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Dr. Ronald S. Adrezin
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Ronald.S.Adrezin@uscga.edu
(860) 444‐8539
Ronald S. Adrezin, Ph.D., P.E.
Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Education:
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, NY
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Courses Taught:
  • Design Project Management
  • Experimental Methods in Fluids and Thermal Sciences (Laboratory)
  • Fourth Class Experience
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Machine Component Design
  • Mechanical Engineering Design
  • Mechanisms
  • Statics and Engineering Design
  • Thermal Systems Design

Selected Publications and Presentations:
Patent
  • "Method and Apparatus for Gait Measurement," R. Adrezin, M. Cordaro, F. Wang and A. Fast, Patent Number 5,511,571: April 30, 1996.

Book Chapters
  • Adrezin, R., “Applied Universal Design.” Biomedical Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill, Second Edition, Volume 2, 2009.
  • Peterson, D., Adrezin, R., “Biodynamics – A Lagrangian Approach.” Biomedical Engineering and Design, McGraw-Hill, Volume 1, Second Edition, 2009.
  • Adrezin, R., “Applied Universal Design.” Chapter 31, Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Peterson, D., Adrezin, R., “Biodynamics – A Lagrangian Approach.” Chapter 7, Standard Handbook of Biomedical Engineering & Design, McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Adrezin, R., Benaroya, H., "Dynamic Modelling of Tension Leg Platforms." Chapter 12, Stochastically Excited Nonlinear Systems, World Scientific, 1998.

Publications - Technical
  • Dumas, J., Hill, K.M., Adrezin, R.S., Alba, J., Curry, R., Campagna, E., Fernandes, C., Lamba, V., Eisenfeld, L., " Feasibility of an electronic stethoscope system for monitoring neonatal bowel sounds." Connecticut Medicine, Volume 77, Number 8, pp. 467-471, 2013.
  • Hill, J.M., Maloney, A., Stephens, K., Adrezin, R.S., Eisenfeld, L., "Stethoscope for Monitoring Neonatal Abdominal Sounds." International Journal of Modern Engineering, Volume 9, Number 1, pp. 5-11, Fall/Winter, 2008.
  • Hill, J.M., Maloney, A., Stephens, K., Adrezin, R.S., Eisenfeld, L., "Stethoscope for Monitoring Neonatal Abdominal Sounds." Proceedings of The 2008 IAJC-NAIT-IJME International Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, Nov., 2008.
  • Hill, J.M., Regan, M.S., Adrezin, R.S., Eisenfeld, L., "System for Recording the Bowel Sounds of Premature Infants." Proceedings of BioMed2008, 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference, Irvine, California, June, 2008.
  • Hill, J.M., Adrezin, R.S., Eisenfeld, L., "Wireless Central Apnea Response System for Neonatal Intensive Care." Proceedings of BioMed2008, 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference, Irvine, California, June, 2008.
  • Ford, E., Adrezin, R., Filburn, T., Norwood, P., Wei, J., Gallagher, F., Lange, S., "Feasibility of Helicopter Transported Pods to Support Homeland Security." American Helicopter Society 63rd Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, May, 2007.
  • Adrezin, R., Zaccaro, L., Hodgson, E., Trevino, R., “Quality Function Deployment for the Shoulder Section of the Space Suit.” International Conference on Environmental Systems, Rome, July, 2005.
  • Bakke, H., Howard, A. Bubi, T. Mtengi, B., Musengua, M., Obopilwe, E., Zajac, S., Adrezin, R., Garbalosa, J., “Development of a Portable Device to Measure Skin Properties.” 7th Annual BEACON Symposium and Technology, Hartford, CT, Oct., 2004.
  • Gosterisli, L., Adrezin, R., “The Quality Function Deployment for a Hospital Bed.” 7th Annual BEACON Symposium and Technology, Hartford, CT, Oct., 2004.
  • Silvia III, J., Kohr, S., Adrezin, R., Wei, F-S., “The Effect of Scale Modeling in Wind Tunnel Test Results.” AIAA, Reno, NV, Jan., 2004.
  • Jaramillo, P., Manarky, K., Adrezin, R., Celmer, R., Reinard, J., Shetty, D., “’Sweet Spot’ or ‘Sweet Zone’? Modal Analysis of a Wooden Baseball Bat for Design Optimization.” Proceedings of ASME IMECE, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2003.
  • Adrezin, R., Wei, J., Gates, A., Yarlett, A, "Scaled Model Jettison Tests of External Stores During Helicopter Autorotation Through Wind Tunnel Testing." American Helicopter Society 56th Annual Forum, Virginia Beach, VA, May, 2000.
  • Yarlett, A., Adrezin, R., Gates, A., Wei, J., "Jettison Tests - Dynamically Scaled Wind Tunnel Model Results." AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April, 2000.
  • Yarlett, A., Adrezin, R., Gates, A., Wei, J., "Analysis and Manufacture of Dynamically Scaled Wind Tunnel Models." AIAA, Atlanta, GA, April, 2000.
  • Adrezin, R., Benaroya, H., "Non-Linear Stochastic Dynamics of Tension Leg Platforms." Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol 220, No 1, pp. 27-65, 1999.
  • Adrezin, R., Benaroya, H., "Response of a Tension Leg Platform to Stochastic Wave Forces." Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 14, pp. 3-17, 1999.
  • Gates, A., Adrezin, R., Wei, J., "Servo-Flap Rotor Power Improvement Through Wind Tunnel Testing." American Helicopter Society 55th Annual Forum, Montreal, Quebec, May, 1999.
  • Nowak, M., Adrezin, R.S., Leone, D., Co-Editors of the Proceedings of the Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, West Hartford, CT, April, 1999.
  • de León, D.G., Adrezin, R.S., Wang, F.S., "Application of Finite Element Analysis for Comparing the Strength of Extensor Tendon Suture Techniques in the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint." Northeast Biomedical Engineering Conference, West Hartford, CT, April, 1999.
  • Adrezin, R., Gates, A., Wei, J., "The impact of scale model wind tunnel testing on antenna drag reduction." AIAA, Reno, NV, Jan., 1999.
  • Gates, A., Adrezin, R., Wei, J., "Thin Body Shape Optimization Technique Using Wind Tunnel Test Data." AIAA, Reno, NV, Jan., 1999.
  • Adrezin, R., Benaroya, H., "Monte Carlo Simulation of a Partially Submerged Compliant Structure." ASME IMECE Recent Advances in Solids and Structures, Anaheim, CA, pp. 191-198, Nov., 1998.
  • Adrezin, R., Bar-Avi, P., Benaroya, H., "Dynamic Response of Compliant Offshore Structures - Review." Journal of Aerospace Engineering, Vol 9, No 4, Oct., 1996.
  • Fast, A., Wang, F., Adrezin, R., Cordaro, M., Ramis, J., Sosner, J., "The Instrumented Walker: Usage Patterns and Forces." Arch Phys Med Rehabil, Vol 76, pp. 484-491, May, 1995.
  • Adrezin, R., Cordaro, M., Wang, F., Fast, A., Ramis, J., "A Finite Element Model of a Walker and Its Comparison to an Instrumented Walker." Proceedings of ASME Bioengineering Division Winter Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, Nov., pp. 583-586, 1993.
  • Adrezin, R., Cordaro, M., Wang, F., Fast, A., "Instrumentation and Computer Interfacing of a Standard Walker to Study User-Walker Interaction Dynamics." Proceedings of ASME Bioengineering Division Winter Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, pp. 403-405, Nov., 1992.
  • Adrezin, R., Keesler, J., Kliphon, D., Shetty, D., Sverdlik, S., "A Personal Computer Based System to Evaluate the Performance of Human Muscle Groups", Proceedings of ASME Bioengineering Division Winter Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, pp. 21-22, 1987.

