|Ed Carryer is the Director of the Smart Product Design Laboratory (SPDL) in the Design Division of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. You can usually find him in his office, room 139 in building 550 or the Smart Product Design Lab in the Thornton Annex. The fastest way to contact him is via e-mail: (carryer"AT"stanford"DOT"edu). though the phone and US Mail work too.|
BackgroundI am currently a Consulting Professor in the Design Division of Mechanical Engineering. I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1992. Prior to that I received an M.S. in Bio-Medical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1978. My B.S.E. was awarded from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1975, where I was a member (1/3) of the first graduating class of the Education and Experience in Engineering (E 3)program.
My industrial experience varies wildly, from designing water treatment facilities for coal and nuclear power plants for Sargent & Lundy to designing the electronic controller for an Arctic Heated Glove under contract to NASA. I spent eight years in the Detroit area working in and about the auto industry. During that time I worked for Ford, GM and AMC on electronic engine control systems, predominantly for turbo-charged engines. I have an active design consultancy that has tackled such varied projects as an engine controller for an outboard motor manufacturer, an automated blood gas analyzer, and a turbo-charger boost control system for a new type of turbo-charger.
In the summer of 1994 I organized the first Workshop on Mechatronics Education. This workshop brought together 43 Mechatronics educators from around the world to discuss the issues related to teaching in this new field. The Proceedings of that workshop are available on a site maintained by the Synthesis Coalition of the National Science Foundation, one of the workshop sponsors.
Ed Carryer, Ph.D.
Consulting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Design Division
Director, Smart Product Design Laboratory
Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4021
650-723-9146 office (Bldg. 550-Rm 139)
650-723-4288 Design Division Office
Bldg. 550, Rm 114
416 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-4021