Edward Lumsdaine, PhD
Professor Emeritus
of Mechanical Engineering

Michigan Technological University
  9725 Clearwater Drive
Knoxville, TN 37923

Phone: 313.402.5442




About Us

Edward Lumsdaine is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan Technological University Over the span of 20 years he has developed and widely published (with his wife Monika Lumsdaine) a creative problem solving model and process applicable to many disciplines. Since his retirement as professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University (USA) in 2015, he continues to reach out as consultant on engineering and entrepreneurship education.

Professor Lumsdaine served for many years as a management consultant in education and training at Ford Motor Company. He has also taught at several Universities in the USA (New Mexico State University, South Dakota State University, University of Michigan-Dearborn, the University of Toledo, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology). He also spent one year as distinguished visiting professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy. His overseas teaching experience includes visiting professorships at Cairo University, University of Nottingham, and Qatar University. In addition, he served as Dean of Engineering at three institutions, where he developed faculty development programs for teaching excellence and was involved in curriculum restructuring, particularly in the area of engineering design and innovation. For many years, he has taught creative problem solving and entrepreneurship short courses in Singapore, Korea, and Malaysia.

Professor Lumsdaine has published over 100 journal and conference articles in the fields of aero-acoustics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, solar energy, teaching with microcomputers, and robust design, with his most recent research in the area of how students think and learn. He has co-authored several books based on his creative problem solving model. He is a Fellow of ASME. In 1994 he received the Chester F. Carlson (Inventor of XEROX) award for innovation in engineering education from Xerox/ASEE. He has recently published the adventurous story of his youth (see amazon.com/author/lumsdaine).

Contact info: lumsdain@mtu.edu
Cell phone: 313-402-5442