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Jonathan Weaver

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Jonathan Weaver
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Engineering
Room: 269
Phone: (313) 993-3372
Dr. Jonathan Weaver
Areas of Expertise:
Statics
Dynamics
Vehicle Dynamics
Mechanics of Materials
Robotics
Design of Experiments
Computer Aided Engineering
Innovation and Creativity
Mechanical Engineering Design
Systems Architecture
Systems Engineering
Physics I
Mechanical Measurement Lab
Front End of Innovation
Design for X
MPD January Experience/Design Challenge

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • B.S.M.E., Virginia Tech

Biography

Professor of Mechanical Engineering teaches statics, dynamics, vehicle dynamics, robotics, machine design, DOE, mechanical measurements laboratory, CAE, innovation, product planning and development, design for X, systems engineering and systems architecture. His research interests relate to robotics, vehicle dynamics, design of experiments, robust design, innovation and creativity, and the product development process.

Publications:

  • J. Weaver and D. Kleinke, “A Flipped Classroom Approach To Conveying The Basics Of Systems Thinking To Engineering Undergraduates,” Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2016
  • J. Weaver, “Opportunity Recognition Exercise: Painstorming,”  Experiential Entrepreneurship Exercises Journal, Volume 1, Issue 3, July 2015
  • L. Hanifin, R. Lee, J. Weaver, K. Bloemer, C. Fry, “The Influence of Culture, Process, Leadership and Workspace on Innovation,” Paper ID 6758, Proceedings of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2013
  • T. Lynch-Caris, J. Weaver and D. Kleinke, “Biomimicry Innovation as a Tool for Design,” Paper #AC2102-3473 Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2012
  • J. Weaver, D. Kleinke, and T. Lynch-Caris, “Extending the TRIZ methodology to Connect Engineering Design Problems to Biological Solutions,” Proceedings of the NCIIA 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2012
  • D. Kleinke, J. Weaver, and T. Lynch-Caris, “A Function Based Taxonomy to Connect Engineering Design to Biological Solutions,” Proceedings of the NCIIA 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2012
  • T. Lynch-Caris, J. Weaver and D. Kleinke, “Biomimicry Cards Demonstrate How to Connect Engineering Problems to Biological Solutions,” Proceedings of the NCIIA 16th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2012
  • J. Weaver, N. Rayess, “Developing Entrepreneurially Minded Engineers By Incorporating Technical Entrepreneurship Case Studies,” Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 2011
  • J. Weaver, N. Rayess, Technical Entrepreneurship Case Studies for Incorporation into Technical Undergraduate Classes, Proceedings of the NCIIA 14th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 2010
  • N. Rayess, J. Weaver and D. Kleinke, “The Odd Couple of Engineering and Entrepreneurship: Playing at a University Near You,” Proceedings of the 2010 ASEE North Central Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, March 2010
  • M. Kuttolamadom, M. Mehrabi, and J. Weaver, 2010 “Design of a Stable Controller for Accurate Path Tracking of Automated Guided Vehicle Systems,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (2010),Vol. 50, pp.1183-1188
  • J. Weaver, N. Rayess, Technical Entrepreneurship Case Studies, Paper #1220 Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2008
  • J. Weaver, K. Muci, In-Class creativity Exercises for Engineers, Paper #1195 Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2008
  • K. Muci,  J. Weaver, Teaching Concept Generation Methodologies in Product Development Courses and Senior Design Projects, Paper #1264 Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2008
  • N. Rayess, J. Weaver, and L. Hanifin, Interdisciplinary Design, Entrepreneurship and Service (IDEAS) Course, Proceedings of the NCIIA 12th Annual Meeting, 223-229, Dallas, TX, March 2008
  • K. Muci, J. Weaver and D. Dolan, “Establishing Functional Requirements And Target Specifications: A Key Component Of Product Development Projects,” Paper #2007-1102, Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2007
  • R. Espinosa, S. Das, J. Weaver, “Simulation of Warm Forming Assisted Hemming to Study the
  • Effect of Process Parameters on Product Quality,” Paper Number 2007-01-0420, SAE 2007 World Congress, April 2007
  • N. Rayess, J. Weaver et. al., “IDEAS: An Interdisciplinary Design Course in Social Entrepreneurship and Community Service,” Proceedings of the Spring 2007 American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Conference at West Virginia Institute of Technology (WVUTech), March 2007
