faculty scholarship

Recent Faculty Scholarship

Research, Publications and Professional Activities
Dr. Ahad Ali
Dr. Daw Alwerfalli
Dr. Lisa Anneberg
Dr. Donald Carpenter
Dr. Michael Cloud 
Professor Kenneth Cook
Professor Jerry Cuper
Dr. H. Robert Farrah
Dr. Robert Fletcher
Professor Ronald Foster
Dr. Andrew Gerhart
Dr. Nabil Grace
Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
Dr. Kun Hua
Dr. Badih Jawad
Dr. Elin Jensen
Dr. Richard Johnston
Dr. Giscard Kfoury
Dr. Keith Kowalkowski
Dr. Yawen Li
Dr. Liping Liu
Dr. Richard Marburger
Dr. Luis A Mata
Dr. Eric G. Meyer
Dr. Philip D Olivier
Professor Don Reimer
Dr. Anca Stefan
Dr. Khalil Taraman
Professor John V. Tocco
Professor William White 
Dr. Kingman Yee

Introduction

In addition to excellent teaching, the College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University believes that scholarship and involvement in grantsmanship are important to sustain excellence in engineering education and research. These activities from the faculty have contributed to the recognition of the college at the national level.

Contributions from the faculty include:

  • Scholarly Publications (Journals)
  • Peer Reviewed Publications (Conferences)
  • Conference Presentations, Invited Talks, Posters, etc.
  • Regional and National Awards
  • Patents
  • Grants Received
  • Grants Pending
  • Books
  • Keynote Presentations

 



Dr. Ahad Ali

Journal Publications

A. Ali, N. Santini, and M. Khadem, Kanban Supplier System as a Standardization Method and WIP Reduction, Special Issue of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010.

J. Polubinski, and A. Ali, Simulation Analysis of Commercial Truck Spiral Bevel Gear Process, International Journal of Modeling and Operations Management, in-press.

A. Ali, H. Seifoddini, and J. Lee, Efficient Material Allocation in High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2010), pp. 1-16.

W. Moir, and A. Ali, Conveyor Stop for Quality Simulation Analysis, Journal of Modelling and Simulation of Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 197-203, 2010.

Q. K. Hassan, A. Ali, N. Sekhon, and X. Wang, Analysis of Potential Wind and Solar Energy at Selected Airport Locations in Canada, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, in-press.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Diagnosis and Prognosis Algorithms, Int. J. Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Vol. 2, pp. 321-329, 2010.

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and R. Cummings, A Model to Assess Lean Thinking Manufacturing Initiatives, Int. J. Lean Six Sigma, Accepted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Automotive Robotic Body Shop Simulation for Performance Improvement using Plant Feedback, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, in-press.

V. Cook, and A. Ali, Using net present value methods to evaluate quality improvement projects, Int. J. Quality and Reliability Management, vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 333 – 350, 2010.

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and J.J. Chapdelaine, A Model for the Total Productive Manufacturing Assessment and Implementation, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 117-136, 2009. 

V. Cook, and A. Ali, End-of-line inspection for annoying noises in automobiles: trends and perspectives, International Journal of Applied Acoustic, Conditionally Accepted. 

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and J. Hill, Mechatronic Instrumentation for Vibration Measurement in Industry, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Conditionally Accepted.

M. Islam, A. Ali, and J. Purtell, Enhanced Condition Assessment Algorithm for Observation Code System in Buried Sewerage Infrastructure, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. Conditionally Accepted.

D. Shetty, L. Manzione, and A. Ali, Optimization in the Design of Smart Machine Tools Using Mechatronics Techniques, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Conditionally Accepted.

V. Cook and A. Ali, Experimental Evaluation of Localization Performance of a Spherical Beamformer in a Vehicle Cabin Environment, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, Submitted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Automotive plant throughput forecasting by ARMA modeling using failure data, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Submitted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Neural Network based Automotive Plant Throughput and Robotics Failure Prediction using Plant Failure Data, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Submitted.

A. Ali, T. Pandit, and V. Cook, Condition Based Maintenance: State of the Art Review, International Journal of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability. Submitted.

A. Ali, and H. Seifoddini, Simulation Intelligence and Modeling for Manufacturing System Uncertainties, Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, Submitted.

Q. K. Hassan, A. Ali, M. Z. Rahman, and A. R. Ramli, Microprocessor based Manufacturing System, Journal of Studies on Manufacturing, Submitted.

H. Ali, A. Chekima, J. Dargham, and A. Ali, Development of Mandarin Syllables Speech Trainer, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Submitted.

Q. K. Hassan, and A. Ali, Modleing of Solar Energy in Residential Area, International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, Submitted.

M. Gojcaj, and A. Ali, Design, Simulation and Improvement of the End-of-Line Conveyor System for Car Rear Seatbacks Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Submitted.

G. T. Kraus, Jr. and A. Ali, Automotive Manufacturing Paint Shop Simulation for Performance Analysis & Improvements, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Submitted.

G. T. Kraus, Jr. and A. Ali, Heuristic Sequencing Algorithm for an Automotive Manufacturing Paint Shop Simulation Model, SIMULATION Journal. Submitted.

E. Hossain, R. Khan, R. Muhida and Ali A. (2011) ‘State of the art Review on Walking Support System for Visually Impaired People’, Int. J. Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Submitted.

 

Conference Publications

Devdas Shetty, Ahad Ali, and Robert Cummings, Assess Lean Model for Thinking Manufacturing Initiatives, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancún, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.

Valerie Cook, and Ahad Ali, Application of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Product Design Target Setting, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancún, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.

MD B. Sarder, Ahad Ali, and Mohammad A. Rahman, Managing Material Flow at the US Shipbuilding Industry, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

Ahad Ali, Mohammad Khadem, and Neriliz Santini, Kanban Supplier System as a Standardization Method and WIP Reduction, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

Andy Pandian and Ahad Ali, A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Diagnosis and Prognosis Algorithms, 8th International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Coimbatore, India, December 09-11, 2009. pp. 1731-1736.

Ahad Ali, Ryan Beebe, and Annamalai Pandian, Simulation of Fuel Tank Assembly and Process Analysis for Performance Improvement, Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2154-2163, December 13-16, 2009.

Mohammad M. Islam, Ahad Ali, and Joe Purtell, Enhanced Condition Assessment Methodologies of Buried Sewerage Infrastructure, ASCE Pipelines Conference, San Diego, August 15 – 19, 2009. Pipelines 2009: Infrastructure's Hidden Assets - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2009 Conference, 360, pp. 1417-1426.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Energy Optimization Study for M2G Boiler Controller at Cabrini High School, Allen Park, Michigan, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, Submitted to DTE Energy, August 2009 – Dec 2010, $28,130.

Energy Optimization Study of a Refrigerant Additive Product for TgX Solutions Field Evaluation, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, DTE Energy, Under Approval Stage, $19,612.

Development of Prognostic System Models with Unstructured Data, PI: Ahad Ali, National Science Foundation, $122,956. (Pending)

PFI: Partnership for Innovation in Smart Medical Cart System and its Industrial Applications, Letter of Intent, National Science Foundation. Submitted.

 

Professional Activities

Editor: Special Issues of International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IJISE), 2010.

Co-Editor: International Journal of Logistics and Transportation Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010

Editorial Board Member: Global Journal of Enterprise Information, 2009.

Editorial Board: International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS).

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22-24, 2011.

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

International Advisory Committee Member: International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE 2010), KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 23-24 December, 2010

Technical/Scientific/Publication Chairs: International Conference on Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Systems (ICSMIS 2011), Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, March 10-11, 2011

International Advisory Board Member: 2nd Global conference on Production & Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India, December 2010.

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 6-7, 2012

President, IIE Lean Division, 2009 - Present.

Chair: IIE Lean Student Technical Paper Competition in the IERC, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Session Chair, Lean Student Paper Competition, IIE Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 6-9, 2010.

Reviewer for:

- IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)

- IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

- IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC): Part C

- European Journal of Operations Research

-International Journal of Modeling and Simulation

-International Journal of Production Research

-International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS).

-International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering

-IERC 2010

-IEOM 2010

-IEEM Conference

-ICMIE 2011

 

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Dr. Daw Alwerfalli

Publications

Alwerfalli, D., Solar Energy Application in US Automotive Plant, Feasibility Study, Ecological Vehicles-Renewable Energies, Conference, March, 26-29, 2009, Monaco

Alwerfalli, D., Creating Value in Organizations through the use of value Management”, IIER Annual  Conference and Expo, June 7-9, 2010. Cancun, Mexico

Alwerfalli, D., An overview of Value Engineering in Product Development and Design, IIER Annual Conference and Expo, June 7-9, 2010. Cancun, Mexico


Awards & Honors

Appointed by Governor of Michigan, to serve on the “Advisory Council for American Arab and Chaldean Affairs”. Appointment ends July 2014.

Recipient of the “The 2009 Arab American of the Year in Education”


Professional Activities

Chair of several Tracks at the Pacific Conference on Manufacturing and Management (PCMM) in Korea, Australia and USA, 1996-2000

Chaired, Session ”Ecological Vehicles-Renewable Energies, Conference, March, 26-29., 2009, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter Advisor, SME, 1990- 2009.

Active senior member of: SME, ASME, ASPE, AAEA and ASEE.

Member, Advisory Board of American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

Member, Board of Directors of American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) representing Lawrence Technological University.

 

Doctoral Dissertations (Supervised):

Cost Reduction and Quality Improvement, Through Innovative Steering Gear Yoke Setting Process”, Ali Jammoul, Chief Engineer, FORD Motor Company 2009.

Product Development Process Tools: Improving Communication in PD. “Determination of Significantly Influential Variables impacting Front End Alignment Warranty Costs” Rob Navaroli, Manager, DaimlerChrysler.  In progress.

Application of Deformation Resistance Welding (DRW) in reducing the weight of Striker Armed Vehicle, Michael Stronsky GDLS. In progress.

Application of VS Mapping to reduce cost at Rolls Royce, Subra Mani, Quality Manager, Rolls Royce. In progress.

New Applications for DOE for High Level Race Springs, Jack Rabbabeh, Senior Engineer, Associated Springs. In progress.

 

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Dr. Lisa Anneberg

Technical Report

Lisa Anneberg, Janice Means, Richard Johnston, Kirk Steudle, David Johns, Robert Richards, Chris Cullen,  Michael Kruger. “LED” Light Emitting Diode Freeway Ramp Lighting Test. Project Report. MDOT, 2010

 

Presentations

Suyun Luo and Lisa Anneberg. “Comparative Study on China Higher Education Internationalization,” 2009 ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 13-15, 2009.

 Lisa Anneberg and Suyun Luo, “Work in Progress—Global Engineering Collaborative Undergraduate Engineering Program between the USA and China,”

2010 ASEE Midwest Sectional Conference, Lawrence Kansas, October 22-24, 2010

Lisa Anneberg, Invited Panel Discussion:  “Merits of Study Abroad”

2010 ASEE Midwest Section at Lawrence, Kansas, October 22, 2010


Research Awards & Grants
Michigan Department of Transportation, “LED” Light Emitting Diode Freeway Ramp Lighting Test Project Report,Lisa Anneberg, Richard Johnston and Janice Means, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation, $3,000


Professional Activities

Member, IEEE SEM Executive Committee, Trident Section Chair

Member, MSPE [Michigan Society of Professional Engineers], Fairlane/Dearborn Chapter section Chair

 

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Dr. Donald D. Carpenter, P.E., LEED AP

Publications

Carpenter, D. “Protecting the Environment with LID.” Technology Century Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009 Issue, pp 23-24.

Carpenter, D. “Protecting our Water Resources with Low Impact Development” The Landscupltor Magazine, December 2009 Issue, pp 23-26.

Carpenter, D. “The Influence of Soils on Infiltration Based Designs” The Landscupltor Magazine, February 2010 Issue, pp 59-62.

Carpenter, D. “Rain Garden Sizing and Design for Homeowner Rain Gardens” The Landscupltor Magazine, March 2010 Issue, pp 33-35.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu, P. “Effect of Roof Surface Type on Stormwater Run-off from Full-Scale Roofs in a Temperate Climate.” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, 126(11), 2010.

Carpenter, D., Harding, T.S., and Finelli, C.J. “Using Research to Identify Academic Dishonesty Deterrents in Undergraduate Engineering.” International Journal of Engineering Education. 26(5), pp 1156-1165, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D. & Hallam, L. “Impact of Engineered Soil Characteristics on Bioretention Cell Performance.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 15(6), pp 404-416, 2010.

Mayhew, M. J., Hubbard, S. M., Finelli, C. J., Harding, T. S., & Carpenter, D. D.  “Using structural equations modeling to validate the theory of planned behavior as a model for predicting student cheating with implications for researchers interested in transitional versus consolidated phases of moral reasoning development.” Review in Higher Education, 32(4), 441-468, 2009.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. “An Investigation on Erodibility and Geotechnical Characteristics of Fine Grained Fluvial Soils from Lower Michigan.”  Submitted for publication in Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 08/20/10.

Harding, T.S., Carpenter, D., and Finelli, C.J. “An Exploratory Investigation of the Ethical Behavior of Engineering Undergraduates” Accepted for publication in Journal of Engineering Education, 10/08/09.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachichi, H., & Carpenter, D. “Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variability of Erodibilty with Dry Unit Weight.”  Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, 2010.

Gerhart, A., Carpenter, D., Grunow, M., & Hayes, K. “Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills-Assessment Instrument.” Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Carpenter D.D., Finelli, C.J., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Walczak, K. “Understanding the Differences Between Faculty and Administrator Goals and Students Experiences with Ethics Education.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Estuary Hydrodynamics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Proceedings of the Joint 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Kaluvakolanu, P., Biman, P., and Seth, R., “Hydrologic Performance Evaluation of an Extensive Green Roof in a Temperate North American Climate,”  Proceedings of the Joint 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Finelli, C.J., Carpenter D.D., Sutkus, J.A., & Harding, T.S. “Work-in-Progress: A mixed methods approach to developing an instrument measuring engineering students’ positive ethical behavioral outcomes.”  Proceeding of the 39th Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Walczak, K., Finelli, C.J., Holsapple, M.A., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Carpenter D.D.  “Institutional obstacles to integrating ethics into the curriculum and strategies for overcoming them.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010

Harding, T.S., Finelli, C., Sutkus, J., and Carpenter, D. “Engineering Culture and the Ethical Development of Undergraduate Students,” Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Cairn, Australia, 2009.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Ecohydraulics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D.D., Watson, K., Mades, D., and Yang, L. “Evaluating the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Water Resource Values,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Calappi, T., Miller, C., and Carpenter, D. “Cumulative Pier Scour at Michigan Bridge Crossings: Evaluation of the Scour Rate,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Sutkus, J., Carpenter, D., Finelli, C. & Harding, T. “An Examination of Student Experiences Related to Engineering Ethics: Initial Findings,” Proceedings of the 2009 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2009.

Schwartz, J., Niezgoda, S., Slate, L., Carpenter, D., Annable, W., Wynn, T., Pomeroy, C., & McPhillips, M. “A Monitoring and Assessment Framework to Evaluate Stream Restoration Needs in Urbanizing Watersheds,” Proceedings of the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, 2009.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu, P. “The Lawrence Technological University Greenroof Performance Evaluation Project.”  Proceedings of the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, 2009.

 

Technical Reports

Carpenter, D.D.  “Evaluation Services for Metro Health Hospital Best Management Practices.”  Report to Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, MI, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D. “Rain Garden Feasibility Study for Lathrup Village Sites on Roseland and San Rosa Avenues, Lathrup Village.” Report to the Southeast Oakland County Water Authority, Royal Oak, MI, 2009.

Carpenter, D.D. “Rain Garden Sizing and Design for Homeowner Rain Gardens.”  A report to the American Nursery and Landscape Association, February, 2009.

 

Presentations

Carpenter, D., “Lawrence Tech Landscaping”, Presentation for the 9th Annual Detroit Area Landscape Tour, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, August 26, 2010.

Carpenter, D., “Environmental Benefits of Green Roofs”, Presentation for the Macomb Community College Green Roof Job Training Program, July 15, 2010.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachichi, H., & Carpenter, D. “Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variability of Erodibilty with Dry Unit Weight.”  Presentation at the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, 2010.

Gerhart, A., Carpenter, D., Grunow, M., & Hayes, K. “Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills-Assessment Instrument.” Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Carpenter D.D., Finelli, C.J., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Walczak, K. “Understanding the Differences Between Faculty and Administrator Goals and Students Experiences with Ethics Education.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Walczak, K., Finelli, C.J., Holsapple, M.A., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Carpenter D.D.  “Institutional obstacles to integrating ethics into the curriculum and strategies for overcoming them.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010

Tocco, J., & Carpenter, D. “Direct Assessment of Program Outcomes Utilizing Rubrics in the Senior Project Capstone.” Presentation at the ABET Best Assessment Practices Symposium, April 15, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.

