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Douglas C. Eddy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NSF Center for e-Design

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
RESEARCH SUMMARY

Dr. Eddy’s background combines recent achievements in cutting edge research in engineering design with 20 years of prior experience in manufacturing and machine design. The widely published research focuses on a diversity of topics dedicated to improvements in design processes for holistic product lifecycle considerations.


RESEARCH AREAS

Engineering design, sustainable design, design optimization, additive manufacturing, modeling and simulation, knowledge management, product life cycle management, design for manufacturability



ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for e-Design, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2014 - present

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2014

  • Professional MBA, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 2004

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Western New England University, Springfield, MA, 1990

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Union College, Schenectady, NY, 1985


DISSERTATION

Eddy, D., 2014, “Sustainability-Based Product Design in a Decision Support Semantic Framework”, http://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations_2/76



This work addressed the unique challenges of the optimal design of products for sustainability, considering multiple objectives, with significant improvement in early design stage efficiency. This was achieved by: the direct accounting of environmental impacts and costs over the entire product life cycle by a mathematical formulation that considers sources of uncertainty, the systematic integration of information related to both objectives and compliance, and development of a novel surrogate modeling approach to estimate results from the selection of materials to more efficiently find a robust design for sustainability.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Advisor: Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (ASME Fellow)

Dissertation Committee Members: Ian Grosse, Kemper Lewis (ASME Fellow), Jack Wileden – Associate Dean
PUBLICATIONS

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Maxwell Perham, Jack Wileden and Farhad Ameri, 2015, “Knowledge Management with an Intelligent Tool for Additive Manufacturing”, Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE, DETC2015-46615.

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Jack Wileden and Kemper Lewis, 2015, “A Predictive Modeling-Based Material Selection Method for Sustainable Product Design”, submitted to Journal of Engineering Design, CJEN-2014-0449.

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Jack Wileden and Kemper Lewis, 2014, “A Robust Surrogate Modeling Approach for Material Selection in Sustainable Design of Products”, Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE, DETC2014-34280.

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Paul Witherell, Jack Wileden and Kemper Lewis, 2014, “An Integrated Approach to Information Modeling for the Sustainable Design of Products”, Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 14(2), 021011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4027375

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Jack Wileden and Kemper Lewis, 2013, “A Normative Decision Analysis Method for the Sustainability-Based Design of Products”, Journal of Engineering Design, 24(5), pp. 342-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2012.745931



  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse, Alexander Liotta and Jack Wileden, 2012, “Toward Integration of a Semantic Framework with a Commercial PLM System”, Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE, DETC2012-70876, pp. 1247-1261. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1736066

  • Douglas Eddy, Sundar Krishnamurty, Ian Grosse and Jack Wileden, 2011, “Support of Product Innovation with a Modular Framework for Knowledge Management: a Case Study”, Proceedings of the ASME IDETC/CIE, DETC2011-48346, pp. 1223-1235. http://proceedings.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/proceeding.aspx?articleid=1639702


POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  • ”Material Property Matrix and Information Management for Additive Manufacturing”, Center for e-Design IAB Meeting, October 2014

  • “A Unified Approach to Design of Sustainable Products through Integration of LCA within PLM”, Center for e-Design IAB Meeting, October 2014

  • “A Semantic Knowledge Management System for Sustainable Product Design”, Center for e-Design IAB Meetings, April 2014, October 2013, April 2013, October 2012, April 2012, October 2011


COLLABORATORS

Paul Witherell (NIST); Kemper Lewis and Daniel Stratton (University at Buffalo); Raytheon and Siemens


STUDENTS MENTORED

Undergraduates: Maxwell Perham, Conrad Zanzinger, Jeremy Keys, Alexander Liotta, Ban Hua

Graduates: Renpeng Zou, Zhuo Yang
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  • Capstone Senior Design, Finite Element Analysis, Spring 2012

  • Design of Mechanical Components, Capstone Senior Design, Spring 2010

Teacher, Asnuntuck Community College, Manufacturing Technology Center, Enfield, CT

  • Blueprint Reading, Shop Math, Machine Theory Review, Fall 2009


PATENTS AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Co-inventor of “Retrofit Seat Belt System”, 2014, Provisional patent application number 62002353.

  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, 2009.

  • Lean Knowledge Certification, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010.





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