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tennessee technological university

Mechanical Engineering

Director Millard Oakley STEM Center,
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering



  • Random Vibrations
  • Modal Analysis
  • Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE)
  • Machine Design


  • B.S.M.E. - Tennessee Technological University, 1989
  • M.S.M.E. - Tennessee Technological University, 1991
  • Ph.D. M.E. - Tennessee Technological University, 1995


  1. “An REU Experience on the Industrial Applications of Sensing, Modeling And Control,” accepted for presentationa and publication in Conference Proceedings of ASEE-SE Regional Conference, April 2008, Memphis, TN, with M. Abdelrahman.
  2. "Green's Function Method for an Axisymmetric Void Between Parallel Walls," G. S. Chandekar, J. D. Richardson, Y. A. Melnikov, and S. J. Pardue, Electronic Journal of Boundary Elements, 5, pp. 69-83, 2007.
  3. “Addressing the Image and Human Resource Issues of Casting Industry through Multidisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates,” accepted for publication in AFS Transactions 2007 with M. Abdelrahman, M.Baswell, K. Currie.
  4. “Assessing Participant Engagement in a Middle School Outreach Program,” 2007 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Hawaii, June 2007, with J. Matson, K. Craven, and C. Darvennes.
  5. "Engineering A Future at Tennessee Technological University," 2005 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Portland, OR, June 12- 15, with K. Craven, K. Ramsey-Idem