Gul Kremer is an Associate Professor of Engineering Design and Industrial Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. from University of Missouri, Rolla in Engineering Management and Systems Engineering. Her research interests include multi-criteria decision analysis methods applied to improvement of products and systems and enhancing creativity in engineering design settings. Her published work appears in journals such as Journal of Mechanical Design, Journal of Engineering Design, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Journal of Engineering Education, European Journal of Engineering Education and Technovation. She is a member of IIE, ASME, and ASEE. She is also a National Research Council-US AFRL Summer Faculty Fellow for the Human Effectiveness Directorate (2002 - 2004), an invited participant of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers in Engineering Education Symposium (2009), and a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland (2010).
Linda C. Schmidt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland. Dr. Schmidt's research interests are in understanding the process by which early stage, engineering design tasks are successfully completed so that we can devise effective methods for learning design and preserving knowledge that arises in the process. She has been actively teaching and reflecting upon engineering design issues for over 15 years. Dr. Schmidt was the 2008 recipient of the American Society of Engineering Education's prestigious Fred Merryfield Design Award and is the co-author with George Dieter of the text "Engineering Design, 4th edition", published by McGraw Hill in 2008. Linda Schmidt has published over sixty refereed publications in the areas of mechanical design theory and methodology, mechanism design generation, graph isomorphism issues in generative design and effective student learning on engineering project design teams.
Dr. Vargas Hernandez research focuses on engineering design creativity, ideation metrics, design innovation, ideation methods, cognitive psychology, TRIZ, use of smartpen, design education, computer aided conceptual design, design of neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation devices and design for sustainability.
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