Publications - Educational
  • Freeman, R.W., Adrezin, R.S., Hatfield, C.A., Russell, J.C., "Introducing Multidisciplinary Design at USCGA." 2011 ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011.
  • Freeman, R.W., Wingrove-Haugland, E., Clippinger, D.C., Adrezin, R.S., "Sounding the Depths – Assessing Cadet Knowledge of Engineering Ethics." Technology Interface International Journal, Vol 11, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2011.
  • Freeman, R.W., Wingrove-Haugland, E., Clippinger, D.C., Adrezin, R.S., "Sounding the Depths – Assessing Cadet Knowledge of Engineering Ethics." 2011 IAJC-ASEE International Conference, West Hartford, CT, April 2011.
  • Adrezin, R.S., Egelhoff, C.J., Ramirez, E., Cowgill, J., Dwyer, P.J., Benavides, S., "Leveraging Exclusivity: Impacting Learning from a Sole Employer." Proceedings of NE ASEE 2009 Conference, Bridgeport, CT, April 2009.
  • Freeman, R.W., Phillips, E.H., Plumley, M., Adrezin, R.S., Egelhoff, C.J., "Service Learning Workshops to Recruit Women into Engineering." Proceedings of NE ASEE 2009 Conference, Bridgeport, CT, April 2009.
  • Wosczyna-Birch, K., Jaramillo, P., Birch, J., Adrezin, R., "Problem based learning initiative in collaboration with the CT College of Technology’s Center for Life Support and Sustainable Living." Proceedings of ASME IMECE, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008.
  • Birch, J., Jaramillo, P., Wosczyna-Birch, K., Adrezin, R., Richards, B., "Integrating Professional Skills into the 21st Century Engineering and Technical Curriculum." Proceedings of ASME IMECE, Boston, MA, Nov. 2008.
  • Nagurney, L.S., Adrezin, R., "A Course in Professional Practice for Juniors." 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, Indianapolis, IN, Oct., 2005.
  • Adrezin, R., Nowak, M., Filburn, T., “Biomedical Engineering Senior Design at the University of Hartford.” 7th Annual BEACON Symposium and Technology, Hartford, CT, Oct., 2004.
  • Wosczyna-Birch, K., Woods, M., Adrezin, R., "Connecticut College of Technology: A Seamless Pathway in Engineering and Technology." ASEE National Conference & Exposition, Nashville, TN, June, 2003. (http://www.asee.org/acPapers/2003-1485_Final.pdf)
  • Nowak, M., Leone, D., Adrezin, R., "An Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Curriculum – First Principles First." ASEE National Conference & Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June, 2002. (http://www.asee.org/acPapers/2002-648_Final.pdf)
  • Nowak, M., Leone, D., Adrezin, R., "Biomedical Engineering Senior Capstone Research at the University of Hartford." ASEE National Conference & Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2001.
  • Richards, B., Alnajjar, H., Ader, A., Adrezin, R., Isaacs, B., Tempel, P., "Integrating Critical Thinking and Writing Curriculum into Freshman Engineering." ASEE National Conference & Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, June, 2001.
  • Leone, D.J., Nowak, M.D., Adrezin, R.S., "Senior Capstone Research Experience in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hartford." Whitaker Foundation Biomedical Engineering Educational Summit, Landsdowne, VA, Dec., 2000.
  • Nagurney, L., Keshawarz, M., Adrezin, R., "A Junior Course in Engineering Design and Society." ASEE, 2000 Frontiers in Education Conference, St. Louis, MO, June, 2000.

