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Dale R. Tree

May 20, 2020 02:52 PM
Professor and Department Chair

360B EB
Office Hours
Thursday 2-5 pm
By Appointment (contact Joanie Nelson at 801-422-4372 or

Combustion, Optical Diagnostics

PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mechanical Engineering, April 1992Dissertation: "Soot Particle Size and Number Density Measurements in a Direct Injection Diesel Engine Using Light Scattering, Radiation, and Extinction"Attended 8/88 to 5/92Minor Chemical EngineeringMSME, Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering, August 1988Thesis: "Development of a Heat Flux Gauge for a Partially Insulated Internal Combustion Engine"Attended 6/86 to 8/88BS, Brigham Young University, Mechanical Engineering, April 1986Attended 9/80-4/81, 9/83-4/86

Carl Sorensen

May 11, 2020 03:31 PM
Associate Chair and Professor

350F EB
Office Hours
MWF 10:00am-11:00am
MWF 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friction Stir Welding, Design Team Formation Methods, Effects of Manufacturing Process Variation in Design

Carl Sorensen is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Capstone Program. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and has worked as a consultant in manufacturing processes for General Electric and Chrysler, as well as numerous smaller companies. He received the 2015 Ben C. Sparks Medal from ASME for his work in supporting design, build, and test education through the BYU Capstone program. He is the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Professorship Award from Brigham Young University.

Marc Killpack

May 11, 2020 03:31 PM
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator

360E EB
Office Hours
Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00am-10:00am
via zoom, contact for link

Soft Robots, Human-Robot Interaction, Controls, Robot Manipulation, Computer vision and 3D Sensing, Haptic Sensing

Marc Killpack completed his Ph.D. in Robotics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined BYU as an Assistant Professor in December of 2013. His areas of expertise include soft robotics, human-robot interaction, controls, mechanics and perception for robotics and other automated systems. His current research interests relate to improving modeling and control for robot manipulation in unstructured and difficult environments. This includes applications related to search and rescue, disaster response and human robot interaction. While at Georgia Tech in the Healthcare Robotics Lab (HRL), Marc worked on projects including sensing and control for mobile robot bases, automating learning from robot grasping, manipulation around and interacting with human subjects, and control of a robot arm in cluttered and unmodeled environments. Prior to joining HRL, he completed Masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from both Georgia Tech and AM Paris Tech (formerly ENSAM) in Metz, France. In 2007, Marc graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Eric Homer

May 11, 2020 03:33 PM
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

350L EB
Office Hours
Available by appointment

Materials Modeling, Grain Boundary Structure-Property Relationships, Mechanical Behavior of Polycrystalline Metals

Eric R. Homer is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering with research and teaching emphases in Materials Science & Engineering. As a Materials Scientist and Mechanical Engineer, Eric investigates how the atomic- and micro-scale structure of materials affects their macroscopic properties that can be used in the design and construction of engineering structures. His main research focus is in computational materials science where he has developed models and software to simulate a variety of material phenomena.
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