Alamgir Choudhury

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Alamgir Choudhury
Associate Professor
Office: 
(269) 276-3357
Location: 
F-222 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5336
Mailing address: 
Engineering Design, Manufacturing and Management Systems
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5336 USA
Education: 
  • Ph. D., Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1990.
  • M. S., Mechanical Engineering, New Mexico State University, 1985.
  • B. S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1977.
Teaching interests: 
  • Fluid power system design and optimization.
  • Instrumentation and process control.
  • Mechanical design and computer aided engineering.
Bio: 

Professional memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
  • American Society for Engineering Education.
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Tau Alpha Pi, Engineering Technology Honor Society.

Committees served

  • Departmental Assessment Committee.
  • Recruitment and Retention Committee.
  • Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.
  • Equipment and Safety Committee.
  • United Way representative.
  • WMU Faculty Senate.

Grants and awards

  • Performance analysis of hydraulic system components for a fluid power curriculum and capstone design project, National Fluid Power Association, 2009.
  • Frederick J. Berger award, Tau Alpha Pi, Washington, DC, 2009.
  • Chainless Challenge, Parker Hannifin Corporation, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • Parameter characterization for control of a nonlinear hydraulic system, National Fluid Power Association, 2006.
  • Investigating the working postures and applied forces on nurses while placing a maternity bed foot-section onto a birthing bed for different bed design, Stryker Medical, 2005.
  • Study of performance characteristics of pneumatic valve for manufacturing applications, Parker Hannifin Corporation Pneumatic Division, Richland, MI, 2005.
  • Online control of a hydraulic system for experimentation in mechanics, National Fluid Power Association, 2004.
  • Human-Hydraulic bicycle challenge, Parker Hannifin Corporation, 2004.
  • Study of performance characteristics and design optimization of pneumatic valve for manufacturing, Parker Hannifin Corporation Pneumatic Division, Richland, MI, 2004.
  • Parker Hannifin Motion and Control Laboratory, Parker Hannifin Foundation, Cleveland, OH, 2003.
  • Remote Data Collection and Transfer as a Teaching Tool for Process Monitoring & Control, DOE, WMU/UC, 2002.
  • Developing a computer assisted tool for analysis and design of mechanical components in the engineering technology programs, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, 2002.
  • Modified Eulerian angle for mathematical modeling and optimal design of open chain mechanical system, Graduate College, WMU, Kalamazoo, MI, 2001.
  • Instrumentation and process control laboratory, National Science Foundation (Grant #981065), 1998.