Conference Presentations without Published Proceedings
  • Clippinger, D., Adrezin, R., Freeman, R., “Development of Assessment Rubrics for an Accredited Engineering Program.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Adrezin, R., Clippinger, D., Freeman, R., “Assessment in 24 Seconds: How to quickly discover what grades aren’t telling you.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Freeman, R., Clippinger, D., Adrezin, R., Wingrove-Haugland, E., “Sounding the Depths- Assessing Cadet Knowledge of Engineering Ethics.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Clippinger, D., Adrezin, R., Freeman, R., “Development of Assessment Rubrics for an Accredited Engineering Program.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Adrezin, R., Clippinger, D., Freeman, R., “Assessment in 24 Seconds: How to quickly discover what grades aren’t telling you.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Freeman, R., Clippinger, D., Adrezin, R., Wingrove-Haugland, E., “Sounding the Depths - Assessing Cadet Knowledge of Engineering Ethics.” ABET Symposium, St. Louis, MO, April 2012.
  • Clippinger, D., Adrezin, R., “Development of New Assessment Rubrics for a Mechanical Engineering Program.” ABET Symposium, Indianapolis, IN, April 2011.
  • Adrezin, R., Clippinger, D., “Development of New Assessment Rubrics for a Mechanical Engineering Program.” ABET Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., Angle, A., "Teaching Basic Mechanics of Materials Concepts Through Biomedical Problem Based Learning Application." National Educators Workshop - Materials Science, Engineering and Technology, Hartford, CT, Nov., 2008.
  • Adrezin, R., Birch, J., Birch, K., "Exhibit on the Center for Life Support and Sustainable Living." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2008.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., "Exhibit on the Connecticut College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2008.
  • Curry, R., Eisenfeld, L., Hill, J., Adrezin, R., "Baby Medical Products." MEDi 2008 Conference, Hartford, CT, Sept., 2008.
  • Adrezin, R., Birch, J., "Engineering Challenge for the 21st Century." 75th Annual Connecticut Technology Education Association Conference, New Britain, CT, May, 2008.
  • Adrezin, R., “Corporate & Student Section Collaboration.” Student Section Advisor Development Workshop. ASME IMECE, Seattle, WA, Nov. 2007.
  • Adrezin, R., Birch, J., Birch, K., "Exhibit on the Institute for Life Support and Sustainable Living." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2007.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., "Exhibit on the Connecticut College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2007.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., "Exhibit on the Connecticut College of Technology’s ATE Grant." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2006.
  • Adrezin, R.S., "Innovative Industry / Academia Programs." Northeast Regional Conference of the 2YC3 Division of the American Chemical Society, Farmington, CT, Oct., 2002.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., "Exhibit on the Connecticut College of Technology’s ATE Grant." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2002.
  • Birch, K., Adrezin, R., "Exhibit on the Connecticut College of Technology’s ATE Grant." National Science Foundation ATE Conference, Washington, DC, Oct., 2001.
  • Adrezin, R., Jones, P., Lucchesi, A, "Exhibit on The Cooper Union’s Young Scholar’s Program." National Science Foundation Invitational Conference on Education, Washington, DC, Feb., 1994.
  • Adrezin, R., Cordaro, M., "Personal Computer-Based Instrumentation as a Tool for the Biomedical Researcher." Society of Urology and Engineering, Seventh Annual Meeting, Engineering Basics and Technology Models Applicable to Urological Problems, Washington, DC, May, 1992.

Honors:
  • ASME 2007 Student Section Advisor Award
  • University of Hartford, College of Engineering Professor of the Year, 1998, 1999, 2001 and 2004
  • University of Hartford, Teaching with Technology Award, 2002
  • Office of Naval Research Fellowship - Doctoral Degree
  • Full Tuition Scholarship - Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree

Professional Memberships:
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Licensed Professional Engineer, NY