Edward Lumsdaine

Edward Lumsdaine


Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics, Retired

  • DSc, New Mexico State University


In recent years, Lumsdaine's interests have been in how to enhance learning, innovation, engineering design, quality, and teamwork in academia and industry. He has developed and taught contextual heat transfer, as well as math review and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness) courses in industry. As a management consultant for Ford Motor Company, he has been heavily involved in the development of the C3P education and training program, heading up a coalition of several Michigan universities and colleges participating in the program. His work in heat transfer has focused on alternative energy sources and machines. To facilitate technology transfer and economic development, he has developed a practical course in entrepreneurship and effective problem solving needed for business startup.

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education
  • High-Tech Training
  • Noise and Vibrations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Entrepreneurship

Research Interests

  • Contextual Heat Transfer
  • NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness)

Recent Publications

  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Binks, M., 2006, "Entrepreneurship from Creativity to Innovation," 206 pages.
  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Binks, M., 2003, "Keep on Moving! Entrepreneurial Creativity and Effective Problem Solving," McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Lumsdaine, M., Shelnutt, J.W., 1999, "Creative Problem Solving and Engineering Design," McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Lumsdaine, M., 1998, "Prerequisites for Organizational Innovation," Chapter 2 in Break-Out Creativity (Rick Crandall, ed.).
  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Lumsdaine, M., 1995, "Thinking Preferences of Engineering Students: Implications for Curriculum Restructuring," Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 84, No. 2, pp. 193-204.
  • Lumsdaine, Edward, Lumsdaine, M., 1995, "Creative Problem Solving: Thinking Skills for a Changing World," McGraw-Hill.