Philip Doepker

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Philip Doepker

Professor Emeritus

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Philip Doepker, Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, in 1996, was the coordinator for the newly established Design and Manufacturing Clinic (DMC) in the School of Engineering. In that first year, the design teams addressed nearly 15 design projects, many sponsored by local industries.

As the number of Clinic projects increased, Doepker implemented a change in the curriculum to incorporate a two-course sequence that began with conceptual design (MEE 431L, Multidisciplinary Design Lab I) followed by the complete design process that included final design and prototyping (MEE 432L, Multidisciplinary Design Lab II).

In 2007, Doepker became Founding Director of the newly formed Innovation Center. At this time, another class was added to the design sequence to emphasize innovation, entrepreneurship and project management (MEE 433, Project Management and Innovation).

By 2008, the DMC and the Innovation Center realized greater success, and Doepker became the Principal Investigator on the first of three grants that were awarded to the School of Engineering by the Kern Entrepreneurial Education Network (KEEN) to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students.

Doepker has written numerous papers in technical society publications on experiential learning and the incorporation of the product realization process into the design curriculum. He has been a member of the Design Division of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1972. He served as national chair of that division in 1996. In addition to teaching and mentoring classes in multidisciplinary design, he taught classes in statics, dynamics, strength of materials, machine design and vibrations. Doepker was awarded the “Outstanding Teacher and Network Contributor” by the Kern Family Foundation in 2011.

Teaching

University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio

  • Professor Emeritus, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Fall 2011
  • Coordinator, Industrial and Technical Relations, University of Dayton China Institute (UDCI), January 2011 – July 2014
  • Professor (Adjunct), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Jan. 2011 – Present
  • Professor (Tenured), Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1996-2011
  • Director, Innovation Center, Implement Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Engineering Curriculum, 2007-2011
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Coordinator, Design and Manufacturing Clinic, 1996 – 2008
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1984 – 1996, Chair 1989-1996

University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

  • Professor, Erskine Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, July 2004-November 2004
  • Professor, Erskine Fellow, Mechanical Engineering, July 2011-November 2011

Industry Experience and Consulting

Full-time

Babcock and Wilcox Research, Alliance, Ohio

  • Section Manager, Dynamics Section, 1978-1984
  • Group Supervisor and Senior Research Engineer, Structural Mechanics, 1968-1978

Part-time

  • Dayton Region Manufacturing Industries, Design and Analysis, 1986-Present
  • Simulation Analysis, Noise Reduction, Experimental Vibration and Stress Analysis of Brake Components, Summers 1987-1995
  • UDRI, Engineer – Structural Mechanics Section, Summers 1984-1985
  • Battelle Memorial Institute, Engineer, Machine Dynamics, Summer 1967 Design of Structures and Devices for Physically Challenged, 1985-Present
  • Attorneys, Accident Investigations, 1986-Present

Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)

  • Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC of ABET), Commission Member (1994-1998) ABET Visitor, 1986-1994

Honors and Awards

  • Kern Family Foundation, KEEN, Outstanding Teacher and Network Contributor, KEEN Annual Conference (2011)
  • University of Dayton, Alumni Award in Teaching (2004)
  • Erskine Fellowship to teach Engineering Design at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, 2004 (Nominated for Lecturer of the Year), and 2011
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, February, 2003. Life member ASME 2010
  • ASME Design Engineering Division, The Robert Abbott Award for Service to Design Engineering Education (2001)
  • Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton, Outstanding Engineer and Scientist Award (2001)
  • Ben C. Sparks Medal, ASME. (1999) Eminent service to ASME International and for contributions to engineering education and engineering technology education
  • UD School of Engineering, Award of Excellence in Teaching, 1998

Grants and Endowments

  • Kern Family Foundation, Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) Grant, 2008-2012, Two grant awards, PI: Phil Doepker, KEEN Fellow: Jay Janney
  • Individual and Corporate Endowments, 2005-2010, ($2M)

Degrees

  • M.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1968
  • B.M.E., Mechanical Engineering, University of Dayton, 1967
  • A.T., Mechanical Technology, University of Dayton, 1964

Professional Activities

  • American Society for Engineering Education (Member 1968-present)
    • Fellow, ASME 2003; Life Member, 2010
    • Design Engineering Division Executive Committee (1991-1999)
    • Chair, Design Engineering Division 1995-1996
    • Design Education Committee and International Activities Committee, Chair (2005-2008)
    • Journal Editor – Special Issue on Design Engineering Education, Journal of Mechanical Design, July 2007, Vol. 129
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Publications and Presentations

