Gordon R. Pennock
Gordon R. Pennock is an Associate Professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He received a B.S. degree from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, an M.Eng.S. degree from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, and a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis. He has served on several national committees and international program committees. He is a Member of the Commission on Standards and Terminology, IFToMM, and an Associate of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Division, ASME, and has served as the Technical Committee Chairman of Mechanical Design, ICE, during 1993–1997. He has served on the editorial board of several technical journals. Currently, he is the Chair of the Mechanisms and Robotics Committee, ASME. Dr. Pennock is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK. He received the ASME Faculty Advisor of the Year Award in 1998, and was named the Outstanding Student Section Advisor, Region VI, in 2001. The Central Indiana Section recognized him in 1999 by the establishment of the Gordon R. Pennock Outstanding Student Award. He received the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for outstanding contributions to the School of Mechanical Engineering in 2003. He received the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 1986, the Ferdinand Freudenstein Award in 1995, and the A.T. Yang Memorial Award in 2005. He published some 120 technical papers and coauthored the textbook entitled Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, third edition (with John J. Uicker Jr. and Joseph E. Shigley) published in 2003, which has been widely used throughout USA and internationally.
Biography Updated on 10 September 2008