Dr. Sven K. Esche
Associate Professor & Graduate Program Director
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Ph.D., August 1997
- Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, M.S., March 1994
- Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Chemnitz University of Technology, August 1989
Professor Esche’s current research involves remote sensing and control, remote experimentation, manufacturing, integrated product and process design, metal forming, and prediction of microstructure development in metals. He has been instrumental in various grants from the NSF, NASA, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and elsewhere, totaling more than $6.2 million.
A recent funding award from the NSF supports new research in the field of Virtual Environments for Collaborative Learning, and has research objectives of enabling distance learning by introducing advanced virtual laboratories and to provide an immersive virtual environment for collaboration and learning.
He has served as proposal reviewer for various National Science Foundation (NSF) programs and as consultant for the publishers John Wiley & Sons and McGraw-Hill. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Dr. Esche has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and scientific journals. At the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago, he received the Best Paper Award for his article “A Virtual Laboratory on Fluid Mechanics.”
- Mercedes Benz AG, Stuttgart, Germany, Development Engineer, 1990--1992;
- Community College, Mosbach, Germany, Staff Engineer, 1990;
- Institute for Light-Weight Design, Dresden, Germany, Research Engineer, 1989;
Professional Development Activities & Services :
- John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, New York, 2000, book review
- National Science Foundation, Member of several Proposal Review Panel for SBIR and CCLI Programs
- McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, New York, 1997, book review
- Reviewer of paper manuscripts for SAE Transactions and Tribology International
Faculty Workshops (organized by the School of Engineering):
- Project-Based Learning, Faculty Workshop, March 2002
- Workshop on ABET EC2000, November 2001
- Multidisciplinary Design, Faculty Workshop, by David Ollis, October, 2001
- Effective Teaching: A Workshop, by Richard M. Felder, August 1997
Research Projects InterestsResearch activities in the areas of manufacturing, integrated product and process design, metal forming, prediction of microstructure development in metals, remote sensing and control, remote experimentation, numerical methods, FEM.
(2009) "Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth of single-phase systems with anisotropic boundary energies", International J. of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 51( 6), p. 434-442.
(2009) "Scaling of Monte Carlo simulations of grain growth in metals", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 17( 2), p. 13.
(2009) "Content-rich, interactive online laboratory systems", Computer Applications in Engineering Education J., Vol. 17( 1), p. 61-79.
(2008) "A paradox of decreasing entropy in multiscale Monte Carlo grain growth simulations", Entropy, Vol. 10, p. 49-54.
(2008) "Multiscale effects in crystal grain growth and physical properties of metals", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 10, p. 5192-5195.
(2008) "On the accuracy of Monte Carlo Potts models for grain growth", J. of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 8( 4-6), p. 227-243.
(2008) "Piloting a game-based virtual learning environment", Computers in Education J., Vol. 18( 4), p. 82-91.
(2007) "Constructing reality: a study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction, Vol. 14( 2), p. Article 7, 27.
(2007) "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine", Computers in Education J., Vol. 17( 3), p. 85-92.
(2007) "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine.", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. Vol. 17, No. 3, p. pp. 85-92.
(2007) "A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education", Computers & Education - An International Journal, Vol. Vol. 49, No. 3,, p. pp. 708-725.
(2006) "A scalable platform for remote and virtual laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. Vol. 5. No. 3, p. pp. 445-448.
(2006) "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories - technical implementation", International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. Vol. 33, No. 1, p. pp. 43-53.
(2005) "Modeling of grain growth characteristics in three-dimensional domains and two-dimensional cross sections", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. Vol. 36A, p. pp. 1661-1666.
(2005) "A multi-scale approach for microstructure prediction in thermo-mechanical processing of metals", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. Vol. 169, No. 3, p. pp. 493-502.
(2005) "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories - pedagogical approach", International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. Vol. 32, No. 4, p. pp. 397-407.
(2004) "Mesoscopic computer modeling of microstructure evolution within an object-oriented simulation framework.", International Journal of Computational Engineering Science, Vol. Vol. 5, No. 3, p. pp. 451-469.
(2003) "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories".
(2003) "Three-dimensional grain growth modeling with a Monte Carlo algorithm", Materials Letters, Vol. Vol. 57, No. 30, p. pp. 4622-4626.
(2003) "A new perspective on the normal grain growth exponent obtained in two-dimensional Monte Carlo simulations", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. Vol. 11, No. 6, p. pp. 859-862.
(2003) "An Architecture for Multi-user Remote Laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education., Vol. 2( 1), p. 7-11.
(2002) "A Monte Carlo algorithm for single phase normal grain growth with improved accuracy and efficiency", Computational Materials Science, Vol. 27( 3), p. 259-270.
(2002) "Project-based learning in a course on mechanisms and machine dynamics", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 1( 2), p. 201-204.
(2002) "Modeling of grain growth kinetics with Read-Shockley grain boundary energy by a modified Monte Carlo algorithm", Materials Letters, Vol. 56( 1-2), p. 47-52.
(2001) "Concurrent product and process design in hot forging", Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Vol. 9( 1), p. 48-54.
(2000) "Knowledge-based part and process design for metal forging.", Vol. 108( 5), p. 92-99.
(2000) "Numerical and experimental investigation of redrawing of sheet metals.", Vol. 98( 1), p. 17-24.
(1999) "The effect of modeling parameters and bending on two-dimensional sheet metal forming simulation.", Vol. 107( 5), p. 74-85.
(1999) "An axisymmetric membrane element with bending stiffness for static implicit sheet metal forming simulations.", Vol. 66( 1), p. 153-164.
(1998) "A consistent criterion for diffuse necking in sheet metals using Hill's 1979 yield surface.", Vol. 120( 2), p. 177-182.
(1997) "Issues in convergence improvements for nonlinear finite element programs.", Vol. 40( 24), p. 4577-4594.
(1996) "Process and die design for multi-step forming of round parts from sheet metal.", Vol. 59( 1-2), p. 24-33.
Professional Organizations and Societies
- Faculty Advisor, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Student Chapter at Stevens, 1998 - Present
- Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1998 - Present
- Associate Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1997 - Present
- Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), 1997 - Present
- Chassapis, C., Esche, S., Nazalewicz, J. W. & Hromin, D. J. (2003). Multi-user, multi-device remote access system. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/442,637, Pending
- Esche, S. & Nazalewicz, J. W. (2002). Adaptive shock and vibration attenuation using adaptive isolators. Patent Application No. 09/954,994, Pending
- Esche, S. & Lekuch, H. (2002). Adaptive shock and vibration isolation systems. Provisional Patent Application No. 60/323,868, Pending
- Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2006--Present;
- Academic Planning and Resources Committee, 2005--2008;
- Library Committee, 2004--2008;
- Undergraduate Promotions Committee, 1999--2006;
- Academic Information Technology Committee, Learning Sub-Committee, 1999--2002;
- Academic Information Technology Committee, Classroom/Laboratory Sub-Committee, 1998--1999
- Assessment Committee, 1998--2000;
- Course Development Committee “Dynamical Systems / Design IV,” Chair, 1997--2000
- Program Director, ME Graduate Program, 2007--Present;
- Graduate Curriculum Committee, Chair, 2004--Present;
- ABET Preparation Committee, 2002--2003;
- Course Development Committee “Mechanisms and Machine Dynamics,” 1999--2000;
- Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 1998--2004