Faculty Profile

Dr. Eric Williams

TEACHING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Room: Carnegie 211
Phone: 201-216-3632
Email: Eric.Williams@stevens.edu
School:  Schaefer School of Engineering & Science
Department:  Mechanical Engineering
Education
  • Virginia Tech: Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering; Dissertation: The Development of Actuators for the Whole Skin Locomotion Robot
  • Virginia Tech: Future Professoriate Graduate Certificate; Courses: Contemporary Pedagogy, Preparing the Future Professoriate, Global Perspectives
  • University of Toledo: Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Master Thesis: Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Actuator for Mirror Positioning
  • University of Toledo: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Senior Design Project: Handicap Accessible Wheelchair Weight Scale; ASME Undergraduate Design Team Leader: Bulk Material Transporter
General Information
  • Secretary: Graduate Student Assembly (Aug. 2009 - May 2010)
  • Mentor: ”Fabrication of Shape Memory Alloy Composites”, Independent Study (Jan. 2010 - May 2010)
  • Mentor: ”Shape Memory Alloy Composites”, NSF REU (May 2009 - August 2009)
  • Mentor: ”Robotic Hand using SMAs”, Toledo Technology Academy (Oct. 2006 - May 2007)
  • President: Engineering Graduate Student Association (Aug. 2006 - May 2007)
  • Vice President: ASME Student Section (Spring, 2005)
Institutional Service
  • Spring 2015 Instructor: E234 Thermodynamics, ME354 Heat Transfer
  • Fall 2014 Instructor: E126 Mechanics of Solids, ME354 Heat Transfer
  • Fall/Spring 2012-2013 Instructor: Mechanical Design 1 (Virginia Tech)
  • Spring 2010 Instructor: Engineering Design and Economics (Virginia Tech)
Honors & Awards
  • Paul E. Torgersen Chair: College of Engineering Graduate Student Committee (Aug. 2008 - May 2011)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award for College Service (Fall, 2006)
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Williams, E.A. and Shaw, G. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Jul 2010). "Control of a an Automotive SMA Actuator", Journal of Mechatronics, 20 527-534.
  2. Williams, E.A. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Dec 2008). "An Automotive SMA Mirror Actuator: Design and Experimental Evaluation", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 19 1425-1434.
Conference Proceedings
  1. Williams, E. and Hong, D. H.. (2009). "Development of a Shape Memory Alloy Composite Actuator for the Whole Skin Locomotion Robot", Proceedings from the 2009 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems.
  2. Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (2007). "Controller Development for an Automotive Shape Memory Alloy Actuator", Proceedings from the 2007 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition.
  3. Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (2007). "Modeling and Simulations of a Two-Degree-of-Freedom SMA Actuator for Mirror Positioning", Proceedings from the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exhibition, Chicago, IL.
  4. Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H.. (Feb 26, 2006). "Design of a Two Degree of Freedom Shape Memory Alloy Actuator for Mirror Positioning", Proceedings from the SPIE-NDE Conference, San Diego, CA.
  5. Williams, E. and Elahinia, M. H. and Koo, J. H.. (Nov 7, 2005). "Control of a Tuned Vibration Absorber Based on SMA wires", Proceedings of 2005 IMECE, Orlando, FL.
Courses
  • ME 354 Heat Transfer
  • ME 234 Mechanical Engineering Thermodynamics