Vernon Fernandez

Vernon M. Fernandez, PhD

Associate Professor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E28D
Southfield, MI 48075

vfernande@ltu.edu

Phone: (248) 204-2571

Education

  • Ph.D., Systems Engineering, Oakland University
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Bombay University

Courses and Advising

  • EGE 1102 Engineering Computer Applications Laboratory
  • EME 3303 Engineering Numerical Methods
  • EME 3043 Dynamics
  • EME 4153 Robotics Applications
  • IOE 3354 Introduction to Operations Research
  • IOE 3453 Statistical Methods for Process Improvement
  • EME 6213 Fundamentals of Acoustics

Research Interests

  • Optimization of industrial processes
  • Optimization of Energy usage
  • Optimization of finance
  • Design of Mechatronic systems

Selected Publications

  1. Venugopal, D., Das, M., Fernandez, V., “Study and implementation of a force stepper and a part fit-up solver algorithm for a servo controlled MFDC spot welder,” IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Windsor, Canada, June 2009.
    doi: 10.1109/EIT.2009.5189628
  2. Das, M., Strausbaugh, J. W., Fernandez, V., Grzadzinski, G., “Method for Estimating Nugget Diameter and Weld Parameters.” Patent number US 7,244,905, July 17, 2007. Assignee, Chrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, MI
  3. Fernandez, V., Strausbaug, J. W., Grzadzinski, G., Cao, F.,  “Quick Change Device for Mounting an Actuator to a Resistance Welding Gun.” Patent number US 7,019,250 B2, March 28, 2006.