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Chris Mattson

Professor

350 Eb
Provo, UT 84602-4119

Biography

Office Hours

Monday: 4-5pm
Wednesday: 12-1pm
Thursday: 1-2pm

Research

Product Development, Design for the Developing World, Engineering Design Theory and Methodology, Multiobjective and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Biography
Graduate Students
Publications
Courses

EDUCATION

Ph.D. 2003, Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
M.S. 2001, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University (BYU)
B.S. 1999, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

05/2012 – Present Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, BYU
07/201407/2015 Fulbright Scholar (sabbatical), UK
06/2006 – 04/2012 Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, BYU
03/2004 – 06/2006 Global Director of Engineering Design and Research, ATL Technology
11/2003 – 03/2004 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, RPI
04/2001 – 11/2003 Research Assistant, RPI
04/2000 – 04/2001 Research Assistant, BYU
04/1999 – 04/2000 Mechanical Engineer, ATL Technology
08/1996 – 04/1999 Engineering Assistant, ATL Technology

Current Graduate Students

Wood, Amy, Ph.D. Dissertation in process, Brigham Young University.

Allen, Jeff, Ph.D. Dissertation in process, Brigham Young University.

Watson, Jason, M.S. Thesis in process, Brigham Young University.

Thacker, Kendall, M.S./MBA Thesis in process, Brigham Young University.

Past PhD Students

Larson, Brad, Ph.D. 2012, Brigham Young University.

Harston, Stephen, Ph.D. 2012, Brigham Young University.

Lewis, Patrick, Ph.D. 2012, Brigham Young University.

Current Undergraduate Research Assistants

Charles Wood

McCall Barger

Braden Hancock

Tim Nysetvold

Graduate Students Advised

Morrise, Jacob, M.S. 2012, Brigham Young University.

Anderson, Travis, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

Campbell, Robert, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

Curtis, Shane, M.S. 2012, Brigham Young University.

Tackett, Morgan, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

Wasley, Nicholas, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

LeBaron, Devin, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

Duffield, Luke, M.S. 2013, Brigham Young University.

Knight, Darren, “Return on Investment Analysis for Implementing Barriers to Reverse Engineering and Imitation,” M.S. Thesis in process, Brigham Young University, June 2011.

Anderson, Nikki, “Characterization of the Initial Flow Rate of Information During Reverse Engineering,” M.S. Thesis in process, Brigham Young University, June 2011.

Barnum, Garrett J., "A Computationally-Assisted Methodology for Rapid Exploration of Design Possibilities in Conceptual Design," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2010.

Lewis, Patrick K., "Multiobjective Optimization Method for Identifying Modular Product Platforms and Modules that Account for Changing Needs Over Time," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2010.

Harston, Stephen P., "A Methodology for Designing Product Compnonents with Built-in Barriers to Reverse Engineering," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2009.

Haddock, Neil D., "Characterizing Material Property Tradeoffs of Polycrystalline Diamond for Design Evaluation and Selection," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2009.

Yearsley, Jonathan D., "Product Family Design Using Smart Pareto Filters," M.S. Thesis Brigham Young University, April 2009.

Bowman, K. Eric, "Optimization Constrained CAD Framework with Iso-Performing Design Generator," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, December 2008.

Meaders, John C., "An Optimization-Based Framework for Designing Robust CAM-Based Constant-Force Compliant Mechanism," M.S. Thesis, Brigham Young University, August 2008.

Undergraduate Research Students Advised

Halgren, Kyle, Brigham Young University -- Currently working at Ford

Koecher, Michael – Co-authored publication as an undergraduate. Currently pursuing an M.S. degree from Brigham Young University.

Prasai, Dikshya – Co-authored publication as an undergraduate.

Wasley, Nicholas – Helped with proposal writing, and is currently pursing an M.S. degree at Brigham Young University.

Murray, Vance - Supported by the National Science Foundation, "CAREER: Design Strategies to Benefit from the Profit-by-Poverty-Alleviation Paradox," Mattson, C. A., (PI).

Curtis, Shane - Supported by the National Science Foundation, "A Framework for Maintaining Product Superiority by Designing Hardware that Protects Itself from Reverse Engineering," Mattson, C. A., (PI), Adams, B. L., (Co-PI).

Seegmiller, Dan - Supported by the National Science Foundation, "A Framework for Maintaining Product Superiority by Designing Hardware that Protects Itself from Reverse Engineering," Mattson, C. A., (PI), Adams, B. L., (Co-PI).

