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Expert in Mechanical Design - Kinematics

Expert ID: 713563 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has published numerous papers and several books on computer-aided mechanism design, concentrating on linkage type mechanisms. He has worked on over 50 applications of mechanisms, including consumer products, automation equipment, and specialty machines. Expert is co-developer of the LINCAGES Family of Mechanism Synthesis Software Packages, which first appeared in 1979. LINCAGES software has been used by over 50 universities and 40 companies. He is co-inventor of 15 patents.

Expert has applied theories of kinematics and dynamics to human joint biomechanics -- both in theory and application. He has worked on the development of instrumentation for measuring human motion, designed medical devices, and helped create equipment for sports biomechanics.

Expert has done research on subject from a mechanical engineering point of view. He has co-developed several medical devices that included MEMS.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1968 Degree: MS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Year: 1967 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: State University of New Jersey

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1980 to 2000 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Professor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1975 to 1980 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Minnesota Society of Professional Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the United States Council for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms.
Professional Appointments
Expert is a Fellow of the ASME, a Fellow of AIMBE.
Awards / Recognition
He has received numerous awards including, the 1988 ASME Mechanisms Committee Award and 1989 ASME Machine Design Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Mechanism Design or Theory.
Publications and Patents Summary
He is the author of a large body of work published in refereed journals, textbooks and conference proceedings. He has also edited books and journals on mechanism and machine theory and biomechanical engineering.

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