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Alan Raisanen

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4828
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Alan Raisanen

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, Drake University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota

585-475-4828

Currently Teaching

MCET-400
3 Credits
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address technical problems assigned as projects. Experimental techniques, instrumentation, and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Experiments will utilize principles of engineering (including mechanics and materials) and statistics. Students will work in groups and independently to document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
MFET-685
3 Credits
Technology and application of robots and CNC in an integrated manufacturing environment is the focus of this course. An introductory understanding of robotic hardware and software will be provided. The hardware portion of this course involves robot configurations, drive mechanisms, power systems (hydraulic, pneumatic and servo actuators), end-effectors, sensors and control systems. The software portion of this course involves the various methods of textual and lead through programming. Digital interfacing of robots with components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, and numerical control will be introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics will also be discussed. This course also has a strong laboratory component that emphasizes hands-on training. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MFET-585.
MFET-586
1 Credits
This laboratory course provides hands on experience with robotics and CNC in manufacturing.
MFET-585
2 Credits
This course deals with the technology and application of robots and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) in a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) environment. It will provide a thorough understanding of robotic and CNC hardware and software. The hardware aspects include robot and CNC configurations, drive mechanisms, power systems (hydraulic, pneumatic, and servo actuators), end-effectors and end-of-arm-tooling, sensors, control systems, machine vision, programming, safety, and integration. The software aspect deals with the various methods of textual and lead through programming. Digital Interfacing of robots with other CIM components such as programmable logic controllers, computer-controlled machines, conveyors, etc. will be introduced. Robotic cell design and the socio-economic impact of robotics will also be discussed. A strong laboratory hands-on training component is a co-requisite for this course – MFET-586. Students may not take and receive credit for this course if they have already taken MFET-685.
MFET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
MFET-798
0 Credits
Continuation of Capstone
MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.
MCET-599
1 - 3 Credits
This course allows an upper-class mechanical engineering technology student the opportunity to independently investigate, under faculty supervision, aspects of the mechanical engineering field. Proposals for an independent study must be approved by the sponsoring faculty and the MMET department chair. Students are limited to a maximum of three semester credit hours of independent study projects and two sections in any semester, and a maximum of six semester credit hours of independent study used to fulfill degree requirements.
ENGT-189
1 - 4 Credits
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in intended to augment the existing curriculum. Special Topics courses are offered periodically. Watch for titles in the course listing each semester.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Raisanen, Alan, et al. "High Performance Silicon Free-Standing Anodes Fabricated by Low-Pressure and Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition onto Carbon Nanotube Electrodes." Journal of Intelligence Community Research and Development 15 August. (2013): 10. Print.
Raisanen, Alan D., et al. "Simulation of Practical Single-Pixel Wire-Grid Polarizers for Superpixel Stokes Vector Imaging Arrays." Optical Engineering 51. 1 (2012): 016201-1-016201-6. Print.
Raisanen, Alan D., et al. "Simulation of Practical Single-Pixel Wire Grid Polarizers for Superpixel Stokes Vector Imaging Arrays." Optical Engineering 51. 016201 (2012) Print.
Raisanen, Alan D., et al. "Stable Optical Lift." Nature Photonics 5. (2011): 48-51. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Raisanen, Alan, et al. "First Report on Quantum Dot Coated CMOS CID arrays for the UV and VUV." Proceedings of the UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XVIII, Aug 25 2013, San Diego CA. Ed. Oswald H. Siegmund. San Diego, CA: SPIE, 2013. Print.