Ian Royce Grosse

Ian R. Grosse received the Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, in 1987 and 1983, respectively and the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, in 1979.

From 1979 to 1982, Dr. Grosse was a research and development engineer for Storage Technology, Inc., Louisville, CO. He joined the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, in 1987 where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research involves interoperability, reusability, and adaptability of engineering analysis models, decision-based tradeoffs in engineering design and analysis modeling,  multimedia engineering software tutor development, finite element modeling, analysis, and model validation, object-oriented blackboard-based methods for supporting engineering analysis applications, the application of design of experiment methodologies and AI techniques for robust design,  and the development of finite-element based design tools for concurrent design.

Dr. Grosse is a member of ASME and the American Academy of Mechanics. He is also an avid cyclist and hockey enthusiast.