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Martin Gordon

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

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Martin Gordon

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology


BSME, MSME, MBA, State University of New York at Buffalo; PE


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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.
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.
3 Credits
In this course students will investigate how mechanical parts fail through static, fatigue, and surface modes. Students will analyze the stresses, apply failure theories, and design mechanical components to last. The fatigue characteristics for given metal samples will be investigated through experimentation, analysis, and deduction of experimental results. The computer is used extensively in analysis, FEA, and design process.

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  • May 7, 2019

    Four Baja cars race down dirt hill.

    RIT hosts 100 international collegiate racing teams for Baja SAE Rochester June 6–9

    Teams from universities in the United States as well as Canada, India, Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela will compete for the Mike Schmidt Iron Team Trophy, an award given to the overall season champion. More than 1,300 student-engineers, who designed and built off-road vehicles, are expected for the event that will consist of hill and rock climbs, acceleration and maneuverability challenges and a four-hour endurance race.

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Published Conference Proceedings
Wang, Mingmin, et al. "Auto-simulator Preparation for Research into Assessing the Correlation Between Human Driving Behaviors and Fixation Patterns." Proceedings of the IS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2018. Ed. Society for Imaging Science and Technology. Burlingame, CA: Society for Imaging Science and Technology, Print.
O’Neil, Jennifer A., et al. "Is Unaided Active Learning an Effective Teaching Method for those with Learning Disabilities?" Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Congress. Ed. Marilyn Dyrud. Salt Lake City, UT: ASEE, Print.
Gordon, Martin, et al. "Developing a Time-Based Expectancy for Driver Perception-Reaction Time at Night." Proceedings of the Joint Accident Reconstruction Conference. Ed. NYSTARS. Lake George, NY: n.p., Print.
Gordon, Martin E. and Justin Pearson. "Highway Accident Rates for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Drivers - Forensic Engineering Application." Proceedings of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers Conference. Ed. Ellen Parson. Tampa, FL: National Academy of Forensic Engineers, 2016. Print.
Invited Article/Publication
Gordon, Martin E. "How do Forensic Engineers Investigate Bridge Collapses, like the one in Miami?" The Conversation. (2018). Web.
Cometa, Michelle and Martin E. Gordon. "Baja Race Teams Zoom to RIT for 2019 World Challenge." RES Magazine. (2018). Web.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Gordon, Martin E. "Forensic Engineering: Engineering Applied to the Law." Rochester Engineering Symposium. Rochester Engineering Society. Rochester, NY. 18 Apr. 2017. Keynote Speech.
Gordon, Martin E. "Finding and Using a Forensic Engineer in Personal Injury Cases." University of Buffalo, Personal Injury Law Course. University of Buffalo Law School. Buffalo, NY. 25 Oct. 2017. Guest Lecture.
Gordon, Martin E. "Forensic Engineering: A Sampling of Accident Reconstruction Cases." Province of Ontario, Ministry of Labour Meeting. Province of Ontario, Ministry of Labour. Missisaugua, Ontario, Canada. 19 Oct. 2017. Address.
Gordon, Martin E. "The Engineer as Expert Witness." Law School Class in Personal Injury Law. University of Buffalo Law School. Buffalo, NY. 28 Oct. 2015. Guest Lecture.
Journal Paper
Herbert, A.M., et al. "Augmented Realify HUDS: Warning Signs and Driver Situation Awareness." Journal of Vision 17. 7 (2017): 40-48. Print.
Gordon, Martin E. and Justin J. Pearson. "Preliminary Analysis of Roadway Accident Rates for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Drivers Forensic Engineering Application." Joumal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 33. 1 (2016): 1-10. Print.
Gordon, Martin E. "Forensic Engineering Investigation of a Three-Vehicle Accident." Journal of the National Academy of Forensic Engineers 31. 2 (2014): 21-30. Print.