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Michael Medlar

Senior Lecturer

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-4026
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Michael Medlar

Senior Lecturer

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-4026

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Published Conference Proceedings
Medlar, Michael P. and Edward C. Hensel. "Validation of a Physics Based Three Phonon Scattering Algorithm Implemented in the Statistical Phonon Transport Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Ed. ASME. New York, NY: n.p., 2021. Web.
Medlar, Michael P. and Edward C. Hensel. "Validation of an Enhanced Dispersion Algorithm for Use with the Statistical Phonon Transport Model." Proceedings of the ASME 2020 Heat Transfer Summer Conference. Ed. ASME Heat Transfer Division. New York, NY: ASME Digital Collection, 2020. Web.

Currently Teaching

MCET-101
3 Credits
Students will apply engineering problem solving methods used in industry to complete projects involving engineering topics such as mechanics, circuits, robotics, and thermodynamics. Software tools are used to model their designs, perform design calculations, collect and analyze data. Finally, students will present their work professionally using both written and oral communication software. The goal of the class is to have students become familiar with the many aspects of mechanical engineering through hands on, experiential learning and prepares them to work professionally and effectively in a team setting both in college and in industry.
MCET-221
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of structures and machines. Students learn to calculate stresses and deflections in axially loaded members, beams, shafts, and columns. Topics include statically indeterminate problems, thermal stress, stress concentration, combined stress by superposition, and Mohr’s Circle. Students also gain experience with teamwork, project management, and communications as they complete recitation and project assignments.
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.
MCET-430
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to the properties of pure substances, gas laws, first law of thermodynamics, along with an introduction to fluid mechanics are studied and applied. Students learn through an integrated presentation of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics how to approach and solve reasonable thermal-fluid problems. Topics include the first law of thermodynamics, specific heat, ideal gases, work, energy, lumped systems, fluid statics, conservation of mass/energy, laminar, and turbulent flow. Examples are drawn from mechanical, and electrical mechanical engineering technology.