Roy T. R. McGrann
PhD University of Tulsa
Phone (607) 777-6676
FAX: (607) 777-4620
Teaching/Research Focus: Mechanical engineering design, computer-aided engineering (CAE), machine design, kinematics and dynamics of machinery, robotics, solid mechanics, mechanical metallurgy, materials science, project management and engineering education research and methods.
For fifteen of the years prior to accepting his position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the Watson School, he was engaged in steel production and fabrication (primarily associated with the petro-chemical industry), performing production management, machine design, project engineering, engineering management and executive management. He served on several national standards committees including ASTM, ANSI/AWS and MSS committees. During this time, McGrann maintained his registration as a professional engineer (PE). He is the campus representative for the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the faculty advisor for the student section of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). In addition, he is a member of the executive committee of the Southern Tier Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the faculty adviser for the student chapter of ASME. He is also a member of several other professional societies including ERM/ASEE, RAS/IEEE, TSS/ASM-International, AWS, AAPT and SHOT. McGrann is a member of the national engineering honor societies Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu (EE) and also an honorary member of Pi Tau Sigma (ME).