Schneider, S., Carpenter, D., & Hayes, K., “Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset for Engineering Faculty and Students.” Presentation at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March, 2010.

Carpenter, D. (2010) Water Management in Green Buildings, A presentation at the Sustainable Green Building in a Desert Environment Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, March 23, 2010.

Carpenter, D. & Lazzell, R. Water Conservation, Water Harvesting, and Rain Gardens. Presentation at the Michigan Green Industry Association Trade Show & Convention, March 2010, Novi, MI, 2010.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Pinellas County Green Team, St. Petersburg, FL, May 5, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Estuary Hydrodynamics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Presentation at the 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Kaluvakolanu, P., Biman, P., and Seth, R., “Hydrologic Performance Evaluation of an Extensive Green Roof in a Temperate North American Climate,”  Presentation at the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D. & Lazzell, R. Water Conservation and Rain Gardens. Workshop for the Michigan Green Industry Association, Southfield, MI, October 6, 2009.

Holsapple, M.A., Finelli, C.J., Carpenter D.D., Sutkus, J.A., & Harding, T.S. “Work-in-Progress: A mixed methods approach to developing an instrument measuring engineering students’ positive ethical behavioral outcomes.”  Presentation at the 39th Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Harding, T.S., Finelli, C., Sutkus, J., and Carpenter, D. “Engineering Culture and the Ethical Development of Undergraduate Students,” Presentation at the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Cairn, Australia, July 2009.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Ecohydraulics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Presentation at  the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D.D., Watson, K., Mades, D., and Yang, L. “Evaluating the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Water Resource Values,” Presentation at the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Sutkus, J., Carpenter, D., Finelli, C. & Harding, T. “An Examination of Student Experiences Related to Engineering Ethics: Initial Findings,” Presentation at the 2009 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

Schwartz, J., Niezgoda, S., Slate, L., Carpenter, D., Annable, W., Wynn, T., Pomeroy, C., & McPhillips, M. “A Monitoring and Assessment Framework to Evaluate Stream Restoration Needs in Urbanizing Watersheds,” Presentation at the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, May, 2009.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu , “The Lawrence Technological University Greenroof Performance Evaluation Project.”  Presentation at the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, May 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development and Application to Brownfield Development. Presentation at the Florida Brownfield Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Ethics and Professional Issues.  Invited workshop for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows at National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, MD. July 8, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Investigation of Rain Garden Planting Mixture Design. Presentation at the Sarasota County LID Speaker Series, April 27, 2009.

Carpenter, D. LEED, Water Resources, and Site Development. Presentation at the GS&P Luncheon, Tampa, FL, February 23, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in Manatee County. Presentation to the Manatee County Green Team, Bradenton, FL, February 23, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department, Tampa, FL, February 24, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Tampa Bay Water Authority, St. Petersburg, FL, April 27, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Using LID to Retrofit an Urban Campus. Presentation at the Engineering Society of Detroit H2O Michigan Conference, Southfield, MI.

Carpenter, D. Rain Gardens. Presentation at the January Meeting of the South Oakland County Municipal Engineers Association, Royal Oak, MI, January, 20, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Rain Garden Design, Construction, and Maintenance. Presentation at the 2009 American Nursery and Landscape Architecture Association Management Clinic, Louisville, KY, February 8, 2009.

Carpenter, D. The Influence of Soil Characteristics on Sustainable Site Design. Presentation at the 2009 Michigan Nursery and Landscape Architecture Association Great Lakes Trade Exposition, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development and Sustainable Economic Growth. Presentation at the Growing with a Green Economy Forum, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009.


Technical Posters

Calappi, T., Miller, C., and Carpenter, D. Cumulative Pier Scour at Michigan Bridge Crossings: Evaluation of the Scour Rate, A poster presented at the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D. D., Harding, T.S., Finelli, C. J., Sutkus, J., & Holsapple, M. A Holistic Assessment of the Ethical Development of Engineering Undergraduates. A poster presented at the 2009 NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, VA, 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Low Impact Development Across the Downriver Watershed (PI). Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. $600,000 (LTU Portion - $30,000), 2010 - 2012

Using an Integrative Assessment Approach to Restore a Natural Flow Regime in the Clinton River Watershed (PI) Michigan Sea Grant.  $138,990, 5/1/09 – 10/31/11

Lawrence Technological University Riparian Grow Zone Demonstration Project (PI), Alliance of Rouge Communities Green Infrastructure Mini-Grant, $3,000, 6/1/2009 – 10/31/10

Integrating Entrepreneurial Mindset Education and Experiences Affecting All Undergraduate Engineering Students at LTU (Leadership Team Member) Kern Family Foundation, $1,154,500, 2/1/09 – 1/31/14

KEEN Phase II Fellowship Grant (PI,) Kern Family Foundation, $50,000, 9/1/07 – 6/30/10

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions (PI), Michigan Department of Transportation, $284,220 (LTU Portion - $165,708), 6/1/07 – 1/31/11

Collaborative Research: A Holistic Assessment of The Ethical Development of Engineering Undergraduates (PI), National Science Foundation, $850,802 for 4 years (LTU portion - $120,953), 3/1/07 – 2/28/11


Awards & Honors

2009 Water Fellow, Michigan State University Center for Water Science

In The News

LTU Campus Becomes Outdoor Research Laboratory, Technology Century Magazine, Oct/Nov, 2009.

LTU Research Protects Regional Water Supplies, Technology Century Magazine, Feb/Mar Issue, 2009.

Metro Businesses go Green with Designs, Detroit Free Press, Sunday, May 17, 2009

Too much pavement, too little oversight: EPA to tackle stormwater runoff, Environmental Health Magazine

Fall Tech Tour, Great Lakes IT Report, WWJ Website, September, 2009.

Soaking up the Storm, Environmental Design & Construction Magazine, September, 2009

EPA to Staunch Flood of Storm Water Runoff Polluting U.S. Waterways, Scientific American

Going Green on the Cheap: Low Impact Development, MetroMode Magazine, September 24, 2009.

Lawrence Tech Wins Grant to Promote Water Quality, Automation Alley Website

Lawrence Tech Wins Grant to Promote Water Quality, WaterWorld Website

Lawrence Tech Gets Grant for Water Quality Improvements, Detroit News, July 17, 2010

Growing with Green Economy Forum, NSF International Website:

Rain Garden Design, Bee PDF Website: 


Professional Activities

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit, Clean Water Steering Committee

Member, SEMCOG, Clean Water Partner Committee

Member, Educational Research Methods Division of ASEE (2001 - present)

Member, Civil Engineering Division of ASEE (2001 – present)

Member, Entrepreneurship Education Division of ASEE (2006 – present)

Member, Urban Stream Restoration Technical Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2002 - present)

Vice Chair Educational Materials Task Committee (2009 – present)

Member, Urban Water Resources Research Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2003 - present)

 Vice Chair, Green Roof Task Committee (2008 – present)

 Member, Bioretention Task Committee (2008 – present)

Member, River Restoration Technical Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2002 - present)

Reviewer,  Journal of Engineering Education

Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Engineering

Reviewer, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

 

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Dr. Michael Cloud

Books

Lebedev, L.P. and Cloud, M.J. Introduction to Mathematical Elasticity. World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore, ISBN 9789814273725.

Lebedev, L.P. and Cloud, M.J. How to Say It in English: A Russian-English Scientific Phrase Dictionary. Astrel Publishing House, Moscow, ISBN 9785271227905.

 

Professional Activities 

Coeditor, Series on Stability, Vibration and Control of Systems, World Scientific Publishing Company. http://www.worldscibooks.com/series/ssvcs_series.shtml

 

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Professor Kenneth Cook

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. February 2010. The Entrepreneurial Journey…Is Like Dorothy Ending Up In Kansas.  Proceedings of the 2010 SOS Conference, Southfield, Michigan.

Cook, Kenneth J. March 2010. “Theory And Practice” Applied To Energy Education. Proceedings of the 2010 ESD Alternative Energy Conference, Dearborn, Michigan.

Cook, Kenneth J. Reimer, Donald.  Abro Sabah.  June, 2010.  Entrepreneurial Experiences and Intellectual Property: A Student Perspective. Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville. Kentucky. 

Cook, Kenneth J. Cuper, Jerry.  June 2010. Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Senior Projects. 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

Cook, Kenneth J., Reimer, Donald. September 2010. An Entrepreneurial Incubator…A Senior Project Approach. Proceedings of the KEEN Regional Conference, Macon, Georgia.

 

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Professor Jerry Cuper

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. Cuper, Jerry.  June 2010. Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Senior Projects. 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Dr. H. Robert Farrah

Professional Activities 

Member, Department Graduate Committee

Chairman, Tenure and Promotion Committee (2009-10)

Member, Senior Project committee

Faculty Advisor, Fuel Cell Vehicle

Conduct Professional Engineering exam reviews for the Engineering Society of Detroit



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Dr. Robert Fletcher

Publications & Presentations

R. Fletcher, "Using an Alternative Energy Summer Camp for High School Students as a University Outreach Program for the Recruitment of Future Engineering Students: A Two Year Study" Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.

R. Fletcher and A. Gerhart. "Project-base Learning and Design Experiences in Introduction to Engineering Courses – Assessing and Incremental Introduction of Engineering Skills"June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.

R. Fletcher and Adrian Snyder,  “H2.2Bot: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Autonomous Vehicle Energy Management Project” Ground Robotics Reliability Center Conference, May 18, 2010, Poster.

R. Fletcher and Adrian Snyder, “Designing Smarter Robotic Vehicles” Michigan Graduate Education Day, Lansing, Michigan, April 13, 2010, Poster

November 10, 2009, “Alternative Energy Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities”, Schoolcraft College Honors Society (Phi Theta Kappa)-Speaker Series, Northville, Michigan

November 10, 2009, “Calling all Professionals: Education in Emerging Technologies”, Emerging Careers for Engineers & Technical Professionals: LEARN, MEET, SUCCEED, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Southfield, Michigan


Research Grants & Awards

Fuel cell Characterization, TARDEC $148,000

Battery Modeling, TARDEC, $80,000

Robotic Development, TARDEC, $257,000


Honors & Awards


ASEE Award - Best Paper Award for the Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.


In the News


September 24, 2009, “Element One and the H2.2Bot”, WWJ Radio and the Great Lake IT Report Fall tech tour, at Lawrence Tech, Southfield, Michigan

 

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Professor Ronald Foster 

Presentations

Foster, R., PBL in Bioethics, Problem Based Learning Conference, Lawrence Tech Univ., Spring 2010

 

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Dr. Andrew Gerhart

Conference Publications

Gerhart, A.L., Carpenter, D.D., Grunow, M.L., Hayes, K., 2010, Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills Assessment Instrument, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Presentations

Gerhart, A.L., 2010, Problem-based Learning in Intro to Engineering – An Assessment of Engineering Design Process and Entrepreneurial Mindset Skills, KEEN Regional Conference, Lawrence Technological University, March 5, 2010.

Gerhart, A.L., Carpenter, D.D., Grunow, M.L., Hayes, K., 2010, Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills Assessment Instrument, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Research Awards & Grants
Kern Mini-Grant, KEEN Phase 3 – Integrating the Entrepreneurial Mindset into the Engineering Curriculum (Integrating Entrepreneurship Module into Fluid Mechanics), Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network, Kern Family Foundation, $500 (portion of LTU Grant), 6/2009 – 6/2010


Awards & Honors

2010 Michigan Professor of the Year, U.S. Professors of the Year, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education

2010 Engineering Society of Detroit Council Leadership Award Recipient

2010 Henry and Barbara Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient


Professional Activities

Chair, Engineering Society of Detroit Young Engineer and Student Award Selection Committee

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit, Young Engineers Council

Member, Performance Test Code 30.1 Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Chair, Leadership Curriculum Implementation Committee, Lawrence Tech.

Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Engineering Faculty Council, Lawrence Tech.

Member, Lawrence Tech Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board

Reviewer, ASEE 2010 National Conference ME Division Proceedings

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Awardee College Scholarship Development Committee

KEEN Phase 3, Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty – Problem Based Learning & Active and Collaborative Learning, Intro to Engineering, Lawrence Tech

Member, Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty, Peer Review and Support Committee, Lawrence Tech

Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty Fall Meeting, ACL presentations and Assessment, August 17, Southfield, MI.

Participant, Active and Collaborative Learning & Teamwork workshop, Dr. Karl Smith, Purdue/Univ. of Minnesota, May 17-20, Southfield, MI.

KEEN Regional Conference, March 5, 2010 Southfield, MI.

KEEN Winter Conference, January 6-8, 2010 Orlando, FL.

Peak Performance and Time Management, Dr. Susan Robison, LTU CTL, November 13, 2009 Southfield, MI.

 

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Dr. Nabil F. Grace, PE

Journal Publications

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Noamesi, D. Flexural Performance of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Side-by-side Box Beam Bridge. Journal for Composites for Construction (accepted,), 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E.A., Enomoto, T, Matsagar, V.A., Soliman, E.M., and Hanson, J.Q., (2010) Transverse Diaphragms and Unbonded CFRP Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges. PCI Journal, v 55, n 2, p 109-122, Spring 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, Joseph Hanson, Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box Beam Bridges, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, (Accepted), 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C, Wei, X. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Journal for Bridge Engineering (Submitted August 2010).

Grace, N., Jensen, E, and Mena R. Bebawy. Transverse Post-Tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-Side Box Beam Bridges.  PCI Journal (Submitted April 2010).


Conference Publications

Grace, N.F., Jensen, E, C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. (2010) “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP reinforced concrete bridges.” Proceedings Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting.

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C. Shi, X., and Matsagar, V., “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Bridges,” Proceedings of US-Japan NSF-Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment on Infrastructure Materials, Sapporo, Japan, October, 2009.

Grace, N. and Bebawy, M., “Sustainable Materials for Fire Protection in Green Building," Proceedings of US-Egypt NSF-Workshop on Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment, Cairo, Egypt, March, 2010.

Grace, N., “Sustainable Fire Protection Materials in Green Buildings,” Proceedings of US-Israel Workshop on Sustainable Buildings-Materials and Energy, Technion, Haifa, Israel, August 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, and Joseph Hanson, (2009) "Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges", International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), Pilani, Rajasthan State, India, October 25-27, 2009, Paper No. GRA_S366 (CD Proceedings), Page 206 (Abstract Volume). (Keynote address by 3rd author)


Technical Report


Grace, N. "Behavior of CFRP prestressed Concrete Box Beam Bridges," National Science Foundation, Final Report, April 2010.


Presentations

Delivered several keynote presentations in the US, Japan, Israel, and Egypt.


Research Awards & Grants

Michigan Department of Transportation-Center of Excellence (2010-2011) $34,000

National Science Foundation (2010-2013) $299,980

Michigan Department of Transportation (2010-2012) $280,000

TARDEC - GCV- (submitted 2009-Pending) $2,000,000

National Science Foundation US-Egypt Workshop (2010-2011)    $58,000

National Science Foundation US-Israel Workshop (2010-2011) $50,000

US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center TARDEC (2010-2011) $760.000 

US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center MSU-TARDEC (2010-2012) $850,530

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (2006-2011) $900,000

US-Department of Transportation (2006-2011) $1,100,000

US-Army Research Laboratory-ARL (2010-2013) $1,486,000

Michigan Department of Transportation (submitted 2010-2013) $350,000

 

Patents

Patent application filed for Composite Armor Structure for Military Tanks, 2010, under review


Professional Activities

Organized International workshops sponsored by NSF:

US-Israel Workshop on Sustainable Buildings-Materials and Energy , Technion, Haifa, Israel,  http://technion.ac.il/~sustain/organization.htm

US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment on Infrastructure Materials, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan  http://www.hucc.hokudai.ac.jp/~m16120/workshop2009/index.html

US-Egypt Workshop on Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment, Cairo, Egypt , http://www.us-eg-sgb.com

Member, ACI 440 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement

Served on various panels for NSF and DOT

 

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Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, PE

Publications 

McClarren, M.A., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. (Submitted in August 2010). An Investigation on Erodibility and Geotechnical Characteristics of Fine Grained Fluvial Soils from Lower Michigan, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal, Springler, DORDRECHT, The Netherlands.

Moran, A.R. and Hettiarachchi, H. (Submitted in July 2010). Geotechnical Characterization of Mined Clay from Appalachian Ohio: Challenges and Implications on Clay Mining Industry, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (Submitted in July 2010). Biodegradation of synthetic municipal solid waste in laboratory bioreactors: I. Monitoring and characterization. Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (Submitted in July 2010). Biodegradation of synthetic municipal solid waste in laboratory reactors: II. Geotechnical properties.  Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications.

