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Anand, Dr. Davinder

Anand, Dr. Davinder

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Center for Engineering Concepts Development
Mechanical Engineering
3120 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1965
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1961
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1959


Dr. Anand received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 1965. He has been associated as a senior engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University and has served as a Program Director of the Mechanical Systems Program at NSF. He has been active in system simulation, dynamics, control systems and manufacturing. His research has been supported by NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE and Industry. He has consulted widely with industry and government and founded TPI, Inc., a high-tech consulting company.


  • American Men of Science
  • Who’s Who in Engineering
  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Outstanding George Washington University Alumni Award (1987)
  • NSF Sustained Superior Performance Award (1981)


  • Reviewer for NSF, ASME
  • Professional Engineer, State of Maryland

Control systems Automation Manufacturing and energy

  • Smee, S.A., P.C. Brand, D.D. Barry, C.L. Broholm, and D.K. Anand, “An Elastic, Low-Background Vertical Focusing Element for a Double Focusing Neutron Monochromator,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 446, pp. 513-526, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., C. Belai, and D.K. Anand, “Toeplitz Matrices and Cutting State Identification,” Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Hong Kong, China, pp. 1877-1884, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., J.A. Manzari, D.K. Anand, and C. Belai, “Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms for Cutting State Identification,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, accepted for publication.
  • B. Berger, C. Belai, and D.K. Anand, “Time Series Analysis With Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms,” Proceedings of the 37th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 1-14, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., C. Belai, and D. Anand, “Cutting State Identification with AR Models,” Transactions of the Society of Engineering Science Tech. Meeting, Vol. 37, 2000.

Engineering for Social Change Class Awards $10,000 to Oyster Recovery Partnership

Award will go towards new equipment for shell recovery process improvement.

UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program

Grant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course.

University of Minnesota's Dr. Avram Bar-Cohen Named New Department Chair

Professor Avram Bar-Cohen of the University of Minnesota has been named Chairperson of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.