Joshua Summers

Tyler Summers

[email protected]
Phone: 972-883-6952
800 West Campbell Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080-3021


Professor and Department Head


PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Collaborative design, knowledge management, design enabler development with the overall objective of improving design through collaboration and computation

Major Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the ASME CIE (Computers and Information in Engineering) Excellence in Research Award
  • ASME Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award for research contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle; NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) Patent Award
  • SAE International Arch T. Colwell Merit Award; TMCE (Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering) Outstanding Contribution Award
  • SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
  • Innovision Award (Innovations in Education)
  • South Carolina Governor’s Award for Scientific Awareness