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Dr. David Sawyers, Jr., PE

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Department
Biggs 137
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Professional Experience: 
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2009-present
  • Visiting Researcher, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), Golden, CO, 2008
  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2003-2009
  • Senior Systems Engineer, Delphi, Inc. - Packard Electrical Systems, Warren, OH, 1998-2003
  • Adjunct Professor, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH, 2001, 2002
  • Assistant Professor, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA, 1996-1998
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, 1997
  • Visiting Scholar, Research Center Jülich, Germany, 1993
  • Summer Intern, GE Aircraft Engines, Cincinnati, OH, 1990
  • PE, Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio
  • PhD., Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN.
  • MSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, IN.
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Inst. Of Technology, IN.
Teaching Interests: 
  • Thermal Sciences
  • General Engineering
Research Interests: 
  • Numerical Heat Transfer
  • Heat Exchangers
Selected Publications: 
  1. David R. Sawyers, Jr., “A Capstone Course in Engineering Analysis for Mechanical Engineers,” Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014.
  2. David R. Sawyers, Jr. and John-David Yoder, “The Project Review Board as a Presentation Format for Senior Design,” Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE North-Central Section Conference, Rochester, MI, April 2014.
  3. David R. Sawyers, Jr., Alison N. Garbash, Jed E. Marquart, and Hui Shen, "Heat Accumulation in the Helmet for the Treatment of Deformational Plagiocephaly,” Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, Shanghai, May 2012.
  4. T. Caldwell Reed, Sarah A. Fiffick, and David R. Sawyers, Jr., “Wind Data Analysis and Performance Predictions for a 400-kW Turbine in Northwestern Ohio,” Proceedings of the 2011 ASEE North-Central Section Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI, April 2011.
  5. David R. Sawyers, Jr. and Jed Marquart , "Using Simulation Software in Thermal Sciences Courses," Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE North-Central Section Annual Meeting, Charleston, WV, 2007.
  6. David R. Sawyers, Jr. and John-David Yoder, "Teaching Programming and Numerical Methods as Concurrent Courses," Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI, 2007.
College of Engineering

Lori Goldsmith

Executive Administrative Assistant
Biggs 201
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed