Mark Chapman is an assistant professor at the University of San Diego in the Department of Integrated Engineering. His interests lie in the fields of skeletal muscle mechanics, muscle disease, exercise physiology, international education and engineering education. He earned his MS and PhD in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Gordon D. Hoople is an assistant professor and one of the founding faculty members of integrated engineering at the University of San Diego. He is passionate about creating engaging experiences for his students. His work is primarily focused on two areas: engineering education and design. Professor Hoople’s engineering education research examines the ways in which novel approaches can lead to better student outcomes. He is the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation Grant “Reimagining Energy: Exploring Inclusive Practices for Teaching Energy Concepts to Undergraduate Engineering Majors.” He has also co-developed a unique interdisciplinary course, Drones for Good, where engineering students partner with peace studies students to design a quadcopter that will have a positive impact on society.
G. Bryan Cornwall, PhD, MBA, PEng is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of San Diego (USD) Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering. Dr. Cornwall’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Applied Science in mechanical engineering, a Master of Applied Science in metallurgical engineering & material science, and a PhD in mechanical engineering, specializing in Orthopaedic Biomechanics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is registered as a Professional Engineer.
Dr. Cornwall spent twenty years in the medical device industry with fourteen years as an executive in publicly traded companies. He has also completed a MBA at the Rady School of Management at the University of California, San Diego and was named a Rady fellow. He has published over 24 peer-reviewed publications, eight book chapters, and 24 US patents.
Dr. Cornwall’s academic interests include: biomechanics, biomaterials, mechanical design, entrepreneurship, and innovation in medical devices and music. He has an active and long-standing interest in not-for-profit volunteering and service. Bryan is also an active runner completing more than 20 marathons around the world. He is a member of the “7 Continent Club” completing marathons on 7 of 7 continents including Comrades (the Ultimate Human Race) in South Africa.
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