Research interests include: The formation kinetics of intermetallic within solders used in electronic assemblies.
Martin K. Anselm, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department, joining RIT in 2014. Previously he was the Manager of AREA Consortium at Universal Instruments. His research interest include the formation of kinetics of intermetallic within solders used in electronic assemblies. This interest led Anselm into areas of manufacturing and material properties beyond metallic systems in order to evaluate the behaviors of materials in the context of current electronic manufacturing methods. Currently his research focuses on materials used electronic products and their impact on reliability and their associated defect conditions and root causes. Anselm serves on the Board of Directors for the Surface Mount Technology Association (SMTA) and has been awarded the honor of Speaker of Distinction by that organization.
Beth Carle, Ph.D.Associate Professor
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Beth Carle, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. She joined RIT in 1996. Carle's research interests include the development of educational strategies for creating nuclear-aware engineers and the inclusion of service learning in engineering technology curricula. She is an active member of NYSETA and ASEE.
Research Interests include: Development of educational strategies for creating nuclear-aware engineers; inclusion of service learning in engineering technology curricula.
Stephanie ChapmanStaff Assistant
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Betsy DellAssociate Professor
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Elizabeth M. Dell is an associate professor in the Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology and Packaging Science Department and also serves as the Undeclared Engineering Technology Program Chair. She has been teaching at RIT since 2006 and previously was the Materials Development and Product Design Engineer for Toyota, General Motors and Delphi.
Dell's research is focused on the characterization of biodegradable plastics, environmental considerations in materials selection for product design, characterization and failure analysis of polymer based products and materials. Additionally, she is very involved in the retention of 1st and 2nd year students, women and minorities; the development of effective teamwork skills in engineering education and outreach to K-12 students and educators. Dell is currently an active member of: Women in Technology (WIT) Steering Committee and Mentoring Chair, The American Society of Engineering Education, The Society of Plastics Engineers and The Bio-Environmental Polymer Society (BEPS).
Research interests include: Characterization of biodegradable plastics and environmental consideration in materials selection for production design.
Mary Ann DonatoAcademic Advisor
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Robert Garrick, Ph.D., PEAssociate Professor
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Robert D. Garrick, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He has been at RIT since 2008. Previously, Garrick was a staff research engineer for Delphi Automotive. His work focuses on improved product realization through the use of computer aided engineering and design for 'X' tools. Garrick is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Educators. He also holds the following U.S.
US 6,167,867 - Throttle Lever Assembly, January 2, 2001
US 6,178,948 - Throttle Lever Assembly, January 30, 2001
US 6,454,242 - Modified Flow Throttle Bore, September 24, 2002
US 6,928,981 - Throttle Control for a Small Engine, August 16, 2005
US 6,962,138 - Throttle Control for a Small Engine, November 8, 200
US 7,159,563 - Piezo Electronic Throttle Control Actuator, January 9, 2007
US 7,267,101 - Throttle Default System, September 11, 2007
Research interests include: Improve Product Realization through the use of computer aided engineering and design for 'X' tools.
Martin E Gordon, PEAssociate Professor
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Martin E. Gordon is an associate professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering/Packaging Science Department. He has been teaching at RIT since 1995.
Martin is interested in bridging the gap between classroom learning and industrial application. He has been the faculty advisor for RIT's well-known Baja SAE team since its inception in 1995 and RIT's NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative since 2004. In addition, he was the chief organizer for two Baja SAE international competitions. Martin's other interest areas are the scholarship of service; engineering and technology education challenges for deaf and hard of hearing students; the academic performance of student athletes and forensic engineering. Additionally, Martin has been involved in many forensic engineering investigations. He has provided affidavits and actual courtroom testimony in dozens of cases. He is one of only approximately 400 board certified forensic engineers in the United States. Certification is given by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards through the National Academy of Forensic Engineering. Martin also maintains an active consulting practice and provides coop and full-time employment opportunities for students and graduates. He provides valuable mentoring to students and new graduates in making the transition from academia to industry. Consulting specialties include Finite Element Analysis, Aerospace Structural Analysis, Thermal Analysis and Vibration. Martin is an active member of National Academy of Forensic Engineers — NAFE, Society of Automotive Engineers — SAE, American Society for Testing and Materials — ASTM, American Society of Engineering Educators — ASEE, National Society of Professional Engineers — NSPE and the New York State Engineering Technology Association — NYSETA.
Martin is a past recipient of RIT's Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award. Some of his other honors are listed below:
Nominee - 2007 Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award
Nominee - 2006 Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award
Nominee - 2005 Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award
Nominee - 2001 Eisenhart Outstanding Teacher Award
Finalist - 1996 Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award
Member Beta Gamma Sigma - National Business Honor Society
1994-1995 SAE Outstanding Younger Member Award
US Patent No. 5429155, "Cryogenic Fluid Coupling"
Research interests include: bridging the gap between classroom learning and industrial application.
