Lourdes Rosario, Ph.D

Lourdes Rosario, Ph.D

Professor

Office: L-210
lourdes.rosario@upr.edu
T: 787-832-4040 x2118
http://academic.uprm.edu/lrosario/page/

Education

  • Ph.D.
University of Rhode Island, USA, 1988
  • M.S.
University of Massachusetts, USA, 1984
  • B.S.
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez, PR, 1983

 

Background

  • 1999-present
Professor / Associate Professor (1991-1999)/ Assistant Professor (1988-1991), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • 1987-1989
Instructor Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
  • 1986
Instructor Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. Summer
  • 1998-2000
Associate Head of the Office of Graduate Studies, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez

 

Academic and Professional Leadership

  • American Society of Mechanical EngineersSociety of Manufacturing EngineersAlpha Delta Kappa Honorary Sorority of Women Educators, Member, President of the Delta Chapter and Sergeant of Arms of the PR Chapter
  • Coordinator of Mechanical Engineering Summer Camp for High School Female Students, Summers 2004 – 2011
  • Chair of the 1st UPRM for Puerto Rico Manufacturing Forum, October 2003
  • Faculty Advisor of the University of Puerto Rico SME Student Chapter, July 1992 to June 1993.
  • Member, Academic Senate (August 2009-present)
  • Participant in the Manufacturing Engineering Education Partnership (MEEP) Grant, June 1994 to 1997
  • Coordinator of the utilization of the cash gifts award received from the AT&T Engineering Education Foundation, January 1994 to December 1994
  • DSC Corp., Aguadilla, P. R., Developed software to generate assembly and inspection related documents from AutoCAD and trained personnel to use this application, June 1992 to July 1992
  • Caribe General Electric Products, Inc., Añasco, P. R., Trained the Plant Engineers to use a personal computer-based Computer-Aided Design Software, June 1989 to July 1989.
  • Coordinator of the utilization of the software gifts awards received from the SME Manufacturing Engineering Education Foundation, July 1989 to June 1991
  • Coordinator of the short course: “Applications of Computers in Drafting and Manufacturing”, Council of Higher Education Competitive Grant under Title II of Public Law 98-377, June 1989 to July 1989
  • “Expert System to Analyze Mechanical Products for Ease of Assembly”, National Science Foundation Research Initiation Grant, June 1989 to November 1991

Conference Publications

  • Rosario, L. and Hernandez-Coronas, J., “Study of the Behavior of Complex Parts in a Vibratory Feeder”, Conf. Proc. ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Sacramento, CA, Sept. 14-17, 1997.
  • Rosario, L., “A Computer-Aided Design Approach to Designing for Ease of Assembly”, Proc. 1992 NSF Design and Manufacturing Systems Conference, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Jan. 1992.
  • Rosario, L. and Knight, W., “Data Base Implementation to Extract Geometric Features from CAD System’s Part Data”, NAMRC-XIX Conference, University of Missouri-Rolla, May 22-24, 1991
  • Rosario, L., “A Representation Scheme for Mechanical Assemblies that Supports the Early Design Stages”, Proc. NSF Design and Manufacturing Systems Conference, University of Texas, Austin, TX, Jan. 9-11, 1991.
  • Rosario, L., “Expert System to Analyze Products for Ease of Assembly”, Proc. NSF Design and Manufacturing Systems Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, Jan. 8-12, 1990.
  • Rosario, L. and Knight, W., “Implementation of Algorithms that Extract Geometric Features from CAD Systems, Conf. Proc. Manufacturing International ’90, Atlanta, GA, Mar. 25-28, 1990
  • Automatic Geometric Part Features Calculation for Design for Assembly Analysis, Ph.D. Diss., University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI, August, 1988.
  • Software Development System for The Bridgeport Computer Numerical Control Machine, M.S. Project Report, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, August, 1984.

 

Major Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  • Rosario, L. and Knight, W., “Design for Assembly Analysis: Extraction of Geometric Features from a CAD System Data Base, Annals CIRP, July 1989

Awards

  • University of Puerto Rico Baxter Chair in Manufacturing Engineering Recipient, (1989 – 1991)
  • SWE Recognition as Mechanical Engineering Female Faculty (March, 1991)
  • Recognition as Faculty Advisor of the ASME Student’s Chapter (July 1987 – August 1988)
  • Economic Development Administration of PR Fellowship (August 1983 – June 1986)
  • Honorable Mention List, Minority Graduate Fellowship Program, National Science Foundation (1984)
  • Best Mechanical Engineering Student Award, Commencement (June 1983)
  • Esteban Terrats Award for Best Student in the Mechanical Engineering Class (1983)