Spencer P. Magleby
Spencer P. Magleby
Professor
Office
350 Maeser Building
Email
magleby@byu.edu
Office Phone
801-422-3151
Biography

EDUCATION

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988. Graduate Minor in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence.

MS, Civil Engineering/Computer Graphics, Brigham Young University, 1983.

BS, Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1983. Graduated cum laude, Outstanding Civil Engineering Graduate.


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

2005 – 2016, Associate Dean, Fulton College of Engineering and Technology, Brigham Young University (BYU)

  • College Representative, University Curriculum Council
  • College Representative, University Advisement Council
  • College Representative, University Council on Teacher Education
  • College Representative, BYU International Student Programs Academic Oversignt Committee
  • Chair, University Limited Enrollment Program Committee (2007-2016)
  • Chair, BYU International Student Programs Academic Oversight Committee (2009-2015)
  • Institutional Representative, ABET, Accreditation for engineering and technology programs, (2005-2016)

2003 – Present, Professor, Mechanical Engineering, BYU

1998 – 2005, Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BYU

1995 – 2003, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, BYU

1989 – 1995, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, BYU

1995 – 2007, Director of Interdisciplinary Product Development Graduate Program, College of Engineering and Technology, BYU.

1996 - 2005, Director/Co-Director of Capstone Program, College of Engineering and Technology, BYU.

2000 – 2005, Director, State of Utah Center of Excellence for Commercialization of Compliant Mechanisms.

1998 – 2001, Chair Department Development Committee

1995 – 1998, Chair Faculty Search and Recruiting Committee, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BYU.


INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

2000 – Present, Expert Witness for patent and product litigation.

1997 – Present, Industrial Consultant and Trainer on Product Development Practices.

1983 – 1989, Senior Engineer, General Dynamics (Now Lockheed-Martin) Fort Worth Division, Structural Design and CAD/CAM Engineering Groups.

Research

Engineering Design, Product Development, Compliant Mechanisms

 

Graduate Students

Morgan, Jessica, “An Approach for Designing Origami-Adapted Products with Aerospace Mechanism Examples” (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 5778.

 

Grames, Clayton L., “Design and Manufacture of Mesoscale Robot-Actuated Surgical Instruments” (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 5689.

 

Morgan, Robert Michael, "Using the Offset Panel Technique to Develop Innovative Origami-based Applications" (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 5776.

 

Edmondson, Bryce, "Development of a Thickness Accommodation Technique for Origami-Inspired Design" (2015). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 5294.

 

Delimont, Isaac L., "Compliant Joints Suitable for Use as Surrogate Folds" (2014). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 4231.

 

Bowen, Landen A., "A Study of Action Origami as Systems of Spherical Mechanisms" (2013). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3685.

 

Black, Justin Durant, "Evaluation and Development of Actuators for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms with Emphasis on Flat Solenoids" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3208.

 

Greenberg, Holly, "The Application of Origami to the Design of Lamina Emergent Mechanisms (LEMs) with Extensions to Collapsible, Compliant and Flat-Folding Mechanisms" (2012). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3210.

 

Albrechtsen, Nathan Bryce, "Identifying Potential Applications for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms and Evaluating Their Suitability for Credit-Card-Sized Products" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2361.

 

Gollnick, Paul Shumway, "Design Principles and Preliminary Actuation Approaches for Novel Multiple-Layer Lamina Emergent Mechanisms" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2279.

 

Ferrell, Devin Bradley, "Development of Criteria for Lamina Emergent Mechanism Flexures with Specific Application to Metals" (2010). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2109.

 

Winder, Brian Geoffrey, "Achieving Complex Motion with Fundamental Components for Lamina Emergent Mechanisms" (2008). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1331.

 

Andersen, Cameron, “Principals, Functions, and Concepts for Compliant Mechanically Reactive Armor Elements" (2007). All Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1657.

 

Landon, Steven, “Development of Deployable Wings for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using Compliant Mechanisms,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, 2007.

 

Mackay, Allen, “Large Displacement Linear-Motion Compliant Mechanisms,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, 2007.

 

Hopkinson, Aaron, “Evaluating the Application of Modularity to Reduce Market Risk in Technology-Push Products,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, 2006.

 

Robison, Aaron, “Evaluating the Application of Modularity to Reduce Market Risk in Technology-Push Products,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, 2006.

 

Whitezel, Marc, “Evaluating the Application of Modularity to Reduce Market Risk in Technology-Push Products,“ MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, date.

 

Nelson, Andrew S.,”A Detailed Approach for Concept Generation and Evaluation in a Technology Push Product Development Environment,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2005.

 

Wiersdorf, Jason, “Preliminary Design Approach for Prosthetic Ankle Joints Using Compliant Mechanisms,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2005.

 

Bishop, Gregory L., “A Comprehensive Model for Technology Push Product Development,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 2004.

 

Johnson, Danielle, “Selecting Appropriate Product Concepts for Manufacture in Developing Countries,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 2004.

 

Brooks, Scott, “Design of Compliant Mechanisms for Grasping with Application to Mechanical Disc Brakes,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, August 2003.

 

Cannon, Bennion, “Design and Analysis of End-Effector Systems for Scribing on Silicon,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2003.

 

Guerinot, Alexandre, “Compliant Mechanisms Subjected to Compressive Loads,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, March 2003.

 

Carroll, Daniel,” Metamorphic Process for Compliant Ortho-Planar Mechanism Design,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2002.

