Dr Whiting's research is focused at the intersection of additive manufacturing, novel materials, and functional devices. He uses printing as a method to fabricate unconventional electronic components and systems that can be readily customized, mechanically flexible and conformable, large area, widely distributed, biocompatible, and/or controllably transient. These devices can find application in a broad range of areas including health care, structural and environmental monitoring, robotics, autonomous design and prototyping, energy generation and storage, as well as waste reduction and data security.
MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
MCEN 5055 - Advanced Product Design
Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
Introduces engineering design and development of consumer products. Includes learning sketching, brainstorming, idea generation, design thinking, user-centered design, product requirements and specifications, product constraints, human factors, aesthetics, industrial design, intellectual property, concept prototyping, idea selection, tolerancing, cost estimating, design for assembly, and materials selection. Entails a semester-long team re-design of a consumer product.