Steven Velinsky

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Department Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of California, Davis
Mailing Address Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
One Shields Avenue
University of California
Davis, CA 95616-5294
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savelinsky@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4166
530-752-6714
1007 Academic Surge

Positions

  • Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, Advanced Highway Maintenance and Construction Technology Research Center

Education

  • Ph.D., Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1977.

Licenses

  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of California, No. M30328.

Academic Career

August 1989 – Present Associate Professor, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of California, Davis.
August 1983 – August 1989 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
September 1982 – December 1982 Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Florida Institute of Technology.

Industrial Experience

  • Two years industry and government experience

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical Systems Analysis and Design
  • Vehicle Design and Dynamics
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Machinery — wire rope/cable based machines, woodworking machines, machines for highway maintenance and construction
  • Experience in product liability, accident reconstruction and intellectual property

Awards

  • Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer, US Department of Energy, 2012
  • Finalist, Construction Innovation Forum’s NOVA Award, 2009
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Machine Design Award, 2007
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Robert E. Abbott Award, 2005
  • California Transportation Foundation’s Tranny Award, 2002
  • California State Department of Transportation’s Excellence in Transportation Award, 2001
  • California Transportation Foundation’s Tranny Award, 2001
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Distinguished Service Award, 1999
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Leonardo Da Vinci Award, 1996
  • Society of Automotive Engineers’ Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1986

Selected Professional Activities

  • Technical Editor, Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, 1999 – present (Associate Technical Editor 1991-1999)
  • Member, Robotics Engineering Advisory Board, ASME Press, 2011-present
  • Member, Leonardo da Vinci Award Committee, ASME, 2010-present
  • Member, Alumni Association Board of Directors, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005-2010
  • Vice President – Systems and Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2002-2005
  • Member Editorial Board, International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1993-present
  • Member, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Management Committee, 1999-2002
  • Associate Technical Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 1993-1995
  • Member, Executive Committee, ASME Design Engineering Division, 1994-2000 (Chair 1998-99)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Member, American Academy of Mechanics

Sample Publications

Lee, D.V. and Velinsky, S.A., “Analysis and Verification of a Three-Dimensional Non-Contacting Angular Motion Sensor,” Transactions IEEE/ASME, Journal of Mechatronics, Vol. 12, No. 6, pp. 612-622, 2007.

Velinsky, S.A., Lasky, T.A. and Chu, B., “Kinematics and Efficiency Analysis of the Planetary Roller Screw Mechanism,” Transactions ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 131, January, paper# 011016, 2009.

Arsenault, A., Velinsky, S.A. and Lasky, T.A., “A Low-Cost Sensor Array and Test Platform for Autonomous Roadside Mowing,” Transactions IEEE/ASME, Journal of Mechatronics, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 592-597, 2011.

Ganji, F. and Velinsky, S.A., “Adaptive Control with Optimal Actuation for an Omnidirectional Mobile Platform with Three Ball Wheels,” Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 1-21, 2011.

Jones, M.H. and Velinsky, S.A., “Kinematics of Roller Migration in the Planetary Roller Screw Mechanism,” Transactions ASME, Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 134, paper# 061006, 6 pp., 2012.