Hettiarachchi, H. and Thani, J. (Submitted in June 2010). Variation of shear strength properties with the organic fraction in unsaturated synthetic municipal solid waste, ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Murley, S.C. and Hettiarachchi, H. (Submitted in June 2010). Predicting Shear Strength Properties for Low-Sensitivity Granular-Cohesive Soils from SPT Results, ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Hettiarachchi, H. (2010). Closure to “Use of SPT Blow Counts to Estimate Shear Strength Properties of Soils: Energy Balance Approach by H. Hettiarachchi and T. Brown. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136 (11).

Hunte, C., J.P.A. Hettiaratchi, H. Hettiarachchi and J.N. Meegoda (Submitted in June 2010). Determination of Waste properties from Settlement Behaviour of a Full Scale Waste Cell operated as a Landfill Bioreactor. ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Hunte, C., J.P.A. Hettiaratchi, J.N. Meegoda, and H. Hettiarachchi (Submitted in June 2010). Performance of a Waste Cell in Cold Climate Operated as an Anaerobic Landfill Bioreactor. ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Tocco, J.V., Carpenter, D., and Hettiarahchi, H. (2010). Direct assessment of student program outcomes utilizing rubris in the senior capstone project. ABET Symposium, Las Vegas, NV.

McClarren, M.A., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. (2010). Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variation of Erodibility with Dry Unit Weight of Different Soils, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, ISBN 978-0-7844-1095-0.

Moran, A.R. and Hettiarachchi, H. (2010). Particle Size Analysis of Shale-rich Mined Clay from Appalachian Ohio, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, ISBN 978-0-7844-1095-0.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, N. Parakalla, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Compressibility and Shear Strength of Landfillled Municipal Solid Waste at Orchard Hills Landfill.  Waste Management & Research, 27(6), 578–587.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, N. Parakalla, PJ. Gangathulasi, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Hydraulic Conductivity of Municipal Solid Waste in Landfills. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. 135(8), 677-683.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Geotechnical Properties of Synthetic Municipal Solid Waste, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J.Ross Publishing, 3(3), 429-438.

Hettiarachchi, H. and T. Brown (2009). Use of SPT Blow Counts to Estimate Shear Strength Properties of Soils: An Energy Balance Approach. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(6), 830-834.

Hettiarachchi, H. and Ge, L. (2009). Use of Geogrids to Enhance Stability of Slope in Bioreactor Landfills: A Conceptual Method, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 187, ISBN 978-0-7844-1023-3.

Hettiarachchi, H., J. Meegoda, and P. Hettiaratchi (2009). A model to predict settlements and landfill gas generation in bioreactor landfills coupled with gas generation and moisture distribution. Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications, 29(3), 1018-1025.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, N. Parakalla, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (2009). Geotechnical Properties of Fresh Municipal Solid Waste at Orchard Hills Landfill.  Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications, 29(2), 952-959.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Variation of shear strength properties of MSW with organic fraction, Seed Grant, Lawrence Technological University (PI, funded from 2009–2010, $3,000).

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions, Collaborators’ Institutes: Wayne State University and LTU (co-PI, funded from 2007–2010, $285,000).

 

Awards & Honors 

Shear strength perdition equations proposed based on SPT and energy balance have been adopted by NovoSPT a geotechnical software developed by NovoTech Inc., Vancouver, Canada and used in more than 25 countries (March 2010). 

2010 Letter of Honorable Mention, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

2010 Letter of Significant Improvement, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

2009 Certificate of Commendation, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

 

Professional Activities 

Guest Editor, “Advances in Environmental Geotechnics,” A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (ISSN 1660-4601, in progress).

Co-organizer, session on soil scour and erosion, International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo 2009 (March, 2009 in Orlando, FL )

Member: ASCE Geo-Institute technical committee on Geotechnics of Soil Erosion

Member: ASCE Geo-Institute technical committee on Geoenvironmental Engineering

Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Reviewer, ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste Management

Reviewer, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association

Reviewer, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal

Reviewer, Environmental Technology

Reviewer, Waste Management

Reviewer, International Journal of Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Reviewer for the following conferences:

GeoFrontier 2011 International Conference, Dallas, TX (in progress)

GeoFlorida 2010 International Conference, West Palm Beach, FL

International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo 2009, Orlando FL

GeoHunan 2009 International Conference, Hunan, China

 

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Dr. Kun Hua

Publications

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Synchronization of Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum System, IET Journals Electronics Letters, Vol 44, No.12, pp749-751, May 2008

Kun Hua , Won Mee Jang and Lim Nguyen, Cooperative Self Encoded Spread Spectrum in Fading Channels, International Journal of Communication, Network and System, Vol.2, pp91-96,May, 2009

Kun Hua, Kou Gang, High Secure Self Encoded Spread Spectrum Watermarking using Genetic Algorithms,(submitted) Journal of Universal Computer Science Special Issue on Innovative Computational Science: Theory, Methods and Applications.

Kun Hua, Won Mee Jang and Lim Nguyen, Convolutional Coding in Cooperative Relay Systems with Spread Spectrum,  4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management (NCM2008), pp239-243, Gyeongju, Korea, Sep 2-4, 2008

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Synchronization of Self-Encoded Spread    Spectrum System with Genetic Algorithm and Markov Chain Analysis, IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) 2008, pp324-329, Princeton, NJ, Mar. 18-20,2008.

Kun Hua, Liang Pu, A Watermarking Method with A New SS technique, 7th IEEE International Conference for Computational Science, ICCS 2007, Part III, LNCS 4489 pp867-873, May 27-30, 2007

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Performance of Coded Frequency Hopped  OFDM Systems in Frequency Selective Channels, 8th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing , Vol 3, pp2290-2293 , Nanjing, Nov 16-20, 2006 

Wei Wang, Kun Hua, Michael Hempel, Dongming Peng, Hamid Sharif, H. H. Chen, A Stochastic Biometric Authentication Scheme using Uniformed GMM in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks,Proc. 21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Sept. 2010. 

Tao Ma, Michael Hempel, Kun Hua, Dongming Peng, Hamid Sharif, A Novel Cooperative Image Transmission Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks,35th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Oct. 2010

Honggang Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoen. Wu, Kun Hua, A Survey on the Cross-layer Design for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Proc. the First International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Networking in conjunction with Mobilware, Jun. 2010.

 Kun Hua, Honggang Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoen Wu, Adaptive Data Compression in Wireless Sensor Networks, (submitted) 13th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-2010), Hong Kong, China. Dec 2010


Research Awards & Grants

Lawrence Tech Research Seed Grants PI: Kun Hua (Fall 2010, $3,000)


Professional Activities

Journal Associate Editor-in-chief of:

Journal of Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences http://www.aicit.org/AISS/editorial.html

International Journal of Advancements in computing technology   http://www.aicit.org/IJACT/edit_board.html


Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of:

The 2010 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IEEE IWCMC 2010), Multimedia over Wireless Symposium

The 2010 International Conference on Computer Science and Converge Information Technology (ICCIT 2010)

IEEE CSE 2010 (Advanced Networking and Applications symposium)

International Conference on Networked Computing, Advanced Information Management and Digital Content and Multimedia Technologies (NCM 2010)

4th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science (NISS 2000)

The 2010 Spring Simulation Multi-conference (ACM/SIGSIM SpringSim 2010), 43rd Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS)

The International Conference on Computational Science (IEEE ICCS 2008)

Reviewer, Journal of Information Science, Elsevier,

 

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Dr. Badih Jawad

Publications

M. Nasser and  B. Jawad, Developing a Transfer Function for Vehicle Ride Performance, SAE paper number 2008-01-1280, SP-2190. SAE  Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 1(1): 1003 – 1008, 2009.

H. Choucair and  B. Jawad, Analyzing Field Failures of Engine Valve Springs in Presence of  Non Metallic Inclusions by Applying Statistical and Fracture Mechanics Models , 2009 SAE International Congress and Exposition Meeting, Detroit,Michigan, April 2009, SAE paper # 2009-01-0528.

B. Jawad, M. Hastings, and  B. Johnson,  Performance Advantages of  a Dry Sump Lubrication System, Cairo 11th International Conference on Energy & Environment, March 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing and Data Analysis, $256,000, TARDEC,  2009-2010.

 

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Dr.  Elin Jensen

Publications

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Noamesi, D. Flexural Performance of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Side-by-side Box Beam Bridge. Journal for Composites for Construction (accepted).

Grace, N., Jensen, E.A., Enomoto, T, Matsagar, V.A., Soliman, E.M., and Hanson, J.Q., (2010) Transverse Diaphragms and Unbonded CFRP Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges. PCI Journal, v 55, n 2, p 109-122, Spring 2010.

Nabil Grace, Elin Jensen, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, Joseph Hanson, Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box Beam Bridges, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, (Accepted).

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C, Wei, X. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Journal for Bridge Engineering (Submitted August 2010).

Nabil F. Grace, Elin A. Jensen, and Mena R. Bebawy. Transverse Post-Tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-Side Box Beam Bridges.  PCI Journal (Submitted April 2010). 

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Axial Elongation of Concrete Exposed to Fire and Loading” Proceedings. Interflam 2010, Nottingham, UK.

Jensen, E, J. Van Horn, and C. Eamon. (2010) “Variability of Fire and Concrete Temperatures and the Associated Uncertainly in Structural Behavior” Proceedings. 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Deformation of Concrete due to Mechanical and Fire Loads” Proceedings. 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, East Lansing, Michigan.

Grace, N.F., E. A. Jensen, C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. (2010) “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP reinforced concrete bridges.” Proceedings Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting.

Nabil Grace, Elin Jensen, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, and Joseph Hanson, (2009) "Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges", International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), Pilani, Rajasthan State, India, October 25-27, 2009, Paper No. GRA_S366 (CD Proceedings), Page 206 (Abstract Volume). (Keynote address by 3rd author)

Grace, N.F., Jensen, E.A., C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP concrete bridges.” Proceeding US -Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials. Oct. 21-22, 2009, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Jensen, E. (2009) Temperature in Concrete Subjected to Fire.  2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Hawaii, June 22-24, 2009.


Presentations 

Jensen, E. and Grace, N. “Durability Study of Concrete Bridge Deck” 3rd Upper Midwest Transportation Materials Summit. November 3-5, 2010 (Invited speaker).

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Axial Elongation of Concrete Exposed to Fire and Loading” Interflam 2010, July 4-8,  Nottingham, UK.

Jensen, E, J. Van Horn, and C. Eamon. (2010) “Variability of Fire and Concrete Temperatures and the Associated Uncertainly in Structural Behavior” 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, June 2-4, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jensen, E. and J. VanHorn.  Thermo-Mechanical Response of Concrete Exposed to Fire.  ACI 2009 Fall Convention, New Orleans, November 8-12, 2009.

Jensen, E. and J. VanHorn.  Temperature in Concrete Subjected to Fire.  SFPE 2009 Annual Meeting:  Professional Development Conference and Exposition. Session: Structural Fire Safety.  Arizona, October 19-20, 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Investigate causes and develop methods for preventing falling concrete from bridge decks or falling deck concrete. Michigan Department of Transportation; 10. 2009–09.2011; $279,279; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

SGER: Life Cycle Cost Analysis for the Use of CFRP in Prestressed Highway Bridges; National Science Foundation; 01.2009–06.2010; $62,856; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

CAREER: Effect of Fire Loads on the Performance of Structural Concrete ; National Science Foundation; 04.2008–03.2013; $406,002; Elin Jensen

Advanced Material Technology and Design for Innovative Box-Beam Highway Bridges; MI Economic Development Corporation; 01.2006–12.2010; $900,000; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

 

Professional Activities

Board Member, American Concrete Institute – Greater Michigan Chapter

Chair & Member, ACI 215 Fatigue of Concrete

Member, ACI 231 Early Age Concrete Properties

Chair, ISCP Student Competition Committee, B.F. McCullough Award (2004 – present)

Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Structural Engn and Construction Mgt

Reviewer,  National Science Foundation

Reviewer, Transportation Research Records

Reviewer, Journal for Materials in Civil Engineering

Reviewer, I. Journal for Pavement Engr

Reviewer, ACI Materials Journal

Reviewer, Journal for Fire and Materials

Reviewer, Journal for Structural Fire Engr

Reviewer, ASCE Journal for Bridge Engineering

Reviewer for conferences organized by ISCP, ASCE, TRB and others

 

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Dr. Richard Johnston

Publications
R. Johnston, The Continuing Importance of Bode's Straight-line Approximations, ASEE NC Section Conference, Apr. 3-4 ,2009, Grand Rapids, MI.


Technical Reports

R. Johnston, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010.

R.Johnston, Advanced Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010.

 

Presentations
R. Johnston, Teaching the Power Flow Problem at the Undergraduate Level.  Invited talk at the EPRI - ONR Workshop on revitalizing the electric power curriculum at Oregon State Univ 23 Jul 2009 (Travel and honorarium covered by the workshop).


Professional Activities 

Member, IEEE Education Society Member ASEE

Reviewer, ASEE NC Spring Conference

 

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Dr. Giscard Kfoury

Publications

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Design of a Robust Nonlinear Observer for Constrained Systems,” Journal of Vibration and Control, accepted for publication.

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Nonlinear Observers for Constrained Systems,” Proceedings of DSCC2009, Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2009, October, 2009, Hollywood, California.

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2010, “Computation of the Instantaneous Frictional Losses of Internal Combustion Engine Components,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2010, September 12-15, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Jawad, B., Kfoury, G. and Riedel, C., Consulting and test services project supporting TARDEC Hybrid Electric Vehicle development, June 2008 - May 2009, $255,933.

2010 Denso Foundation Grant to fund the purchase and installation of a new water brake engine dynamometer. $50,000 


Professional Activities

Session Co-chair, 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Hollywood, California

Co-wrote an invited session proposal for the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Hollywood, California

Co-wrote a frontier session proposal for the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Invited to co-chair an educational session at the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Secretary, Modeling, Identification, and Intelligent Systems Technical committee (MIIS), part of the ASME DSC division. 


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Dr. Keith Kowalkowski, PE, SE

Research Awards & Grants

Fire, Smoke, and Toxicity Research (Co-Investigator). Tank Automotive Development and Research Center. $1,480,000, 2010-2013.


Current Research Projects

“Armor Structure and Testing for Future Combat system-FCS” (Co-Investigator).  Tank Automotive Development and Research Center, 2010-2012.


Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Steel Construction.

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Member, Transportation Research Board.

Member, Structural Engineers Association of Michigan.

Committee Member, Fabrication and Inspection of Metal Structures, Transportation Research Board.

Committee Member, Sustainability, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers.


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Dr. Yawen Li

Publications

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10.

X. Xiao, , A. K. Sachdev, D. Haddad, Y. Li, B. W. Sheldon, and S. K. Soni, Stress-induced Sn Nanowires from Si–Sn Nanocomposite Coatings, Applied Physics Letters. 2010, 97, 141904-141907.

L. Yang, Y. Li, B.W. Sheldon and T. J. Webster, “Osteoblast responses to altered nanocrystalline diamond surface free energy”, Biomaterials (submitted).


Presentations

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

G. Zhu and Y. Li, “Stress Distribution in a Cell-Seeded Microchannel”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

Y. Li, “MEMS Device Development: Materials and Microfabrication Processes”, Invited talk, GM Research and Development, Warren, February 9, 2010.

Y. Li, “BioMEMS for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering”, Invited talk, Wayne State University, Detroit, March 3, 2010.


Technical Posters

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

Y. Li, “Integrating Microfabrication Technology into Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Development”, Lawrence Tech Learn All About It Luncheon, April 7, 2009.

Research Awards & Grants

MRI: Acquisition of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope for Engineering Research and Education, NSF,  Sept 2010 – Aug 2013. $769,744, (PIs: Yawen Li and Kevin Baker)

Finite Element Modeling of BioMEMS Devices; Lawrence Tech Faculty Research Seed Grant; March 2010 – February 2011; $3,000; (PIs: Yawen Li and Guang-Chong Zhu)

Integrating Microfabricaiton Technology into Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Development. Lawrence Tech Faculty Research Seed Grant; Sept 2008 – Dec 2009. $3,000 + $900 COE costsharing ; (PI: Yawen Li)


Professional Activities

Member, BMES

Reviewer, Biomicrofluidics

Paper Solicitation Chair, Biotribology Track of the Wear Technical Committee for the 2011 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting &Exhibition, Atlanta, May 15-19, 2011.

 


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Dr. Liping Liu

Publications

He, J., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Laminar Channel Flow with a Transparent Wall”, Journal of Heat Transfer. (Under Review)

Liu, L., Kim, E. S., Park, Y., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “The Potential Impact of Nano-Fluid Enhancements on the Performance of Heat Exchangers,” Heat Transfer Engineering. (Accepted)

Park, Y., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Rational Approaches for Combining Redundant, Independent Measurements to Minimize Combined Experimental Uncertainty,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2010.01.001.

