David A. Willis, Ph.D.

ASME Fellow

SPIE Senior Member

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Director

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

Southern Methodist University

P.O. Box 750337

Dallas, TX 75275-0337             

(214) 768-3125

dwillis@lyle.smu.edu

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EDUCATION:

PhD      Mechanical Engineering       Purdue University            2001

MS       Mechanical Engineering       Purdue University            1997

BS        Mechanical Engineering       N.C. State University      1995

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Optics and Laser Assisted Materials Processing
Convection Heat Transfer

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Laser-assisted microfabrication & micromachining
Superhydrophobic surfaces
Microfluidics
Heat transfer and phase change
Microscale heat transfer and fluid flow 
Biomedical engineering
Laser Micromachining Laboratory
Publications

RESEARCH SUPPORT:

National Science Foundation
Retina Foundation of the Southwest (Innovation Center for Advancement of Age-Related Macular Degeneration)
Hewlett-Packard Teaching for Technology Grant
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Research Initiation Grant
Southern Methodist University Research Council

HONORS AND AWARDS:

Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2008-2010
Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Faculty Award, 2008
ASME North Texas Section Young Engineer of the Year, 2008
Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2006
Rotunda Outstanding Professor Award, 2005-2006
SMU Golden Mustang Award, 2005
Department of Mechanical Engineering Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, 2003
Magoon Award, Purdue University, 2000

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

 

Member, American Society for Engineering Education

 

Member, Laser Institute of America

 

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