Welcome to theduchy.ualr.edu

Office: EIT 522

Phone: (501) 569-8071

Email: abwright@ualr.edu

Academic Training:

Undergraduate: B. S. (Mechanical Engineering), University of South Carolina, 1986

Graduate School: M. S. (Mechanical Engineering), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1989

Ph. D. (Mechanical Engineering), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1996

Professional Experience:

Associate Professor of Systems Engineering University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2012-present

Associate Professor of Applied Science  University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2005-2012

Associate Professor of Applied Science and Systems Engineering  University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2000-2005

Assistant Professor of Applied Science University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1996-2000

Development Engineer  Textron Lycoming

1989-1992

Professional Development

HLC Assessment Workshop, summer 2016

UALR Service Learning Academy, summer 2015

Vishay Micro-Measurement Seminar, spring 1997

Professional Affiliations and Honor Societies

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1984 – present), Arkansas Executive Committee (1997-2000)

Tau Beta Pi (1984-present)

Phi Beta Kappa (1985-present)

Acoustical Society of America (1997-present)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (2000-2004)

Arkansas Academy of Science (1999-2000)

Honors and Awards

Xerox Creativity Award, FIRST Peachtree Regional (2003)

DCISSE Faculty Excellence Award in Service, UALR (2003)

Department of Education Fellowship (1993-1994)

SNAME National Shipbuilding Research Award (1989)

USC, College of Engineering, Outstanding Senior (1986)

Allston Languages Award, USC (1984, 1985)

Student Director, Carolina Scholars Program (1984, 1985)

President, Iota Chapter, Eta Sigma Phi (1984-1986)

Courses Taught

SYEN 3379. Elements of Mechanical Design SYEN 3371. Engineering Dynamics
 SYEN 1207. Intro to Mechanical Engineering  SYEN 1210/1310/1205/1305. Intro to Systems Engineering
 SYEN 2233. Solid Modeling and Design (flipped course)  SYEN 3354. Intro to Control Systems Engineering
 SYEN 4385/4386. Capstone Design  ASCI 4335/5335. Mechatronics I
 ASCI 4315/5315. Advanced Dynamics  ASCI 7312. Real Time Control
 ASCI 4399. FIRST in Engineering  ASCI 4310/5310. Intro to Signal Processing
 ASCI 4330/5330. Acoustics I  ASCI 7370. Acoustic Analysis and Measurement
 ASCI 7399. Advanced Fluid Dynamics  ASCI 7316. Microcomputers and Pneumatics
 ASCI 7301. Measurement Techniques  ASCI 7330. Advanced Signal Processing

Courses Developed

 SYEN 3379. Elements of Mechanical Design SYEN 3371. Engineering Dynamics
 SYEN 1210/1310/1301. Intro to Systems Engineering  SYEN 2233. Solid Modeling and Design
 SYEN 4385/4386. Capstone Design  ASCI 4335/5335. Mechatronics I
 ASCI 4315/5315. Advanced Dynamics  ASCI 7312. Real Time Control
ASCI 4399. FIRST in Engineering ASCI 4310/5310. Intro to Signal Processing
ASCI 4330/5330. Acoustics I ASCI 7370. Acoustic Analysis and Measurement
ASCI 7399. Advanced Fluid Dynamics

Curriculum Developed

BS. Mechanical Systems Engineering (implemented Spring 2017)

BS. Systems Engineering (implemented Fall 2000)

PhD. Applied Science: Engineering Science and Systems (implemented Fall 2000)

MS. Applied Science: Engineering Science (implemented Fall 2000)