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Volume 5 No.1, Winter 2003

ISSN# 1523-9926

Author Biographies

Muhammad Anwar received his B.S. in Electronics from Texas Southern University and his M.S. from the University of Houston in 1999. He has been working in industry since his graduation. Muhammad was killed in a car accident on October 22, 2002 the same day when I contacted him to obtain his biography for this paper.

Rafic (Ray) Bachnak is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.  He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ohio University in 1983, 1984, and 1989, respectively. Dr. Bachnak was previously on the faculty of Franklin University and Northwestern State University.

Mr. Ron Darby received his Bachelors of Industrial Technology and Masters of Industrial Education from the University of Southern Colorado.  He has over 30 years of industrial and teaching experience in the automotive field and holds ASE Master certification and membership in STS (Service Technicians Society, affiliate of SAE), NACAT (North American Council of Automotive Teachers), ASA (American Service Association) and CATS (Colorado Automotive Teachers Society).

Nancy L. Denton, P.E., is professor and interim head of the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Purdue University, where she teaches courses in the areas of mechanics, instrumentation, and design. She is a certified Level II Vibration Specialist and active in the Vibration Institute, serving on standards and certification examination committees. She currently is on the ASEE Board of Directors and is the past editor for the Journal of Engineering Technology.

Kevin Knight, Purdue 2001 MET graduate, is a design engineer at International Truck and Engine Corporation, responsible for design and implementation of medium duty, heavy duty, and severe service rear suspensions. He has experience as a summer intern and engineer for Dana Corporation, where he was involved in NVH testing and limited slip differential design.

Roger (Ru-Ying) Lee is a senior scientist in the RF sensors division, Avionics Department of the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River, Maryland.  He received his MS degree in EE from Penn State Univ. and Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Penn.  His areas of research include signal processing and image processing.

Dr. Malki received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Malki was the general chair for the 1997 ASEE/GSW Conference and Co-chair of 1997 ICNN-IEEE International Conference on Neural Networks. Currently, he is an associate professor in the Department of Electrical-Electronics Technology at the University of Houston. His research interests are applications of neural networks, fuzzy logic, design of fuzzy logic controllers and their applications.

Richard Temple teaches in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Western Carolina University.  He received degrees from Purdue University, Indiana State University, Vincennes University, Murray State University, and the University of Northern Iowa.  He has nine years work experience at Caterpillar Inc. and Allison Transmission Division of General Motors in the area of product testing, vibration, and modal analysis.

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