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					                          Mechanical Engineering Department
                            Calendar Year Summary 2001

                                        William K. Durfee
                              Professor of Mechanical Engineering
                               and Director of Design Education
                                                                                       (Prepared 22-feb-02)

1. PUBLICATIONS

1.   Cardozo, R., W. Durfee, A. Ardichvili, C. Adams, A. Erdman, M Hoey, P. Iaizzo, D. Mallick, A. Bar-
     Cohen, R. Beachy, A. Johnson, Experiential education in new product design and business
     development, J. Product Innovation Management, 19(1):4-17, 2002.

2. PUBLISHED BOOKS

         none


3. PUBLISHED TECHNICAL PAPERS IN PROCEEDINGS

1.   Rainoldi, A., W. Durfee and R. Merletti., Twitch summation with double stimulation, Proceedings of
     the 7th Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation, 106-109, 2001.

2.   Wachtel, J., Durfee, W.K., Rosenthal, T.J., Schold-Davis, E., and Stern, E.B. Evaluation of a Low-
     Cost, PC-Based Driving Simulator to Assess Persons with Cognitive Impairments Due to Brain Injury.
     Proceedings of the First International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment,
     Training and Vehicle Design. Aspen, CO. pp.293-294., 2001


3a. OTHER PUBLICATIONS

         none

4. ARTICLES, PAPERS, BOOKS (submitted or in press)

1.   Goldfarb, M, K Korkowski, B Harrold and W Durfee, Evaluation of a controlled-brake orthosis for
     FES-aided gait, IEEE Trans. Rehab. Eng. (tentative acceptance for publication)

2.   E. Stern, E. Davis, W. Durfee, T. Rosenthal, J. Wachtel. Discriminating between brain injured and non-
     disabled: a PC-based interactive driving simulator pilot project, Journal of Head Trauma
     Rehabilitation. (submitted May, 2001, in revision)

3.   Mechatronics for the masses: a hands-on project for a large, introductory design, Int J Eng Ed
     (submitted January 2002).


5. COMPLETED M.S. THESES ADVISED

1.   Karl Merz, "The Design of a Novel, Low-Power, Controllable Braking System", October 2001.



WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                     1                                                CYS
2.   Melissa Pavlock, "Polyetheretherketone and Other High Performance Thermoplastics", December
     2001.

6. COMPLETED Ph.D. THESES ADVISED

         none


7. COURSES TAUGHT

Spring 2001:     ME8222, New Product Design and Development, (coordinator) 39 students
                 ME2011, Introduction to Engineering , 171 students

Fall 2001:       ME2001, Introduction to Engineering, 171 students
                 ME8221, New Product Design and Development, (coordinator) 23 students

Summer 2001      Neuromuscular Junction Course, University of Minnesota Biological Field Station, Itaska
                 MN, July 2001, 21 students


8. UNDERGRADUATE ADVISEES

Liz Lewellyn: Honors thesis
Elizabeth Kane: UROP
Travis Lee: 5090 project
Rachel Gramith: CBS honors student

9a. GRADUATE ADVISEES

Rachel Weathers: PhD, full-time, Graduate school fellowship
Claudia Hendrix: PhD, part-time, self-support
Tom Corrigan: PhD, part-time, 3M
Scott Hayden: PhD, part-time, self-support

Karl Marz: MSME, full-time, TA support
Michelle Fangmeier, MSME, full-time, TA support
Rahul Akolkar, full-time, MSME, TA support
Gabe Routh, full-time, MSME, TA support
Christina Dopkins, full-time, MSME, 25% RA support


9b. POST-DOCTORAL ADVISEES AND VISITING SCHOLARS

none

10. OTHER ADVISING

Informally advise a number of undergraduate and graduate students interested in product design. Serve on
many Plan-A, Plan-B and Ph.D. thesis committees in this and other departments. Department of Mechanical
Engineering advisor for the University-wide Design Minor.


11. AWARDS and HONORS

1.   Horace T. Morse Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education, 2001

WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                  2                                                CYS
2.   Member, Academy of Distinguished Teachers, University of Minnesota, 2001

12. UNIVERSITY and DEPARTMENT ACTIVITIES

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Oversee department Web site
Oversee department rapid prototyping machine
Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
Graduate Teaching Fellow Committee
Faculty search committee: Manufacturing position
Faculty search committee: Biomechanics position
Acting Division Director, Design and Manufacturing Division
Organized showing of 2011 robots at 2001 Minnesota State Fair for "U Day"

University
Steering Committee, University of Minnesota Design Institute
Senate Disabilities Issues Committee (Chair)
Graduate faculty: Department of Biomedical Engineering (core member)
Faculty member, Biomedical Engineering Institute
Graduate faculty: Carlson School of Management
Graduate faculty: Human Factors/Ergonomics Minor Program
Faculty Affiliate: Center for Cognitive Sciences
Director, Medical Devices Prototyping Laboratory
Center for Muscle and Muscle Disorder, Steering Committee
Advisory Committee, Needs Assessment Project, Disability Services, University of Minnesota, 2001-2003.
Program Chair, Design of Medical Devices Conference (2001, Minneapolis).
Faculty Mentor Committee for Professor Elizabeth Bye, Department of Design, Housing and Apparel
NIH K01 Mentor advisory committee for Prof. Paula Ludewig, PM&R
Faculty search committee for position in human factors, Dept of Kinesiology and Leisure Studies
Organized annual Shocker Product Development Lecture, April 01

