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Andrew P. Murray


Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Andrew Murray
Phone: 937-229-2201
Kettering Laboratories Room 345 B
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Andrew Murray is a director of the Design of Innovative Machines Lab (DIMLab) where the research specializes in machine design and kinematic synthesis theory. His work includes such diverse topics as continuum robot kinematics, performance tricycle design for FES-stimulated riders, shape-changing mechanisms with applications in variable geometry extrusion dies, novel devices that utilize strain-energy in automobiles, estimation and tracking of the human center of mass, and design of mechanical press linkages. He has long-standing collaborations with Dave Myszka and researchers at the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique in Montpellier, France. He won the highest teaching award offered by the University of Dayton in 2013. He was General Program Chair of the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in 2010 and has served four terms on the editorial board for the prestigious ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. He is an alumnus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of California, Irvine. He has been with the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton since 1997.

Selected Publications

  • Li, B., Zhou, S., Murray, A., & Subsol, G. (2021). Shape-changing chains for morphometric analysis of 2D and 3D, open or closed outlines. Scientific Reports, 11, 21479.
  • Murray, A., McCarthy, J. M. (2021). Computing the developable forms of planar and spherical four-bar linkages. International Journal of Mechanisms and Robotic Systems, 59(1/2), pp. 22-38. doi: 10.1504/IJMRS.2021.115153
  • Murray, A., & McCarthy, J. M. (2020). Entry on Kinematics, Encyclopedia of Robotics, Eds. Ang, M., Khatib, O., Siciliano, B., for the chapter Kinematics, Ed. McCarthy, J.M., Springer. doi:, 121-1.
  • Li, Y., Murray, A., & Myszka, D. (2020). Synthesizing mechanical chains for morphing between spatial curves. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 12(2), 021105:1-10.
  • Almestiri, S., Murray, A., & Myszka, D. (2019). Special unitary matrices in the analysis and synthesis of spherical linkages. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 11(1), 014503:1-4.
  • Li, B., Myszka, D., & Murray, A. (2018). Design and experimental assessment of variable-geometry dies for polymer extrusion. ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 140(1), 011701:1-12.
  • Ali, H., Murray, A., & Myszka, D. (2017). The synthesis of function generating mechanisms for periodic curves using large numbers of double-crank linkages. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9(3), 031002:1-8.
  • Brake, D., Hauenstein J., Murray, A., Myszka, D., & Wampler, C. (2016). The complete solution of alt–burmester synthesis problems for four-bar linkages. ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 8(10), 041008:1-8.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Presenter at Spotlight on Technology, Arts, Research and Scholarship (STARS), University of Dayton, 2015
  • ASME Fellow, elected 2014
  • Alumni Award for Faculty Teaching, University of Dayton’s highest teaching award, 2013
  • Award for Faculty Excellence in Teaching, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, 2011
  • Top Engineering Professor, Univ. of Dayton chapter of Society of Women Engineers, 2011
  • Professor of the Year, Univ. of Dayton chapter of Epsilon Delta Tau Fraternity, 2009
  • Award for Educational Excellence, Univ. of Dayton chapter of Alpha Nu Omega Fraternity, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, 30th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, 2006
  • University of Dayton Humanities Fellows recipient, 2005-2007
  • Co-Chair of the 18th Annual University of Dayton Stander Symposium, 2006

Courses Taught

  • Theory of Machines, MEE 321
  • Kinematics of Mechanisms and Robots, MEE 490
  • Kinematic Principles in Design, MEE 521
  • Theoretical Kinematics, MEE 520
  • Geometric Methods in Kinematics, MEE 522                    
  • Computational Methods for Design, MEE/AEE 545


  • Ph.D., Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 1996
  • M.S., Engineering, University of California-Irvine, 1993
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1989

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 2009-present
  • ASME Design Engineering Division, 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, General Conference Program Chair, 739 accepted papers spanning 9 conferences,