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David J. Purdy

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. David Purdy is an expert in controls, modeling/simulation and dynamics. His research activities cover applied controls. Dr. Purdy is a Dean͛s Outstanding Teacher Award recipient and formerly served as head of the department. He has previously worked as an engineer in the transmission electronics department for Ford Motor Company.

Teaching Interests

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Controls
  • Computer-aided design

Research Experiences

  • Applied controls

Publications & Presentations

  • Dean's Outstanding Teacher Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1993
  • Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Triangle Fraternity, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • J. George H. Thompson Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Department Teacher, Texas A&M University

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Purdue University
  • MS, University of Illinois
  • BS, University of Illinois