Spencer Kim, Ph.D., is a member of the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He is also the Associate Director for the American Packaging Corp. Center for Packaging Innovation, a role he has held since 2006 when he joined RIT. Previously, he was a senior engineer at L.G. Semicon, South Korea. Kim's research is focused on research and development in bio degradable plastics, bio degradable blended composites, and recycling plastics, materials characterization, engineering materials for design and process design and failure analysis. Kim is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Educators, the Society for Plastics Engineers (SPE), the Society for Biomaterials, serves as an adviser for the RIT Students' Chapter for SPE as well as a member on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Chapter of SPE.
Research Interests include: Research and development in bio degradable plastics, bio degradable blended composites, and recycling plastics, materials characterization, engineering materials for design and process design and failure analysis.
James H. Lee, Ph.D., joined the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department in 2009 as an assistant professor. He joined RIT in 2007 as research faculty in the Golisano Institute for Sustainability. Lee's research interests are focused on natural gas fueled engine development, small aircraft engine development, and energy systems and fuel cell systems. Lee is an active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automobile Engineers and is a professional engineer registered in the state of New York. Lee is an Eisenhower Fellow for Transportation Studies.
Research interests include: Natural gas fueled engine development, small aircraft engine development, and energy systems and fuel cell systems.
William M. Leonard, is an associate professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department and serves as Program Chair for Mechanical Engineering Technology. He has been at RIT since 1997. His areas of interest and research focus on advanced product design, rapid development and product prototyping and innovative engine design. Leonard is an active member of ASME and ASEE.
Research interests include: advanced product design, rapid development and product prototyping and Innovative engine design.
Christopher Lewis, Ph.D.Lecturer
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Research interests include: Polymer formulation and materials selection; product development; shape memory polymers; polymer crystallization; polymer processing; failure analysis of polymers.
Christopher Lewis, Ph.D., is a lecturer in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at RIT. He joined the university in 2014 and was previously a post-doctoral research assistant at the University of Rochester. Lewis’ recent research has focused on the synthesis and characterization of advanced functional polymeric materials with potential use in shape memory and self-healing applications. Most recently he has been working on the development of a novel, biodegradable shape memory polymer for use in biomedical applications.
Lewis also has several years of experience in the polymer field. Most recently he worked as a Sr. Materials Engineer for Delphi Corporation where he was engaged in materials development and materials selection, failure analysis, polymer process development and product development activities for automotive powertrain applications. He has also worked as a materials engineer at General Motors Corporation performing failure analysis of polymer exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells and as plastics manufacturing engineer at Tyco Electronics engaged in polymer processing, product and mold design, and material selection activities.
Ti-Lin LiuAssociate Professor
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Ti-Lin Liu is an associate professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology / Packaging Science Department. He has been teaching at RIT since 1987. Previously he was the Chair Professor of the Mechanics Department at Shanghai University of Technology. His areas of interest include finite element analysis with ALGOR, computer simulation with working model and Matlab/Simulink, numerical analysis, solid mechanics, heat transfer and system dynamics/vibration. Liu is an active member of the New York State Engineering Technology Association. He has been the recipient of teaching awards in China and was the sole recipient of the 2001 Annual Grant Reward from MSC Software Corporation, San Mateo, CA.
Research interests include: Finite element analysis with ALGOR, computer simulation with working model and Matlab/Simulink.
Carl A. Lundgren is a professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He has been at RIT for over 28 years. Previously, he served as Lower Division Program Chair for Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology. His areas of interests include alternative energy systems, HVAC composites and biofuels. Scholarly works are in two areas; pedagogy, engaged learning through projected based learning and undergraduate research/product development; and bio-ethanol from ensiled biomass. Lundgren is an active member of ASEE, ETA and a member of the Advisory Board of Empowerus Tools (alumni owned and specializing in adaptive tools). He is also a three-time winner of NYSERDA Design prizes related to Solar Design. Lundgren has also been a past winner of the New Residential Solar Design Competition, the Commercial Builders Solar Design Competition and the Residential Retrofit Solar Design Competition.
Research interests include: Alternative energy systems, HVAC, composites, biofuels.
Michael P. Medlar is a lecturer in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He joined RIT in 2010 and previously worked as an engineer at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory for almost eight years. His research interests include mechanics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and two-phase flow. Medlar has been honored as an RIT Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Award and the William F. Halbleib Prize for Excellence in Mechanical Engineering Dynamics.
Michael J. Parthum, Sr., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department and serves as the program chair for Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology. His field of research for the past five years has been in MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) and charge injection technology. He is currently working on research projects in the fields of MEMS and RF-ID. Parthum has staff access to the SMFL's cleanroom where he is certified on 17 tools and super-user on 9 tools in the Fab. He has developed a new method for stress mitigation and enhanced strength in free standing MEMS structures (patents filed).
