I hope that my students gain a sense of how complex systems engineering truly is, but that with the correct approaches, founded in rigorous mathematics, systems engineering is possible.”

Biography

Dr. Bryan Mesmer joined UAH’s ISEEM Department in 2014. While pursuing degrees at the State University of New York at Buffalo, he worked as a design engineer for Carleton Technologies (Cobham), lending his expertise in the areas of weapons and actuation systems, thermal management systems, and research and development. After completing his post-doc research on large-scale complex engineered systems at Iowa State University, Dr. Mesmer joined UAH College of Engineering as an assistant professor and has continued building upon the end-user modeling research he began as a doctoral student. He has also conducted researcher on ways to measure the exergy of the Space Launch System as part of a NASA grant. "The work we are performing will provide a unique way of characterizing the system," he says. "This will allow the capacity of the Space Launch System to be explored and expanded in the most effective ways in the future."

Dr. Mesmer established the Imagining Engineering Systems (ImagEnS) lab at UAH in 2016 to examine preferences in systems engineering. His research team includes graduate and undergraduate researchers who explore non-traditional disciplines, including the use of gamification in training, the communication of preferences through storytelling, and the study of performance metrics of large-scale engineered systems.

Dr. Bryan Mesmer's Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2012
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2007

Classes Taught


Affiliations

  • Member - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee Associate Member
  • Member - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Member - Institute of Industrial Engineers

Recent Publications

  • Mesmer, B., Bloebaum, C.L., “An End-User Decision Model with Information Representation for Improved Performance and Robustness in Complex System Design”, Research in Engineering Design, July 2015, Volume 26, Issue 3, p. 235-251.
  • Kannan, H., Tibor, E., Mesmer, B., Bloebaum, C.L. “Incorporation of Coupling Strength Models in a Value-Based Systems Engineering Framework for Optimization”, AIAA Aviation 2015, Dallas, TX, June, 2015.
  • Topcu, T., Mesmer, B. “Customer, Commercial and Government Value Functions for Electric Vehicle System Design”, IIE Annual Conference and Expo 2015, Nashville, TN, May, 2015
  • Gilbert, A., Mesmer, B., Watson, M. “Exergy Analysis of Rocket Systems”, 9th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Vancouver, BC, April, 2015.
  • Collopy, P.D., Mesmer, B. “Report on Science of Systems Engineering Workshop”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January, 2015.
  • Kwasa, B., Bloebaum, C.L., Mesmer, B., Kannan, H., Tibor, E. “Value Impact of an Organization Structure in the Context of Value-Driven Design”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January, 2015.
  • Goetzke, E., Bloebaum, C.L., Mesmer, B. “Value-Driven Design of Non-Commercial Systems using Bargain Modeling”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January, 2015.
  • Hupman, A., Abbas, A., Tibor, E., Kannan, H., Bloebaum, C.L., Mesmer, B. “Calculating Value Gaps Induced by Independent Requirements, Deterministic Modeling, and Fixed Targets”, AIAA Science and Technology Forum 2015, Kissimmee, FL, January, 2015.