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Daniels, Samuel (full)
Samuel
Bogan
Daniels
Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Tagliatela College of Engineering
Mechanical, Civil & Environmental Engineering
203-932-7405
BCKM112
Buckman Hall
Biography

    Dr. Daniels started his career as an engineering for UTC Chemical Systems in San Jose, CA. With a fresh B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University, he had the exceptional privilege to work on solid rockets and integral rocket ramjets in one of the most scenic and metropolitan areas in the world. After a wonderful experience, he yearned for more learning and returned to Boston University to continue his education in Aerospace Engineering. Earning a master’s in aerospace with numerous incredible research/teaching opportunities with Textron Lycoming on engine design and teaching laboratories, he chanced to work with Dr. Asim Yildez and Dr. Mark Hinders (William & Mary) on the modeling of vibrations in composite materials which led to his PhD on “Interface Effects in Elastic Wave Scattering”.

    Dr. Daniels was originally from Connecticut and when an opening at the University of New Haven to teach mechanical engineering appeared, it was a wonderful chance to return to home and give back to his community as a teacher and scholar. 

    Current Interests

    In the 1990’s, Dr. Daniels continued his research on composites and materials until developing a great concern and interest in the educational approach to teaching engineering. He joined the oversight & development team for one of the most innovative engineering curriculum changes ever attempted. A 10-course sequence of multidisciplinary project-based courses to assist young engineers develop and grow as they learn engineering skills and content. Now, ten years later and still working with the oversight team, Dr. Daniels is now restructuring the MSME program to focus more on projects and real-world skills needed by companies and PhD students. Always learning and building skills, Dr. Daniels runs dozens of free seminars per year to train BS & MS students in the skill sets they need.

    Currently, you might find Dr. Daniels on the roof of the engineering building adding sensors to the wind generator & solar panel. Or perhaps you’ll see him at the SAE Supermileage Competition cheering on team as they attempt to make the top ten once again at the national competition. Most likely you’ll find him in the mechanical labs, training or helping students with their projects.  

     

Academic Credentials

    Education

    PhD, Boston University, P.E

    Published Books and Articles

    Collura, Michael; Daniels, Samuel; Harding, W. David; Nocito-Gobel, AC 2007-2034: “The Current Generation of Integrated Engineering Curriculum -Assessment After Two Years of Implementation, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2007

    Broderick, Gregory; Collura, Michael; Daniels, Samuel; Nocito-Gobel, Jean; Stanley, Richard, AC 2007-1968: “Civil And Mechanical Engineering Students Learning Mechanics In A Multidisciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral” , ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2007

    Collura, Michael; Daniels, Samuel; Nocito-Gobel, Jea, 2006-2372: “A Multi-Disciplinary Modeling Course As A Foundation For Study Of An Engineering Discipline” , Asee Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2006

    S. Daniels, D. Harding, M. Collura, “Introducing Feedback Control to First Year Engineering Students using LabVIEW” Emerging Trends in Engineering Education - Session 2161, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 2005, 

    S. Daniels, J. Nocito-Gobel, I. Orabi, M. Collura, “Are Attitudes Toward Engineering Influenced by a Project-Based Introductory Course?” Emerging Trends in Engineering Education - Session 1897, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 2005

    M. Collura, S. Daniels, et al, “Development of a Multidisciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral”, Emerging Trends in Engineering Education - Session 2630, Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.

    M. Collura, B. Aliane, S. Daniels, J. Nocito-Gobel, “Learning the Methods of Engineering Analysis Using Case Studies, Excel and VBA - Course Design”, Computers in Education-Session 1520, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004

    S. Daniels, M. Collura, B. Aliane, J. Nocito-Gobel, “Project Planning & Development for Engineering Freshman”, Session 3153, Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004

    Samuel Daniels, Michael Collura, Bouzid Aliane, Jean Nocito-Gobel, “Project-Based Introduction to Engineering – Course Assessment”, Session 1969, Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004

    Jean Nocito-Gobel, Samuel Daniels, Michael Collura, Bouzid Aliane,“Project-Based Introduction to Engineering - a University Core Course”, Session 1661,Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Salt Lake City, Utah, June 2004/p>

    Courses Taught

    • Mechanical & Civil Engineering - Graduate & Undergraduate Courses
    • Engineering & Applied Science Courses