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Curriculum Vitae
Roger Veldman

Associate Professor of Engineering

Education:

PhD.  - Mechanical Engineering, Western Michigan University, 2001.
Dissertation:  Enhancing Commercial Aircraft Explosion Survivability Via Active Venting

M.S.E. - Mechanical Engineering, Western Michigan University, 1995.
Master’s Project: Finite Element Analysis of Heat Transfer in an Adhesive Bonding Process

B.S. -  Engineering Science, Hope College, 1989.

Research Interests:


Dynamic response of structures, Impulse-loading of structures, Aviation security, Aircraft hardening, Finite Element Analysis, Blast Loading of Structures, Rapid Decompression of Aircraft.

Grants:

U.S. Army Aberdeen Test Center - "Continued development and evaluation of near field blast reflective impulse measurement technique using impulse plug test system", $50,000 (2012-2013).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - "Dynamic Response of Thin Plate Structures under Close-in Blast Loading", $100,000 (2010-2012).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - "The Dynamic Response
of Plate Structures Under Close-in Blast Loading", $110,000
(2008-2010).

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - "The Effects of Lightweight Lining Materials for Reducing Blast Damage to Reinforced Aluminum Plates", $127,000 (2006-2007).

Michigan Space Grant Consortium - Research Seed Grant, “Experimental Evaluation of Blast Mitigating Materials for Aircraft Structures”, $10,000 (2005).

Transportation Security Administration – An Investigation of the Effects of Pre-pressurization on Explosive Damage of a Reinforced Aluminum Shell,” $102,000 (2004-2005).

DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service – “German Initiative for Students in Science and Technology”, $20,000, Lee Forrester and Roger Veldman, (2003-2005)

Federal Aviation Administration – An Investigation of the Effects of Pre-pressurization on Explosive Damage of a Clamped Aluminum Plate,” $102,000 (2002-2003).

Johnson Controls Inc. – Prediction of thermal deflection of automotive headliner composite materials, $20,000 (2000-2001).

Michigan Space Grant Consortium Enhancing commercial aircraft explosion survivability via active pressure venting, $8,000 (1999-2000).

Patents:

U.S. Patent No. 8,534,887 Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle (October 2013).
U.S. Patent No. 8,430,882 Transcorporeal spinal decompression and repair systems and related methods (April 2013).
U.S. Patent No. 8,163,021 Transcorporeal spinal decompression and repair system and related method (December 2012).
U.S. Patent No. 8,267,559 Interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle (September 2012).
U.S. Patent No. 8,163,021 Methods and systems for repairing an intervertebral disc using a transcorporeal approach (April 2012).
U.S. Patent No. 8,100,568 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (January 2012).
U.S. Patent No. 7,914,188 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (March 2011).
U.S. Patent No. 7,867,263 Implantable bone plate system and related method for spinal repair (January 2011).
U.S. Patent No. 7,658,521 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (February 2010).
U.S. Patent No. 7,467,883 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (December, 2008).
U.S. Patent No. 7,311,428 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (December, 2007).
U.S. Patent No. 7,255,465 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (August, 2007).
U.S. Patent No. 7,108,409 Interior rearview mirror system for a vehicle (September, 2006).
U.S. Patent No. 7,093,965 Automotive lighting assembly with decreased operating temperature (August, 2006).
U.S. Patent No. 7,035,678 Modular rearview mirror assembly including an electronic control module (April, 2006).
U.S. Patent No. 6,867,510 Memory mirror system for vehicle, (March, 2005).
U.S. Patent No. 6,848,817 Interior mirror assembly for a vehicle incorporating a solid-state light source, (February, 2005).
U.S. Patent No. 6,672,744 Memory mirror system for vehicle, (January, 2004).
U.S. Patent No. 6,472,773 Memory mirror system for vehicle, (October, 2002).
U.S. Patent No. 6,465,904 Vehicle mirror digital network and dynamically interactive mirror system, (October, 2002).
U.S. Patent No. 6,412,973 Interior mirror assembly for a vehicle incorporating a solid-state light source, (July, 2002).
U.S. Patent No. 6,386,742 Modular Rearview Mirror Assembly, (May, 2002).
U.S. Patent No. 6,340,850 Vehicle Mirror Digital Network & Interactive Mirror System, (January, 2002).
U.S. Patent No. 6,340,849 Memory Mirror System for Vehicles, (January, 2002)).
U.S. Patent No. 6,217,181 Modular rearview mirror assembly with electronic control module (April 2001).
U.S. Patent No. 6,175,164 Vehicle mirror digital network & dynamically interactive mirror system (Jan. 2001).
U.S. Patent No. 6,163,083 Memory mirror system for vehicles, (December 2000).
U.S. Patent No. 6,139,172 Interior mirror assembly for a vehicle with a solid-state light source, (Oct. 2000).
U.S. Patent No. 6,124,886 Modular Rearview Mirror Assembly, (September, 2000).
U.S. Patent No. 6,093,976 Memory mirror system for vehicles, (July 2000).
U.S. Patent No. 6,019,475 Modular Rearview Mirror Assembly, (February, 2000).
U.S. Patent No. 5,971,552 Vehicle Global Positioning System, (October, 1999).
U.S. Patent No. 5,959,367 Vehicle Mirror Digital Network & Interactive Mirror System, (Sept., 1999).
U.S. Patent No. 5,938,321 Vehicle Instrumentation/Console Lighting, (August, 1999).
U.S. Patent No. 5,871,275 Illuminated Power Tilt Exterior Mirror for Vehicle, (February, 1999).
U.S. Patent No. 5,864,996 Gasketed Panel, (February, 1999).
U.S. Patent No. 5,798,575 Vehicle Mirror Digital Network & Interactive Mirror System, (August, 1998).
U.S. Patent No. 5,796,176 Memory Mirror System for Vehicles, (August, 1998).
U.S. Patent No. 5,671,996 Vehicle Instrumentation/Console Lighting, (September, 1997).
U.S. Patent No. 5,669,699 Exterior Vehicle Security Light, (September, 1997).
U.S. Patent No. 5,669,698 Modular Rearview Mirror Assembly and Method for Making. (September, 1997).
U.S. Patent No. 5,624,176 Illuminated Power Tilt Exterior Mirror for Vehicle, (April, 1997).
U.S. Patent No. 5,521,760 Energy Absorbing Rearview Mirror Assembly, (May, 1996).