Boyce, Nathan - Received ORCA Grant, co-authored publication, currently at Air Force Institue of Technology pursuing MS in Engineering.

Harston, Stephen - Received ORCA Grant, co-authored multiple publications, current at Brigham Young University pursuing PhD in Mechanical Enginerring under Dr. Mattson's advisement.

Bowman, K. Eric - Co-authored publication, completed MS in Mechanical Engineering under Dr. Mattson's advisement.

Advising of Student Awards

Advisor for Patrick Lewis who won 3rd place in 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference Student Paper Competition in September 2010. Lewis, P. K., Murray, V., and Mattson, C. A., "Accounting for Changing Customer Needs With s-Pareto Frontiers," AIAA-2010-9039, 13th AIAA/ISSMO Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, FortWorth TX, Sep. 13-15, 2010.

Advisor for students John Meaders and Stephen Harston who won the Jack Spergel Memorial Award for Outstanding Technical Paper at the 57th International Wire & Cable Symposium and Conference in Nov 2009. Invited Paper "Recent Developments in the Design and Optimization of constant Force Electrical Contacts," by Meaders, J. C., Harston, S. P., and Mattson, C. A., Charlotte, NC, Nov 9, 2009.

Advisor for student (Stephen Harston) who was selected to represent BYU at the 2009 Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) "Capitalizing on Heterogeneity and Anistrophy to Find Designs with Unexpected Performance," Feb 20, 2009.

Advisor for John Meaders and Stephen Harston who won a Best Paper Award for the 37th International Institute of connector and Interconnection Technology (IICIT) Connector and Interconnection Symposium, "Recent Developments in the Design and Optimization of Constant Force Electrical Contacts," by Meaders, J. C., Harston, S. P., and Mattson, C. A., Naperville, Il, May 12-13, 2008.

A full list of Dr. Mattson's publications can be found HERE.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. Hancock, B. J., Nysetvold, T., Mattson, C. A., “L-Dominance: An Approximate-Domination Mechanism for Adaptive Resolution of Pareto Frontiers,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 2015, IN PRESS ​
  2. Mattson, C. A., and Wood, A. E., “Nine Principles for Design for the Developing World as Derived from the Engineering Literature”, Journal of Mechanical Design, 2014, Vol. 136, No. 12, pp. 121403, 15 pages, DOI 10.1115/1.4027984
  3. Curtis, S. K., Mattson, C. A., Hancock, B. J., and Lewis, P. K., Divergent Exploration in Design with a Dynamic Multiobjective Optimization Formulation, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp 645-657, 2013, published online DOI 10.1007/s00158-012-0855-8
  4. Lewis, P. K., and Mattson, C. A., “A Method for Developing Systems that Traverse the Pareto Frontiers of Multiple System Concepts Over Time,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 45(4), April, 2012, pp. 467–478.
  5. Curtis, S. K., Harston, S. P., and Mattson, C. A., “The Fundamentals of Barriers to Reverse Engineering and their Implementation into Mechanical Components,” Research in Engineer- ing Design, Vol 22, 2011, pp. 245-261.
  6. Harston, S. P., and Mattson, C. A., “Metrics for Evaluating the Barrier and Time to Reverse Engineer a Product,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 132, 2010, pp 041009 (9 pages).
  7. Mattson, C. A., Mullur, A. A., and Messac, A., “Case Studies in Concept Exploration and Selection with s-Pareto Frontiers,” International Journal of Product Development, Special Issue on Space Exploration and Design Optimization, Vol. 9, No.1/2/3, 2009, pp. 32–59.
  8. Weight, B. L., Mattson, C. A., Magleby, S. P., and Howell, L. L., “Configuration Selection, Modeling, and Preliminary Testing in Support of Constant Force Electrical Connectors,” ASME Journal of Electronic Packaging, Vol. 129, No. 3, 2007, pp 236-255.
  9. Mattson, C. A., and Messac, A., “Pareto Frontier Based Concept Selection under Uncer- tainty, with Visualization,” Optimization and Engineering, Kluwer Publishers - Special Issue on Multidisciplinary Design Optimization, Invited Paper, Vol. 6, No. 1, 2005, pp. 85-115.
  10. Mattson, C. A., Mullur, A. A., and Messac, A., “Smart Pareto Filter: Obtaining a Minimal Representation of Multiobjective Design Space,” Engineering Optimization, Vol. 36, No. 4, 2004, pp. 721-740.
  11. Messac, A., Ismail-Yahaya, A., and Mattson, C. A., “The Normalized Normal Constraint Method for Generating the Pareto Frontier,” Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Vol. 25, No. 2, 2003, pp. 86-98.
  12. Mattson, C. A. and Messac, A., “Concept Selection Using s-Pareto Frontiers,” AIAA Journal, Vol. 41, No. 6, 2003, pp. 1190-1198.
  13. Messac, A., and Mattson, C. A., “Generating Well-Distributed Sets of Pareto Points for Engineering Design Using Physical Programming,” Optimization and Engineering, Kluwer Publishers, Vol. 3, Issue 4, 2002, pp. 431-450.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