He, J., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Air-Side Heat Transfer Enhancement by a New Winglet-Type Vortex Generator Array in a Plain-Fin Round-Tube Heat Exchanger,” Journal of Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.1115/1.4000988.

Bartelt, K., Park, Y., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “Flow-Boiling Heat Transfer of R-134a-Based Nanofluids in a Horizontal Tube,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, pp. 944-951.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “Air-Side Surface Wettability Effects on the Performance of Slit-Fin-and-Tube Heat Exchangers Operating under Wet-Surface Conditions,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, No. 051802.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “A Surface Embossing Technique to Create Micro-Grooves on Aluminum Fin Stock for Drainage Enhancement,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19, No.035026.

Liu, L., Kim, E. S., Park, Y., and Jacobi, A. M., “The Potential Impact of Nano-Fluid Enhancements on the Design of Heat Exchangers”, 7th International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: From Microscale Phenomena to Industrial Applications, Sep. 13-18, 2009, Heredia, Costa Rica.

He, J., Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., “Vortex-Enhanced Air-Side Heat Transfer by a Novel Winglet Array,” 2009

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Jul. 19-23, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Liping Liu Scholarly Activities

Bartelt, K., Park, Y., Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., “Two-Phase Flow-Boiling of R-134a/POE/CuO Nanofluid in a

Horizontal Tube,” 12th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Jul.

14–17, 2008, West Lafayette, IN.

Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., Chvedov, D., “Surface Embossing Technique for Condensate Management in Air-

Cooling Heat Exchangers,” 6th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and

Thermodynamics, Jun. 30 – Jul. 2, 2008, Pretoria, South Africa.

Park, Y., Liu, L., Sommers, A. D., Jacobi, A. M., “Two-Phase Flow-Boiling of Refrigerant-Based Nanofluid

in a Horizontal Tube,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cryogenics and

Refrigeration, Apr. 6-9, 2008, Shanghai, China.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., “Condensate Retention on Hydrophilic Heat Exchangers: Retention Data and

Modeling,” 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Aug. 21-26, 2007, Beijing, China.

 “HVAC&R-Related Micro/Nano Research at the University of Illinois,” ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Jan. 23-27, 2010, Orlando, FL.

 

Professional Activities

Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): Jun 2004 – date

Corresponding member, Technical Committees 1.1 (Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics), 1.3 (HeatTransfer and Fluid Flow), 8.5 (Liquid-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchangers)

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Dec 2008 – date

Student advisor, SAE Chapter at Lawrence Technological University (Society of Automotive Engineers): Sep 2010 – date

 

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Dr. Richard Marburger

Professional Activities

August Commencement Address; Lawrence Technological University, to  MSE Taiwanese students.

Major address (recorded) at large Engineering Society of Detroit meeting on May 20, 2010

President Walker and I were singled out for recognition (for starting and continuing the video recording of all Detroit Economic Club proceedings for the past quarter century) at the prestigious 75th Detroit Economic Club Anniversary on May 22, 2010.

“PRSENTATIONS” to Engineering Society of Detroit (October 28 and November?)

Chairman, Board of the Manoogian Charter Academy in Southfield. 

 

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Dr. Luis A. Mata

Publications

Reis, E. M., Mata, L.A., and Dilek, U., “An Analytical Model for Estimating Load-Test Deflections in Fire-Damaged Precast, Prestressed Concrete Members,” PCI Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2009. pp. 129-142.

Mata, L.A., Leming, M. L., “Sedimentation Effects on Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems,” presentation, American Concrete Institute, Fall Convention, New Orleans, La, October 2009.

Mata, L.A., Leming, M. (2010), “Vertical Distribution of Sediments in Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems,” Manuscript currently under review for publication in ACI Materials Journal.

 

Presentation

Mata, L. A., Leming, M. L., “Sediment Capture in Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems: Effects on Hydrological Performance and Suspended Solids Discharge,” Concrete Sustainability Conference, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Tempe, Arizona, April 2010.

 

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Dr. Eric G. Meyer

Publications

Meyer E.G, Buckley CT, Thorpe SD, Kelly DJ. Low oxygen tension is a more potent promoter of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. J Biomech. 2010; 43: 2516-2523.

Wei F, Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Haut RC. A biomechanical investigation of ankle injury under external foot rotation in the human cadaver. J Biomech Eng. 2010; 132: 091001(1-4).

Meyer EG, Villwock MR, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. Rotational injuries of the lower extremity and the use of an in situ risk assessment tool for rotational traction. STARSS Conf Proc. 2010.

Isaac DI, Meyer EG, Kopke KS, Haut RC. Chronic changes in the rabbit tibial plateau following blunt trauma to the constrained tibiofemoral joint. J Biomech. 2010; 43: 1682-1688.

Isaac DI, Meyer EG, Haut RC. Development of a traumatic anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal rupture model with a pilot in vivo study. J Biomech Eng. 2010; 132: 064501 1-4.

Meyer EG, Villwock MR, Haut RC. Tibiofemoral contact pressures that induce cartilage damage and subchondral bone microcracks during valgus bending of the human knee. Clin Biomech. 2009;24(7):577-582.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Haut RC. Development and evaluation of a surrogate ankle for use with a rotational traction measurement apparatus. J Sports Eng Tech. 2009;223(4):151-158.

Ting D, Cabassu J, Guillou RP, Sinnott MT, Meyer EG, Haut RC, Degardin LM. In vitro evaluation of the effect of fracture configuration on the mechanical properties of standard and novel interlocking nail systems in bending. Vet Surg. 2009;38(7):881-887.

Dejardin LM, Guillou RP, Ting D, Sinnott MT, Meyer EG, Haut RC. Effect of bending direction on the mechanical behavior of interlocking nail systems. Vet Comp Orthop Trauma. 2009;22(4):264-269.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. The effects of various infills and fiber structures on generating rotational traction on an artificial surface. J Sports Eng Tech. 2009;223(1):11-19.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. Football playing surface components and shoe designs may affect lower extremity injury risk potential: An in situ torsional resistance assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(3):518-525.

 

Presentations

Low oxygen tension is a more potent regulator of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. 17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 7, 2010. Edinburgh, UK.

The effect of cyclic hydrostatic pressure and low oxygen tension on the chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. 8th International Conference on Cell and Stem Cell Engineering, June 10, 2010. Dublin, Ireland.

Rotational injuries of the lower extremity and the use of an in situ risk assessment tool for rotational traction. 2nd International SportSURF STARSS Conference. April 22, 2010. Loughborough, UK.

Biomechanical response of the knee to injury level forces in sports loading scenarios. ACL Research Retreat V. March 27, 2010. Greensboro, NC, USA.

Low oxygen tension is a more potent regulator of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. Bioengineering in Ireland. Jan. 22, 2010. Malahide, Ireland.

 Low oxygen tension: A more potent chondrogenic stimulus than dynamic compression for bone marrow derived MSCs in agarose hydrogel culture. RCSI/TCD Tissue Engineering Meeting. Oct. 7, 2009. Dublin, Ireland (Invited).

Computational and Experimental Mechanobiology: Fundamental advances and implementation for medical device engineering. Irish Medical Device Ass./SFI Forum. Oct. 1, 2009 Galway, Ireland (Invited).

Biomechanical Response of the Lower Extremity to Injury Level Forces in Sports Loading Scenarios. Trinity Centre for Bioengineering Seminar Series. April 4, 2009, Dublin, Ireland (Invited).


Research Awards & Grants

Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology EMPOWER Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2010) “Cartilage mechano-response to hydrostatic pressure during postnatal development”

 

Professional Activities

Reviewer, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage                         Reviewer, Journal of Biomechanics                     

Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research      Reviewer, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Member, European Society of Biomechanics

Member, Orthopaedic Research Society

Member, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

 

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Dr. Philip D. Olivier

Publications

P.D. Olivier and Kevin Barnett, Signal Estimation via Laguerre Series, 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2010, pp. 298-301.


Presentations

P.D. Olivier and Kevin Barnett, Signal Estimation via Laguerre Series, 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2010, pp. 298-301. 


Research Awards & Grants

2009-10, $18,000 Georgia Space Grant Consortium

2010-11, $18,000 Georgia Space Grant Consortium


Professional Activities

Member, National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors, Electrical Engineering Principles and Practices Exam Committee

Evaluator, ABET Electrical Engineering Program

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Reviewer, Southeastern Symposium on System Theory 2010

Member, Organizing Committee of the Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 2010


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Professor Don Reimer 

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. Reimer, Donald.  Abro Sabah.  June, 2010.  Entrepreneurial Experiences and Intellectual Property: A Student Perspective. Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville. Kentucky. 

Cook, Kenneth J., Reimer, Donald. September 2010. An Entrepreneurial Incubator…A Senior Project Appraoch. Proceedings of the KEEN Regional Conference, Macon, Georgia.


Research Awards & Grants

Energy Optimization Study for M2G Boiler Controller at Cabrini High School, Allen Park, Michigan, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, Submitted to DTE Energy, August 2009 – Dec 2010, $28,130.

Energy Optimization Study of a Refrigerant Additive Product for TgX Solutions Field Evaluation, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, DTE Energy, Under Approval Stage, $19,612.

PFI: Partnership for Innovation in Smart Medical Cart System and its Industrial Applications, Letter of Intent, National Science Foundation. Submitted.

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Dr. Anca Stefan

Publications

A. Stefan, An Agent-Based Model of Ion Equilibrium, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition , Louisville, KY, June 2010.

 A. Stefan, A Computer Model of Cell Dynamics Using Agents, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Presentations

A. Stefan, An Agent-Based Model of Ion Equilibrium, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

A. Stefan, A Computer Model of Cell Dynamics Using Agents, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Research Grants & Awards

Lawrence Tech Research Seed Grant Award ($3,000) Modeling Complex Biomolecular Dynamics Using an Agent-Based Approach. 2010

 

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Dr. Khalil Taraman

Publications

Jaradat W., Hassan J., Taraman K., Taraman S., and  Nusholtz G., “Effect of Operational Testing and Trim Manufacturing Process Variation on Head injury Criterion in FMVSS 291 Tests”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems Vol.1, No.1, 2009, pp. 913-924.

El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Improving Body Shop Flexibility: Layered Build Process”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2009, pp. 65-70.

El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Body Shop Flexibility: Impact of Framing System on Overall Performance”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2010.

Khanfar A. and Taraman, K. ‘Efficiency Analysis of Automotive Axle Applications” published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2010.


Professional Activities

President, SME Education Foundation (SMEEF). It is responsible for the development of the future US manufacturing engineers and  technologists.

Member, Advisory Board, Asian International Journal of Science and Technology

Chairman, SMEEF Board of Directors

Member, SMEEF Finance and Investment Committees

Chairman, International Committee, GCMM Conference, Bangkok, Thailand,

Director, INTERTECH Inter-American Council On Engineering & Tech. Education

Founder & Director, Global Congress on Manufacturing & Management (GCMM)

Dissertation adviser:

 “Experimental efficiency analysis of automotive axle applications”, Khanfar, A., Chrysler. Graduated in May 2010.

 “Simulation Based Cost Reduction Methodology for Multi-Part Manufacturing Systems”, Shortt, D., GM. (in progress)

“Performance-Based Methodology for Costing Annulus Gear Manufacturing Systems”, Savasky, M., Chrysler. (in progress)

“Design and optimization of a two-stage polymer over-molding process for automotive electronic assembly,“ by Mr. N. Murray. (in progress)

 

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Professor John V. Tocco, JD

Publications

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. “Engineering Better Communicators.” CE News, August 2010


Presentations

Tocco, J., & Carpenter, D. “Direct Assessment of Program Outcomes Utilizing Rubrics in the Senior Project Capstone.” Presentation at the ABET Best Assessment Practices Symposium, April 15, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.


Professional Activities

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit

Member, Civil Engineering Division of ASEE

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Member, Design-Build Institute of America

Reviewer, ASEE Annual Conference

 

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Dr. William White

Publications and Presentations
White, William L. March 2010. Integrating Written And Oral Communications Into A Manufacturing Processes Class. Proceeding of the ASEE North Central Sectional Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professional Activities
Served as a judge for the Plastics in Automotive Division, continuously since 1991, for the international contest sponsored by the Society of Plastic Engineers.


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Dr. Kingman E. Yee

Professional Activities

Faculty advisor, SAE Collegiate Chapter at LTU: advised student members about activities, professionalism and competitions.

Attended Learn About it Lunch: “Sponsored Senior Projects.” (January 19, 2010-UTLC Gallery)

Member, Planning Committee and attended Detroit Chinese Engineers Association’s 2010 Automotive Technology Conference: “New Energy Technology and Development Strategy.” (Troy, MI, April 11, 2010).

Attended “Counterintelligence and Academia” by Christopher Golomb (Special Agent, FBI), April 15, 2010.

Doctoral (DEMS) Committee member:

Michael Pape, “Engineering Die Structures for Stamping Advanced High Strength Steel  Parts.”

Walter Schwartz, “Shock Wave Induced Spraying for Stainless Steel Coating Applied to a  Aluminum Substrate Brake Rotor.”

Annamalai Pandian, “Robotic Manufacturing System Failure Prediction Methodology Design Development Algorithm of an Automotive Assembly.”

Gary T. Kraus, Jr., “Paint Bank Sequence Optimization on Assembly in an Automotive  Manufacturing Plant.”

Adel Khanfar, “Efficiency Analysis of an Automotive Axle.”

Joseph Mbadiwe Ogundu, “Developing the Direct Relationships between Waste Reduction/ Elimination and Operating Performance Measures.”

Faculty advisor, Biomed engineering senior project:”Handicapped-accessible fly machine.”

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Recent Faculty Scholarship

Research, Publications and Professional Activities
Dr. Ahad Ali
Dr. Daw Alwerfalli
Dr. Lisa Anneberg
Dr. Donald Carpenter
Dr. Michael Cloud 
Professor Kenneth Cook
Professor Jerry Cuper
Dr. H. Robert Farrah
Dr. Robert Fletcher
Professor Ronald Foster
Dr. Andrew Gerhart
Dr. Nabil Grace
Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi
Dr. Kun Hua
Dr. Badih Jawad
Dr. Elin Jensen
Dr. Richard Johnston
Dr. Giscard Kfoury
Dr. Keith Kowalkowski
Dr. Yawen Li
Dr. Liping Liu
Dr. Richard Marburger
Dr. Luis A Mata
Dr. Eric G. Meyer
Dr. Philip D Olivier
Professor Don Reimer
Dr. Anca Stefan
Dr. Khalil Taraman
Professor John V. Tocco
Professor William White 
Dr. Kingman Yee

Introduction

In addition to excellent teaching, the College of Engineering at Lawrence Technological University believes that scholarship and involvement in grantsmanship are important to sustain excellence in engineering education and research. These activities from the faculty have contributed to the recognition of the college at the national level.

Contributions from the faculty include:

  • Scholarly Publications (Journals)
  • Peer Reviewed Publications (Conferences)
  • Conference Presentations, Invited Talks, Posters, etc.
  • Regional and National Awards
  • Patents
  • Grants Received
  • Grants Pending
  • Books
  • Keynote Presentations

 



Dr. Ahad Ali

Journal Publications

A. Ali, N. Santini, and M. Khadem, Kanban Supplier System as a Standardization Method and WIP Reduction, Special Issue of the International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010.

J. Polubinski, and A. Ali, Simulation Analysis of Commercial Truck Spiral Bevel Gear Process, International Journal of Modeling and Operations Management, in-press.

A. Ali, H. Seifoddini, and J. Lee, Efficient Material Allocation in High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2010), pp. 1-16.

W. Moir, and A. Ali, Conveyor Stop for Quality Simulation Analysis, Journal of Modelling and Simulation of Systems, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 197-203, 2010.

Q. K. Hassan, A. Ali, N. Sekhon, and X. Wang, Analysis of Potential Wind and Solar Energy at Selected Airport Locations in Canada, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, in-press.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Diagnosis and Prognosis Algorithms, Int. J. Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Vol. 2, pp. 321-329, 2010.

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and R. Cummings, A Model to Assess Lean Thinking Manufacturing Initiatives, Int. J. Lean Six Sigma, Accepted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Automotive Robotic Body Shop Simulation for Performance Improvement using Plant Feedback, Int. J. Industrial and Systems Engineering, in-press.

V. Cook, and A. Ali, Using net present value methods to evaluate quality improvement projects, Int. J. Quality and Reliability Management, vol. 27, Issue 3, pp. 333 – 350, 2010.

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and J.J. Chapdelaine, A Model for the Total Productive Manufacturing Assessment and Implementation, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 117-136, 2009. 

