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Moosbrugger Appointed Associate Dean of Engineering at Clarkson University
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Moosbrugger joined the Clarkson faculty in 1989. He has taught courses in mechanism kinematics and dynamics, machine design, mechanics of materials, dynamical systems, vibrations, robotics, plasticity and continuum mechanics. He served as department chair from 2001-2005 and has served as associate director of the University Honors Program since 2007.
He received the Alcoa Young Faculty Award in 1990, the American Society for Engineering Education-Dow Outstanding Young Faculty Award in 1992, was inducted into the Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 1996, received the Society of Automotive Engineers' Ralph R. Teeter Education Award in 1998, and was a co-recipient of the Boeing Outstanding Educator Award in 2001. In the summer of 1990 he worked at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories with the support of an Oak Ridge Associated Universities fellowship.
Moosbrugger received his bachelor of science degree in materials science and engineering from Wright State University and his master of science and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
He has pursued research interests in the plasticity and viscoplasticity of metals and semiconductor materials, publishing over 40 articles in refereed journals, books and conference proceedings. His specific research interests include the plasticity and viscoplasticity of materials, including analytical/phenomenological modeling of nonproportional (biaxial), cyclic loading experiments, performing complex biaxial experiments, nonisothermal viscoplasticity model development for metals and thermomechanical behavior of semiconductor materials.
His work has been supported by the Engineering Foundation (U.S. Air Force AFOSR Research Initiation Grant), DuPont Corporation, Northrup-Grumman Corporation, SUNY Research Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Army Research Office and the National Science Foundation.
Moosbrugger served as associate technical editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design from 2001-2004, guest editor for the International Journal of Plasticity, and as a reviewer for the ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, The International Journal of Plasticity, ASTM Special Technical Publications, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Crystal Growth, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, ASME Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, and the Journal of Materials Science.
He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Academy of Mechanics, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the American Society for Engineering Education.
Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.