  • Global Product Development (ME EN 579)
  • Advanced Product Development (ME EN 576)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Crocker Fellows 2 (ME EN 497)
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Crocker Fellows 1 (ME EN 495)
  • Integrated Product and Process Design 2 (ME EN 476)
  • Integrated Product and Process Design 1 (ME EN 475)
  • Introduction to Scientific Computing and Computer-Aided Engineering (ME EN 373)
  • Mechanical System Design Fundamentals (ME EN 372)

Research Interests

Dr. Mattson's primary area of interest is engineering design theory and methodology, with a particular emphasis on multiobjective/multidisciplinary optimization and decision-making at the conceptual and preliminary design stages. He is specifically interested in developing formal design methodologies that (i) integrate various discipline-specific models and analyses under a single non-deterministic optimization framework, (ii) capitalize on the immense power of computational optimization early in the design process – before design freedoms have been significantly reduced, and (iii) are pragmatic and easy for practicing engineers to use.

Applications range from multiscale design to engineering based poverty alleviation to systems design methods. Other areas of interest include uncertainty modeling, surrogate modeling, product family design, modular product design, and multinational engineering design.

Teaching Interests

Dr. Mattson's teaching interests are in team-based engineering design and product development. He has taught various engineering design classes. Some involving sponsored projects, global travel and interaction with global companies, and others involving students from diverse disciplines from around the campus.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2020 - Present)
  • Engineering Faculty Development Fellowship, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering, Brigham Young University (2019 - Present)
  • Keith Duffin Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship, Brigham Young University (2019 - 2019)
  • Ben C. Sparks Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2015 - 2015)
  • Fulbright Scholar Award, United States Department of State (2014 - 2015)
  • NSF CAREER Award, "Design Strategies to Benefit from the Profit-by-Poverty-Alleviation Paradox", National Science Foundation (2010 - 2014)
  • Class of '49 Endowed Young Scholar Award, Brigham Young University (2013 - 2013)
  • Outstanding Service Award, AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee (2010 - 2010)
  • The Jack Spergel Memorial Award for Outstanding Technical Paper, Invited Paper, ``Recent Developments in the Design and Optimization of Constant Force Electrical Contacts, International Wire and Cable Symposium, Inc (2009 - 2009)
  • Best Paper Award, 37th International Institute of Connector and Interconnection Technology (IICIT) Connector and Interconnection Symposium, ``Recent Developments in the Design and Optimization of Constant Force Electrical Contacts, International Institute of Connector and Interconnection Technology (2008 - 2008)
  • Service Award: Multidiciplinary Design and Optimization Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2004 - 2004)
  • International Mechanism Design Contest, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2002 - 2002)

Memberships

  • The Design Society (2018 - Present)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2001 - Present)
  • Sigma Xi (2001 - Present)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineering (1996 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Committee/Council Chair, ASME Engineering for Global Development Committee (2020 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, ASME Design Automation Committee (DAC) (2015 - 2020)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Design (2014 - 2019)
  • Committee/Council Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, EGD Research Committee (2013 - 2019)
  • Conference-Related Role, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2017 - 2018)
  • Conference-Related Role, ASME Design Automation Committee (DAC) (2016 - 2017)
  • Conference-Related Role, ASME Design Automation Committee (DAC) (2015 - 2016)
  • Committee/Council Member, AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee (2003 - 2015)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Structural and Multidiciplinary Optimization Journal (2006 - 2014)
  • Conference-Related Role, AIAA (2010 - 2012)
  • Conference-Related Role, AIAA (2011 - 2011)

Courses Taught

Publications

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