Volume: 136(2) - February, 2014
I am pleased to report that in 2013 the Journal of Mechanical Design had 568 submitted papers, which is an all-time record. I am thankful to the authors who continue to entrust the Journal with their best papers and thus position JMD at a higher level of excellence and impact. I am also grateful to the Journal’s reviewers, associate editors, and staff members who are hard at work to expedite the review of the submitted papers. Our data continues to show that, on the average, the papers submitted to JMD are taking significantly less time to review and publish as compared to prior years.
I am delighted to announce and welcome seven new associate editors who recently joined the Journal’s editorial board. These are highly respected educators and researchers in their respective design engineering fields:
Shorya Awtar is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, in 1998, M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2000, and Sc.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. He worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and GE Global Research prior to joining the University of Michigan. Shorya’s areas of interests include machine design, mechanism design, flexure mechanisms, precision engineering, and mechatronic systems.
Andy Dong is a Professor and the Warren Centre Chair for Engineering Innovation in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. He received his B.S. in 1992, his M.S. in 1995, and his Ph.D. in 1997, all in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He holds a Future Fellowship sponsored by the Australian Research Council. He served as the Conference Chair in 2013 for the 25th ASME Conference on Design Theory and Methodology. Andy’s areas of interest include design thinking, predictive analytics, computational design, and design management.
Christopher Mattson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU). He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from BYU in 1999 and 2001 respectively and his Ph.D. in 2003 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining the faculty at BYU, Prof. Mattson was the Global Director of Engineering Design and Research at ATL Technology. He is the recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Chris’ areas of interest include product development, multiobjective optimization, computational design, and design for the developing world.
Ettore Pennestri’ is a Professor of Mechanics Applied to Machines at the University of Roma Tor Vergata in Italy. He received Laurea in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza in 1980, M.S. and Doctor of Engineering Science degrees from Columbia University in 1987 and, 1991, respectively. He also holds a teaching appointment at Universita’ Campus Biomedico (Rome). He has received grants from industry such as Fiat Research Center and Ferrari SpA and Italian government agencies. Ettore’s areas of interest include powertrain design, mechanisms design, computational kinematics, biomechanics, and multibody dynamics.
Carolyn Conner Seepersad is an Associate Professor and General Dynamics Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her B.S. degree from West Virginia University in 1996, and M.S. and Ph.D. from the Georgia Tech in 2001 and 2004, respectively, all in mechanical engineering. She also earned a B.A./M.A. from Oxford University in 1998 as a Rhodes Scholar. Among others, she has received a Best Paper Award from the ASME Design Theory and Methodology Conference. Carolyn’s areas of interest include design automation, design of engineering materials and structures, set-based design, design for additive manufacturing, conceptual design and innovation.
Kristina Shea is a Professor for Engineering Design and Computing at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993, 1995 and 1997, respectively. She serves on the Board of Management of the Design Society and several other editorial boards. She is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the Design Society. She worked at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Cambridge University, UK, and TU München, Germany. Kristina’s areas of interest include design methods, design representations, synthesis, computational design, model-based design, and additive manufacturing.
G. Gary Wang is a professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Victoria, Canada. He is a past chair of the ASME Design Automation Conference and ASME Design Automation Committee. He is the recipient of 2005 I.W. Smith award from The Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering. He is a Fellow of ASME. Gary’s areas of interest include engineering optimization, metamodel-based design optimization, design visualization, and design for manufacturing.
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