  • Doepker, P.E. 2010. Enhancing the product realization process by emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship. Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship 1, no. 1, (July 10): 20-34.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2010. Enhancing the product realization process by emphasizing innovation and entrepreneurship. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), 14th Annual Conference, March 25-27, in San Francisco, California.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2010. Entrepreneurship, sustainability and design projects. National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA), 14th Annual Conference, March 25-27, in San Francisco, California.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2010. Sustaining sustainable engineering design projects. 3rd International Journal for Engineering Education (IJEE Special Issue: Mudd Design Workshop VII, Sustaining Sustainable Design), (June).
  • Doepker, P.E., and J. Janney. 2010. Integrating innovation and entrepreneurship into the design sequence. KEEN Annual Conference, January 6-8, in Orlando, Florida.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2008. Expanding the product realization process to incorporate entrepreneurship and innovation. ASME paper DECT 2008-50018, ASME 2008 Design Engineering Technical Conference, August 3-6, in New York City, New York.
  • Pinnell, M., L. Hanna, and P.E. Doepker. 2008. Innovation, entrepreneurship and the international experience. ASME Paper DETC 2008-49855, ASME 2008 Design Engineering Technical Conference, August 3-6, in New York City, New York.
  • Doepker, P.E., and C.L. Dym. 2007. Design engineering education. Guest Editorial and Editors of the Journal of Mechanical Design, Special Issue on Design Engineering Education, Transactions of the ASME, (July).
  • Doepker, P.E. 2006. Integrating the product realization process into the capstone design class – ten years of experience and evolution. ASME 2006, International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2006. Industry and academic collaboration via capstone design projects – recruiting and retaining sponsors. ASME 2006, International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Doepker, P.E., and T. Blum. 2004. Emphasizing conceptualization and innovation in the product realization process. ASME 2004, International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, September, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2004. The importance of conceptualization in the design curriculum. Invited lecture, University of Canterbury, October 12, in Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2004. Emphasizing industry projects in the design curriculum, symposium for graduating seniors, University of Canterbury, October 19, in Christchurch, New Zealand. 
  • Doepker, P.E., and A.P. Murray. 2001. Experiences in integrating the product realization process into the design curriculum. ASME Design Technical Conference.
  • Bailey, R., and P.E. Doepker. 2001. Learning from students about decision tools in design. ASME Design Engineering Tech. Conference, September 9-12, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2001. Integrating the product realization process into the design curriculum (From Mudd II Conference). The International Journal of Engineering Education.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2001. Department assessment and the design course: A model for continuous improvement The International Journal of Engineering Education, TEMPUS.
  • Doepker, P.E., K. Hallinan, P.T. MacLellan, and B. Staub. 2001. Product development and testing. Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center, NSF Grants, DUE-9454571 and DUE-9714424, Sinclair Community College, AIM Center 2001.
  • Doepker, P.E., B. Knouff, and P. MacLellan. 2000. Conceptual design-participant. Journal, Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center, NSF Grants, DUE-9454571 and DUE-9714424, Sinclair Community College, AIM Center 2000.
  • Doepker, P.E. 2000. Experiential learning, design projects and student response. Invited lecture, University of Canterbury, June, in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Host Ken Whybrew)
  • Doepker, P.E. 2000. Using industry sponsored design projects to enhance the design curriculum: Projects and assessment. The University of Queensland, June, in Brisbane, Australia. (Host, David Radcliffe)
  • Doepker, P.E. 2000. Implementation of industry sponsored projects into the design curriculum. Invited lecture, The University of Melbourne, May, in Melbourne, Australia. (Host Colin Burvill)
  • Doepker, P.E. 1999. The product realization process and the design curriculum, the continuum of design education. Proceedings of the 21st SEED Annual Design Conference and 6th National Conference on Product Design Education, edited by N.P. Juster, September 7-8, in Glasgow, UK.
  • Doepker, P.E. 1999. The development of an assessment plan for engineering programs: A model for continuous improvement. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 20-23, in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Doepker, P.E. 1999. The Design and Manufacturing Clinic: Bringing industrial projects into the classroom. American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 20-23, in Charlotte, North Carolina.