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Dr. Warren DeVries

Professor and Undergraduate Program DirectorDeVries

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: (410) 455-6767
Office: ENGR216
Email:  warrendv@umbc.edu

Education

Ph.D.,  Mechanical Engineering (with minors in Statistics and Electrical and Computer Engineering), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1975.
M.S.,    Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973.
B.S.,    Mechanical Engineering (with honors), University of Wisconsin, 1971.
B.S.,    Letters and Engineering, Calvin College, 1971.

Employment History

2014 – present University of Maryland Baltimore County, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2006 – 2014 University of Maryland Baltimore County, Professor & Dean, College of Engineering & Information Technology
2002 – 2006 National Science Foundation; Division Director, Division of Design, Manufacture and Industrial Innovation
1996 – 2006 Iowa State University, Professor and Chair (1996-2002), Mechanical Engineering
1994 – 1996 National Science Foundation; Program Director, Manufacturing Machines and Equipment
1982 – 1996 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Professor (1994-96) & Associate Professor (1982-94), Mechanical, Aeronautical and Mechanics.
1977 – 1982 University of Michigan, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics.
1975 – 1977 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Research Associate & Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Lifetime Service Award, North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (2016)
Honorary Member, ASME (2014)
Albert M. Sargent Progress Award, SME (2007)
Outstanding Leadership and Service Recognition, NSF’s Engineering Directorate (2006)
ASME Dedicated Service Award, ASME (2006)
Charles Russ Richards Memorial Award of Pi Tau Sigma and ASME, (2005)
Distinguished Service Citation, College of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, (2004)
College of Fellows, SME (1998)
Fellow, ASME (1997)

 Research Interests

Time series and system identification in manufacturing, modeling of material removal processes, design and analysis tools for flexible manufacturing.

Classes Taught at UMBC

ENES101 Introduction to Engineering Science
ENME412 Mechanical Design for Manufacturing and Production
ENME482L Vibrations and Controls Laboratory

Selected Publications

“An Agent-Based Mechanism for Manufacturability Evaluation in the Product Realization Process,” Satchitanand Kashyap and Warren R. DeVries, Transactions of the North American Manufacturing Institution of SME, Vol. 27, pp. 185-190, 1999.

“Achieving Product Design Specifications Using Finite Element Analysis and Structural Optimization During Fixture Design,” S. Kashyap and W. R. DeVries, Design Optimization: International Journal for Product and Process Improvement, Vol. 1, Number 2, pp.182-197, 1999.

“Optimization Methods Applied to Selecting Support Positions in Fixture Design,” R.J. Menassa and W.R. DeVries, Proceedings of the USA-Japan Symposium on Flexible Automation, Minneapolis, Vol. 1, pp. 475-482, July 18-20, 1988 and ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 412-418, November, 1991.

“A Mechanistic Dynamic Model of End Milling for Process Controller Simulation,” Francis M. Kolarits and Warren R. DeVries, Fundamental Issues in Machining, Edited by B.E. Klamecki and K.J. Weinmann, PED-Vol. 43, ASME Publication No. G00553, New York, NY, pp.229-244, 1990; and ASME Transactions, Journal or Engineering for Industry, Vol. 113, pp. 176-183, May, 1991.

“Optimization Methods Applied to Selecting Support Positions in Fixture Design,” R.J. Menassa and W.R. DeVries, Proceedings of the USA-Japan Symposium on Flexible Automation, Minneapolis, Vol. 1, pp. 475-482, July 18-20, 1988 and ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 113, No. 4, pp. 412-418, November, 1991.

“Feature-Based Reasoning in Fixture Design,” X. Dong, W.R. DeVries, and M.J. Wozny, CIRP Annals, Vol. 40/1, pp. 111-114, 1991.

“A Design Synthesis and Optimization Method for Fixtures With Compliant Elements,” Roland J. Menassa and Warren R. DeVries, Advances in Integrated Product Design and Manufacturing, Edited by P.H. Cohen and S.B. Joshi, PED-Vol. 47, ASME Publication No. G00569, New York, NY, pp. 203-218, 1990.

“A Mechanistic Dynamic Model of End Milling for Process Controller Simulation,” Francis M. Kolarits and Warren R. DeVries, Fundamental Issues in Machining, Edited by B.E. Klamecki and K.J. Weinmann, PED-Vol. 43, ASME Publication No. G00553, New York, NY, pp.229-244, 1990; and ASME Transactions, Journal or Engineering for Industry, Vol. 113, pp. 176-183, May, 1991.

“An Orthomorphic Rheological Model of the Grinding of Wood,” D. A. Dornfeld, W. R. DeVries and S. M. Wu, ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 100, pp. 153-158, 1978.

“Evaluation of Process Control Effectiveness and Diagnosis of Variation in Paper Basis Weight Via Multivariate Time Series Analysis,” W. R. DeVries and S. M. Wu, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. AC-23, pp. 702-708, 1978.

“Characterization of the Formation of Base Sheet Paper Using Spectral Moments Determined from Time Series Models,” W. R. DeVries and S. M. Wu, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 82, pp. 261-272, 1977.

Books

Analysis of Material Removal Processes, Warren R. DeVries, Springer-Verlag, 1992.

Microcomputer Applications in Manufacturing, A. Galip Ulsoy and Warren R. DeVries, John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1989.