Detailed Information for Jan Brink

Dr. Jan W. Brink 
Engineering, McCoy School of
 » Associate Professor
Office Location
McCoy Engineering Hall 219F
Office Hours

MWF 10am-12 noon

TTh 1pm-3pm

 
Phone
Voice: (940) 397-4589
Fax: (940) 397-4536
 
 

Contact Information

jan.brink@mwsu.edu

My Websites

Interests

Automation (robotics and programmable controllers).

Methods engineering and work sampling

Materials processing in relation to materials science

Fluid Power (hydraulics and pneumatics)


Course Information

  Semester Course #    Section Course Name Location Days / Times
Details Fall 2014 MENG 4122  101  Machine Control Programming    McCoy Engineering Hall 207 and 118

 

Course Schedule: R: 11:00 -11:50 am (lecture); Lab A: R: 1.30-3.20 p.m. and

                             Lab B: F: 1.30 – 3.20

 

Location: MY 207/118 (Lecture) and (Lab)                                                                                                   

 

Details Fall 2014 MENG 3114  101  Materials Science    McCoy Engineering Hall 136, 131 and 125

 

Course Schedule: Lecture: MWF: 11.00 – 11.50 a.m. and Lab: T:1.30 – 3.20 p.m.

Location: Lecture: McCoy 136; Lab: McCoy 131 and Materials Science Lab 125

 

Details Fall 2014 MENG 1101  180  Introduction to Engineering    McCoy Engineering Hall 136

 

Course Schedule: TR: 4.00-5.50 pm

 

Location:  McCoy 136

Details Fall 2014 MENG 1101  101  Introduction to Engineering    McCoy Engineering Hall 136

Course Schedule: Monday: 1.00 – 2.50 p.m.

 

Location:  McCoy 136

 

Details Spring 2014 MENG 3203  001  Applied Fluid Power Design    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Lecture TR 8.00-8.50 a.m. and lab: R: 5.00 - 6.50 p.m. or W: 5.00 - 6.50 p.m.

 

 

  

Office Hours: MWF: 10.00-12.00 p.m.; W: 1.00-2.00 p.m. and TR: 9.00-10.00 a.m.; R:1.30-2.30 p.m

 

 

Details Spring 2014 MENG 2133  001  Engineering Economics    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

Lecture: TR 10.00-11.20 am

 

Office Hours: MWF: 10.00-12.00 p.m.; W: 1.00-2.00 p.m. and TR: 9.00-10.00 a.m.;

                         R: 1.30-2.20  p.m.

 

 

Details Spring 2014 MENG 1101  101  Introduction to Engineering    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Classes will be on Thursday from 2.30-4.20 P.M.  p.m. in McCoy 131 

Details Fall 2013 MENG 4122  100  Machine Control Programming    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Thursday: 11.00-11.50 a.m. and the lab from 1-2.50 p.m.

Details Fall 2013 MENG 3114  101  Materials Science    McCoy Engineering Hall McCoy 207 and MS-lab

 

Lecture: MWF: 11.00 – 11.50 a.m. and Lab: T  1.00 – 2.50 p.m.

Details Fall 2013 MENG 2104  101  Basic Electric Circuits    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Lecture: T/R: 9.30-10.50 a.m. and M: 1-2.50 p.m. and 3-4.50 p.m.

Details Spring 2013 MENG 3203  001  Applied Fluid Power Design    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Lecture TR 8.00-8.50 a.m. and lab: T: 5.00 - 6.50 p.m. or W: 5.00 - 6.50 p.m.

 

Office Hours: MF: 10-11 a.m.; TR: 9-10 a.m.; W: 10-12 p.m. and 1 -5 p.m. or by appointment.

 

 

Details Spring 2013 MENG 2223    Mechanics of Solids    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

 

Office Hours: MF: 10-11 a.m.; TR: 9-10 a.m.; W: 10-12 p.m. and 1 -5 p.m. or by appointment.

 

 

Course Schedule: MWF: 9:00 -9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2013 MENG 2133  001  Engineering Economics    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

Lecture: TR 10.00-10.50 and W 12.00-12.50 pm

Office Hours: MF: 10-11 a.m.; TR: 9-10 a.m.; W: 10-12 p.m. and 1 -5 p.m. or by appointment.

 

Details Fall 2012 MENG 3114  101  Materials Science    McCoy Engineering Hall McCoy 205 and MS-lab

 

Lecture: MWF: 11.00-11.50 a.m. and Lab: T (Lab A) or R : 1.00 – 3.50 p.m. (Lab B)

Details Fall 2012 MENG 2104  101  Basic Electric Circuits    Dillard College of Business Administration 129

Lecture: T/R: 9.30-10.50 a.m. and F: 1-2.50 p.m. (Lab A) and 3-4.50 p.m. (Lab B)

Details Fall 2012 MENG 1101  101  Introduction to Engineering    Prothro-Yeager Hall 201

Classes will be on Monday and Wednesday from 1.00-1.50 p.m. in PY 201

 

Details Spring 2012 MENG 3203  001  Applied Fluid Power Design    McCoy Engineering Hall 131

MW 8.00-8.50 a.m. and lab: T: 5.30 7.20 p.m. or R: 5.30 -7.20 p.m.