 

Christensen, Myles, “Analysis of Pivot-Arm Continuously Variable Transmissions,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 2002.

 

Strong, Matthew, ”Tools and Metrics for Evaluating Modular Product Concepts Based on Strategic Objectives,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2002.

 

Wooley, Brandon, “Design of High Coefficient of Restitution Compliant Mechanisms,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2002.

 

Herring, Aaron, “High Production Manufacturing Considerations for Metallic Compliant Mechanisms with Long Thin Beams,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 2001.

 

Larsen, John, “An Engineering Approach for Matching Technology to Product Applications,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2001.

 

Mattson, Christopher, “Principles for the Design and Development of Modular Consumer-Products,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, August 2001.

 

Bedell, David, “Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Resins for Rotational Modeling,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 2000.

 

Larsen, Peter, “A Designer-Oriented Architecture for Integrating DFA Analysis into the Design Process,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, August 2000.

 

Bent, David, “Characterizing Learning Prototype Factors Within the Early Stages of the Product Development Process,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 1999.

 

Berglund, Michael, ”A Methodology for the Evaluation and Selection of Acceptable Design Concept Alternatives for Compliant Mechanisms,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 1998.

 

Coons, Todd, “The Development of a 3D Input Device for CAD with Dynamic Cursor Representations,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 1998.

 

Graff, Allen, “Automatic Vision-Based Identification and Location Estimation of Passive Targets in Ambient Lighting Conditions,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 1998.

 

Hayden, Brian, “A Virtual Environment Computer-Aided Engineering Design Testbed for the Exploration of New CAD User Interfaces,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, August 1998.

 

Taylor, Dorothy, “Key Indicators of Successful Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Teams,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 1997.

 

Warnick, Ryan, “Identifying Critical Part Dimensions for Tolerance Analysis Using Constrained CAD Models,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, December 1997.

 

Bateman, Terri, “Characterizing Projects to Improve Team Formation and Resource Allocation in Product Development,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 1995.

 

Goral, Avihu, “CAD-Based Algorithm for Automation Diffusion of Design-for-Assembly (DFA) Analysis,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 1995.

 

Riser, Wade, “A Foundation for Implementation of a Virtual Reality-Augmented Human Computer Interface for CAD,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 1995.

 

Swan, Bret R., “Factors Affecting the Successful Implementation and Performance of Engineering Design Teams,” MS Manufacturing Engineering, August 1995.

 

Zhou, Hao, “Dataglove with Virtual Reality: A New Interface Paradigm for Computer-Aided Engineering Design,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, April 1995.

 

Eldredge, Delmar A.,”Development of an Introductory Descriptive Model for Understanding Concurrent Engineering During Conceptual Design,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, August 1994.

 

Goroba, Potdar Nitin, ”Symmetry Algorithms for Automatic DFA Analysis from a CAD Solid Model,” MS Thesis, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, April 1994.

 

Dunn, Dustin, “Concurrent Product and Process Development Team Formation, MS Thesis,” Manufacturing Engineering, December, 1993.

 

Anderson, L. Chris, “A Functional Design of an Electronic Shop Floor Traveler,” MS Thesis, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, April 1992.

 

Bean, Richard, “Feature Mapping: Transferring Between Design and Machining Form Feature Sets,” MS Thesis, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University, August 1992.

 

Goodson, Ron, “Glove Input Device as a Design Tool in Computer-Aided Design Systems,” MS Thesis, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University, July 1992.

 

Gunn, Kenneth, “A Method of Integrating Multiple Engineering Applications Using Interprocess Communication,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, September 1992.

 

Jackson, David B., “A Standardized Approach to Developing Application Programs for Geometric Modelers,“ MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, December 1992.

 

Zhang, Feyun, “Commonalities for Feature Modeling Application Interface Specification,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, August 1992.

 

Doxey, James B., “Development of an Automated Design Identification System, MS Thesis,” Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University, March 1991.

 

Harward, Kelly A., “Design Rules from Manufacturing Features in Computer-Aided Design,” MS Thesis, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Brigham Young University, November 1991.

 

Richardson, David C., “Implementing an Application Interface Specification for Geometric Modelers Using Interprocess Communication,” MS Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, September 1991.

 

Publications

MAJOR COURSES TAUGHT

DET 437, Computer-Aided Design Software Development:
ME 172, Computer-Aided Design Software Development:
ME 372, Design of Machine Components
ME 475/476, Integrated Product and Process Design (Capstone)
ME 576, Advanced Design Methods
ME 671, Advanced Strategies for Product Development
MBA 639, Product Development: Market to Concept
ME 59R, Global Product Development


NEW COURSES DEVELOPED

ME 475/476, Capstone Course Sequence
ME 576/MBA 639/ME 671, Product Development Course Sequence
ME 595R, Global Product Development

Courses

MAJOR COURSES TAUGHT

DET 437, Computer-Aided Design Software Development:
ME 172, Computer-Aided Design Software Development:
ME 372, Design of Machine Components
ME 475/476, Integrated Product and Process Design (Capstone)
ME 576, Advanced Design Methods
ME 671, Advanced Strategies for Product Development
MBA 639, Product Development: Market to Concept
ME 59R, Global Product Development


NEW COURSES DEVELOPED

ME 475/476, Capstone Course Sequence
ME 576/MBA 639/ME 671, Product Development Course Sequence
ME 595R, Global Product Development

Office Hours

By appointment.