Graham Walker, PHD

Graham Walker, PHD

Professor

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Email : graham.walker@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7405

Office : RLC 207

Education

PHD, Southampton University
BS, Strathclyde University

About

Interests:

Dynamic Systems, Biomechanics, Quality Engineering, Manufacturing, and Design.

Dr. Walker works in the area of system dynamics. His work has involved developing hardware and software that allow flexible manufacturing systems to operate more efficiently. In particular, he has been associated with the design of software to automate the selection and installation of machining fixtures, and the design of a vision system to obtain depth information in a manufacturing environment. In addition, his work has included research in the area of nonlinear control of robotic systems.

At present his work is in the area of biomechanics. This includes working in conjunction with the Orthodontic School at Montefiore Hospital to study the mechanics of tooth movement. He is also working in conjunction with the Pediatric Unit at Beth Israel Hospital on a research project associated with brain trauma.

Professional Experience

Consulting: Data Technologies Inc., Consolidated Edison.

Publications & Professional Activities

Ryan, R., WALKER, G., Freeman, K., and Cisneros, G. J. (1997), "The Effects of Ion Implantation upon the Rate of Tooth Movement: An in vitro Model," American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Vol.112, No. 1, pp. 64-68.

Mosier, C.T., Yelle, J., and WALKER, G. (1997) "Survey of Similarity Metrics Applied to the Group Technology Cell Configuration Problem," Omega: International Journal of Management Science, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 65-79.

Bassett, J. and WALKER, G. (1995), "A Split Image Vision Sensor," ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry, Vol. 117, No. 1, pp. 94-101.

Schilling, R.J., Read, R., WALKER, G., and Lovass-Nagy, V. (1995), "Path Tracking with the Links of a Planar Hyper-Redundant Robotic Manipulator," Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 189-197.

Tang, J. and WALKER, G. (1995), "The Variable Structure Control of A Pneumatic Actuator," ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, Vol. 117, No.1, pp. 88-92.

Honors & Awards

Recipient of a National 1992 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.

Professional Memberships

ASME

Other

Mini-Baja Faculty Advisor.
SHPE Faculty Advisor.
Advisor to the Samuel Gomper High School FIRST Team.
SAE contact with PS24.

Courses Taught/Teaching

ELEC 419      Senior Project
ENGG 620      Applications of Instrumentation and Data Acquisition
ENGS 115      Introduction to Engineering
MECG 541      Spl Tpc:Energy Management
MECG 541      Spl Tpc:Vibrations
MECG 541      Spl Tpc:Flight Aerodynamics
MECG 541      Spl Tpc:Reactor Thry & Design
MECG 746      Research Project in Mechanical Engineering
MECH 211      Technical and Graphical Communication
MECH 312      Introduction to Mechatronics
MECH 332      Finite Element Analysis and Computer Aided Design
MECH 337      Manufacturing Systems Laboratory
MECH 338      Special Topic: in Manufacturing System Laboratory
MECH 405      Thermal/Fluids Laboratory
MECH 408      Mechanical Engineering Projects I
MECH 411      Mechanical Vibrations
MECH 414      Engineering Economy
MECH 432      Computer Aided Design