacy through a technology-themed competition
L Anderberg, M Frenkel, M Wilk
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Project Shhh! A Library Design Contest for Engineering Students
L Anderberg, M Frenkel, M Wilk
2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

On‐chip, dynamic, and cryogenic temperature monitoring via PDMS micro‐bead coatings
M Frenkel, Z Guo
Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 54 (12), 1118-1124

Whispering-gallery mode composite sensors for on-chip dynamic temperature monitoring
M Frenkel, M Avellan, Z Guo
Measurement Science and Technology 24 (7), 075103