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 James Mynderse
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James Mynderse

Mechanical Engineering

Associate Professor


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University

Courses And Advising

  • Director, M.S. Mechatronic Systems Engineering program
  • Advisor, Baja SAE team
  • EGE 2013 - Statics
  • EME 3653 - Measurement Systems
  • EME 4654 - Mechatronics
  • MRE 5183 - Mechatronic Systems I
  • MRE 5323 - Modern Control Systems
  • MRE 6183 - Mechatronic Systems II

Research Interests

  • Mechatronics
  • 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. Enzi, A., and Mynderse, J. A., 2017. “Optimization of process parameters applied to a prototype selective laser sintering system”. ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2017).
  4. Mynderse, J. A., Shelton, J. N., and Gerhart, A. L., 2017. “Entrepreneurially minded learning in a semester-long senior/graduate mechatronic design project”. ASME 2017 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC2017).
  5. Liu, L., Mynderse, J., Fletcher, R., and Gerhart, A., 2017. “Embedding problem-based learning and entrepreneurially minded learning into fluid mechanics and thermodynamics courses through fluid-power based modules”. 2017 IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference.
  6. Mynderse, J. A., 2017. “Incorporating entrepreneurially minded learning into a junior/senior level mechatronics course project covering dynamic systems, modeling, and control”. 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  7. Patria, G. S., Rescoe, S., Bradford, W., and Mynderse, J. A., 2016. “Road wheel readiness experiment leveraging logistics engineering”. 2016 Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology Symposium.
  8. Mynderse, J. A., Fletcher, R. W., Liu, L., Gerhart, A. L., Arslan, S., and Yee, K., 2016, “A three semester mechanical engineering capstone design sequence based on SAE collegiate design series”. Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition.
  9. Johns, M., Kamping, H., Krueger, K., Mynderse, J., and Riedel, C., 2016, “Setting differential pinion bearing preload using system stiffness as estimated by frequency response”. Proceedings of the SAE World Congress.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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).
  15. 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.

Honors And Awards

  • 2017 Henry B. and Barbara J. Horldt Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 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)


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