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Corrado Poli
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Corrado Poli


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  • B.S., Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1957
  • M.S., Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1958
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1965

Research Interests:

Professor Poli's area of research is in multimedia instruction for engineering education. He is particularly involved in the development of intelligent tutors for use in dissemination of the DFM principles and methodologies developed at UMass. 

Research Labs:

Selected Publications:

  • "Best Practices in Building Multimedia Tutors: Multimedia Instruction for Engineering Education," (with Beverly Woolf), INNOVATIONS 2003: World Innovations in Engineering Education and Research, edited by Win Aung et al, iNEER/Begell Housing Publishing, 2003
  • "Design for Stamping: Identifying Pedagogically Effective Components in Multimedia Tutors and the Classroom,: (with Donald Fisher, Alexander Pollatsek and Beverly Woolf), Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 92, No. 3, pp.227-238, 2003
  • "To Injection Mold, To Stamp, or to Assemble? - A DFM Cost Perspective," (with Weiyi Hu), ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, December 1999.
  • "A Multimedia Application for Teaching Design for Manufacturing," (with B. Riggs and B. P. Woolf), Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 87, NO. 1, January 1998.
  • "Design for Manufacturing Tutorials – A Multimedia Approach," (with Beverly Woolf), Proceedings of the 1999 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Charlotte, 1999
  • Engineering Communications Skills and Design for Manufacturing - A Freshman Engineering Course," Proceedings of the SME International Conference on Education in Manufacturing, "Preparing World Class Manufacturing Professionals," San Diego, March 1996

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Thesis Topics:

  • Identifying Pedagogically Effective Components in Multimedia Tutors and the Classroom
  • Best Practices in Building Multimedia Tutors
  • A Multimedia Application for Teaching Design for Manufacturing
  • A PC Based Design for Manufacturability Model for Economical Stamping
  • Automated Manufacturability Evaluation and Strip Layout of Feature-Based Stamped Part Designs
  • Redesign Evaluation of Feature-Based Injection Molded Designs
  • Process Selection for Assembled Products Based on an Overall Evaluation of Cost, Time and Performance

Contact Information:

ELAB 317
Corrado Poli
MIE Department
ELAB 220
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-2210
(413) 545-5904
(413) 545-1027

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