Mechanical Engineering

Joey K. Parker
Associate Professor

ME 360
ME 489

Education Teaching Research Service

Education:

Degree Major Institution Date
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering Clemson 1985
M.E. Mechanical Engineering Clemson 1981
B.S. Mechanical Engineering Tennessee Tech 1978

Other Related Experience:

  • NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, 5/93 - 7/93, 5/87 - 7/87, 5/86 - 7/86.
  • Technical Consultant, CCSports Associates, New Haven, CT, 11/87 - present
  • Mechanical Engineer, Research and Development Department Badische Corporation, Anderson SC (now Fibers Division of BASF Corporation), 6/78 - 8/81.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member ASME, SAE, ASEE, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma

Instructional Activities:

  • Undergraduate Courses- Instrumentation, Control Systems, Foundations of Engineering I, Dynamic Systems, Robotics
  • Graduate Courses- Modern Controls

Research Activities:

Electro-mechanical system design, including development and application of microprocessor-based controls to a variety of mechanical systems, including natural gas fuel systems for diesel and spark-ignited engines, variable speed ground source heat pump systems, feeding aids for the physically challenged, and electro-mechanical actuators for space applications.

Refereed Publications [1996-2000]

  • Parker, J.K. and T. Piwonka, Gap Formation in Resin-Bonded Molds, accepted by AFS Transactions
  • Sung Y.G. and J.K. Parker, Frequency Dependent Krylov Vectors for Second-Order Damped Systems, KSME International Journal, Vol. 13, No. 11, October, 1999.
  • Woodbury, K. A., Chen, Y., Parker, J. K., and Piwonka, T. S., Measurement of Interfacial Heat Transfer Coefficients between Aluminum Castings and Resin-bonded Sand Molds, AFS Transactions, No. 98-116, pp. 705-711, 1998.
  • Macari, E.J, J. Parker and N. Costes, Measurement of Volume Changes in Triaxial Tests Using Digital Imaging Techniques, Geotechnical Testing Journal, GTJODJ, American Society of Testing and Materials, Vol 20, March, 1997.

Conference Papers And Presentations [1996-2000]

  • C. Lee and J.K. Parker, Development Of A Fault Detection Technique For Rolling Element Bearing Running At Variable Speed, accepted for presentation and publication at the Maintenance And Reliability CONference (MARCON 2000), Knoxville, Tennessee, May 7-10, 2000.
  • D. Cordes, J. Parker, J. Richardson,and C. Haynes, Institutionalizing a Prototype Freshman Year – Alabama’s TIDE Program, Proceedings of the 2000 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, CD-ROM, Roanoke, VA, April 2-4, 2000.
  • Corleto, C., J. Froyd, P. K. Imbrie, J. Parker, J. Richardson, R. Roedel, Freshman Design Projects in the Foundation Coalition, Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 28th Annual Conference, CD-ROM, Paper T1D, Tempe, AZ, November, 1998.
  • Midkiff, C., B. Todd, J. Parker, M. Barkey, and J. Gershenson, Delivery of a Complete Undergraduate Engineering Degree by Distance Learning Using a Mobile Laboratory, Proceedings of the 1998 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference , Orlando, FL, April 1998.
  • Parker, J. and G. Ferguson, Mechanical Systems Curriculum Revision at The University of Alabama, Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, pp. 163-167, Marietta, GA, March, 1997.
  • Cuttino, J., J. Parker and K. Woodbury, Collaborative Report Writing: Reducing Student Load While Maximizing Outcomes, Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, pp. 168-174, Marietta, GA, March, 1997.
  • Midkiff, C., J. Parker and S. Bell, Mechanical Engineering Curriculum Reform at The University of Alabama, Proceedings of the 1997 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, pp. 150-156, Marietta, GA, March, 1997.
  • Parker, J., J. Richardson, D. Cordes, The Foundation Coalition Freshman Year : Lessons Learned, Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 26th Annual Conference, CD-ROM, IEEE Catalog No. 96CH35946, Paper 8C5.4, Salt Lake City, UT, November, 1996.
  • Parker, J., C. Midkiff, S. Kavanaugh, Capstone Senior Design at The University of Alabama, Proceedings of the Frontiers in Education 26th Annual Conference, CD-ROM, IEEE Catalog No. 96CH35946, Paper 6C4.1, Salt Lake City, UT, November, 1996.
  • Parker, J. and D. Schinstock, Introduction to Hydraulic and Logic Systems in a Controls Course, 1996 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, CD-ROM, Paper 3266, Washington, DC, June, 1996.
  • Parker, J. and S. Kavanaugh, Competitive Design Projects at The University of Alabama, Proceedings of the 1996 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, pp. 54-59, Gatlinburg, TN, April, 1996.
  • Parker, J., J. Richardson, and D. Cordes, Problem Solving and Design in the Freshman Year: The Foundation Coalition, Proceedings of the 1996 ASEE Southeastern Section Conference, pp. 286-291, Gatlinburg, TN, April, 1996.

Service Activities:

  • Chair, ME Faculty Search Committee
  • Chari, ME Curriculum Committee
  • Treasurer, Alabama Beta, Tau Beta Pi
  • Mechanical Engineering ABET Committee