faculty profile

Dr. Sven Esche

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, ASSOCIATE DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR, AND DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Building: Edwin A. Stevens Hall
Room: E-204
Phone: 201.216.5559
Fax: 201.216.8315
Email: SEsche@stevens.edu
Website
Education
  • 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
Research
Research 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.
Experience

Industrial Experience

  • 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;
Institutional Service

University Committees:

  • Search Committee for Assistant Vice President for Student Development, 2013
  • Search Committee for Director of Office of International Programs, 2013
  • Search Committee for Director of Office of Graduate Student Affairs, 2013
  • Academic Planning and Resources Committee, 2005--2008, 2013--Present;
  • Institute Curriculum Committee, 2013--Present;
  • Search Committee for Vice President of Facilities and Campus Operations, 2013;
  • Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee, 2006--Present;
  • 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

School Committees:

  • Assessment Committee, 1998--2000;
  • Course Development Committee “Dynamical Systems / Design IV,” Chair, 1997--2000

Department Committees:

  • Program Director, PME Graduate Program, 2013 - Present
  • Program Director, IPD Graduate Program, 2013 - Present
  • Faculty Search Committee, Chair, 2011 - Present
  • 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
Professional Service

Professional Development Activities & Services :

  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, 2012 – Present 
  • Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Online Engineering, 2011 – Present
  • 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
Professional 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
Selected Publications
Journals
  1. Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2013). "A framework for developing collaborative training environments for assembling", Computers in Education J.
  2. Zhang, Z., Zhang, M., Tumkor, S., Chang, Y., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2013). "Integration of physical devices into game-based virtual reality", International J. of Online Engineering.
  3. Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2013). "A multi-user virtual laboratory environment for gear train design", Computer Applications in Engineering Education J.
  4. Chang, Y., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2012). "A game-based laboratory for gear design", Computers in Education J., 22 (1).
  5. Corter, J. E., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C., Ma, J. & Nickerson, J. V.. (2011). "Process and learning outcomes from remotely operated, simulated, and hands-on student laboratories", Computers and Education, 57 (3), 2054-2067.
  6. Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2010). "An interactive game-based engineering laboratory", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 8 (2), 131-136.
  7. Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2010). " Design and implementation of a virtual laboratory for machine dynamics", International J. of Online Engineering, 6 (2), 15-24.
  8. Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2010). "Review of the state of the art in virtual learning environments based on multi-player computer games", Computers in Education J., 20 (1), 22-35.
  9. Nosonovsky, M., Zhang, X. and Esche, S. K.. (2009). "Scaling of Monte Carlo simulations of grain growth in metals", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 17 (2), 13.
  10. Yu, Q., Nosonovsky, M. and Esche, S. K.. (2009). "Monte Carlo simulation of grain growth of single-phase systems with anisotropic boundary energies", International J. of Mechanical Sciences, 51 (6), 434-442.
  11. Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C.. (2009). "Content-rich, interactive online laboratory systems", Computer Applications in Engineering Education J., 17 (1), 61-79.
  12. Arango, F., Altuger, G., Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C.. (2008). "Piloting a game-based virtual learning environment", Computers in Education J., 18 (4), 82-91.
  13. Yu, Q., Nosonovsky, M., Esche, S. K.. (2008). "On the accuracy of Monte Carlo Potts models for grain growth", J. of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, 8 (4-6), 227-243.
  14. Nosonovsky, M., Esche, S. K.. (2008). "Multiscale effects in crystal grain growth and physical properties of metals", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10 5192-5195.
  15. Nosonovsky, M., Esche, S. K.. (2008). "A paradox of decreasing entropy in multiscale Monte Carlo grain growth simulations", Entropy, 10 49-54.
  16. Chang, C., Kodman, D., Chassapis, C., Esche, S. K.. (2007). "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine", Computers in Education J., 17 (3), 85-92.
  17. Corter, J. E., Nickerson, J. V., Esche, S. K., Chassapis, C., Im, S., Ma, J. (2007). "Constructing reality: a study of remote, hands-on and simulated laboratories", ACM Trans. on Computer-Human Interaction, 14 (2), Article 7, 27.