Additionally, Parthum has developed a new method for temperature sensing in MEMS devices for RF-ID. His areas of interest include thin films / composite materials and glassy metals and he is also working developing and implementing Multi-Media based tools to enhance the students learning experience. This includes video presentations; web based contacts, and self-study to promote life-long learning. Parthum also has a strong interest in the Design for Life philosophy, in that with the limited resources that exist on this planet, plus the problems with disposal (landfill) and the costs of remanufacturing/recycling, greater focus should be made at the design phase of a project/product to consider the "useful life" of that product. He has also been working on advancements in motorcycle safety and the applications of Alternative Powered Vehicles. Published work includes Stress Mitigation in Thin Films and MEMS Devices; Enhanced Strength in Thin Films and MEMS Devices; Teaching and Tablets; using tablet computers in the classroom and Motorcycle Helmet Testing: Procedures and Helmet Technology.
Parthum is an active member ASME, ASEE, AMA and the Monroe county Chapter of ABATE.
B.A., Drake University, Des Moines IA
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN
Research Interests include: Developing micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) devices for mechanical, fluidic, and optical applications.
Alan D. Raisanen, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology/Packaging Science Department. He joined RIT in 2001 and was most recently the Technical Directorfor RIT’s NYSTAR IT Collaboratory. His research currently involves developing micro-electro-mechanical (MEMS) devices for mechanical, fluidic, and optical applications. Some applications include micropumps for human-implantable drug delivery or analytical lab-on-a-chip devices, dielectric devices for harnessing light pressure to provide mechanical lift analogous to an airplane’s wing, mechanical optical devices to replace the natural human eye lens with an artificial implantable prosthesis that restores the natural accommodating (focusing) ability, and electromechanically-driven micromirrors that can be used to steer multiple optical beams for telecommunications, display, and spectroscopic imaging systems. In order to make these devices practical, I am also engaged in research to characterize the fundamental mechanical behaviors of the thin film materials used to fabricate these devices. I am also involved in materials processing and device fabrication of photovoltaics and nanomaterials, specifically in developing manufacturable processes and process flows for devices using these materials. Some of these materials are being used in collaborative RIT Nanopower Research Laboratory research in photovoltaics and Lithium battery technologies. Finally, I am developing new processing tool technologies (primarily plasma deposition and etching tools) that are necessary for fabricating micromechanical devices from silicon as well as other more exotic materials. These tools require extensive work in vacuum technology, machine design, robotics, welding and machining, making them ideal vehicles for self-contained co-op studies, senior design, and multidisciplinary design projects.
S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D.MMET Department Chair, Director CEMA, Professor
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S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D., Professor, Director of Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly and MMET Department Chair
Ph.D., Binghamton University; M.E., Rochester Institute of Technology; B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, PSG College of Technology, India
Campus Address: Golisano Building (#70) 1179
Campus Telephone: 585-475-6081
Research interests include: Surface mount electronics packaging, automation, PLC controls and systems integration, web-based laboratory experimentation and control and robotics and automated systems.
S. Manian Ramkumar, Ph.D., is a professor, Director of Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly, and department chair for MMET. He also serves as Graduate Program Chair for the M.S. degree in Manufacturing and Mechanical Systems Integration and has been at RIT since 1991. Ramkumar’s work is focused on surface mount electronics packaging, automation, PLC controls and systems integration, web-based laboratory experimentation and control and robotics and automated systems. His peer reviewing activity includes:
Microelectronics Reliability Journal
IEEE Transactions in Electronics Packaging Manufacturing
IEEE Transactions on Reliability
Manufacturing Division of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Journal of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology (JASET)
National Science Foundation (NSF) – Proposal Reviewer
Penwell Publishing Group (SMT Magazine) (2007 - Present)
Surface Mount Technology Association
Currently serves on the Nomination Committee for electing Board of Directors and also on the Technical Advisory Board and is President of SMTA Empire Chapter (NY State) and has served as Vice President of Technical Programs.
Honors and Awards
Nominated to the Board of Trustees Outstanding Scholarship Award by the Deans Council of the University (2008)
Innovation in Teaching and Learning with Technology award for 2008
Nominated for the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department (2007)
Nominated for RIT’s Principal Investigator Presidential Award from CAST (2007)
Nominated for the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Systems Science and Industrial Engineering Department (2007)
Established a fully functional process and failure analysis laboratory valued at over $2,500,000 through industry donations
Secured over $1,000,000 in grant funding for curriculum development, applied research and equipment, from federal agencies and professional societies (NSF, NASA and SME)
Nominated for the Eisenhart Outstanding Teaching Award (3 years)
Exceptional Scholar Award for excellence and leadership in the area of scholarship in CAST. (May 2006)
Served as an Endowed Chair for the College from 1997-2007
Award of Commendation from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Region 4, for outstanding contributions to manufacturing and manufacturing engineering education, 1994.
Second Place in the National Robotics Contest organized by SME, 1992 (Faculty Advisor for SME Student Chapter)
Best Outgoing Mechanical Engineering Student Award for outstanding overall curricular and extra-curricular performance (1988)
Best Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project Award (1988)