David A. Willis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor & Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750337

Dallas, TX 75275-0337             

Phone: (214) 768-3125

Fax:     (214) 768-1473

email:   dwillis@lyle.smu.edu

EDUCATION:

PhD      Mechanical Engineering       Purdue University            2001

MS       Mechanical Engineering       Purdue University            1997

BS        Mechanical Engineering       N.C. State University      1995

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Introduction to Engineering and First Year Design

Heat Transfer

Fluid Mechanics

Thermodynamics

Optics and Laser Assisted Materials Processing

Convection Heat Transfer

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

High-power laser ablation

Laser-assisted microfabrication & micromachining

Heat transfer and phase change

Microscale heat transfer and fluid flow 

Microfluidics

LASER MICROMACHINING LABORATORY

PUBLICATIONS

RESEARCH SUPPORT:

National Science Foundation

Hewlett-Packard Teaching for Technology Grant

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Research Initiation Grant

Southern Methodist University Research Council

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2008-2010

Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008

ASME North Texas Section Young Engineer of the Year, 2008

Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2006

Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award, 2005-2006

SMU Golden Mustang Award, 2005

Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2003

Magoon Award, Purdue University, 2000

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Chair, North Texas Section

 

Member, American Society for Engineering Education

 

Member, Laser Institute of America

 

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