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James Mynderse, PhD

Assistant Professor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E43
Southfield, MI 48075

jmynderse@ltu.edu

(248) 204-2577

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Courses and Advising

  • Director, M.S. Mechatronic Systems Engineering program
  • Advisor, Baja SAE team
  • EGE 2013 - Statics
  • EME 3214 - Mechatronics
  • EME 5323 - Modern Control Systems
  • MSE 5183 - Mechatronic Systems I
  • MSE 6183 - Mechatronic Systems II

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics
  • Control theory
  • Hysteresis modeling and compensation
  • Perception-based engineering and HMI
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • Additive manufacturing: laser sintering

Selected Publications

  1. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2015, "Two Degree-of-Freedom Hysteresis Compensation for a Dynamic Mirror Actuator," ASME/IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, in production, doi: 10.1109/TMECH.2015.2493038.
  2. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2013, “Modeling of a dynamic mirror with antagonistic piezoelectric stack actuation,” Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, 136(2), doi: 10.1115/1.4025671.
  3. Liu, L., Mynderse, J. A., Gerhart, A. L., and Arslan, S., 2015, "Fostering the Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Junior and Senior Mechanical Engineering Curriculum with a Multi-Course Problem-Based Learning Experience," Proceedings of the 45th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference.
  4. Mynderse, J. A. and Shelton, J. N., 2015, "Assessment of an Improved Problem-Based Learning Implementation in a Senior/Graduate Mechatronic Design Course," Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference.
  5. Mynderse, J. A., Gerhart, A. L., Liu, L., and Arslan, S., 2015, "Multi-course Problem-based Learning Module Spanning Across the Junior and Senior Mechanical Engineering Curriculum: Mechatronics, Fluid Mechanics, and Heat Transfer," Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference.
  6. Mynderse, J. A. and Shelton, J. N., 2014, "Implementing Problem-Based Learning in a Senior/Graduate Mechatronics Course," Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference.
  7. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2013, “Two degree-of-freedom hysteresis compensation for a dynamic mirror with antagonistic piezoelectric stack actuation,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2013).
  8. Shelton, J. N., Mynderse, J. A., and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2013, “Smoothly transitioning between ballistic and corrective control to produce human-like movement,” Proceedings of the 2013 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2013).
  9. Mynderse, J. A., Whitney, A. M., and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2011, “Improved modeling of a dynamic mirror with antagonistic piezoelectric stack actuation,” Proceedings of the 2011 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2011).
  10. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2010, “Modeling of a dynamic mirror actuator”. Proceedings of the 2010 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2010).
  11. Israr, A., Tan, H. Z., Mynderse, J. A., and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2008, “A psychophysical model of motorcycle handlebar vibrations,” Proceedings of the 2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2008).
  12. Mynderse, J. A., Messner,W. C., and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2007, “H loopshaping control of a steering wheel vibration simulator using complex lead filter,” Proceedings of the 2007 European Controls Conference.
  13. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2006, “Improved control of a steering wheel vibration simulator,” Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2006).
  14. Mynderse, J. A. and Chiu, G. T.-C., 2005, “Design and control of a steering wheel vibration simulator,” Proceedings of the 16th IFAC World Congress.

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Research Seed Grant Award, Lawrence Technological University
  • Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Excellence in Teaching, Purdue University
  • Laura Davidson Winkelman Fellowship, Purdue University
  • John M. Bruce Memorial Scholarship, Purdue University
  • Eagle Scout

Activities and Service

  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)