13. TECHNICAL SOCIETY ACTIVITIES

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): member
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE): member
Rehabilitation Engineering Society of North America (RESNA): member
Product Development and Management Association (PDMA): member
International FES Society (IFESS): founding member


14. JOURNAL EDITING ACTIVITIES

Editorial board: Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development

Manuscript reviews for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on
Rehabilitation Engineering, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Assistive
Technology, Journal of Engineering Education, ASME Journal of Biomechanics, Annals of Biomedical
Engineering, Journal of Applied Physiology

Conference paper reviews for ASME International Congress, RESNA, IFESS

15. GOVERNMENT ACTIVITIES

Proposal reviews for NIH, NSF, NIDRR, Whitaker Foundation, Spinal Cord Research Foundation,
Langeloth Foundation

WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                  3                                               CYS
NIH SBIR review panel (1995-1997, Panel chair: 1998 - present)

VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Advisory Board

15a. OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Research Committee, Sister Kenny Institute
Working group on Assistive Technology, Courage Center
Technical Advisory Board, EnduraTEC, Inc., 1999 - present
Scientific Organizing Committee, 6th Annual Conference of the International Functional Electrical
    Stimulation Society, 2001
Mentor Connections presentations, April 2001, September 2001
K-12 Math/Science curriculum development with Edina School System
Led a 2-hour workshop on design education for the Science and Engineering Education Scholars Program,
    August 2001.

16. CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS, GRANTS OR CONTRACTS

Current

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assessment
"Design for the Environment Curriculum"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Co-Investigator: Gonzalez (3M)
Sept 2001 - Aug 2002, $12,516


Pending proposals

NIH, Phase II STTR
"Driving Simulator for Persons with Impaired Cognition"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Collaborative project: University of Minnesota, Sister Kenny Research Services, Courage Center, National
Rehabilitation Hospital.
Jul 2002 - Jun 2004, $504,931
Originally submitted July 2001, re-submitted April 2002

Sister Kenny Foundation
"Assessment Using Telerehabilitation"
Principal Investigator: Lynda Savard (Sister Kenny)
Co-Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
July 2002 - Jun 2003, $43,061 ($21,684 contract to UMN)
Submitted February, 2002

NSF Major Research Instrumentation Program
"Acquisition of Human Dimensioning Equipment for Product Development"
Principal Investigator: Karen LaBat (Design, Housing and Apparel)
Co-Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Sept 2002 - Aug 2005, $313,181
Submitted January, 2002

NIDRR
"Assessment Using Telerehabilitation"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE

WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                   4                                                CYS
Collaborative project with Sister Kenny Research Services
July 2002 - June 2005, $448,775
Submitted November, 2001

NIDRR
"FMRI for Tracking Therapy in Stroke"
Principal Investigator: James Carey (Phys Med Rehab)
Co-Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
July 2002 - June 2005, $500,000
Submitted November, 2001

Center for Transportation Studies, University of Minnesota
"Optimal Secondary Controls Using a Configurable Haptic Interface"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
July 2002 - Jun 2004, $105,453
Submitted October 2001


Unfunded proposals submitted in 2001

NIH
"Doublet Stimulation to Minimize Fatigue in FES"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Co-Investigator: Flanders (Neuroscience)
Apr 2002 - Mar 2005, $631,475
Submitted June 1, 2001

NIH
"FMRI for Tracking vs Constraint-Induced Therapy in Stroke"
Principal Investigator: James Carey (Phys Med Rehab)
Co-Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Jan 2002 - Dec 2004, $1,033,286
Submitted Feb. 1, 2001

NIH
"Standard Rehabilitation Assessment Tools via Telerehab"
Principal Investigator: WILLIAM K. DURFEE
Co-Investigator: Stern (Occupational Therapy), Savard, White (Sister Kenny)
July 2001 - Jun 2004, $554,636
Submitted Oct. 1, 2000



17. INVITED ADDRESSES, SYMPOSIA, COLLOQUIA

1.   June 2001, "Multimodal Haptics", Haptics, Virtual Reality, and Human Computer Interaction
     Workshop, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

2.   October 2001, "Engineering Education and the Real World", Theta Tau Founders' Day Dinner,
     Minneapolis, MN.

3.   October 2001, "Virtual Product Prototyping", The Lindbergh Lecture Series, Department of
     Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.



WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                   5                                                CYS
4.   December 2001, "Can Design be Taught", Department of Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series,
     University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.



18. MOST SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS

Promotion to full Professor
Morse Award, member Academy of Distinguished Teachers


19. PATENTS

none

20. OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1.   Have continued to play a leadership role in coordinating rehabilitation research activities at the U,
     Sister Kenny, the Courage Center and the VA.
2.   Have interacted with colleagues in a variety of departments across the University on a variety of
     projects.
3.   Chair of NIH special review study section for SBIR applications in assistive technology.


21. STATEMENT OF GOALS FOR NEXT YEAR

- Continue to clear out the paper backlog
- Get some funding
- Start new research area in design and control of IC engine powered tools (with Perry Li and Dave
Kittleson)
- Planning activities for new Product Design Masters program.




WILLIAM K. DURFEE                                      6                                                     CYS

				
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