Professional Background

Over the past thirty years, I have enjoyed teaching a wide variety of topics, including solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, finite element methods, mathematical methods in engineering, introductory computer programming, and (most recently) Mechatronics. I particularly enjoy incorporating projects into courses, even traditional lecture courses.

My professional development activities relate to applications of finite element methodology to non-traditional areas such as ultrasonic cleaning of semiconductor wafers, laser welding, online machine tool monitoring, rotational molding of polymers, wear-resistant coatings, and inverse electrocardiography. Currently, my research focuses on inverse problems and early detection of breast cancer.

 

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