Professor and Department Chair
Thursday 2-5 pm
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ResearchCombustion, Optical Diagnostics
BackgroundPhD, 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
Associate Chair and Professor
ResearchFriction Stir Welding, Design Team Formation Methods, Effects of Manufacturing Process Variation in Design
BackgroundCarl 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.
Tuesday 2-3; Thursday 1-2
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ResearchDr. Bowden's primary research interests are in spinal biomechanics and medical device design, with an emphasis on developing an improved understanding of the mechanical triggers for low back pain. He uses non-linear finite element analysis, medical imaging, and mechanical testing to characterize the responses of biological soft tissues.
He has a strong educational focus on developing engineering leaders who will recognize and act on opportunities to make the world a better place.
BackgroundAnton E. Bowden joined the mechanical engineering department at BYU in 2007, where he promptly founded the BYU Applied Biomechanics Engineering Laboratory.
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
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ResearchMechatronic Systems, Dynamic Systems, Robotics, Haptic Interfaces
BackgroundMark Colton earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Utah. His teaching and research interests include mechatronics, dynamic systems, and haptic interfaces. Before coming to BYU, he worked as an engineer for Sarcos, Inc. in Salt Lake City, where he participated in the development of research and entertainment robots. His current focus is on undergraduate education.
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