Jonathan Weaver
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Jonathan Weaver is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at the College of Engineering and Science in the University of Detroit Mercy. He teaches statics, dynamics, vehicle dynamics, robotics, machine design, design of experiments, mechanical measurements laboratory, computer aided engineering, and systems architecture. Industrial and research experience prior to joining the university included developing numerous analytical models of Naval shipboard systems and power plant systems as well as developing path planning algorithms for assembly of space trusses. His research interests and publications relate to robotics, vehicle dynamics, design of experiments, robust design, multimedia based engineering education, and the product development process. He has worked with a big three auto maker on several design of experiments/robustness projects and also as a CAD (I-DEAS) curriculum developer/instructor. He holds a BS degree from Virginia Tech, and MS and PhD degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.