Aerospace & Mechanical
Engineering

Geoffrey R. Shiflett

Address:
University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453

Office: OHE 430F
Tel. (213) 740-0479
Fax. (213) 740-8071
email: shiflett@usc.edu

Academic rank: Associate Professor

Education:

1978 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
1974 M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
1973 B.S., Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University

USC Academic Positions:

1985-:Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1979-85: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests:

Kinematics and dynamics of mechanical systems, computer-aided design, optimal design techniques, micro-electromechanical systems

Patents:

S. E. Vargo, E. P. Muntz, and G. R. Shiflett, "Thermal transpiration pump," U.S. patent no. 6,533,554, March 18, 2003.

Selected Publications:

A. J. Laub and G. R. Shiflett, ''The analysis of rigid body motion from measured data,'' ASME J. Dynamic Systems Meas. and Control 117, pp. 578-584, 1995.
D. C. Wadsworth, E. P. Muntz, R. F. Blackwelder, and G. R. Shiflett, ''Transient energy-release microactuators for control of wall-bounded turbulent flows,'' AIAA Shear Flow Conference, AIAA-93-3271, 1993.
D. A. Erwin, J. A. Kunc, E. P. Muntz, and G. R. Shiflett, ''Transient energy-release pressure-driven microdevices,'' J. Micromechanical Systems 1, pp. 155-163, 1992.
A. L. Carter, A. J. Laub, and G. R. Shiflett, ''The solution of higher order integration formulas for dynamic response equations by the conjugate gradient method,'' Int. J. Numer. Math. Engrg. 20, pp. 339-351, 1984.
A. J. Laub and G. R. Shiflett, ''A linear algebra approach to the analysis of rigid body displacement from initial and final position data,'' ASME J. Appl. Mech. 49, pp. 213-216, 1982.

Professional Societies:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms
Society of Automotive Engineers

Honors and Awards:

1999: USC School of Engineering Teaching Award

Courses Taught:

AME 150, Introduction to Aerospace Engineering Analysis
AME 101, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering and Graphics
AME 150, Introduction to Computational Methods in Mechanical Engineering
AME 205, Mechanics II
AME 301, Dynamics
AME 303, Dynamics of Machinery
AME 310, Engineering Thermodynamics I
AME 455, Introduction to MEMS

Geoffrey R. Shiflett