Faculty Directory

Schmidt, Linda

Schmidt, Linda

Professor
Mechanical Engineering
2104B Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088

EDUCATION

 

  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

  • Merryfield Design Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2008

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME)
  • Member, The Design Society (DS)
  • Member, Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)

 

 

System and product design theory and methodology Developing designer assistance tools for system and product design Engineering student team training Preservation of proprietary design knowledge conceptual design processes

2016

  • Dumas, D., L.C. Schmidt, and P. Alexander, (2016) Predicting Creative Problem Solving in Engineering Design, Thinking Skills and Creativity. Vol. 21, pp. 50–66.
  • Born, W. and L.C. Schmidt, “An Observational Study on Functional Behavior in Team Design,” Proc. of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2016-60129, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina.

2015

  • Dumas, D. and L.C. Schmidt, “Relational Reasoning as Predictor for Engineering Ideation Success Using TRIZ,” Journal of Engineering Design, Vol 26, No. 1-3, pp. 74-88, 2015. 
  • Lascano. S.K., J. Nuñez, I.E. Esparragoza, L.C. Schmidt, and R.L. *Nagel, Invited paper, “Teaching Students to Appreciate the Global Challenges of Sustainability,”  IEEE-RITA: Latin American Learning Technology Journal, 2015
  • Nagel, J., L.C. Schmidt, and W. Born, “Fostering Diverse Analogical Transfer in Bio-Inspired Design,” Proc. of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2015, DETC2015-47922, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-5, 2015.
  • Fornasini, G. and L.C. Schmidt, “A Call for FDM Design Rules to Include Road Deposition,” 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15), Milan, Italy, July 27-30, 2015.

2014

  • Westmoreland, S. and L.C. Schmidt, “Revealing Insights from Professional Design Documentation,” Proc. of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical
    Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2014, August 17-20, 2014. Buffalo, New York,

2013

  • Vargas-Hernandez, N., L.C. *Schmidt, G.E. *Odukan Kremer, “Systematic Ideation Effectiveness Study,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 135, No. 10, pp. 101009, 2013.

2012

  • Schmidt, L.C., N., Vargas Hernandez, and A.L. Grenier Ruocco, “Research on encouraging sketching in engineering design,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AI EDAM, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 303-315, 2012. 

 

Alumni Underscore Value of Design for Sustainability Class

Matt Eshed, Dan Fitzgerald, and Lewis Morgante have been sponsoring course projects and mentoring students.

George Dieter Celebrates His 90th Birthday, Applauds Social Change Course

Students award AWCAA $10,000 to help African women with cancer.

Professor Linda Schmidt is Teaching the Next Generation of Engineers the Foundations of Engineering Design

Director of the Design ME Suite here at UMD, Schmidt researches design theory, education and process.

Schmidt Named 2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellow

Professor Linda Schmidt has been chosen as an Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellow

Schmidt Promoted to Professor

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Linda Schmidt has been promoted to the rank of Professor.

DeWALT Donates Tools & Equipment to Mechanical Engineering

DeWALT delivers over $11,500 in tools to the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dasgupta, Fourney and Hwang Named ASME Fellows

Three Mechanical Engineering faculty named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

Schmidt Made ASME Fellow

Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Linda Schmidt elevated to rank of ASME "Fellow."

Schmidt Invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Professor Linda Schmidt invited to National Academy of Engineering's Sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Dieter Establishes Capstone Design Enhancement Fund

New fund supports Department of Mechanical Engineering student design curriculum.

Mechanical Engineering Alumna Westmoreland Becomes Assistant Research Professor at US Naval Academy

Sophoria Westmoreland (Ph.D. ’12) will teach a senior design course at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Dr. Linda Schmidt Spends Sabbatical at the Petroleum Institute

Schmidt has been spending her sabbatical at the Petroleum Institute since September 2011

Design Wokshop at PI

Dr. Linda Schmidt of the University of Maryland visited the Petroleum Institute

Brian Weiss Earns Best Paper Award

ME graduate student earns recognition from the International Test and Evaluation Association.

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student Receives Top Awards at the National Society of Black Engineers Convention

Sophoria Westmoreland recognized by NSBE for her research and professional achievements.

Pi Tau Sigma Announces Award Recipients

Dr. Solares & Greg Teitelbaum honored for fall 2008 instruction.

Schmidt wins ASEE Merryfield Design Award

The American Society for Engineering Education gave its 2008 ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award to Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor Linda Schmidt.

Mechanical Engineering Recognizes Faculty Accomplishments

Edward B. Magrab honored at reception recognizing distinguished service to campus and department.

Pi Tau Sigma Honors Faculty, Teaching Assistants

Faculty Appreication and Outstanding Teaching Assistant awards given by Pi Tau Sigma.

Pi Tau Sigma Honors Faculty, Teaching Assistant

Pi Tau Sigma honored two faculty members and a teaching assistant during their initiation ceremony on May 10th.

Pi Tau Sigma Honors Faculty, Teaching Assistants

Pi Tau Sigma honored several faculty and students during their initiation ceremony on May 4th.

Maryland, U.S. Army Sign Test Center Agreement

Educational Partnership to Enhance MCART and Maryland Student Experience.

Dan Fitzgerald Awarded ARCS Foundation Scholarship

Daniel’s research interest is in the area of Design, Risk Assessment, and Manufacturing.

Schmidt to Attend Women in Engineering Leadership Institute Leadership Conference

Congratulations to Professor Schmidt on this outstanding development.

Professors Duncan, Schmidt Win Clark School Faculty Awards

These awards will be presented at the Clark School's Commencement on Friday, May 23, 2003.

Maryland's Tau Mu Chapter hosts 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention

UMD's Tau Mu Chapter hosted the 82nd National Pi Tau Sigma Convention on the weekend of February 21-23, 2003.

Herrmann, Schmidt and Sandborn Awarded NSF PREMISE Grant

The NSF PREMISE grant project begins January 1, 2003, and runs until June 30, 2004.

Pi Tau Sigma Initiates New Members

Pi Tau Sigma student chapter, prepare to host the National Convention on the UMD campus in February of 2003.

ME Students and Advisor Honored

The Office of Campus Programs and Omicron Delta Kappa presented their 21st Annual Awards Program on May 5, 2002.

5 ME Faculty Present Posters at ISR Research Review Day

ME Faculty showcased their research at the poster session of today's ISR Research Review Day.

Eight Mechanical Engineering Faculty Present at ASME Conference

Eight faculty members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering attended, presented, and were divisional chairs at the 2001 ASME Conference.

RISE Program Receives Significant Funding From NSF

RISE program is recognized and awarded $900,000 over the next three years by the National Science Foundation.

NSF Grants $400,000 to Support BESTEAMS

The National Science Foundation has granted to the University of Maryland $400,000 over three years to support the BESTEAMS program.

Mechanical Engineering Students and Professor Recognized at University Awards Banquet

Students and Professor are recognized at the 20th Annual University Awards Banquet, sponsored by the Office of Campus Programs.

2001 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees & Research Conference Faculty Presentations

Five ME faculty present their research at the 2001 NSF Design, Service & Manufacturing Grantees & Research Conference.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)