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DK LIEU

Dennis K. Lieu

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D.Eng Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1982

  • Major Field - Dynamics and Control
  • Minor Fields- Mechanical Design, Business Administration
  • Thesis- "Dynamics of the Turning Snow-Ski"
  • Advisor- Prof. C.D. Mote, Jr.

MS Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1978

  • Thesis- "Design of an Electronic Ski-Binding with Biofeedback
  • 1977 University of California Regents Fellowship

BS Mechanical Engineering (with honors), University of California at Berkeley, 1977

Diploma, Lowell High School, San Francisco CA, 1974

ABOUT

Prof. Dennis K. Lieu was born in San Francisco in 1957. He is a 1974 graduate of Lowell High School.  He pursued his higher education at the University of California at Berkeley, where he received his BSME in 1977, MSME in 1978, and D.Eng. in mechanical engineering in 1982. His major field of study was dynamics and control. His graduate work, under the direction of Prof. C.D. Mote, Jr., involved the study skier/ski mechanics and ski binding function. After graduate studies, Dr. Lieu worked as an advisory engineer in the disk file industry with IBM San Jose, where he directed the specification, design, and development of mechanisms and components in the head-disk-assemblies (HDA) of disk files. He directed the design and control of high performance DC brushless motors and control of spindle and structural vibration in the IBM 3390 disk file. In 1988, Dr. Lieu joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty at UC Berkeley. His interests include applied research in the mechanics of high speed electro-mechanical devices, and the mechanics of magnetically, electro-magnetically, and eddy current generated acoustic noise and vibration. He currently supervises approximately 6 graduate students in the Electro-mechanical Design Laboratory in 2163 Etcheverry Hall. At the University, Prof. Lieu teaches courses in Engineering Graphics and Design of Electro-mechanical Devices. He also leads a special seminar class in the design of protective equipment for sports. Prof. Lieu holds a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo, and is a martial arts instructor at UC Berkeley. His interest in biomechanics and sport equipment design has led to many seminars and papers on these topics. Prof. Lieu was the recipient of a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1989, the Pi Tau Sigma Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1990, and the 1992 Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest honor for teaching excellence on the U.C. Berkeley campus. Prof. Lieu is a member of Pi Tau Sigma, Tau Beta Pi, and Phi Beta Kappa. His professional affiliations include ASEE and ASME.

INTERESTS

Applied research in the mechanics, design and operation of high speed electro-mechanical devices. Emphasis on vibration source control in magnetic circuits, stability of composite structures, and feedback control. Applications include precision spindle-motor assemblies, linear and rotary positioning systems, and robotics. Biomechanics of sports and injury. Design and testing of headgear and chest protectors for sport applications.

Teaching at all levels, especially of mechanics, electro-mechanics, machine design, and graphics. Special interest in organizing a curriculum with increasing emphasis on innovation through design projects and case studies.

 

AFFILIATIONS

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member

  • 1994 Newsletter Editor of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1992 Newsletter Editor of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1991 Chairman of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1990 Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1989 Treasurer of the San Francisco Area Section

ASME Technical Journal Reviewer

  • Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
  • Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Journal of Information Storage and Processing Systems

American Society for Engineering Education, member

  • Technical Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Design Graphics

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publications reviewer

  • Technical books
  • Journal of Mechatronics

Tau Beta Pi (former national officer), member

  • Head Faculty Advisor, CA Alpha Chapter

Pi Tau Sigma, member

Phi Beta Kappa, member

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EXPERIENCE

University of California, Berkeley CA; 7/88-present; Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Direct applied research in the mechanics of high speed electro-mechanical devices. Mechanics of magnetically, electro-magnetically, and eddy current generated acoustic noise and vibration. Structural mechanics of electric machines. Biomechanics of competition taekwondo and related injuries. Implement a large IBM computer workstation (PC) facility for engineering graphics instruction to all ME and CE freshman. Implement a large computer workstation (PC) facility for 3-dimensional modeling and animation for upper division and graduate student instruction.