  • D. Mittal, A. Gulve, J. Weaver, “Characterization of Key Vehicle Parameters Affecting Dynamic Rollover Propensity Using Simulation and 1/10th Model Testing,” Paper Number 2006-01-1951, SAE ADSCC, February, 2006
  • J. Weaver and M. Vinarcik, “A Case-Based Approach to Systems Architecture and Engineering Education,” Paper #2006-2085, Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2006
  • M. Vinarcik and J. Weaver, “Combining Systems Architecting and Systems Engineering in an Engineering Management Program,” Paper #2006-2089, Proceedings of the 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2006
  • J. Weaver, K. Muci, and S. Kamali, “Heuristics for Architecting Automobiles and Automotive Systems: Educating the Next Generation of Automotive Systems Architects,” Paper  Number 2005-01-1794, SAE 2005 World Congress, April 2005
  • J. Weaver and M. Vinarcik, “Design Challenges:  Hands-On Experiences Building Deeper Knowledge,” Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Conference, April 2005 
  • G. Jimeniz, S. Taj and J. Weaver, “Design for Testability,” Proceedings of the NCIIA 9th Annual Meeting, March 2005
  • K. Muci and J. Weaver, “Using Industry-Like Product Development Projects in Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Courses,” Paper #2005-217, Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2005
  • K. Muci, J. Weaver and P. Kantz, “Emulating Industrial Practice in Mechanical Engineering Capstone Design Courses,”  Proceedings of the 2004 National Conference on Integrating Practice into Engineering Education, University of Michigan Dearborn, October 2004 
  • K. Muci and J. Weaver, ”Learning How to Identify Customer Requirements: A Key Component of Product Development Courses,” Paper #2004-799, Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2004
  • J. Weaver, S. Taj and S. Kamali, “Assessment of a Graduate Program for End to End Product Development,” Proceedings of the 8th Annual NCIAA Meeting, March 2004
  • Nizar Al-Holou, Dae Sung Joo, Tarek Lahdhiri, Jonathan Weaver, and Faysal Alabbas, “Sliding Mode Neural Network Inference Fuzzy Logic Control For Active Suspension Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Vol. 10, Number 2, pp. 234-246, April 2002.
  • L. Liotino, S. Borkes, D. Persons and J. Weaver, “Considering Risk to Customer Satisfaction Early in the PDP,” Ford Technical Journal Article FTJ-2002-0008, January 2002
  • Dae Sung Joo, Nizar Al-Holou, Jonathan Weaver, Tarek Lahdhiri, Faysal Alabbas, “Nonlinear Modeling Of Vehicle Suspension System,” Paper # CC00-SCS1002, the American Control Conference (ACC), June 2000D.
  • Joo, N. Al-Holou, J. Weaver, T. Lahdhiri, F. Alabbas, “Sliding Mode Neural Network Inference Fuzzy Logic Control For Active Suspension Systems,” EIT 2000 conference, Chicago, ILL, on CD ROM
  • N. Al-Holou, J. Weaver, T. Lahdhiri, and D. Joo, “Sliding Mode-based Fuzzy Logic Controller for a Vehicle Suspension System,” the American Control Conference (ACC), June 1999, pp. 4188-4192
  • J. Weaver and S. Das, “Overhaul of an Undergraduate Mechanical Measurements Course,” Proceeding of the 1999 American Society for Engineering Education Frontiers in Education Conference , March 1999
  • M.E. Ssemakula, R.W. Pryor, P. Eagle and J. Weaver, “Development of an Integrated Mechanics Curriculum for Engineering and Engineering Technology,” Paper #1998-1637, Proceedings of the 1998 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, June 1998
  • J. Weaver, “Integrating IDEAS Across the Undergraduate ME Curriculum,” Proceedings of the 1998 American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Conference, March 1998
  • J. Weaver, “A Course in Design for Quality,” Proceedings of ASEE Frontiers in Education, November 1997
  • N. Al-Holou, J. Weaver and D. S. Joo, “Adaptive Fuzzy Logic Based Controller for an Active Suspension System,” Proceedings of the IEEE Midwest Circuits and Systems Conference, 1996  
  • P. Eagle and J.  Weaver, “Multimedia Courseware for Machining Processes Instruction,” Proceedings of the 1996 American Society for Engineering Education North Central Section Conference, April 1996
  • J. Weaver and S. Derby, "Planning Collision Free Paths for Cooperating Robots Using a Divide-and-Conquer C-Space Traversal Heuristic," Proc. of 23rd Annual ASME Mechanisms Conf., Minneapolis, MN, September 1994
  • J.  Weaver and S. Derby, “Application of the CIRSSE Cooperating Robot Path Planner to the NASA Langley Truss Assembly Problem,” NASA Workshop on Robotics for Space Exploration, Hampton, VA, March 1993

Books Authored:

  • CATIA V5 Tutorials, Mechanism Design & Animation, Releases 21, by Nader G. Zamani, University of Windsor, and Jonathan M. Weaver, University of Detroit Mercy.  SDC, 2012 (and prior editions in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011)
 
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