V. Cook, and A. Ali, End-of-line inspection for annoying noises in automobiles: trends and perspectives, International Journal of Applied Acoustic, Conditionally Accepted. 

D. Shetty, A. Ali, and J. Hill, Mechatronic Instrumentation for Vibration Measurement in Industry, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, Conditionally Accepted.

M. Islam, A. Ali, and J. Purtell, Enhanced Condition Assessment Algorithm for Observation Code System in Buried Sewerage Infrastructure, Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology. Conditionally Accepted.

D. Shetty, L. Manzione, and A. Ali, Optimization in the Design of Smart Machine Tools Using Mechatronics Techniques, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management. Conditionally Accepted.

V. Cook and A. Ali, Experimental Evaluation of Localization Performance of a Spherical Beamformer in a Vehicle Cabin Environment, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing Journal, Submitted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Automotive plant throughput forecasting by ARMA modeling using failure data, International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Submitted.

A. Pandian and A. Ali, Neural Network based Automotive Plant Throughput and Robotics Failure Prediction using Plant Failure Data, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Submitted.

A. Ali, T. Pandit, and V. Cook, Condition Based Maintenance: State of the Art Review, International Journal of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability. Submitted.

A. Ali, and H. Seifoddini, Simulation Intelligence and Modeling for Manufacturing System Uncertainties, Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, Submitted.

Q. K. Hassan, A. Ali, M. Z. Rahman, and A. R. Ramli, Microprocessor based Manufacturing System, Journal of Studies on Manufacturing, Submitted.

H. Ali, A. Chekima, J. Dargham, and A. Ali, Development of Mandarin Syllables Speech Trainer, Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, Submitted.

Q. K. Hassan, and A. Ali, Modleing of Solar Energy in Residential Area, International Journal of Environmental Science & Technology, Submitted.

M. Gojcaj, and A. Ali, Design, Simulation and Improvement of the End-of-Line Conveyor System for Car Rear Seatbacks Manufacturing, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, Submitted.

G. T. Kraus, Jr. and A. Ali, Automotive Manufacturing Paint Shop Simulation for Performance Analysis & Improvements, International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Submitted.

G. T. Kraus, Jr. and A. Ali, Heuristic Sequencing Algorithm for an Automotive Manufacturing Paint Shop Simulation Model, SIMULATION Journal. Submitted.

E. Hossain, R. Khan, R. Muhida and Ali A. (2011) ‘State of the art Review on Walking Support System for Visually Impaired People’, Int. J. Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Submitted.

 

Conference Publications

Devdas Shetty, Ahad Ali, and Robert Cummings, Assess Lean Model for Thinking Manufacturing Initiatives, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancún, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.

Valerie Cook, and Ahad Ali, Application of Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Product Design Target Setting, Industrial Engineering Research Conference, IIE Annual Conference and Expo, Cancún, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.

MD B. Sarder, Ahad Ali, and Mohammad A. Rahman, Managing Material Flow at the US Shipbuilding Industry, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

Ahad Ali, Mohammad Khadem, and Neriliz Santini, Kanban Supplier System as a Standardization Method and WIP Reduction, International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

Andy Pandian and Ahad Ali, A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Diagnosis and Prognosis Algorithms, 8th International Conference on Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications, Coimbatore, India, December 09-11, 2009. pp. 1731-1736.

Ahad Ali, Ryan Beebe, and Annamalai Pandian, Simulation of Fuel Tank Assembly and Process Analysis for Performance Improvement, Winter Simulation Conference, pp. 2154-2163, December 13-16, 2009.

Mohammad M. Islam, Ahad Ali, and Joe Purtell, Enhanced Condition Assessment Methodologies of Buried Sewerage Infrastructure, ASCE Pipelines Conference, San Diego, August 15 – 19, 2009. Pipelines 2009: Infrastructure's Hidden Assets - Proceedings of the Pipelines 2009 Conference, 360, pp. 1417-1426.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Energy Optimization Study for M2G Boiler Controller at Cabrini High School, Allen Park, Michigan, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, Submitted to DTE Energy, August 2009 – Dec 2010, $28,130.

Energy Optimization Study of a Refrigerant Additive Product for TgX Solutions Field Evaluation, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, DTE Energy, Under Approval Stage, $19,612.

Development of Prognostic System Models with Unstructured Data, PI: Ahad Ali, National Science Foundation, $122,956. (Pending)

PFI: Partnership for Innovation in Smart Medical Cart System and its Industrial Applications, Letter of Intent, National Science Foundation. Submitted.

 

Professional Activities

Editor: Special Issues of International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IJISE), 2010.

Co-Editor: International Journal of Logistics and Transportation Research, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2010

Editorial Board Member: Global Journal of Enterprise Information, 2009.

Editorial Board: International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS).

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 22-24, 2011.

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 9-10, 2010.

International Advisory Committee Member: International Conference on Mechanical, Industrial and Energy Engineering (ICMIEE 2010), KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 23-24 December, 2010

Technical/Scientific/Publication Chairs: International Conference on Smart Manufacturing and Industrial Systems (ICSMIS 2011), Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies, March 10-11, 2011

International Advisory Board Member: 2nd Global conference on Production & Industrial Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, India, December 2010.

Program Chair: International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 6-7, 2012

President, IIE Lean Division, 2009 - Present.

Chair: IIE Lean Student Technical Paper Competition in the IERC, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.

Session Chair, Lean Student Paper Competition, IIE Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 6-9, 2010.

Reviewer for:

- IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering (T-ASE)

- IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

- IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC): Part C

- European Journal of Operations Research

-International Journal of Modeling and Simulation

-International Journal of Production Research

-International Journal of Operations Research and Information Systems (IJORIS).

-International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering

-IERC 2010

-IEOM 2010

-IEEM Conference

-ICMIE 2011

 

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Dr. Daw Alwerfalli

Publications

Alwerfalli, D., Solar Energy Application in US Automotive Plant, Feasibility Study, Ecological Vehicles-Renewable Energies, Conference, March, 26-29, 2009, Monaco

Alwerfalli, D., Creating Value in Organizations through the use of value Management”, IIER Annual  Conference and Expo, June 7-9, 2010. Cancun, Mexico

Alwerfalli, D., An overview of Value Engineering in Product Development and Design, IIER Annual Conference and Expo, June 7-9, 2010. Cancun, Mexico


Awards & Honors

Appointed by Governor of Michigan, to serve on the “Advisory Council for American Arab and Chaldean Affairs”. Appointment ends July 2014.

Recipient of the “The 2009 Arab American of the Year in Education”


Professional Activities

Chair of several Tracks at the Pacific Conference on Manufacturing and Management (PCMM) in Korea, Australia and USA, 1996-2000

Chaired, Session ”Ecological Vehicles-Renewable Energies, Conference, March, 26-29., 2009, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter Advisor, SME, 1990- 2009.

Active senior member of: SME, ASME, ASPE, AAEA and ASEE.

Member, Advisory Board of American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC).

Member, Board of Directors of American Arab Chamber of Commerce (AACC) representing Lawrence Technological University.

 

Doctoral Dissertations (Supervised):

Cost Reduction and Quality Improvement, Through Innovative Steering Gear Yoke Setting Process”, Ali Jammoul, Chief Engineer, FORD Motor Company 2009.

Product Development Process Tools: Improving Communication in PD. “Determination of Significantly Influential Variables impacting Front End Alignment Warranty Costs” Rob Navaroli, Manager, DaimlerChrysler.  In progress.

Application of Deformation Resistance Welding (DRW) in reducing the weight of Striker Armed Vehicle, Michael Stronsky GDLS. In progress.

Application of VS Mapping to reduce cost at Rolls Royce, Subra Mani, Quality Manager, Rolls Royce. In progress.

New Applications for DOE for High Level Race Springs, Jack Rabbabeh, Senior Engineer, Associated Springs. In progress.

 

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Dr. Lisa Anneberg

Technical Report

Lisa Anneberg, Janice Means, Richard Johnston, Kirk Steudle, David Johns, Robert Richards, Chris Cullen,  Michael Kruger. “LED” Light Emitting Diode Freeway Ramp Lighting Test. Project Report. MDOT, 2010

 

Presentations

Suyun Luo and Lisa Anneberg. “Comparative Study on China Higher Education Internationalization,” 2009 ASEE North Midwest Sectional Conference, Milwaukee, WI, October 13-15, 2009.

 Lisa Anneberg and Suyun Luo, “Work in Progress—Global Engineering Collaborative Undergraduate Engineering Program between the USA and China,”

2010 ASEE Midwest Sectional Conference, Lawrence Kansas, October 22-24, 2010

Lisa Anneberg, Invited Panel Discussion:  “Merits of Study Abroad”

2010 ASEE Midwest Section at Lawrence, Kansas, October 22, 2010


Research Awards & Grants
Michigan Department of Transportation, “LED” Light Emitting Diode Freeway Ramp Lighting Test Project Report,Lisa Anneberg, Richard Johnston and Janice Means, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation, $3,000


Professional Activities

Member, IEEE SEM Executive Committee, Trident Section Chair

Member, MSPE [Michigan Society of Professional Engineers], Fairlane/Dearborn Chapter section Chair

 

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Dr. Donald D. Carpenter, P.E., LEED AP

Publications

Carpenter, D. “Protecting the Environment with LID.” Technology Century Magazine, Oct/Nov 2009 Issue, pp 23-24.

Carpenter, D. “Protecting our Water Resources with Low Impact Development” The Landscupltor Magazine, December 2009 Issue, pp 23-26.

Carpenter, D. “The Influence of Soils on Infiltration Based Designs” The Landscupltor Magazine, February 2010 Issue, pp 59-62.

Carpenter, D. “Rain Garden Sizing and Design for Homeowner Rain Gardens” The Landscupltor Magazine, March 2010 Issue, pp 33-35.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu, P. “Effect of Roof Surface Type on Stormwater Run-off from Full-Scale Roofs in a Temperate Climate.” Journal of Irrigation and Drainage, 126(11), 2010.

Carpenter, D., Harding, T.S., and Finelli, C.J. “Using Research to Identify Academic Dishonesty Deterrents in Undergraduate Engineering.” International Journal of Engineering Education. 26(5), pp 1156-1165, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D. & Hallam, L. “Impact of Engineered Soil Characteristics on Bioretention Cell Performance.” Journal of Hydrologic Engineering. 15(6), pp 404-416, 2010.

Mayhew, M. J., Hubbard, S. M., Finelli, C. J., Harding, T. S., & Carpenter, D. D.  “Using structural equations modeling to validate the theory of planned behavior as a model for predicting student cheating with implications for researchers interested in transitional versus consolidated phases of moral reasoning development.” Review in Higher Education, 32(4), 441-468, 2009.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. “An Investigation on Erodibility and Geotechnical Characteristics of Fine Grained Fluvial Soils from Lower Michigan.”  Submitted for publication in Journal of Geotechnical and Geological Engineering. 08/20/10.

Harding, T.S., Carpenter, D., and Finelli, C.J. “An Exploratory Investigation of the Ethical Behavior of Engineering Undergraduates” Accepted for publication in Journal of Engineering Education, 10/08/09.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachichi, H., & Carpenter, D. “Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variability of Erodibilty with Dry Unit Weight.”  Proceedings of the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, 2010.

Gerhart, A., Carpenter, D., Grunow, M., & Hayes, K. “Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills-Assessment Instrument.” Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Carpenter D.D., Finelli, C.J., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Walczak, K. “Understanding the Differences Between Faculty and Administrator Goals and Students Experiences with Ethics Education.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Estuary Hydrodynamics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Proceedings of the Joint 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Kaluvakolanu, P., Biman, P., and Seth, R., “Hydrologic Performance Evaluation of an Extensive Green Roof in a Temperate North American Climate,”  Proceedings of the Joint 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research and the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Finelli, C.J., Carpenter D.D., Sutkus, J.A., & Harding, T.S. “Work-in-Progress: A mixed methods approach to developing an instrument measuring engineering students’ positive ethical behavioral outcomes.”  Proceeding of the 39th Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Walczak, K., Finelli, C.J., Holsapple, M.A., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Carpenter D.D.  “Institutional obstacles to integrating ethics into the curriculum and strategies for overcoming them.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010

Harding, T.S., Finelli, C., Sutkus, J., and Carpenter, D. “Engineering Culture and the Ethical Development of Undergraduate Students,” Proceedings of the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Cairn, Australia, 2009.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Ecohydraulics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D.D., Watson, K., Mades, D., and Yang, L. “Evaluating the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Water Resource Values,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Calappi, T., Miller, C., and Carpenter, D. “Cumulative Pier Scour at Michigan Bridge Crossings: Evaluation of the Scour Rate,” Proceedings of the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Sutkus, J., Carpenter, D., Finelli, C. & Harding, T. “An Examination of Student Experiences Related to Engineering Ethics: Initial Findings,” Proceedings of the 2009 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, 2009.

Schwartz, J., Niezgoda, S., Slate, L., Carpenter, D., Annable, W., Wynn, T., Pomeroy, C., & McPhillips, M. “A Monitoring and Assessment Framework to Evaluate Stream Restoration Needs in Urbanizing Watersheds,” Proceedings of the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, 2009.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu, P. “The Lawrence Technological University Greenroof Performance Evaluation Project.”  Proceedings of the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, 2009.

 

Technical Reports

Carpenter, D.D.  “Evaluation Services for Metro Health Hospital Best Management Practices.”  Report to Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, MI, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D. “Rain Garden Feasibility Study for Lathrup Village Sites on Roseland and San Rosa Avenues, Lathrup Village.” Report to the Southeast Oakland County Water Authority, Royal Oak, MI, 2009.

Carpenter, D.D. “Rain Garden Sizing and Design for Homeowner Rain Gardens.”  A report to the American Nursery and Landscape Association, February, 2009.

 

Presentations

Carpenter, D., “Lawrence Tech Landscaping”, Presentation for the 9th Annual Detroit Area Landscape Tour, Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association, August 26, 2010.

Carpenter, D., “Environmental Benefits of Green Roofs”, Presentation for the Macomb Community College Green Roof Job Training Program, July 15, 2010.

McClerren, M., Hettiarachichi, H., & Carpenter, D. “Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variability of Erodibilty with Dry Unit Weight.”  Presentation at the GeoFlorida 2010 Conference, West Palm Beach, FL, 2010.

Gerhart, A., Carpenter, D., Grunow, M., & Hayes, K. “Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills-Assessment Instrument.” Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Holsapple, M.A., Carpenter D.D., Finelli, C.J., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Walczak, K. “Understanding the Differences Between Faculty and Administrator Goals and Students Experiences with Ethics Education.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Walczak, K., Finelli, C.J., Holsapple, M.A., Sutkus, J.A., Harding, T.S., & Carpenter D.D.  “Institutional obstacles to integrating ethics into the curriculum and strategies for overcoming them.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010

Tocco, J., & Carpenter, D. “Direct Assessment of Program Outcomes Utilizing Rubrics in the Senior Project Capstone.” Presentation at the ABET Best Assessment Practices Symposium, April 15, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.

Schneider, S., Carpenter, D., & Hayes, K., “Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset for Engineering Faculty and Students.” Presentation at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March, 2010.

Carpenter, D. (2010) Water Management in Green Buildings, A presentation at the Sustainable Green Building in a Desert Environment Workshop, Cairo, Egypt, March 23, 2010.

Carpenter, D. & Lazzell, R. Water Conservation, Water Harvesting, and Rain Gardens. Presentation at the Michigan Green Industry Association Trade Show & Convention, March 2010, Novi, MI, 2010.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Pinellas County Green Team, St. Petersburg, FL, May 5, 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Estuary Hydrodynamics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Presentation at the 17th Congress of the Asia and Pacific Division of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D.D., Kaluvakolanu, P., Biman, P., and Seth, R., “Hydrologic Performance Evaluation of an Extensive Green Roof in a Temperate North American Climate,”  Presentation at the 7th International Urban Watershed Management Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February 2010.

Carpenter, D. & Lazzell, R. Water Conservation and Rain Gardens. Workshop for the Michigan Green Industry Association, Southfield, MI, October 6, 2009.

Holsapple, M.A., Finelli, C.J., Carpenter D.D., Sutkus, J.A., & Harding, T.S. “Work-in-Progress: A mixed methods approach to developing an instrument measuring engineering students’ positive ethical behavioral outcomes.”  Presentation at the 39th Frontiers in Education Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2009.

Harding, T.S., Finelli, C., Sutkus, J., and Carpenter, D. “Engineering Culture and the Ethical Development of Undergraduate Students,” Presentation at the Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Cairn, Australia, July 2009.

