Mark A. Johnson

Mark A. Johnson

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Associate Professor, School of Technology

  • PhD, Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 2001
  • MS, Manufacturing Engineering, Wayne State University, 1999
  • MS, Administration, Central Michigan University, 1996
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1982

Biography

Mark Johnson is an associate professor in the School of Technology and holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech.

Johnson’s areas of expertise are lean manufacturing practices, manufacturing and service-sector simulation, the design of experiments, power transmission using turbo-fluid machinery, and the design of hydraulic systems. He is the principal investigator on a project for General Motors Corporation: Characterizing Torque Converter Noise Generation at Various Speed Ratios to Enable Vehicle Efficiency Improvements. Johnson is active in several professional organizations, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers International, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Experimental Aircraft Association, and the Soaring Society of America.

On campus, Johnson is involved with the student community, advising Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity and the Michigan Tech Four Wheelers Club, as well as athletics, having membership in both the Michigan Tech Blueline Club and the Michigan Tech Huskies Club. In the local community, he serves on the Chassell Planning Commission and as a veteran, belongs to VFW Chapter 6507, based in Chassell, Michigan.

Research Interests

  • Design of test-stand systems to conduct research
  • Lean and agile manufacturing, with emphasis on total productive maintenance
  • Torque-converter noise and blade strain associated with cavitation phenomena in automotive applications

Teaching Interests

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Design of experiments
  • Machine design
  • Statics and strength of materials
  • Integrated design and manufacturing
  • Product design and development
  • Simulation methods
  • Senior design

Recent Publications

  • Walber, C., C. L. Anderson, J. R. Blough, M. A. Johnson. 2009. Calibrating and Protecting Microphones to Allow Acoustic Measurements in Hazardous Environments, SAE Journal of Passenger Cars–Mechanical Systems, 09NVC-0087, February 2009.
  • Robinette, D., J. M. Schweitzer, D. G. Maddock, C. L. Anderson, J. R. Blough, M. A. Johnson. 2008. Development of a Model to Predict Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters, Conference Proceedings from 2nd Car Training Institute (CTI) Symposium & Exhibition, Automotive Transmissions North America, Detroit, MI, May 2008.
  • Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2008. Characterizing the Effect of Automotive Torque Converter Design Parameters on the Onset of Cavitation at Stall, Journal of Passenger Cars, SAE 2007 Transactions, Paper 2007-01-2231, March 2008.
  • Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2008. Predicting the Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters: Part I—Design with Geometric Similitude, Conference Proceedings from the 12th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, HI, February 2008, ISROMAC12-2008-20035.
  • Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2008. Predicting The Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters: Part II—A Generalized Model, Conference Proceedings for the 12th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, February 2008, ISROMAC12-2008-20036.
  • Johnson, D. M., J. Sun, M. A. Johnson. 2007. Integrating Multiple Manufacturing Initiatives: Challenge for Automotive Suppliers, Measuring Business Excellence Journal, 11 (3), 41–56, July 2007.
  • Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2005. Characterizing the Effect of Automotive Torque Converter Design Parameters on the Onset of Cavitation at Stall, Conference Proceedings for the SAE International Noise and Vibration Conference, Chicago, IL, November 2005, 07NCV-79.
  • Johnson, D. M., M. A. Johnson, D. Mattson. 2005. Computer Simulation as an Educational Medium for Operations Management Education, Conference Proceedings for the 36th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A. 2005. Utilizing Project Management Techniques to Drive Excellence in Student Capstone Projects, Conference Proceedings for the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Conference, St. Louis, MO, November 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A., D. M. Johnson. 2005. Integrated Strategy of Industrial Product Suppliers: Working With B2B Intermediaries, Journal of Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy, 15 (4), 471–492, July 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A. 2005. Integrative Total Productive Maintenance: Lean Practices, Conference Proceedings for the 16th Annual International Production and Operations Management Society Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2005.
  • Johnson, D. M., M. A. Johnson. 2005. Using Simulation as an Educational Alternative to Hands-On Application, April 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A. 2003. Work Group Satisfaction as a Predictor of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Performance Outcomes, Conference Proceedings for the 12th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Portland, OR, May 2003.
  • Johnson, M. A. 2002. Application of Work Group Methodologies in the Implementation of a Lean Production System, Conference Proceedings for the 11th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference--Institute of Industrial Engineers, Orlando, FL, May 2002.