Dr. Louis J. Everett


Dr. Louis J. Everett

University of Texas El Paso

6712 Paseo Redondo
El Paso Tx, 79912

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Expert in Automation, Controls, Interacting Systems.
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BIO / Resume / CV:
B.S. University of Texas at El Paso, 1978
M.S. Stanford University, 1979
Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 1983

Professional Experience
1/03 ¡V Director, Center for International Manufacturing, University of Texas at El Paso

9/01 ¡V Chairman Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, University of Texas at El Paso

1/01 ¡V Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso

2/00 ¡V 10/00 Acting Dean of Engineering, American University of Sharjah

8/99 ¡V 12/00 Associate Dean of Engineering, American University of Sharjah

5/89 ¡V 1/01 Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

9/91 ¡V 6/92 NASA JSC, Houston Texas, Robotics and Automation Division

8/83 ¡V 5/89 Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

6/85 ¡V 9/85 Visiting Scholar, IBM Inc., Austin, Texas, Entry Systems Division, Robot Programming Methods

1/81 ¡V 8/83 Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University

6/78 ¡V 12/80 Bell Telephone Laboratories, Design of Automated Testing Equipment and Electrical Connectors

Consulting Experience
8/98 ¡V 6/99 Micro Therm Inc. Microprocessor Control Of Moving Fluid Temperature.

5/97 ¡V 12/97 Schlumberger Well Services, Houston Texas, Mechanism Design.

3/96 Bryan Plastics, Feasibility Study of a Spray Painting Robot.

3/94 Supported NASA's STS-62 TRAC Flight Experiment

3/93 ¡V 7/93 ERIM/Space Automation & Robotics Consortium, Satellite Tracking and Rendezvous Software.

5/84 ¡V 9/84 R. T. Montgomery Inc., Bryan, Texas, A Computer Controlled Asphalt Weighing and Accounting Device

6/82 ¡V 8/82 Surgikos, Inc., Dallas, Texas, Computer Simulation and Evaluation of Automation Schemes

5/81 ¡V 7/81 Texas A&M University, Design of Computer Hardware Interfaces

Professional Registration:ƒn Texas, 58470

Currently an Investigator in Projects Funded at Over $29 Million.

11 PhD Graduates.

19 MS Graduates.

6 Significant Honors and Awards
1997 Best Paper Award, ASEE Conference, ¡§Dynamics As A Process, Helping Undergraduates Understand Design And Analysis Of Dynamic Systems¡¨

1995 College of Engineering, Association of Former Students of Texas A&M Distinguished Teaching Award

1994 College of Engineering, Texas A&M, Lockheed Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award

1994 University Honors Program, Texas A&M University, Outstanding Undergraduate Fellows Thesis Advisor Award

1991 Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

1984 Mechanical Engineering Department, Texas A&M, J. George H. Thompson Faculty Award

2 Patents
1993 ¡§An Orientation Independent Sensor for Measuring Positions of Bodies¡¨, with Tsing Hsu, U. S. Patent No. 5177563, January 5, 1993.

2001 ¡§Fluid Heating Control System¡¨, with D. Seitz et. al., U. S. Patent No. 6,246,831, June 12, 2001.

3 Feature Articles
¡§New Calibrator Puts Robots in Their Place¡¨, Featured in Tech News, Mechanical Engineering, October 1991, pg. 12.

¡§From Isolation to Integration: One School¡¦s Story¡¨, Featured in Prism, September 1997, pg 26-27.

¡§Video-Based Active Alignment System - Reflected images of a flashing LED are used to align two objects¡¨, Featured in NASA Tech Briefs, February 2000, pg. 7a.

6 Textbooks/Textbook Contributions
1998 ¡§Understanding Engineering Systems: Conservation Principles and Computer Modeling¡¨, with Lynn Bellamy. Updated version of ¡§Understanding Engineering Systems¡K¡¨

1996 ¡§Dynamics for Engineering Practice¡¨, with A. Barhorst, manuscript submitted to PWS

1996 ¡§Understanding Engineering Systems Via Conservation Third Edition¡¨, McGraw-Hill

1993 ¡§Robot Calibration¡¨, Chapter 3, Edited by R. Bernhardt and S. L. Albright, Chapman and Hall, London

