Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Student Affairs
Dr. Eischen is interested in computational solid mechanics, elasticity, fracture mechanics, and fabric mechanics. His long-term goal is to contribute to the advancement of computational solid mechanics.
Dr. Eischen teaches Fracture Mechanics (MAE 543). This is a classical course that assesses the effects of cracks on the failure of structures and residual life. He augments the classical material with numerous case studies of industrial failures.
At the undergraduate level, Dr. Eischen has recently developed a hands-on Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design course (MAE 200) for all mechanical engineering students that enter the department. He also teaches Strength of Mechanical Components (MAE 316) and Analysis for Mechanical Engineering Design (MAE 415). In both courses, he relates the subject to the real-world design failures he has gathered through his industrial interactions. He tends to teach the concepts through the use of a good number of examples.
Outside of work, Dr. Eischen enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities with his wife and two sons, including exercising, barbecuing , and wakeboarding.
University of California at Los Angeles
Dr. Eischen's research focuses on computer modeling of complex structural behavior and making computing more accessible to undergraduate students.
Honors and Awards
- ASME District F Student Section Advisor Award, 2011
- NCSU College of Engineering George H. Blessis Undergraduate Adviser Award, 2012
- Thank a Teacher Award, Provosts Office, 2016
- NCSU College of Engineering George H. Blessis Undergraduate Adviser Award, 2017
- Particle- and crack-size dependency of lithium-ion battery materials LiFePO4
- Stamps, M. A., Eischen, J. W., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), AIMS Materials Science, 3(1), 190-203.
- Enhancing accuracy of drape simulation. Part I: Investigation of drape variability via 3D scanning
- Kenkare, N., Lamar, T. A. M., Pandurangan, P., & Eischen, J. (2008), Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(3), 211-218.
- Enhancing accuracy of drape simulation. Part II: Optimized drape simulation using industry-specific software
- Pandurangan, P., Eischen, J., Kenkare, N., & Lamar, T. A. M. (2008), Journal of the Textile Institute, 99(3), 219-226.
- Special issue - Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics - Preface
- Eischen, J. W., & Monsivais, G. (2007), Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2(8), 1395-1395.
- Finite element modeling of the left atrium to facilitate the design of an endoscopic atrial retractor
- Jernigan, S. R., Buckner, G. D., & Eischen, J. W. (2007), Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 129(6), 825-837.
- The design and characterization of a novel piezoelectric transducer-based linear motor
- Palmer, J. A., Dessent, B., Mulling, J. F., Usher, T., Grant, E., Eischen, J. W., Kingon, A. I., & Franzon, P. D. (2004), IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 9(2), 392-398.
- Optimal pick-up locations for transport and handling of limp materials - Part II: Two-dimensional parts
- Lankalapalli, S., & Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(10), 867-874.
- Optimal pick-up locations for transport and handling of limp materials - Part I: One-dimensional strips
- Lankalapalli, S., & Eischen, J. W. (2003), Textile Research Journal, 73(9), 787-796.
- On control and optimization of elastic multilink mechanisms
- Wang, H. L., Eischen, J. W., & Silverberg, L. M. (1998), Computers and Structures, 67(6), 483-502.
- A study of solutions for the anisotropic plate subjected to a concentrated force
- LaMattina, B., Klang, E. C., & Eischen, J. W. (1998), Journal of Applied Mechanics: Transactions of the ASME, 65(1), 273-276.
- CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula: Bridge FundingÂ
- The MathWorks, Inc.(1/01/16 - 5/31/17)
- CAD Apps for Core Courses in AE and ME Curricula
- The MathWorks, Inc.(5/16/13 - 5/14/15)
- Computational Simulation of the Joint Expeditionary Collective Protection (JECP) System
- Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)(6/24/08 - 6/24/13)
- LAT - Live Axis Turning
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(4/01/06 - 9/30/09)
- Ninth Pan Americsn Congress of Applied Mechanics
- US Air Force (USAF)(7/01/05 - 2/28/06)
- Ninth Pan American Congress of Applied Mechanics
- National Science Foundation (NSF)(8/15/05 - 7/31/06)