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Gary Gray

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Officer

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics

211 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

glg6@psu.edu

814-863-1778

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Dynamic Systems, Acoustics, and Vibrations

Interest Areas:

Nonlinear dynamics and stability of engineering systems. Modeling of mechanical systems. Mechanics education.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical University, Washington University, 1985
  • MS, Engineering Science, Harvard University, 1987
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988
  • Ph D, Engineering Mechanics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993

Publications

Books

  • Francesco Costanzo, Michael E. Plesha and Gary L Gray, 2013, Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, NY
  • Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo and Michael E. Plesha, 2009, Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, NY
  • Michael E. Plesha, Gary L Gray and Francesco Costanzo, 2009, Engineering Mechanics: Statics, McGraw-Hill Higher Education, New York, NY

Book, Chapters

  • Gary L Gray and Francesco Costanzo, 2007, Toward a New Approach to Teaching Problem Solving in Dynamics, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, pp. Ch. 9, 205-222

Parts of Book

  • Francesco Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2007, A Micro-Mechanics-Based Notion of Stress for use in the Determination of Continuum-Level Mechanical Properties via Molecular Dynamics, Springer, pp. Ch. 5, 203-234

Journal Articles

  • Thomas A. Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Carla M. Firetto, Lucas J. Passmore, Christine B. Masters, Stephen R. Turns, Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo and Sara E. Zappe, 2010, "A Cognitive Study of Problem Solving in Statics", Journal of Engineering Education, 99, (4), pp. 337-353
  • Charles L. Randow, Gary L Gray and Francesco Costanzo, 2006, "A Directed Continuum Model of Micro- and Nano-scale Thin Films", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, (5), pp. 1253-1275
  • Pedro C. Andia, Francesco Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2006, "A Classical Mechanics Approach to the Determination of the Stress-Strain Response of Particle Systems", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 14, pp. 741-757
  • Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray and Pedro C. Andia, 2005, "On the Definitions of Effective Stress and Deformation Gradient for Use in MD: Hill's Macro-homogeneity and the Virial Theorem", International Journal of Engineering Science, 43, (7), pp. 533-555
  • Pedro C. Andia, Francesco Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2005, "A Lagrangian-Based Continuum Homogenization Approach Applicable to Molecular Dynamics Simulations", International Journal of Solids and Structures, 42, (24-25), pp. 6409-6432

Conference Proceedings

  • Peggy Van Meter, Carla Firetto, Lucas J. Passmore, Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray, Thomas A. Litzinger, Christine B. Masters and Stephen R. Turns, 2009, "Prompting Self-explanation to Improve Engineering Students' Problem Solving", Proceedings of the 13th Biennial Conference of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction---EARLI 2009
  • Francesco Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2008, "A Structured Approach to Problem Solving in Statics and Dynamics: Assessment and Evolution", Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session No. 2283, pp. 10
  • Gary L Gray and Francesco Costanzo, 2008, "A Problem-Centered Approach to Dynamics", Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session No. 2295, pp. 14
  • Thomas Litzinger, Carlo Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Peggy Van Meter, Kelli Higley, Christine Masters, Francesco Costanzo, Gary L Gray, Steve Turns and Jonna Kulikowich, 2008, "Identifying and Remediating Deficiencies with Problem-Solving in Statics", Proceedings of the 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session No. 402, pp. 18
  • Francesco Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2008, "Using Parametric Analysis to Incorporate Design into Sophomore-Level Dynamics", 2008 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition
  • Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo and Michael E. Plesha, 2005, "Problem Solving in Statics and Dynamics: A Proposal for a Structured Approach", Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session 3628, pp. 13
  • Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo, Don Evans, Phillip Cornwell, Brian Self and Jill L. Lane, 2005, "The Dynamics Concept Inventory Assessment Test: A Progress Report and Some Results", Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition, Session 3268, pp. 16
  • Gary L Gray, Francesco Costanzo, Pedro C. Andia, Don Evans, Brian Self and Phillip J. Cornwell, 2005, "The Dynamics Concept Inventory Test as a Means of Assessing Curricular Innovations", Proceedings of McMat2005, the Joint ASME/ASCE/SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Session 694, pp. 6

Other

  • F. Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2007, "A Homogenization-Based Lagragian MD Scheme for the Stress-Deformation Behavior of Nanoscale Systems"
  • A. J. Miller, P. C. Andia, F. Costanzo and Gary L Gray, 2006, "The Stress-Strain Response of Nanoscale Systems", pp. p. 227

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • InterviewerFaculty Interviewer for the Millennium Scholars Program, Penn State University, February 2016 - February 2016
  • Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs, July 2014 - June 2015
  • Member, Representative from the College of Engineering, Faculty Senate, August 2011 - June 2015
  • Member, ABET Committee, January 2014 - January 2015
  • Member, Mechanics Candidacy Exam Committee, January 2014 - March 2015
  • Instructor, Dynamics Review Session for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, April 2015 - April 2015
  • Instructor, Dynamics Review Session for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, April 2014 - April 2014
  • Member, Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology, August 2011 - June 2014
  • Chairperson, Summer Session Committee, January 2011
  • Chairperson, Teaching with Technology Committee, January 2014
  • Chairperson, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, January 2014
  • Chairperson, Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, January 2014
  • Chairperson, Firewall Exception Committee, January 2004
  • Chairperson, Academic Computing Committee, January 2008
  • Member, Summer Session Committee, March 2011
  • Member, Computer Network & Data Management Advisory Committee, January 2014
  • Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee, January 2014
  • Member, Service Course Delivery Committee, January 2014
  • Member, Member of Engineering Faculty Council, Penn State College of Engineering, Engineering Faculty Council, July 2015
  • Representative, Member of the Coordinating Committee on ABET, Penn State College of Engineering, Coordinating Committee on ABET, January 2015

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

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