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Teodora Rutar Shuman, Ph.D.Department ChairENGR 513(206) email@example.com Seattle UniversityMechanical Engineering901 12th Avenue, ENGR 525 Seattle, WA 98122
Associate ProfessorMechanical Engineering
Dr. Shih teaches junior level required courses and junior/senior electives in materials science, structural mechanics, and mechanical design. His research focuses on applied mechanics and failure issues in composite and other advanced materials used in aerospace and biomedical applications.
Dr. Shih received his BSME from UC Irvine, MSME, MS Materials Science & Engineering, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Major Field: Solid & Structural Mechanics) from UCLA. His dissertation was on the mechanics of Lamb waves from damaging impacts in fiber-reinforced composite materials. The work was honored by The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) with the 2003 Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Best Paper Award.
Prior to completing his PhD, Dr. Shih conducted research in laser-based ultrasound at the former Rockwell Science Center in Thousand Oaks, California (1998-2000, hosted by Dr. A. D. W. McKie). As an Associate Staff Scientist at Lasson Technologies in Culver City, California (2000-01), Dr. Shih developed laser ultrasonic prototype systems and diagnostic methods for industry clients. Dr. Shih holds a US patent and has published a number of articles in nondestructive evaluation, wave mechanics, mechanics of composites, and materials science. Prior to his SU appointment, Dr. Shih taught at both UCI and UCLA (2002-3) as an adjunct faculty while conducting post-doctoral research.
Dr. Shih has successfully guided students in their pursuit of graduate studies and external scholarships. He is also the driving force behind ASME HPVC competition entries (2003-9) and a study abroad program. He is the faculty advisor to Taiwanese Student Association. For his scholarly achievements and dedication to student welfare, he was nominated by ASME for the Puget Sound Engineering Council (PSEC) Academic Engineer of the Year Award in both 2008 and 2009.
MEGR department is hiring a tenure track faculty position for fall 2015. Read job announcement.
Sneak peak great photos commemorating 2014 Projects Day.
MEGR students and faculty enjoy BBQ to celebrate the end of the academic year. See photos.
Dr. Frank Shih was recognized with the 2014 Spirit of Community Faculty Award. Read more.
Congratulations to Sean Blechschmidt, '14, for winning best presentation and best content at Western Regional ASME Competition. Read more and see photo.
MEGR Clare Boothe Luce Scholar Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, was recognized with an Outstanding Presentation Award at the American Physical Society March 2014 Meeting in Denver, Colorado, where she presented her undergraduate research. Read the abstract.
MEGR and ECEGR are hiring a Director of Systems Engineering for fall 2014. Read job announcement.
Dr. Greg Mason is the newly appointed PACCAR Professor of Mechanical Engineering for through 2015. The funding will support undergraduate research involving the design and creation of new laser-based instrumentation.
Six MEGR students win 2013-2014 Bannan Scholarships. See photo.
National Science Foundation awards $171,306 grant to support "Facilitating Problem-Based Learning with an Inverted Classroom". Read more.
MEGR Adam Frank, '14, attended the 2013 Introduction to Design Thinking workshop at the Frye Art Museum.
MEGR Students Jamie Li, '14, and Marie Pahlmeyer, '14, Received Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for Undergraduate Research. Read more.
Professor Christopher Stipe in collaboration with Chemistry Professor Ryan McLaughlin receive $199,000 Grant from the Murdock Charitable Trust to build a new laser spectroscopy laboratory for student training and undergraduate research.
Dr. Teodora Shuman and Dr. Greg Mason present "Novel Approach to Teaching Thermodynamics Labs" at the 2013 ASEE Conference Main Plenary II. See photo.
Graduating Senior Laura Bower, '13, Receives Prestigious 2013 Provost's Award. Read more.
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