Once a paper is submitted to Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD), and after successfully passing an initial screening, it is assigned to one of our AEs, or GEs in the case of a special issue. Subsequently, an AE or GE takes the lead in handling review coordination for the paper. The review coordination involves identifying and inviting reviewers who are best suited to review the paper following-up with the reviewers to obtain a timely review, and finally making a recommendation based on the reviews and the AE’s or GE’s own assessment of the paper. Clearly, AEs and GEs are key players in coordinating a successful peer review process.
A list of current and past members of the Editorial Board including their biographies is given on the companion website of the journal: http://www.asmejmd.org. The journal’s masthead can be found on ASME’s Journal Tool website at: http://journaltool.asme.org.
I am pleased to welcome several new AEs and GEs who recently joined the editorial board. They include:
Dr. Dar-Zen Chen (AE) received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in mechanical engineering. He is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute of Industrial Engineering at National Taiwan University. In addition to robotics, kinematics and mechanism design, his research interests cover intellectual property management, scientometrics and competitive analysis.
Dr. Massimiliano Gobbi (AE) received his Ph.D. in Applied Mechanics from Politecnico di Milano in Italy. He is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. His areas of interest include road vehicles engineering, optimization of complex systems, and advanced design.
Dr. James Guest (AE) received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in Civil Engineering. He is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. His areas of interest include topology optimization, structural optimization, materials design, and design under uncertainty.
Dr. Charles Kim (AE) received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Bucknell University. His primary technical research interests are in methodologies for the design of compliant systems and soft robotic actuators.
Dr. Nam-Ho Kim (AE) received his Ph.D. in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. His research areas include structural design optimization, design sensitivity analysis, design under uncertainty, structural health monitoring, nonlinear structural mechanics, and structural-acoustics.
Dr. Gul Kremer (AE) received her Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering of Missouri University of Science & Technology. She is a Professor of Engineering Design and Industrial Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of interest include design education, design decision-making, and sustainability in product design.
I would like to take this opportunity and thank all our Associate Editors (AEs) and Guest Editors (GEs) for their diligence and hard work on behalf of the journal.
Dr. David Myszka (AE) received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Dayton. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton. He is co-director of the Design of Innovative Machines Laboratory, where he is involved in several academic and industrial projects related to machine and mechanism design, analysis, and experimentation.
Dr. David Rosen (GE) received his Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts in mechanical engineering. He is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is Director of the Rapid Prototyping & Manufacturing Institute at Georgia Tech. His research interests include computer-aided design, additive manufacturing, and design methodology.
Dr. Tim Simpson (GE) received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. His areas of interest include product platforms, product family design, multidisciplinary design optimization, and additive manufacturing.
Dr. Hai Xu (AE) received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He is a Staff Engineer of General Motors Company serving as a Driveline Gear Technical Specialist at GM’s Global Vehicle Components and Subsystems unit. His areas of interest include gear design and manufacturing methods, gear geometry and applications, gear tribology, power loss, fatigue, and noise and vibration.
Dr. Christopher Williams (GE) received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He is an Associate Professor and W. S. Pete White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education at Virginia Tech. His areas of interest include additive manufacturing (processes and materials), design for additive manufacturing, engineering design education.
I would also like to take this opportunity and thank the AEs and GEs who recently completed their term. They are: Drs. Jon Cagan (AE) from CMU, Wei Chen (AE) from Northwestern University, Mary Frecker (AE, GE) from Penn State University, Ashok Goel (GE) from Georgia Tech, Larry Howell (AE, GE) from BYU, Chintien Huang (AE) from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, Nancy Johnson (AE) from GM, Michael Kokkolaras (AE) from McGill, Canada, Craig Lusk (AE) from the University of South Florida, Dan McAdams (GE) from Texas A&M, Chris Paredis (AE) from Georgia Tech, Karthik Ramani (AE) from Purdue Univeristy, Alex Slocum (AE, GE) from MIT, Robert Stone (GE) from Oregon State University, Janis Terpenny (AE) from Iowa State University, and Kwun-Lon Ting (AE) from Tennessee Technological University.
Shapour Azarm, Editor