Classes:

 
  • ME 24 Freshman Seminar - Design of Safety Equipment for Contact Sports
  • E28 Graphical Communication for Engineers
  • E128 Advanced Engineering Design Graphics
  • ME 229 Design of Electro-Mechanical Devices

IBM Corporation (GPD), San Jose CA; 4/84-6/88; Advisory Engineer. Directed specification, design, and development of mechanisms and components in the head-disk-assembly (HDA) of a new product computer disk file from conception through manufacturing. Directly responsible for the design and control of high performance DC brushless motors and control of spindle and structural vibration. Design of internal recirculating gas flow system for contamination removal. Design of plastic, high stress metal and composite structures. Analysis of magnetic fluid mechanics.

Control Data Corporation/MPI (formerly ISS/Sperry Univac), Santa Clara CA; 2/82-3/84; Advisory Engineer. Directed prototype design of a 5.25" disk file, including a high speed linear "voice coil" actuator. Directly responsible for all HDA components, less heads and disks. Design and analysis of gas lubricated bearings, including negative pressure bearings, for magnetic recording. 1984 Adjunct Lecturer, Santa Clara University, "Mathematical Modelling of Engineering Systems" (new graduate course in mechanical engineering).

University of California, Berkeley CA; 1979-1982; Research Assistant, Associate. Investigation of the dynamics of the skier-ski system and the mechanism of force generation beneath the ski. Computer simulation of the skiing process for evaluation of ski designs based upon their structural and geometric properties. Study of quasi-static and impact response of ski-bindings under lab and field conditions. Instruction of classes in two and three dimensional Newtonian mechanics. 1980 Pi Tau Sigma teaching award.

IBM Corporation (OPD), Lexington KY; 1977; Designer. Design and analysis of mechanisms for Wheelwriter (TM) printers. Drafting and specifications. Prototype construction.

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PERSONAL

2003 Oppenheimer Award for best presentation at ASEE/EDGD Midyear Conference

1992 University of California, Berkeley, Distinguished Teaching Award.

1989 Presidential Young Investigator Award, National Science Foundation

1990 Pi Tau Sigma Award for Excellence in Teaching, UC Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering

1980 Pi Tau Sigma Award for Excellent Teaching Assistance, UC Berkeley Department of Mechanical Engineering (as a GSI)

Selected activities as a Technical Consultant

  • Encap Motors
  • Samsung Electro-mechanical Company
  • Quantum Corporation
  • RLA Associates
  • Law Offices of Pillsbury, Madison, & Sutro
  • Law Offices of Blakely, Sokoloff, Taylor, & Zafman
  • Law Office of Schwartz and Wax
  • Law Offices of Rives, Huffaker, Littorno, and Jenny
  • Macho Products, Inc.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), member

  • 1994 Newsletter Editor of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1992 Newsletter Editor of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1991 Chairman of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1990 Vice Chairman of the San Francisco Area Section
  • 1989 Treasurer of the San Francisco Area Section

ASME Technical Journal Reviewer

  • Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
  • Journal of Mechanical Design
  • Advances in Information Storage Systems

ASME (National) Technical Committee Rehabilation Devices, member

  • American Society for Engineering Education, member
  • Technical Reviewer, Journal of Engineering Design Graphics

Chair of ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division Midyear Meeting, January 2002

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • Chair of Committee to write specification for safety testing of martial arts headgear
  • Chair of Committee to write specification for safety testing of martial arts chest protector

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) publications reviewer

  • Technical books
  • Journal of Mechatronics

Tau Beta Pi (former national officer), member

  • Head Faculty Advisor, CA Alpha Chapter

Pi Tau Sigma, member

Phi Beta Kappa, member

 

3rd Dan Black Belt, WTF Taekwondo

  • Instructor Taekwondo, UC Berkeley
  • Certified USTU Association Referee
  • Tournament Director, 1996 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships
  • Tournament Director, 1995 UC Open Taekwondo Championships
  • Asst. Tournament Director, 1993 UC Open Taekwondo Championships
  • Asst. Tournament Director, 1992 National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships

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