1991 Contributor to ¡§Fundamentals of Manipulator Calibration¡¨ by Mooring, Roth, and Driels, John Wiley

1988 Contributor to Chapter 5 of ¡§Rotordynamics of Turbomachinery¡¨ by John M. Vance, John Wiley

Journal Publications:
1. ¡§Performance Theory Based Outcome Measurement in Engineering Education and Training,¡¨ IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol. 43, no 2, 2000, pg 92-99.
2.  ¡§Integrated Curricula: Purpose and Design¡¨, ASEE Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 89, #2, April 2000, pp. 167-176.
3. ¡§Generalized Recognition of Single Ended Contact Formations¡¨, IEEE Transaction on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 15, No. 5, October 1999 pp. 829-836.
4. ¡§A Grading Method That Promotes Competency And Values Broadly Talented Students,¡¨ ASEE Journal on Engineering Education, Vol. 88 #4, October 1999, pp. 477-484.
5.  ¡§Designing Flexible Manipulators With The Lowest Natural Frequency Nearly Independent Of Position¡¨, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 15, No. 4, August 1999, pp. 605-611.
6. ¡§Optimal Two Plane Balance Of Rigid Rotors,¡¨ Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 208, #4, December 1997, pp. 656-663.
7. ¡§Using Maple to Balance Multiplane Rigid Rotors¡¨, MapleTech, Vol 3, No. 3, Winter 1996, pp. 30-37.
8. ¡§A Sensor Used For Measurements In The Calibration Of Production Robots¡¨, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol 12, No. 1, February 1996, pp. 121-125.
9. ¡§Contact/Impact in Hybrid Parameter Multiple Body Mechanical Systems¡¨, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol 117, No. 4, December 1995, pp. 559-569.
10. ¡§Automatic Maintenance Of Robot Programs¡¨, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol 11, No. 4, August 1995, pp. 603-606.
11. ¡§Improved Manipulator Performance Through Local D-H Calibration¡¨, Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 12, No. 7, July 1995, pp. 505-514.
12. ¡§Modeling Hybrid Parameter Multiple Body Systems: A Different Approach¡¨, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1995, pp. 1-21.
13. ¡§Closed Form Solution for the Sensor Registration Problem Using Only Position Information¡¨, Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 11, No. 8, December, 1994, pp. 717-724.
14. ¡§Automatic Singularity Avoidance Using Joint Variations in Robot Task Modification¡¨, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 3, September, 1994, pp 13-19.
15. ¡§A Robust Automated Alignment Concept For Robotics¡¨, IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, August, 1994, pp. 530-534.
16.¡§Forward Calibration of Closed-Loop Jointed Manipulators¡¨, International Journal of Robotics Research, August 1989, Vol. 8 no. 4, pp. 85-91.
17.¡§Completing the Forward Kinematic Calibration of Open Loop Manipulators When Single Point Sensors are Used¡¨, Journal of Robotic Systems, February 1989, vol. 6 no. 1 pp. 19-34.
18.¡§An Alternative Algebra for Deriving Equations of Motion of Manipulators¡¨, Journal of Robotic Systems, December 1988, pp. 553-566.
19. ¡§The Theory of Kinematic Parameter Identification for Industrial Robots¡¨, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, March 1988.
20. ¡§Two Plane Balancing of a Rotor System Without Vibration Phase Measurements¡¨, ASME Transactions, Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, Stress and Reliability in Design, April 1987, Vol. 109, pp. 162-167.
21. ¡§The Use of Vector Techniques in Variational Problems¡¨, ASME Transactions, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, June 1986, pp. 141-145.

47 Conference Publications ¡V Details are available.

18 Invited Lectures and Short Courses Details Available on Request.

Example Teaching Repertory:
Undergraduate: Introduction to Engineering I (AUS), Introduction to Engineering II (AUS), Statics and Dynamics (TAMU, AUS), Dynamics (TAMU, UTEP, AUS), Thermodynamics (TAMU), Understanding Systems via Conservation (TAMU), Introduction to Robotics (TAMU, UTEP), Vibrations (TAMU), Control Systems (TAMU, UTEP), Introduction to CAD/CAM (UTEP)
Graduate: Mechanics of Robot Manipulators (TAMU, UTEP), Mechatronics (TAMU), Dynamics (TAMU), Design for Manufacturing (UTEP), CAD (UTEP), CAM (UTEP)

Professional Societies and Activities: ASME, IEEE, ASEE, SME, SAE, Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi
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