 
Professional Experience:

Professor of Engineering:
Department of Engineering, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 2010 - present.


Associate Professor of Engineering:
Department of Physics and Engineering, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 2005 - 2010.

Assistant Professor of Engineering:
Department of Physics and Engineering, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1998 to 2005.


Manager-Advanced Product Development:
Donnelly Corporation, Holland, Michigan, 1996-1998.

Senior Product Development Engineer:
Donnelly Corporation, Holland, Michigan, 1994-1996.

Associate Scientist - Materials R&D:
Donnelly Corporation, Holland, Michigan, 1991-1994.

Manufacturing Engineer:  
Herman Miller, Inc., Holland, Michigan, 1989-1991.

Publications:

"Impulse Plug Measurements of Blast Reflected Impulse at Close Range", Propellants, Explosives, Pyrotechnics, M. W. Nansteel, R.L. Veldman, C. Chen, and W. Lawrence, 2013, 38: pp. 120–128.

"Response of Pre-Pressurized Reinforced Plates Under Blast Loading", International Journal of Impact Engineering, R. L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, C. Clum, April 2008, 35(4), pp. 240-250.

“Effects of Pre-pressurization on Blast Response of Clamped Aluminum Plates”, International Journal of Impact Engineering, R. L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, C. Clum, A. DeYoung, J. Folkert, Oct. 2006, 32(10), pp. 1678-1695.

Conference Presentations:

“Impulse Plug Measurements of Blast Reflected Impulse at Close Range”, M.W. Nansteel, R.L. Veldman, C.C. Chen, and W. Lawrence, SEM XII International Congress & Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Costa Mesa, California, June 2012.

" Measurement of Blast Reflected Overpressure at Small Charge Standoff with Tourmaline Piezoelectric Transducers", R.L. Veldman, M.W. Nansteel, C.C. Chen, 26th International Ballistics Symposium & Exhibition, Miami, Flordia, September 2011.

"Lightweight Mitigating Materials for Structures Under Close-in Blast Loading", R.L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, and M. Panaggio, 50th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Palm Springs, California, May, 2009.

"Blast Load Modeling and Validation Testing of Clamped Aluminum Plates" Homemade Explosives Blast Effects Modeling & Model Validation Workshop - sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Atlantic City, New Jersey, (November, 2007).

"Overview of Experimental Results for the Blast Response of Clamped Aluminum Plates," R.L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, The 4th International Aviation Security Symposium, Washington, D.C., November, 2006.

"Effects of Pre-Pressurization on Damage of Blast-Loaded Reinforced Plates," R.L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, C. Clum, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, Florida, November, 2005.

“Effects of Pre-Pressurization on Plastic Deformation of Blast-Loaded Square Aluminum Plates,” R.L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, C. Clum, J. Folkert, 8th International LS-DYNA Users Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, May 2004.

“Effects of Pre-Pressurization on Blast Response of Square Aluminum Plates,” R.L. Veldman, J. Ari-Gur, A. DeYoung, J. Folkert, B. Mulder, Response of Structures to Extreme Loading, Toronto, Canada, August 2003.

“Enhancing Commercial Aircraft Survivability via Active Venting,” R.L. Veldman and J. Ari-Gur, The Federal Aviation Administration’s Third International Aviation Security Technology Symposium, Atlantic City, New Jersey, November, 2001.

“Determining Aircraft Vent Panel Actuation and Fuselage Decompression Times During Active Venting,” R.L. Veldman, Michigan Space Grant Consortium Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October, 1999.

Session Organizer and Chair, “Rear Vision,” Society of Automotive Engineers International Congress, Detroit, Michigan, February, 1998.

“Heat Transfer Finite Element Analysis of an Adhesive Bonding Process,” R.L. Veldman and D. J. VandenBrink, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Boston, 1995.

Contact:

Roger can be reached at:
Department of Engineering
VanderWerf Hall
27 Graves Place
Holland, Michigan 49422-9000 USA
Voice: (616) 395-7154
Fax: (616) 395-7123
E-Mail: Veldman@hope.edu