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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 received his B.S. degree from the Rose-Hulman in 1989, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Irvine, in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He joined the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at the University of Dayton in 1997. He is a director of the Design of Innovative Machines Lab (DIMLab), where the research in kinematic synthesis theory and machine design includes shape-changing mechanisms with applications in variable geometry extrusion dies and accurate estimation and tracking of the center of mass of complex systems. Murray is a fellow of ASME. He served as a general conference chair of the ASME’s International Design Engineering Technical Conferences in Montreal in 2010 that included over 700 accepted papers. He won the highest teaching award offered by UD in 2013. He served for seven years as an associate editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics. Visit to learn more about his research.

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,