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Dr. Herman F. Nied
Professor - Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics

Research activities, consulting, patents, etc.:
Active areas of research include polymer processing, fracture mechanics, electronic packaging, and welding. Development of advanced numerical methods with an emphasis on specialized finite element codes for processing simulation and 3-D fracture analysis. Technical consultant to over ten companies and liability expert witness. Eleven U.S. patents and three European patents.


Ph.D. Applied Mechanics, Lehigh University, 1981
M.S. Applied Mechanics, Lehigh University, 1978
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Rochester, 1976
Appointed to Lehigh Faculty 1995 , Department Chair since 2002

Contact Information

Packard Lab 356
Phone: (610) 758-4128


Keynote Lecture, 9th International Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2006, Glasgow, UK, 2006
Fellow ASME, 2005
MMRI Distinguished Lecturer, McMaster University, 2004
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award Honorable Mention, 2001
Keynote Address, 17th Annual Meeting, Polymer Processing Society,
Montreal, Blow Molding and Thermoforming Symposia, 2001
Pi Tau Sigma “Mechanical Engineering Teacher of the Year Award,” 2000
NSF CAREER Award, 1997
GE IN706/7F Gas Turbine Recovery Program Award, 1992
Dushman Research Award, GE Corporate Research Center, 1990
GE Silver Patent Medallion - 10 US Patents Filed , 1990

Finite Element Modeling of MEMS

Electro-mechanical Coupling in ANSYS to Simulate Switching Behavior

Viscoelastic material behavior

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