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Ronald S. Adrezin, Ph.D., P.E.

Mechanical Engineering, Professor, Section Chief and Program Chair Department of Engineering

Ron AdrezinProfessor Ron Adrezin, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. He earned his B.E. and M.E. at The Cooper Union, and his Ph.D. at Rutgers University. All are in mechanical engineering. He has been a licensed professional engineer for over twenty-five years and worked primarily in the aerospace and biomedical engineering fields. He has utilized the capabilities of additive manufacturing for almost two decades, originally applying it to space suit and helicopter centered projects. At the Academy, he teaches analysis and design courses. Professor Adrezin participated in Arctic West Summer 2015 on USCGC Healy, a medium-duty icebreaker. He led a successful trial to use additive manufacturing to replace critical components at sea, with details published in the Naval Engineers Journal. During the summer of 2018, he deployed on USCGC Forward to conduct his corrosion research. This included advanced coatings and the corrosion of buoys. His most recent patents are based on his work utilizing shape memory alloys and additive manufacturing in the development of small mechanisms. He is coordinating efforts to evaluate modern anti-corrosive coatings, and studying the effects of a salt-water environment on stainless steel and nylon components produced through additive manufacturing. This is a collaborative effort with researchers at Sandia National Laboratories.

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, New York
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, The Cooper Union, New York, New York

Courses Taught:

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

Selected Publications and Presentations:

Patent

  • "Modular system and apparatus for treating wounds," H. Rittenhouse, M. Bishop, M. Zeller, P. Jenkins, J. Yake, R. Adrezin, M. Plumley, P. Jaramillo Cienfuegos, M. Daeffler, Patent Number US10,973,528: April 13, 2021.
  • "Buoy Hull Corrosion Detection System," M. Dougall, J. Rath, B. Curtis, L. Otto, R. McClimans, M. Williams, T. Rodziewicz, R. Adrezin, M. Plumley, Patent Number US10,692,352: June 23, 2020.
  • "Smart Memory Material Lock Devices," R. Adrezin, R. Dinan, S. Legum and J. Nordyke, Patent Number US9,697,708B2: July 4, 2017.
  • "Smart Memory Material Lock Devices," R. Adrezin, R. Dinan, S. Legum and J. Nordyke, Patent Number US9,424,722B2: Aug. 23, 2016.
  • "Method and Apparatus for Gait Measurement," R. Adrezin, M. Cordaro, F. Wang and A. Fast, Patent Number 5,511,571: April 30, 1996.
  • Three additional patents pending

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

  • Dewhirst, L., Levy, K., Lyle, S., McKeown, M., Myer, I., Velasquez, Z., Johnson, M., Adrezin, R., “Active Seating System for Medical Researchers to Develop Ideal Parameters to Minimize Pressure Ulcers.” BMES 2019, Philadelphia, PA, Oct, 2019
  • Adrezin, R., Haliscak, N., “Additive Manufacturing Potential on United States Coast Guard Cutters for Resilience in the Arctic.” Naval Engineers Journal, Volume 129, Number 4, pp. 111-121, December, 2017.
  • Adrezin, R., “U.S. Coast Guard Academy Resilience Efforts in Remote Environments.” Additive Manufacturing Across the DOD (Panel), 2nd ASME Additive Manufacturing + 3D Printing Conference & Expo, Charlotte, Aug, 2016.
  • Adrezin, R., Haliscak, N., “Additive Manufacturing at Sea in the Arctic.” AeroDef Manufacturing with Composites Manufacturing, Long Beach, Feb, 2016.
  • 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., Foley, A., "Bilge Pumps as Introductory Mechanical Engineering Design Projects." 2019 ASEE Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, June 2019.
  • Wilczynski, V., Adrezin, R., “Higher Education Makerspaces and Engineering Education.” Proceedings of ASME IMECE, Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 2016.
  • 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

  • Gray, J., Adrezin, R., Sanders, R., “United States Coast Guard Academy Corrosion Projects.” DOD – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, Oklahoma City, OK, August 2019.
  • Adrezin, R., Daeffler, M., Jared, B. Schaller, R., Schindelholz, E., “Educating Cadets on Additive Manufacturing – More Optimal Shapes but Accelerated Corrosion?” DOD – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference, Birmingham, AL, August 2017.
  • 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.

Awarded Grants:

  • Currently supported by a Department of Defense Corrosion Policy Officer Grant
  • Adrezin, R., Burns, K., Freeman, R., and Russell, J. (2012). DOD Systems Engineering Grant - RT19A to support integrating systems engineering into capstone projects - Senior Personnel: A. Foley, R. Hartnett, and S. Zelmanowitz: Department of Defense.
  • Adrezin, R., Burns, K., Freeman, R., and Russell, J. (2012). DOD Systems Engineering Grant - RT19A to support integrating systems engineering into capstone projects - Senior Personnel: A. Foley, R. Hartnett, and S. Zelmanowitz: Department of Defense.
  • Adrezin, R., Freeman, R., Hatfield, C., and Russell, J. (2012). DOD Systems Engineering Grant - RT19 to support integrating systems engineering into capstone projects: Department of Defense.

Honors:

  • 2016 Spirit of the Bear Award
  • 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, New York

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