Carpenter, D.D., Yang, L., Mades, D., Watson, K., and Flannery, S. “Development of an Ecohydraulics Model to Evaluate the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Estuary Salinity and Thermal Regimes,” Presentation at  the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D.D., Watson, K., Mades, D., and Yang, L. “Evaluating the Impact of Water Withdrawals on Water Resource Values,” Presentation at the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Sutkus, J., Carpenter, D., Finelli, C. & Harding, T. “An Examination of Student Experiences Related to Engineering Ethics: Initial Findings,” Presentation at the 2009 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, TX, June 2009.

Schwartz, J., Niezgoda, S., Slate, L., Carpenter, D., Annable, W., Wynn, T., Pomeroy, C., & McPhillips, M. “A Monitoring and Assessment Framework to Evaluate Stream Restoration Needs in Urbanizing Watersheds,” Presentation at the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, May, 2009.

Carpenter, D. D. & Kaluvakolanu , “The Lawrence Technological University Greenroof Performance Evaluation Project.”  Presentation at the 2009 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Kansas City, KS, May 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development and Application to Brownfield Development. Presentation at the Florida Brownfield Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, November, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Ethics and Professional Issues.  Invited workshop for Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows at National Institute of Standards and Technology. Gaithersburg, MD. July 8, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Investigation of Rain Garden Planting Mixture Design. Presentation at the Sarasota County LID Speaker Series, April 27, 2009.

Carpenter, D. LEED, Water Resources, and Site Development. Presentation at the GS&P Luncheon, Tampa, FL, February 23, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in Manatee County. Presentation to the Manatee County Green Team, Bradenton, FL, February 23, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Hillsborough County Water Resources Department, Tampa, FL, February 24, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development Implementation in the Tampa Bay Area. Presentation to the Tampa Bay Water Authority, St. Petersburg, FL, April 27, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Using LID to Retrofit an Urban Campus. Presentation at the Engineering Society of Detroit H2O Michigan Conference, Southfield, MI.

Carpenter, D. Rain Gardens. Presentation at the January Meeting of the South Oakland County Municipal Engineers Association, Royal Oak, MI, January, 20, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Rain Garden Design, Construction, and Maintenance. Presentation at the 2009 American Nursery and Landscape Architecture Association Management Clinic, Louisville, KY, February 8, 2009.

Carpenter, D. The Influence of Soil Characteristics on Sustainable Site Design. Presentation at the 2009 Michigan Nursery and Landscape Architecture Association Great Lakes Trade Exposition, Grand Rapids, MI, 2009.

Carpenter, D. Low Impact Development and Sustainable Economic Growth. Presentation at the Growing with a Green Economy Forum, NSF International, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009.


Technical Posters

Calappi, T., Miller, C., and Carpenter, D. Cumulative Pier Scour at Michigan Bridge Crossings: Evaluation of the Scour Rate, A poster presented at the 33rd International Association of Hydraulic Research Congress, Vancouver, BC, 2009. 

Carpenter, D. D., Harding, T.S., Finelli, C. J., Sutkus, J., & Holsapple, M. A Holistic Assessment of the Ethical Development of Engineering Undergraduates. A poster presented at the 2009 NSF Engineering Education Awardees Conference, Reston, VA, 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Low Impact Development Across the Downriver Watershed (PI). Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. $600,000 (LTU Portion - $30,000), 2010 - 2012

Using an Integrative Assessment Approach to Restore a Natural Flow Regime in the Clinton River Watershed (PI) Michigan Sea Grant.  $138,990, 5/1/09 – 10/31/11

Lawrence Technological University Riparian Grow Zone Demonstration Project (PI), Alliance of Rouge Communities Green Infrastructure Mini-Grant, $3,000, 6/1/2009 – 10/31/10

Integrating Entrepreneurial Mindset Education and Experiences Affecting All Undergraduate Engineering Students at LTU (Leadership Team Member) Kern Family Foundation, $1,154,500, 2/1/09 – 1/31/14

KEEN Phase II Fellowship Grant (PI,) Kern Family Foundation, $50,000, 9/1/07 – 6/30/10

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions (PI), Michigan Department of Transportation, $284,220 (LTU Portion - $165,708), 6/1/07 – 1/31/11

Collaborative Research: A Holistic Assessment of The Ethical Development of Engineering Undergraduates (PI), National Science Foundation, $850,802 for 4 years (LTU portion - $120,953), 3/1/07 – 2/28/11


Awards & Honors

2009 Water Fellow, Michigan State University Center for Water Science

In The News

LTU Campus Becomes Outdoor Research Laboratory, Technology Century Magazine, Oct/Nov, 2009.

LTU Research Protects Regional Water Supplies, Technology Century Magazine, Feb/Mar Issue, 2009.

Metro Businesses go Green with Designs, Detroit Free Press, Sunday, May 17, 2009

Too much pavement, too little oversight: EPA to tackle stormwater runoff, Environmental Health Magazine

Fall Tech Tour, Great Lakes IT Report, WWJ Website, September, 2009.

Soaking up the Storm, Environmental Design & Construction Magazine, September, 2009

EPA to Staunch Flood of Storm Water Runoff Polluting U.S. Waterways, Scientific American

Going Green on the Cheap: Low Impact Development, MetroMode Magazine, September 24, 2009.

Lawrence Tech Wins Grant to Promote Water Quality, Automation Alley Website

Lawrence Tech Wins Grant to Promote Water Quality, WaterWorld Website

Lawrence Tech Gets Grant for Water Quality Improvements, Detroit News, July 17, 2010

Growing with Green Economy Forum, NSF International Website:

Rain Garden Design, Bee PDF Website: 


Professional Activities

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit, Clean Water Steering Committee

Member, SEMCOG, Clean Water Partner Committee

Member, Educational Research Methods Division of ASEE (2001 - present)

Member, Civil Engineering Division of ASEE (2001 – present)

Member, Entrepreneurship Education Division of ASEE (2006 – present)

Member, Urban Stream Restoration Technical Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2002 - present)

Vice Chair Educational Materials Task Committee (2009 – present)

Member, Urban Water Resources Research Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2003 - present)

 Vice Chair, Green Roof Task Committee (2008 – present)

 Member, Bioretention Task Committee (2008 – present)

Member, River Restoration Technical Committee, EWRI, ASCE (2002 - present)

Reviewer,  Journal of Engineering Education

Reviewer, Journal of Environmental Engineering

Reviewer, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

 

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Dr. Michael Cloud

Books

Lebedev, L.P. and Cloud, M.J. Introduction to Mathematical Elasticity. World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore, ISBN 9789814273725.

Lebedev, L.P. and Cloud, M.J. How to Say It in English: A Russian-English Scientific Phrase Dictionary. Astrel Publishing House, Moscow, ISBN 9785271227905.

 

Professional Activities 

Coeditor, Series on Stability, Vibration and Control of Systems, World Scientific Publishing Company. http://www.worldscibooks.com/series/ssvcs_series.shtml

 

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Professor Kenneth Cook

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. February 2010. The Entrepreneurial Journey…Is Like Dorothy Ending Up In Kansas.  Proceedings of the 2010 SOS Conference, Southfield, Michigan.

Cook, Kenneth J. March 2010. “Theory And Practice” Applied To Energy Education. Proceedings of the 2010 ESD Alternative Energy Conference, Dearborn, Michigan.

Cook, Kenneth J. Reimer, Donald.  Abro Sabah.  June, 2010.  Entrepreneurial Experiences and Intellectual Property: A Student Perspective. Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville. Kentucky. 

Cook, Kenneth J. Cuper, Jerry.  June 2010. Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Senior Projects. 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

Cook, Kenneth J., Reimer, Donald. September 2010. An Entrepreneurial Incubator…A Senior Project Approach. Proceedings of the KEEN Regional Conference, Macon, Georgia.

 

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Professor Jerry Cuper

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. Cuper, Jerry.  June 2010. Building the Entrepreneurial Mindset in Senior Projects. 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky.

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Dr. H. Robert Farrah

Professional Activities 

Member, Department Graduate Committee

Chairman, Tenure and Promotion Committee (2009-10)

Member, Senior Project committee

Faculty Advisor, Fuel Cell Vehicle

Conduct Professional Engineering exam reviews for the Engineering Society of Detroit



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Dr. Robert Fletcher

Publications & Presentations

R. Fletcher, "Using an Alternative Energy Summer Camp for High School Students as a University Outreach Program for the Recruitment of Future Engineering Students: A Two Year Study" Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.

R. Fletcher and A. Gerhart. "Project-base Learning and Design Experiences in Introduction to Engineering Courses – Assessing and Incremental Introduction of Engineering Skills"June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.

R. Fletcher and Adrian Snyder,  “H2.2Bot: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Autonomous Vehicle Energy Management Project” Ground Robotics Reliability Center Conference, May 18, 2010, Poster.

R. Fletcher and Adrian Snyder, “Designing Smarter Robotic Vehicles” Michigan Graduate Education Day, Lansing, Michigan, April 13, 2010, Poster

November 10, 2009, “Alternative Energy Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities”, Schoolcraft College Honors Society (Phi Theta Kappa)-Speaker Series, Northville, Michigan

November 10, 2009, “Calling all Professionals: Education in Emerging Technologies”, Emerging Careers for Engineers & Technical Professionals: LEARN, MEET, SUCCEED, the Engineering Society of Detroit, Southfield, Michigan


Research Grants & Awards

Fuel cell Characterization, TARDEC $148,000

Battery Modeling, TARDEC, $80,000

Robotic Development, TARDEC, $257,000


Honors & Awards


ASEE Award - Best Paper Award for the Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, June 20-23, 2010 American Society of Engineering Education National Conference.


In the News


September 24, 2009, “Element One and the H2.2Bot”, WWJ Radio and the Great Lake IT Report Fall tech tour, at Lawrence Tech, Southfield, Michigan

 

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Professor Ronald Foster 

Presentations

Foster, R., PBL in Bioethics, Problem Based Learning Conference, Lawrence Tech Univ., Spring 2010

 

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Dr. Andrew Gerhart

Conference Publications

Gerhart, A.L., Carpenter, D.D., Grunow, M.L., Hayes, K., 2010, Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills Assessment Instrument, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Presentations

Gerhart, A.L., 2010, Problem-based Learning in Intro to Engineering – An Assessment of Engineering Design Process and Entrepreneurial Mindset Skills, KEEN Regional Conference, Lawrence Technological University, March 5, 2010.

Gerhart, A.L., Carpenter, D.D., Grunow, M.L., Hayes, K., 2010, Development of a Leadership and Entrepreneurship Skills Assessment Instrument, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Research Awards & Grants
Kern Mini-Grant, KEEN Phase 3 – Integrating the Entrepreneurial Mindset into the Engineering Curriculum (Integrating Entrepreneurship Module into Fluid Mechanics), Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network, Kern Family Foundation, $500 (portion of LTU Grant), 6/2009 – 6/2010


Awards & Honors

2010 Michigan Professor of the Year, U.S. Professors of the Year, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Council for Advancement and Support of Education

2010 Engineering Society of Detroit Council Leadership Award Recipient

2010 Henry and Barbara Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient


Professional Activities

Chair, Engineering Society of Detroit Young Engineer and Student Award Selection Committee

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit, Young Engineers Council

Member, Performance Test Code 30.1 Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Chair, Leadership Curriculum Implementation Committee, Lawrence Tech.

Chair, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Engineering Faculty Council, Lawrence Tech.

Member, Lawrence Tech Center for Teaching and Learning Advisory Board

Reviewer, ASEE 2010 National Conference ME Division Proceedings

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit Gold Awardee College Scholarship Development Committee

KEEN Phase 3, Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty – Problem Based Learning & Active and Collaborative Learning, Intro to Engineering, Lawrence Tech

Member, Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty, Peer Review and Support Committee, Lawrence Tech

Kern Innovative Teaching Faculty Fall Meeting, ACL presentations and Assessment, August 17, Southfield, MI.

Participant, Active and Collaborative Learning & Teamwork workshop, Dr. Karl Smith, Purdue/Univ. of Minnesota, May 17-20, Southfield, MI.

KEEN Regional Conference, March 5, 2010 Southfield, MI.

KEEN Winter Conference, January 6-8, 2010 Orlando, FL.

Peak Performance and Time Management, Dr. Susan Robison, LTU CTL, November 13, 2009 Southfield, MI.

 

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Dr. Nabil F. Grace, PE

Journal Publications

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Noamesi, D. Flexural Performance of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Side-by-side Box Beam Bridge. Journal for Composites for Construction (accepted,), 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E.A., Enomoto, T, Matsagar, V.A., Soliman, E.M., and Hanson, J.Q., (2010) Transverse Diaphragms and Unbonded CFRP Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges. PCI Journal, v 55, n 2, p 109-122, Spring 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, Joseph Hanson, Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box Beam Bridges, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, (Accepted), 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C, Wei, X. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Journal for Bridge Engineering (Submitted August 2010).

Grace, N., Jensen, E, and Mena R. Bebawy. Transverse Post-Tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-Side Box Beam Bridges.  PCI Journal (Submitted April 2010).


Conference Publications

Grace, N.F., Jensen, E, C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. (2010) “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP reinforced concrete bridges.” Proceedings Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting.

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C. Shi, X., and Matsagar, V., “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Bridges,” Proceedings of US-Japan NSF-Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment on Infrastructure Materials, Sapporo, Japan, October, 2009.

Grace, N. and Bebawy, M., “Sustainable Materials for Fire Protection in Green Building," Proceedings of US-Egypt NSF-Workshop on Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment, Cairo, Egypt, March, 2010.

Grace, N., “Sustainable Fire Protection Materials in Green Buildings,” Proceedings of US-Israel Workshop on Sustainable Buildings-Materials and Energy, Technion, Haifa, Israel, August 2010.

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, and Joseph Hanson, (2009) "Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges", International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), Pilani, Rajasthan State, India, October 25-27, 2009, Paper No. GRA_S366 (CD Proceedings), Page 206 (Abstract Volume). (Keynote address by 3rd author)


Technical Report


Grace, N. "Behavior of CFRP prestressed Concrete Box Beam Bridges," National Science Foundation, Final Report, April 2010.


Presentations

Delivered several keynote presentations in the US, Japan, Israel, and Egypt.


Research Awards & Grants

Michigan Department of Transportation-Center of Excellence (2010-2011) $34,000

National Science Foundation (2010-2013) $299,980

Michigan Department of Transportation (2010-2012) $280,000

TARDEC - GCV- (submitted 2009-Pending) $2,000,000

National Science Foundation US-Egypt Workshop (2010-2011)    $58,000

National Science Foundation US-Israel Workshop (2010-2011) $50,000

US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center TARDEC (2010-2011) $760.000 

US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center MSU-TARDEC (2010-2012) $850,530

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (2006-2011) $900,000

US-Department of Transportation (2006-2011) $1,100,000

US-Army Research Laboratory-ARL (2010-2013) $1,486,000

Michigan Department of Transportation (submitted 2010-2013) $350,000

 

Patents

Patent application filed for Composite Armor Structure for Military Tanks, 2010, under review


Professional Activities

Organized International workshops sponsored by NSF:

US-Israel Workshop on Sustainable Buildings-Materials and Energy , Technion, Haifa, Israel,  http://technion.ac.il/~sustain/organization.htm

US-Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment on Infrastructure Materials, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan  http://www.hucc.hokudai.ac.jp/~m16120/workshop2009/index.html

US-Egypt Workshop on Sustainable Green Building in Desert Environment, Cairo, Egypt , http://www.us-eg-sgb.com

Member, ACI 440 Fiber Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement

Served on various panels for NSF and DOT

 

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Dr. Hiroshan Hettiarachchi, PE

Publications 

McClarren, M.A., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. (Submitted in August 2010). An Investigation on Erodibility and Geotechnical Characteristics of Fine Grained Fluvial Soils from Lower Michigan, Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Journal, Springler, DORDRECHT, The Netherlands.

Moran, A.R. and Hettiarachchi, H. (Submitted in July 2010). Geotechnical Characterization of Mined Clay from Appalachian Ohio: Challenges and Implications on Clay Mining Industry, Geotechnical Testing Journal, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (Submitted in July 2010). Biodegradation of synthetic municipal solid waste in laboratory bioreactors: I. Monitoring and characterization. Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (Submitted in July 2010). Biodegradation of synthetic municipal solid waste in laboratory reactors: II. Geotechnical properties.  Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications.

Hettiarachchi, H. and Thani, J. (Submitted in June 2010). Variation of shear strength properties with the organic fraction in unsaturated synthetic municipal solid waste, ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Murley, S.C. and Hettiarachchi, H. (Submitted in June 2010). Predicting Shear Strength Properties for Low-Sensitivity Granular-Cohesive Soils from SPT Results, ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Hettiarachchi, H. (2010). Closure to “Use of SPT Blow Counts to Estimate Shear Strength Properties of Soils: Energy Balance Approach by H. Hettiarachchi and T. Brown. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 136 (11).

