Jay K. Martin

Professor

3053 Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-9460
Fax: (608) 265-2316
martin@engr.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Finally, along with Prof. John Mitchell, Prof. Martin has worked on the use of formative assessment methods to improve learning in thermal science courses in mechanical engineering. As the principal investigator for the NSF-sponsored Midwest Alliance, Prof. Martin is engaged in studying and improving systems that will assist in providing additional access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers for people with disabilities. As the director of UW-CREATe, and as someone actively engaged in engineering research, design and product development of assistive technology, he is applying mechanical engineering to provide additional independence for people with disabilities.For example, his students are currently working on advanced powered wheelchair systems.They have developed new wheelchair configurations, and hybrid power systems for the wheelchairs. Professor Martin is currently working in three different areas.All three are mechanical engineering focused, however, there are different objectives to each activity.

Education

  • BA, Physics, 1976, Indiana University
  • MS, Engineering Science, 1980, University of Tennessee
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, 1984, University of Michigan

Research Interests

  • Research, Design, and Product Development - Assistive Technology
  • Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and Careers for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Formative Assessment Methods for Engineering Learning

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Chancellor\'s Distinguished Teaching Award - 2005
  • Vilas Associates - 2006
  • Benjamin Smith Reynolds Award for Excellence in Teaching - 2006

Courses

Summer 2014

  • ME 990 - Dissertator Research and Thesis

  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • BME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • BME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • Profile Summary

    Finally, along with Prof. John Mitchell, Prof. Martin has worked on the use of formative assessment methods to improve learning in thermal science courses in mechanical engineering. As the principal investigator for the NSF-sponsored Midwest Alliance, Prof. Martin is engaged in studying and improving systems that will assist in providing additional access to science, technology, engineering and mathematics education and careers for people with disabilities. As the director of UW-CREATe, and as someone actively engaged in engineering research, design and product development of assistive technology, he is applying mechanical engineering to provide additional independence for people with disabilities.For example, his students are currently working on advanced powered wheelchair systems.They have developed new wheelchair configurations, and hybrid power systems for the wheelchairs. Professor Martin is currently working in three different areas.All three are mechanical engineering focused, however, there are different objectives to each activity.


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