  18. Nickerson, J. V., Corter, J. E., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2007). "A model for evaluating the effectiveness of remote engineering laboratories and simulations in education", Computers & Education - An International Journal, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 708-725.
  19. Chang, C., Kodman, D., Chassapis, C. & Esche, S. K.. (2007). "Immersive collaborative laboratory simulations using a game engine.", Computers in Education Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3 pp. 85-92.
  20. Esche, S. K.. (2006). "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories - technical implementation", International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. 33, No. 1 pp. 43-53.
  21. Aziz, E.-S., Esche, S. K. & Chassapis, C.. (2006). "A scalable platform for remote and virtual laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Vol. 5. No. 3 pp. 445-448.
  22. Esche, S. K. (2005). "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories - pedagogical approach", International Journal of Instructional Media, Vol. 32, No. 4 pp. 397-407.
  23. Yu, Q., Wu, Y. & Esche, S. K.. (2005). "Modeling of grain growth characteristics in three-dimensional domains and two-dimensional cross sections", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 36A pp. 1661-1666.
  24. Yu, Q. & Esche, S. K.. (2005). "A multi-scale approach for microstructure prediction in thermo-mechanical processing of metals", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, Vol. 169, No. 3 pp. 493-502.
  25. Yu, Q. & Esche, S. K.. (2004). "Mesoscopic computer modeling of microstructure evolution within an object-oriented simulation framework.", International Journal of Computational Engineering Science, Vol. 5, No. 3 pp. 451-469.
  26. Yu, Q. & Esche, S. K.. (2003). "Three-dimensional grain growth modeling with a Monte Carlo algorithm", Materials Letters, Vol. 57, No. 30 pp. 4622-4626.
  27. Esche, S., Chassapis, C., Nazalewicz, J. W. & Hromin, D. J.. (2003). "An Architecture for Multi-user Remote Laboratories", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education., 2 (1), 7-11.
  28. Yu, Q. & Esche, S. K.. (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. 11, No. 6 pp. 859-862.
  29. Yu, Q. & Esche, S. K. (2003). "A new perspective on the normal grain", Modeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol.11, No. 6, pp. 859-862.
  30. Esche, S.. (2003). "On the integration of remote experimentation into undergraduate laboratories ", technical implementation for publication in International Journal of Instructional Media. .
  31. Esche, S.. (2002). "Project-based learning in a course on mechanisms and machine dynamics", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 1 (2), 201-204.
  32. Yu, Q. & Esche, S.. (2002). "Modeling of grain growth kinetics with Read-Shockley grain boundary energy by a modified Monte Carlo algorithm", Materials Letters, 56 (1-2), 47-52.
  33. Yu, Q. & Esche, S.. (2002). "A Monte Carlo algorithm for single phase normal grain growth with improved accuracy and efficiency", Computational Materials Science, 27 (3), 259-270.
  34. Esche, S., Chassapis, C. & Manoochehri, S.. (2001). "Concurrent product and process design in hot forging", Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, 9 (1), 48-54.
  35. Esche, S., Fidan, I., Chassapis, C. & Manoochehri, S.. (2000). "Knowledge-based part and process design for metal forging.", SAE Transactions - Journal of Materials and Manufacturing.. 108 (5), 92-99.
  36. Esche, S., Ahmetoglu, M., Kinzel, G. & Altan, T.. (2000). "Numerical and experimental investigation of redrawing of sheet metals.", Journal of Materials Processing Technology, . 98 (1), 17-24.
  37. Esche, S. & Kinzel, G.. (1999). "The effect of modeling parameters and bending on two-dimensional sheet metal forming simulation.", SAE Transactions - Journal of Materials and Manufacturing. . 107 (5), 74-85.
  38. Esche, S., Kinzel, G. & Lee, J.. (1999). "An axisymmetric membrane element with bending stiffness for static implicit sheet metal forming simulations. ", Journal of Applied Mechanics, Transactions of the ASME.. 66 (1), 153-164.
  39. Esche, S. & Shivpuri, R.. (1998). "A consistent criterion for diffuse necking in sheet metals using Hill's 1979 yield surface.", Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME.. 120 (2), 177-182.
  40. Esche, S., Kinzel, G. & Altan, T.. (1997). "Issues in convergence improvements for nonlinear finite element programs. ", International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering,. 40 (24), 4577-4594.
  41. Esche, S., Khamitkar, S., Kinzel, G. & Altan, T.. (1996). "Process and die design for multi-step forming of round parts from sheet metal. ", Journal of Materials Processing Technology.. 59 (1-2), 24-33.
Courses
  • ME 322 Engineering Design VI
  • ME 358 Machine Dynamics and Mechanisms
  • ME 423 Engineering Design VII
  • ME 424 Engineering Design VIII
  • ME 473 Design of Mechanical Systems
  • ME 663 Finite-Element Methods
  • ME 641 Engineering Analysis I
  • ME 658 Advanced Mechanics of Solids
  • ME 665 Advanced Product Development
  • ME 661 Advanced Stress Analysis
  • ME 659 Advanced Structural Design
  • E 232 Engineering Design IV
  • ME 648 Mechanics of Continuous Media
  • ME 669 Theory of Plasticity
  • ME 800 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • ME 801 Special Problems in Mechanical Engineering (PhD)
  • ME 610 Advanced Topics in Mechanical Engineering
  • E 255 Dynamical Systems