Hunte, C., J.P.A. Hettiaratchi, H. Hettiarachchi and J.N. Meegoda (Submitted in June 2010). Determination of Waste properties from Settlement Behaviour of a Full Scale Waste Cell operated as a Landfill Bioreactor. ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Hunte, C., J.P.A. Hettiaratchi, J.N. Meegoda, and H. Hettiarachchi (Submitted in June 2010). Performance of a Waste Cell in Cold Climate Operated as an Anaerobic Landfill Bioreactor. ASCE GeoFrontiers 2011, March 13-16, Dallas, TX.

Tocco, J.V., Carpenter, D., and Hettiarahchi, H. (2010). Direct assessment of student program outcomes utilizing rubris in the senior capstone project. ABET Symposium, Las Vegas, NV.

McClarren, M.A., Hettiarachchi, H., and Carpenter, D. (2010). Laboratory and Field Investigation on Variation of Erodibility with Dry Unit Weight of Different Soils, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, ISBN 978-0-7844-1095-0.

Moran, A.R. and Hettiarachchi, H. (2010). Particle Size Analysis of Shale-rich Mined Clay from Appalachian Ohio, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 199, ISBN 978-0-7844-1095-0.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, N. Parakalla, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Compressibility and Shear Strength of Landfillled Municipal Solid Waste at Orchard Hills Landfill.  Waste Management & Research, 27(6), 578–587.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, N. Parakalla, PJ. Gangathulasi, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Hydraulic Conductivity of Municipal Solid Waste in Landfills. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. 135(8), 677-683.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, J. Gangathulasi, J. Bogner, and T. Lagier (2009). Geotechnical Properties of Synthetic Municipal Solid Waste, International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, J.Ross Publishing, 3(3), 429-438.

Hettiarachchi, H. and T. Brown (2009). Use of SPT Blow Counts to Estimate Shear Strength Properties of Soils: An Energy Balance Approach. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical & Geoenvironmental Engineering, 135(6), 830-834.

Hettiarachchi, H. and Ge, L. (2009). Use of Geogrids to Enhance Stability of Slope in Bioreactor Landfills: A Conceptual Method, ASCE Geotechnical Special Publication No. 187, ISBN 978-0-7844-1023-3.

Hettiarachchi, H., J. Meegoda, and P. Hettiaratchi (2009). A model to predict settlements and landfill gas generation in bioreactor landfills coupled with gas generation and moisture distribution. Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications, 29(3), 1018-1025.

Reddy, K.R., H. Hettiarachchi, N. Parakalla, J. Gangathulasi, and J. Bogner (2009). Geotechnical Properties of Fresh Municipal Solid Waste at Orchard Hills Landfill.  Waste Management Journal, Elsevier Publications, 29(2), 952-959.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Variation of shear strength properties of MSW with organic fraction, Seed Grant, Lawrence Technological University (PI, funded from 2009–2010, $3,000).

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions, Collaborators’ Institutes: Wayne State University and LTU (co-PI, funded from 2007–2010, $285,000).

 

Awards & Honors 

Shear strength perdition equations proposed based on SPT and energy balance have been adopted by NovoSPT a geotechnical software developed by NovoTech Inc., Vancouver, Canada and used in more than 25 countries (March 2010). 

2010 Letter of Honorable Mention, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

2010 Letter of Significant Improvement, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

2009 Certificate of Commendation, in recognition by the committee on Student Activities for exceptional service as Faculty advisor to the Lawrence Technological University Student Chapter of the ASCE.

 

Professional Activities 

Guest Editor, “Advances in Environmental Geotechnics,” A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, (ISSN 1660-4601, in progress).

Co-organizer, session on soil scour and erosion, International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo 2009 (March, 2009 in Orlando, FL )

Member: ASCE Geo-Institute technical committee on Geotechnics of Soil Erosion

Member: ASCE Geo-Institute technical committee on Geoenvironmental Engineering

Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering

Reviewer, ASCE Practice Periodical of Hazardous, Toxic & Radioactive Waste Management

Reviewer, Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association

Reviewer, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal

Reviewer, Environmental Technology

Reviewer, Waste Management

Reviewer, International Journal of Geomechanics and Geoengineering

Reviewer for the following conferences:

GeoFrontier 2011 International Conference, Dallas, TX (in progress)

GeoFlorida 2010 International Conference, West Palm Beach, FL

International Foundation Congress & Equipment Expo 2009, Orlando FL

GeoHunan 2009 International Conference, Hunan, China

 

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Dr. Kun Hua

Publications

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Synchronization of Self-Encoded Spread Spectrum System, IET Journals Electronics Letters, Vol 44, No.12, pp749-751, May 2008

Kun Hua , Won Mee Jang and Lim Nguyen, Cooperative Self Encoded Spread Spectrum in Fading Channels, International Journal of Communication, Network and System, Vol.2, pp91-96,May, 2009

Kun Hua, Kou Gang, High Secure Self Encoded Spread Spectrum Watermarking using Genetic Algorithms,(submitted) Journal of Universal Computer Science Special Issue on Innovative Computational Science: Theory, Methods and Applications.

Kun Hua, Won Mee Jang and Lim Nguyen, Convolutional Coding in Cooperative Relay Systems with Spread Spectrum,  4th International Conference on Networked Computing and Advanced Information Management (NCM2008), pp239-243, Gyeongju, Korea, Sep 2-4, 2008

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Synchronization of Self-Encoded Spread    Spectrum System with Genetic Algorithm and Markov Chain Analysis, IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems (CISS) 2008, pp324-329, Princeton, NJ, Mar. 18-20,2008.

Kun Hua, Liang Pu, A Watermarking Method with A New SS technique, 7th IEEE International Conference for Computational Science, ICCS 2007, Part III, LNCS 4489 pp867-873, May 27-30, 2007

Kun Hua, Lim Nguyen and Won Mee Jang, Performance of Coded Frequency Hopped  OFDM Systems in Frequency Selective Channels, 8th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing , Vol 3, pp2290-2293 , Nanjing, Nov 16-20, 2006 

Wei Wang, Kun Hua, Michael Hempel, Dongming Peng, Hamid Sharif, H. H. Chen, A Stochastic Biometric Authentication Scheme using Uniformed GMM in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks,Proc. 21st Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, Sept. 2010. 

Tao Ma, Michael Hempel, Kun Hua, Dongming Peng, Hamid Sharif, A Novel Cooperative Image Transmission Scheme in Wireless Sensor Networks,35th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Denver, Colorado, U.S.A. Oct. 2010

Honggang Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoen. Wu, Kun Hua, A Survey on the Cross-layer Design for Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks, Proc. the First International Workshop on Mobile Multimedia Networking in conjunction with Mobilware, Jun. 2010.

 Kun Hua, Honggang Wang, Wei Wang, Shaoen Wu, Adaptive Data Compression in Wireless Sensor Networks, (submitted) 13th IEEE International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE-2010), Hong Kong, China. Dec 2010


Research Awards & Grants

Lawrence Tech Research Seed Grants PI: Kun Hua (Fall 2010, $3,000)


Professional Activities

Journal Associate Editor-in-chief of:

Journal of Advances in Information Sciences and Service Sciences http://www.aicit.org/AISS/editorial.html

International Journal of Advancements in computing technology   http://www.aicit.org/IJACT/edit_board.html


Technical Program Committee (TPC) member of:

The 2010 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IEEE IWCMC 2010), Multimedia over Wireless Symposium

The 2010 International Conference on Computer Science and Converge Information Technology (ICCIT 2010)

IEEE CSE 2010 (Advanced Networking and Applications symposium)

International Conference on Networked Computing, Advanced Information Management and Digital Content and Multimedia Technologies (NCM 2010)

4th International Conference on New Trends in Information Science and Service Science (NISS 2000)

The 2010 Spring Simulation Multi-conference (ACM/SIGSIM SpringSim 2010), 43rd Annual Simulation Symposium (ANSS)

The International Conference on Computational Science (IEEE ICCS 2008)

Reviewer, Journal of Information Science, Elsevier,

 

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Dr. Badih Jawad

Publications

M. Nasser and  B. Jawad, Developing a Transfer Function for Vehicle Ride Performance, SAE paper number 2008-01-1280, SP-2190. SAE  Int. J. Passeng. Cars – Mech. Syst. 1(1): 1003 – 1008, 2009.

H. Choucair and  B. Jawad, Analyzing Field Failures of Engine Valve Springs in Presence of  Non Metallic Inclusions by Applying Statistical and Fracture Mechanics Models , 2009 SAE International Congress and Exposition Meeting, Detroit,Michigan, April 2009, SAE paper # 2009-01-0528.

B. Jawad, M. Hastings, and  B. Johnson,  Performance Advantages of  a Dry Sump Lubrication System, Cairo 11th International Conference on Energy & Environment, March 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Testing and Data Analysis, $256,000, TARDEC,  2009-2010.

 

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Dr.  Elin Jensen

Publications

Grace, N., Jensen, E, Noamesi, D. Flexural Performance of CFRP Prestressed Concrete Side-by-side Box Beam Bridge. Journal for Composites for Construction (accepted).

Grace, N., Jensen, E.A., Enomoto, T, Matsagar, V.A., Soliman, E.M., and Hanson, J.Q., (2010) Transverse Diaphragms and Unbonded CFRP Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges. PCI Journal, v 55, n 2, p 109-122, Spring 2010.

Nabil Grace, Elin Jensen, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, Joseph Hanson, Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box Beam Bridges, International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, (Accepted).

Grace, N., Jensen, E., Eamon, C, Wei, X. Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP Reinforced Concrete Bridges. Journal for Bridge Engineering (Submitted August 2010).

Nabil F. Grace, Elin A. Jensen, and Mena R. Bebawy. Transverse Post-Tensioning Arrangement for Side-by-Side Box Beam Bridges.  PCI Journal (Submitted April 2010). 

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Axial Elongation of Concrete Exposed to Fire and Loading” Proceedings. Interflam 2010, Nottingham, UK.

Jensen, E, J. Van Horn, and C. Eamon. (2010) “Variability of Fire and Concrete Temperatures and the Associated Uncertainly in Structural Behavior” Proceedings. 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Deformation of Concrete due to Mechanical and Fire Loads” Proceedings. 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, East Lansing, Michigan.

Grace, N.F., E. A. Jensen, C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. (2010) “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP reinforced concrete bridges.” Proceedings Transportation Research Board 2010 Annual Meeting.

Nabil Grace, Elin Jensen, Vasant Matsagar, Eslam Soliman, and Joseph Hanson, (2009) "Use of Unbonded CFRP Strands in Transverse Post-Tensioning in Box-Beam Bridges", International Conference on Advances in Concrete, Structural and Geotechnical Engineering (ACSGE), Pilani, Rajasthan State, India, October 25-27, 2009, Paper No. GRA_S366 (CD Proceedings), Page 206 (Abstract Volume). (Keynote address by 3rd author)

Grace, N.F., Jensen, E.A., C. Eamon, A. Shi and V. Matsagar. “Life Cycle Cost Analysis of CFRP concrete bridges.” Proceeding US -Japan Workshop on Life Cycle Assessment of Sustainable Infrastructure Materials. Oct. 21-22, 2009, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

Jensen, E. (2009) Temperature in Concrete Subjected to Fire.  2009 National Science Foundation (NSF) Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI) Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Hawaii, June 22-24, 2009.


Presentations 

Jensen, E. and Grace, N. “Durability Study of Concrete Bridge Deck” 3rd Upper Midwest Transportation Materials Summit. November 3-5, 2010 (Invited speaker).

Jensen, E., Van Horn, J. and M. Joshi. (2010) “Axial Elongation of Concrete Exposed to Fire and Loading” Interflam 2010, July 4-8,  Nottingham, UK.

Jensen, E, J. Van Horn, and C. Eamon. (2010) “Variability of Fire and Concrete Temperatures and the Associated Uncertainly in Structural Behavior” 6th International Conference on Structures in Fire, June 2-4, East Lansing, Michigan.

Jensen, E. and J. VanHorn.  Thermo-Mechanical Response of Concrete Exposed to Fire.  ACI 2009 Fall Convention, New Orleans, November 8-12, 2009.

Jensen, E. and J. VanHorn.  Temperature in Concrete Subjected to Fire.  SFPE 2009 Annual Meeting:  Professional Development Conference and Exposition. Session: Structural Fire Safety.  Arizona, October 19-20, 2009.


Research Awards & Grants

Investigate causes and develop methods for preventing falling concrete from bridge decks or falling deck concrete. Michigan Department of Transportation; 10. 2009–09.2011; $279,279; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

SGER: Life Cycle Cost Analysis for the Use of CFRP in Prestressed Highway Bridges; National Science Foundation; 01.2009–06.2010; $62,856; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

CAREER: Effect of Fire Loads on the Performance of Structural Concrete ; National Science Foundation; 04.2008–03.2013; $406,002; Elin Jensen

Advanced Material Technology and Design for Innovative Box-Beam Highway Bridges; MI Economic Development Corporation; 01.2006–12.2010; $900,000; Nabil Grace and Elin Jensen

 

Professional Activities

Board Member, American Concrete Institute – Greater Michigan Chapter

Chair & Member, ACI 215 Fatigue of Concrete

Member, ACI 231 Early Age Concrete Properties

Chair, ISCP Student Competition Committee, B.F. McCullough Award (2004 – present)

Member, Editorial Board of International Journal of Structural Engn and Construction Mgt

Reviewer,  National Science Foundation

Reviewer, Transportation Research Records

Reviewer, Journal for Materials in Civil Engineering

Reviewer, I. Journal for Pavement Engr

Reviewer, ACI Materials Journal

Reviewer, Journal for Fire and Materials

Reviewer, Journal for Structural Fire Engr

Reviewer, ASCE Journal for Bridge Engineering

Reviewer for conferences organized by ISCP, ASCE, TRB and others

 

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Dr. Richard Johnston

Publications
R. Johnston, The Continuing Importance of Bode's Straight-line Approximations, ASEE NC Section Conference, Apr. 3-4 ,2009, Grand Rapids, MI.


Technical Reports

R. Johnston, Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010.

R.Johnston, Advanced Computer Applications in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2010.

 

Presentations
R. Johnston, Teaching the Power Flow Problem at the Undergraduate Level.  Invited talk at the EPRI - ONR Workshop on revitalizing the electric power curriculum at Oregon State Univ 23 Jul 2009 (Travel and honorarium covered by the workshop).


Professional Activities 

Member, IEEE Education Society Member ASEE

Reviewer, ASEE NC Spring Conference

 

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Dr. Giscard Kfoury

Publications

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Design of a Robust Nonlinear Observer for Constrained Systems,” Journal of Vibration and Control, accepted for publication.

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2009, “Nonlinear Observers for Constrained Systems,” Proceedings of DSCC2009, Proceedings of the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2009, October, 2009, Hollywood, California.

Kfoury, G.A. and Chalhoub, N.G., 2010, “Computation of the Instantaneous Frictional Losses of Internal Combustion Engine Components,” Proceedings of the ASME 2010 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference DSCC2010, September 12-15, 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

 

Research Awards & Grants

Jawad, B., Kfoury, G. and Riedel, C., Consulting and test services project supporting TARDEC Hybrid Electric Vehicle development, June 2008 - May 2009, $255,933.

2010 Denso Foundation Grant to fund the purchase and installation of a new water brake engine dynamometer. $50,000 


Professional Activities

Session Co-chair, 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Hollywood, California

Co-wrote an invited session proposal for the 2009 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Hollywood, California

Co-wrote a frontier session proposal for the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Invited to co-chair an educational session at the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

Secretary, Modeling, Identification, and Intelligent Systems Technical committee (MIIS), part of the ASME DSC division. 


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Dr. Keith Kowalkowski, PE, SE

Research Awards & Grants

Fire, Smoke, and Toxicity Research (Co-Investigator). Tank Automotive Development and Research Center. $1,480,000, 2010-2013.


Current Research Projects

“Armor Structure and Testing for Future Combat system-FCS” (Co-Investigator).  Tank Automotive Development and Research Center, 2010-2012.


Professional Activities

Member, American Institute of Steel Construction.

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers.

Member, Transportation Research Board.

Member, Structural Engineers Association of Michigan.

Committee Member, Fabrication and Inspection of Metal Structures, Transportation Research Board.

Committee Member, Sustainability, Structural Engineering Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers.


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Dr. Yawen Li

Publications

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10.

X. Xiao, , A. K. Sachdev, D. Haddad, Y. Li, B. W. Sheldon, and S. K. Soni, Stress-induced Sn Nanowires from Si–Sn Nanocomposite Coatings, Applied Physics Letters. 2010, 97, 141904-141907.

