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Magrab, Dr. Edward B.

Magrab, Dr. Edward B.
Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
2140 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Research Interests 

  • Vibrations and acoustics
  • Integrated product development


Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 1987, Dr. Magrab held supervisory positions in the Center for Manufacturing Engineering at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which included head of the Robot Metrology Group, Manager of the vertical machining work station in the Automated Manufacturing Research Facility, and Chief of the Sound Section.  He went to NIST after being a professor for almost a decade in the Department of Mechanics at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.  At the University of Maryland, he had numerous industrial-sponsored contracts involving many aspects of product development.  His redesign of a commercial pneumatic vacuum cleaner with improved performance and ease of manufacture was a commercial success.  It also won the Award of Excellence from the Maryland Industrial Partnership Program.


  • Ph.D. (Solid Mechanics), Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 1966
  • M.A.E., New York University, New York, NY, 1961
  • B.M.E., City College of New York, NY, 1960
  • Professional Engineer (State of Maryland)

Honors and Awards 

Life Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Selected Publications 

  • E. B. Magrab, An Engineer’s Guide to Mathematica, John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK (2014).
  • E. B. Magrab, Vibrations of Elastic Systems: with Application to MEMS and NEMS, Solid Mechanics and Its Applications 184, Springer Science+Business Media B.V., New York (2012).
  • E. B. Magrab, S. Azarm, B. Balachandran, J. H. Duncan, K. E. Herold, G. C. Walsh, An Engineer's Guide to MATLAB, 3rd ed., Prentice-Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, (2010, 2005; 2000).
  • E. B. Magrab, S. K. Gupta, F. P. McCluskey, P. A. Sandborn, Integrated Product and Process Design and Development, 2nd ed., CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, (2010, 1997 edition by E. B. Magrab).
  • E. B. Balachandran and E. B. Magrab, Vibrations, 2nd ed., Cengage Learning, Toronto, ON, Canada (2009, 2003).

Related News 

Magrab Publishes New Book
Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering Edward Magrab recently published a new book An Engineer's Guide to Mathematica. June 12, 2014

Engineering Curriculum Development Recognized by NSF and IOP
Program funds and institute journal supports nanotech and bio-inspired design curriculum. January 4, 2008

Maryland, U.S. Army Sign Test Center Agreement
Educational Partnership to Enhance MCART and Maryland Student Experience. April 15, 2005

Spring 2004 Senior Design Award Winners
Two winning teams were announced for the Spring 2004 Senior Design Award. May 15, 2004