Herman F. Nied
Phone: (610) 758-4128
Fax: (610) 758-6224
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty: 1995
Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, Lehigh University, 1981
M.S. Applied Mechanics, Lehigh University, 1978
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 1976
Related experience - teaching, industrial, etc.:
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, 1995 - Present
Manager - Grinding Technology, Norton Company, 1993-94
Research Engineer, General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, 1981-93
Research activities, consulting, patents, etc.:
Active areas of research include polymer processing, fracture mechanics, electronic packaging, and welding. Development of advanced numerical methods with an emphasis on specialized finite element codes for processing simulation and 3-D fracture analysis. Technical consultant to over ten companies and liability expert witness. Eleven U.S. patents and three European patents.
Scientific and professional societies of which a member:
American Society of Mechanical Engineering
American Academy of Mechanics
Polymer Processing Society
Honors and awards:
Fellow ASME, 2005
MMRI Distinguished Lecturer, McMaster University, 2004
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award Honorable Mention (with J. Coulter), 2001
Keynote Address, 17th Annual Meeting, Polymer Processing Society, Montreal, Blow Molding and Thermoforming Symposia, 2001
Pi Tau Sigma “Mechanical Engineering Teacher of the Year Award,” 2000
Keynote Speaker, Gordon Conference, CAE in Polymer Processing, 1999
Sigma Xi National Honor Society, 1998
NSF CAREER Award, 1997
GE IN706/7F Gas Turbine Recovery Program Award, 1992
Dushman Award, GE Corporate Research Center, 1990
GE Silver Patent Medallion, 1990
GE Engineering Systems Lab Refereed Publications Award, 1984
Recent Ph.D. and M.S. Thesis and/or Projects Supervised:
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2008 - Bora Baloglu, MS Thesis, "Electro-Mechanical Modeling and Sumulation of RF MEMS Switches"
2007 - Cumali Semetay, PhD Thesis, "Laser Engineered Net Shaping (LENS) Modeling Using Welding Simulation Concepts"
2006 - Timothy Dale, MS Thesis, "Application of Linear Poroelasticity to Model the Mechanical Behavior of Low Dielectric Materials"
2006 - Daniel Mercier, PhD Thesis, "Finite Element Simulation of Thick Sheet Thermoforming"
2006 - Umit Ozkan, PhD Thesis, "Three-Dimensional Contact Fracture Problems Using Enriched Finite Elements"
2005 - Xiaoxian Hu, PhD Thesis, "Finite Element Analysis of the Three-Dimensional Stress Sate at Bi-Material Edges and Corners"
2005 - Murat Saribay, MS Thesis, "Dynamic Stress Intensity Factors for Cracks Using the Enriched Finite Element Method"
2005 - Matthew Tomik, MS Thesis, "Investigation of Residual Stress and Distortion due to Phase Transformations in LENS Using Finite Element Analysis"
2004 - Mehmet Sahin, PhD Thesis, "Buckling and Postuckling Behavior of Cracked Structures"
2003 - Erman Citirik, MS Thesis, "3-D Fracture Analysis of Circumferentially Cracked Weld Overlay Coatings"
2003 - Umit Ozkan, MS Thesis, "Stress Intensity Factors for Cracks in Anisotropic Materials Using Enriched Finite Elements"
2003 - Dongjin Kim, MS Thesis, "Welding Simulation of Ship Structures Using Coupled Shell and Solid Volume Finite Elements"
2003 - Alexander F. Herr, MS Thesis, "Automated Simulation of 3-D Crack Propagation on Bimaterial Interfaces in Semiconductor Packages"