L. Yang, Y. Li, B.W. Sheldon and T. J. Webster, “Osteoblast responses to altered nanocrystalline diamond surface free energy”, Biomaterials (submitted).


Presentations

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

G. Zhu and Y. Li, “Stress Distribution in a Cell-Seeded Microchannel”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

Y. Li, “MEMS Device Development: Materials and Microfabrication Processes”, Invited talk, GM Research and Development, Warren, February 9, 2010.

Y. Li, “BioMEMS for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering”, Invited talk, Wayne State University, Detroit, March 3, 2010.


Technical Posters

S. Maloney, Y. Li, J. Smolinski, and G. Auner, “Finite Element Modeling of a Cell Lysing Chip”, COMSOL Conference 2010, Boston, October 8-10, 2010.

Y. Li, “Integrating Microfabrication Technology into Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Development”, Lawrence Tech Learn All About It Luncheon, April 7, 2009.

Research Awards & Grants

MRI: Acquisition of an Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope for Engineering Research and Education, NSF,  Sept 2010 – Aug 2013. $769,744, (PIs: Yawen Li and Kevin Baker)

Finite Element Modeling of BioMEMS Devices; Lawrence Tech Faculty Research Seed Grant; March 2010 – February 2011; $3,000; (PIs: Yawen Li and Guang-Chong Zhu)

Integrating Microfabricaiton Technology into Biomedical Engineering Curriculum Development. Lawrence Tech Faculty Research Seed Grant; Sept 2008 – Dec 2009. $3,000 + $900 COE costsharing ; (PI: Yawen Li)


Professional Activities

Member, BMES

Reviewer, Biomicrofluidics

Paper Solicitation Chair, Biotribology Track of the Wear Technical Committee for the 2011 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting &Exhibition, Atlanta, May 15-19, 2011.

 


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Dr. Liping Liu

Publications

He, J., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Laminar Channel Flow with a Transparent Wall”, Journal of Heat Transfer. (Under Review)

Liu, L., Kim, E. S., Park, Y., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “The Potential Impact of Nano-Fluid Enhancements on the Performance of Heat Exchangers,” Heat Transfer Engineering. (Accepted)

Park, Y., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Rational Approaches for Combining Redundant, Independent Measurements to Minimize Combined Experimental Uncertainty,” Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, doi:10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2010.01.001.

He, J., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2010, “Air-Side Heat Transfer Enhancement by a New Winglet-Type Vortex Generator Array in a Plain-Fin Round-Tube Heat Exchanger,” Journal of Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.1115/1.4000988.

Bartelt, K., Park, Y., Liu, L., and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “Flow-Boiling Heat Transfer of R-134a-Based Nanofluids in a Horizontal Tube,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53, pp. 944-951.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “Air-Side Surface Wettability Effects on the Performance of Slit-Fin-and-Tube Heat Exchangers Operating under Wet-Surface Conditions,” Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 131, No. 051802.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., 2009, “A Surface Embossing Technique to Create Micro-Grooves on Aluminum Fin Stock for Drainage Enhancement,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 19, No.035026.

Liu, L., Kim, E. S., Park, Y., and Jacobi, A. M., “The Potential Impact of Nano-Fluid Enhancements on the Design of Heat Exchangers”, 7th International Conference on Enhanced, Compact and Ultra-Compact Heat Exchangers: From Microscale Phenomena to Industrial Applications, Sep. 13-18, 2009, Heredia, Costa Rica.

He, J., Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., “Vortex-Enhanced Air-Side Heat Transfer by a Novel Winglet Array,” 2009

ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Jul. 19-23, 2009, San Francisco, CA.

Liping Liu Scholarly Activities

Bartelt, K., Park, Y., Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., “Two-Phase Flow-Boiling of R-134a/POE/CuO Nanofluid in a

Horizontal Tube,” 12th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, Jul.

14–17, 2008, West Lafayette, IN.

Liu, L., Jacobi, A. M., Chvedov, D., “Surface Embossing Technique for Condensate Management in Air-

Cooling Heat Exchangers,” 6th International Conference on Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics and

Thermodynamics, Jun. 30 – Jul. 2, 2008, Pretoria, South Africa.

Park, Y., Liu, L., Sommers, A. D., Jacobi, A. M., “Two-Phase Flow-Boiling of Refrigerant-Based Nanofluid

in a Horizontal Tube,” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cryogenics and

Refrigeration, Apr. 6-9, 2008, Shanghai, China.

Liu, L. and Jacobi, A. M., “Condensate Retention on Hydrophilic Heat Exchangers: Retention Data and

Modeling,” 22nd IIR International Congress of Refrigeration, Aug. 21-26, 2007, Beijing, China.

 “HVAC&R-Related Micro/Nano Research at the University of Illinois,” ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Jan. 23-27, 2010, Orlando, FL.

 

Professional Activities

Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE): Jun 2004 – date

Corresponding member, Technical Committees 1.1 (Thermodynamics and Psychrometrics), 1.3 (HeatTransfer and Fluid Flow), 8.5 (Liquid-to-Refrigerant Heat Exchangers)

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Dec 2008 – date

Student advisor, SAE Chapter at Lawrence Technological University (Society of Automotive Engineers): Sep 2010 – date

 

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Dr. Richard Marburger

Professional Activities

August Commencement Address; Lawrence Technological University, to  MSE Taiwanese students.

Major address (recorded) at large Engineering Society of Detroit meeting on May 20, 2010

President Walker and I were singled out for recognition (for starting and continuing the video recording of all Detroit Economic Club proceedings for the past quarter century) at the prestigious 75th Detroit Economic Club Anniversary on May 22, 2010.

“PRSENTATIONS” to Engineering Society of Detroit (October 28 and November?)

Chairman, Board of the Manoogian Charter Academy in Southfield. 

 

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Dr. Luis A. Mata

Publications

Reis, E. M., Mata, L.A., and Dilek, U., “An Analytical Model for Estimating Load-Test Deflections in Fire-Damaged Precast, Prestressed Concrete Members,” PCI Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, 2009. pp. 129-142.

Mata, L.A., Leming, M. L., “Sedimentation Effects on Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems,” presentation, American Concrete Institute, Fall Convention, New Orleans, La, October 2009.

Mata, L.A., Leming, M. (2010), “Vertical Distribution of Sediments in Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems,” Manuscript currently under review for publication in ACI Materials Journal.

 

Presentation

Mata, L. A., Leming, M. L., “Sediment Capture in Pervious Concrete Pavement Systems: Effects on Hydrological Performance and Suspended Solids Discharge,” Concrete Sustainability Conference, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Tempe, Arizona, April 2010.

 

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Dr. Eric G. Meyer

Publications

Meyer E.G, Buckley CT, Thorpe SD, Kelly DJ. Low oxygen tension is a more potent promoter of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. J Biomech. 2010; 43: 2516-2523.

Wei F, Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Haut RC. A biomechanical investigation of ankle injury under external foot rotation in the human cadaver. J Biomech Eng. 2010; 132: 091001(1-4).

Meyer EG, Villwock MR, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. Rotational injuries of the lower extremity and the use of an in situ risk assessment tool for rotational traction. STARSS Conf Proc. 2010.

Isaac DI, Meyer EG, Kopke KS, Haut RC. Chronic changes in the rabbit tibial plateau following blunt trauma to the constrained tibiofemoral joint. J Biomech. 2010; 43: 1682-1688.

Isaac DI, Meyer EG, Haut RC. Development of a traumatic anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal rupture model with a pilot in vivo study. J Biomech Eng. 2010; 132: 064501 1-4.

Meyer EG, Villwock MR, Haut RC. Tibiofemoral contact pressures that induce cartilage damage and subchondral bone microcracks during valgus bending of the human knee. Clin Biomech. 2009;24(7):577-582.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Haut RC. Development and evaluation of a surrogate ankle for use with a rotational traction measurement apparatus. J Sports Eng Tech. 2009;223(4):151-158.

Ting D, Cabassu J, Guillou RP, Sinnott MT, Meyer EG, Haut RC, Degardin LM. In vitro evaluation of the effect of fracture configuration on the mechanical properties of standard and novel interlocking nail systems in bending. Vet Surg. 2009;38(7):881-887.

Dejardin LM, Guillou RP, Ting D, Sinnott MT, Meyer EG, Haut RC. Effect of bending direction on the mechanical behavior of interlocking nail systems. Vet Comp Orthop Trauma. 2009;22(4):264-269.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. The effects of various infills and fiber structures on generating rotational traction on an artificial surface. J Sports Eng Tech. 2009;223(1):11-19.

Villwock MR, Meyer EG, Powell JW, Fouty AJ, Haut RC. Football playing surface components and shoe designs may affect lower extremity injury risk potential: An in situ torsional resistance assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(3):518-525.

 

Presentations

Low oxygen tension is a more potent regulator of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. 17th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, July 7, 2010. Edinburgh, UK.

The effect of cyclic hydrostatic pressure and low oxygen tension on the chondrogenic differentiation of bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. 8th International Conference on Cell and Stem Cell Engineering, June 10, 2010. Dublin, Ireland.

Rotational injuries of the lower extremity and the use of an in situ risk assessment tool for rotational traction. 2nd International SportSURF STARSS Conference. April 22, 2010. Loughborough, UK.

Biomechanical response of the knee to injury level forces in sports loading scenarios. ACL Research Retreat V. March 27, 2010. Greensboro, NC, USA.

Low oxygen tension is a more potent regulator of chondrogenic differentiation than dynamic compression. Bioengineering in Ireland. Jan. 22, 2010. Malahide, Ireland.

 Low oxygen tension: A more potent chondrogenic stimulus than dynamic compression for bone marrow derived MSCs in agarose hydrogel culture. RCSI/TCD Tissue Engineering Meeting. Oct. 7, 2009. Dublin, Ireland (Invited).

Computational and Experimental Mechanobiology: Fundamental advances and implementation for medical device engineering. Irish Medical Device Ass./SFI Forum. Oct. 1, 2009 Galway, Ireland (Invited).

Biomechanical Response of the Lower Extremity to Injury Level Forces in Sports Loading Scenarios. Trinity Centre for Bioengineering Seminar Series. April 4, 2009, Dublin, Ireland (Invited).


Research Awards & Grants

Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology EMPOWER Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009-2010) “Cartilage mechano-response to hydrostatic pressure during postnatal development”

 

Professional Activities

Reviewer, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage                         Reviewer, Journal of Biomechanics                     

Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research      Reviewer, Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials

Member, European Society of Biomechanics

Member, Orthopaedic Research Society

Member, Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

 

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Dr. Philip D. Olivier

Publications

P.D. Olivier and Kevin Barnett, Signal Estimation via Laguerre Series, 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2010, pp. 298-301.


Presentations

P.D. Olivier and Kevin Barnett, Signal Estimation via Laguerre Series, 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, March 2010, pp. 298-301. 


Research Awards & Grants

2009-10, $18,000 Georgia Space Grant Consortium

2010-11, $18,000 Georgia Space Grant Consortium


Professional Activities

Member, National Council of Examiners of Engineers and Surveyors, Electrical Engineering Principles and Practices Exam Committee

Evaluator, ABET Electrical Engineering Program

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Reviewer, Southeastern Symposium on System Theory 2010

Member, Organizing Committee of the Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 2010


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Professor Don Reimer 

Publications and Presentations

Cook, Kenneth J. Reimer, Donald.  Abro Sabah.  June, 2010.  Entrepreneurial Experiences and Intellectual Property: A Student Perspective. Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Louisville. Kentucky. 

Cook, Kenneth J., Reimer, Donald. September 2010. An Entrepreneurial Incubator…A Senior Project Appraoch. Proceedings of the KEEN Regional Conference, Macon, Georgia.


Research Awards & Grants

Energy Optimization Study for M2G Boiler Controller at Cabrini High School, Allen Park, Michigan, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, Submitted to DTE Energy, August 2009 – Dec 2010, $28,130.

Energy Optimization Study of a Refrigerant Additive Product for TgX Solutions Field Evaluation, PI: Don Reimer and Co-PI: Ahad Ali, DTE Energy, Under Approval Stage, $19,612.

PFI: Partnership for Innovation in Smart Medical Cart System and its Industrial Applications, Letter of Intent, National Science Foundation. Submitted.

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Dr. Anca Stefan

Publications

A. Stefan, An Agent-Based Model of Ion Equilibrium, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition , Louisville, KY, June 2010.

 A. Stefan, A Computer Model of Cell Dynamics Using Agents, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Presentations

A. Stefan, An Agent-Based Model of Ion Equilibrium, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

A. Stefan, A Computer Model of Cell Dynamics Using Agents, Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Louisville, KY, June 2010.


Research Grants & Awards

Lawrence Tech Research Seed Grant Award ($3,000) Modeling Complex Biomolecular Dynamics Using an Agent-Based Approach. 2010

 

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Dr. Khalil Taraman

Publications

Jaradat W., Hassan J., Taraman K., Taraman S., and  Nusholtz G., “Effect of Operational Testing and Trim Manufacturing Process Variation on Head injury Criterion in FMVSS 291 Tests”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems Vol.1, No.1, 2009, pp. 913-924.

El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Improving Body Shop Flexibility: Layered Build Process”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2009, pp. 65-70.

El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Body Shop Flexibility: Impact of Framing System on Overall Performance”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2010.

Khanfar A. and Taraman, K. ‘Efficiency Analysis of Automotive Axle Applications” published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2010.


Professional Activities

President, SME Education Foundation (SMEEF). It is responsible for the development of the future US manufacturing engineers and  technologists.

Member, Advisory Board, Asian International Journal of Science and Technology

Chairman, SMEEF Board of Directors

Member, SMEEF Finance and Investment Committees

Chairman, International Committee, GCMM Conference, Bangkok, Thailand,

Director, INTERTECH Inter-American Council On Engineering & Tech. Education

Founder & Director, Global Congress on Manufacturing & Management (GCMM)

Dissertation adviser:

 “Experimental efficiency analysis of automotive axle applications”, Khanfar, A., Chrysler. Graduated in May 2010.

 “Simulation Based Cost Reduction Methodology for Multi-Part Manufacturing Systems”, Shortt, D., GM. (in progress)

“Performance-Based Methodology for Costing Annulus Gear Manufacturing Systems”, Savasky, M., Chrysler. (in progress)

“Design and optimization of a two-stage polymer over-molding process for automotive electronic assembly,“ by Mr. N. Murray. (in progress)

 

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Professor John V. Tocco, JD

Publications

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Proceedings of the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.

Tocco, J. “Engineering Better Communicators.” CE News, August 2010


Presentations

Tocco, J., & Carpenter, D. “Direct Assessment of Program Outcomes Utilizing Rubrics in the Senior Project Capstone.” Presentation at the ABET Best Assessment Practices Symposium, April 15, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.

Tocco, J. & Carpenter, D. “Adopting the BOK2: The Quest to Slay the Multi-Headed Hydra.”  Presentation at the 2010 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, KY, 2010.


Professional Activities

Member, Engineering Society of Detroit

Member, Civil Engineering Division of ASEE

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Member, Design-Build Institute of America

Reviewer, ASEE Annual Conference

 

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Dr. William White

Publications and Presentations
White, William L. March 2010. Integrating Written And Oral Communications Into A Manufacturing Processes Class. Proceeding of the ASEE North Central Sectional Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Professional Activities
Served as a judge for the Plastics in Automotive Division, continuously since 1991, for the international contest sponsored by the Society of Plastic Engineers.


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Dr. Kingman E. Yee

Professional Activities

Faculty advisor, SAE Collegiate Chapter at LTU: advised student members about activities, professionalism and competitions.

Attended Learn About it Lunch: “Sponsored Senior Projects.” (January 19, 2010-UTLC Gallery)

Member, Planning Committee and attended Detroit Chinese Engineers Association’s 2010 Automotive Technology Conference: “New Energy Technology and Development Strategy.” (Troy, MI, April 11, 2010).

Attended “Counterintelligence and Academia” by Christopher Golomb (Special Agent, FBI), April 15, 2010.

Doctoral (DEMS) Committee member:

Michael Pape, “Engineering Die Structures for Stamping Advanced High Strength Steel  Parts.”

Walter Schwartz, “Shock Wave Induced Spraying for Stainless Steel Coating Applied to a  Aluminum Substrate Brake Rotor.”

Annamalai Pandian, “Robotic Manufacturing System Failure Prediction Methodology Design Development Algorithm of an Automotive Assembly.”

Gary T. Kraus, Jr., “Paint Bank Sequence Optimization on Assembly in an Automotive  Manufacturing Plant.”

Adel Khanfar, “Efficiency Analysis of an Automotive Axle.”

Joseph Mbadiwe Ogundu, “Developing the Direct Relationships between Waste Reduction/ Elimination and Operating Performance Measures.”

Faculty advisor, Biomed engineering senior project:”Handicapped-accessible fly machine.”

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