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Graduate Seminar Nov. 29th, 2021: Larry Howell

Publish! The Why, How, and Where of Publishing Your Research

Writing and disseminating research results are an important part of the research process. Understanding the publication process can help you perform better and more efficient research, and can increase the chances of your work being accepted for publication. This seminar will provide an overview of the publication process typical in engineering.

Professor Howell is past Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics and the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, has organized and coordinated reviews for multiple conferences and symposia, and has served as a reviewer for over 70 different journals. He has co-authored over 250 technical publications and is a co-inventor on over 40 US patents. He is a co-editor of the Handbook of Compliant Mechanisms and the author of Compliant Mechanisms published by John Wiley & Sons, which have also been translated into Chinese.

Prof. Howell received his B.S. from Brigham Young University and his M.S. and Ph.D. from Purdue University. Prior to joining BYU he was a visiting professor at Purdue University, a finite element analysis consultant for Engineering Methods, Inc., and an engineer on the design of the YF-22 (the prototype for the U.S. Air Force F-22). He is a Fellow of ASME, past chair of the ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Committee, and the recipient of the ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Award, an NSF CAREER Award, the ASME Machine Design Award, BYU Technology Transfer Award, the Purdue University Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award (alumni award), and the BYU Maeser Distinguished Lecturer Award (BYU’s highest faculty award). He and his wife live in Orem.