Details Spring 2012 MENG 2223    Mechanics of Solids    McCoy Engineering Hall 207
Office Hours:  MWF: 10am - 12 noon; TR: 2.30-4.30 p.m.; other days and times by appointment.

 

 

Course Schedule: MWF: 9:00 -9:50 AM

 

Details Spring 2012 MENG 2113  001  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

TR: 1.00-2.20 p.m. Room 207

 

Details Fall 2011 MENG 3114  101  Materials Science    McCoy Engineering Hall McCoy 207 and MS-lab

 

Lecture: MWF: 8.00 – 8.50 a.m. and Lab: T or R: 1.00 – 3.50 p.m.

Details Fall 2011 MENG 2104  101  Basic Electric Circuits    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Lecture: T/R: 9.30-10.50 a.m. and F: 1-2.50 p.m. and 3-4.50 p.m.

Details Spring 2011 MENG 2413  001  Engineering Economics    Dillard College of Business Administration 129

MWF 11.00-11.50 a.m.

Details Spring 2011 MENG 2113  001  Statics    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

TR: 1.00-2.20 p.m.

Details Spring 2011 MENG 1202  001  Solid Modeling    McCoy Engineering Hall 205

M: 1 - 4.50 p.m.

Details Fall 2010 MENG 1101  102  Introduction to Engineering    McCoy Engineering Hall 207

Classes will be on Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30-10.20 a.m. in PY 201




Education Background

Institution Degree    Graduation Date
University of Texas in Arlington Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering Dec 13 1998 12:00AM 
TX Tech University B.S. Industrial Engineering May 20 1983 12:00AM 
TX Tech University M.S. Industrial Engineering May 20 1985 12:00AM 



Employment Background

Institution Position Start Date / End Date
 Midwestern State University  Instructor  1985-06-01  1989-06-01
 Midwestern State University  Assistant Professor  1989-06-02  2004-05-10
 Midwestern State University  Associate Professor  2004-05-now  



Research and Publications

 

  1. J. Brink, E. Capps, “Student Exam Creation as a Learning Tool”, College Student Journal, Volume 56 – Number 2, May 2004
  2. J. Brink, B. Hinds, A. Haney, “Robotics Repeatability: Another Approach”, Texas Journal of Science, Volume 56 – Number 2, May 2004
  3. J. Brink, A. Sutko, “Linkage between Fluid Power and Mechanics”, World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, Volume 2 – Number 2, June 2003.
  4. J. Brink, “Development of a Mini-Factory for a Production Planning and Control Course” Gulf Southwest Conference, San Antonio Texas, 1997
  5. J. Brink,  “Fluid Power Design Project”, Gulf Southwest Conference, San Antonio Texas 1996

J. Brink and D. McDonald, "Work Sampling of a Professor during Off Contract Periods", College Student Journal, accepted for publication in the September 2011 issue.

J. Brink, S. Azzouz, D. McDonald, S. Wang, I. Azouz, "An Interdisciplinary Engineering Education Model", Gulf Southwest Conference, Houston Texas, 2011.

J. Brink, D. McDonald, "Work Sampling of an Engineering professor during Regular Contract Periods", College student Journal accepted for publication in the September 2011 issue.

Materials Science Lab Manual MENG 3114 by Dr. Salim Azzouz, Dr. Jan Brink and Mr. Mark Weller, June 20, 2011, McCoy School of Engineering, Midwestern State University, XanEdu Publishing, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

The Article “Material determination using spark observation” by Tyler Dalke, Jan Brink & Mark Weller was published in the Global Journal of Engineering Education WIETE 2013, Volume 15, Number 3, 2013.

 

 We are currently (summer 2014) submitting this article to for the Journal of Higher Education Policy

and Management  and we are hoping to get this manuscript approved for publication. The title will be

“Work Sampling of University Academics in STEM Departments With and Without a Graduate

Programme”, by Dr. M. Shipley, Dr. J. Masuoka, Dr. D.McDonald, Dr. J. Brink

The “Electric Circuits Lab Book” got published for the Electric Circuits class by XanEdu . It got used in the Summer I session of 2014. It was published together with Dania Wilson, Chard Davis, Tarebi John and Ryian Williams

 

I worked together with five students and Dr. Guo on a Robotics Peck Drilling application (Fall 2013 and Spring 2014). Students of this group presented at the NTASC conference at MSU, one student presented at the TAS conference in Galveston, and they all presented a poster at the second Undergraduate Research and Activity Forum.

 

I made improvements in the Fluid Power Lab Manual and added several new labs (Summer 2014).

I updated a PLC manual for the next upcoming Fall semester (Fall 2014).

 

I worked on an UGROW project summer 2014 together with the student Daniel Goodey and Mr. Mark Weller on

 the project “Steel identification  using the spark impacts on a ceramic substrate using a thermal imaging camera

and other identification methods"..