Mark A. Johnson, PE

Mark A. Johnson

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Associate Professor, School of Technology

Adjunct Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Phi Kappa Tau Board of Governors

  • 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

  • Zhang, F., D. M. Johnson, M. A. Johnson. 2012. Development of a Simulation Model of Biomass Supply Chain for Biofuel Production. Renewable Energy: An International Journal, 44, 380-391.
  • Zhang, F., M. A. Johnson, D. M. Johnson, J. W. Sutherland. 2011. Development of a Biomass Supply Chain for Biofuel. Reno, NV: Proceedings of the 2011 Industrial Engineering Research Conference, also presented.
  • Walber, C., J. R. Blough, M. A. Johnson, C. L. Anderson. 2011. Measuring and Comparing Frequency Response Functions of Torque Converter Turbines Submerged in Transmission Fluid. SAE Technical Paper 11NVC-0215, Noise and Vibration – Instrumentation Systems, Sensors and Methods Collections, publication date 2011-05-17, also presented.
  • 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, publication date 2009-05-19, also presented.
  • (A) Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. March 2008. Characterizing the Effect of Automotive Torque Converter Design Parameters on the Onset of Cavitation at Stall. SAE 2007 Transactions, Journal of Passenger Cars – Mechanical Systems, Paper Number 2007-01-2231 (2007 transactions feature the top 794 SAE technical papers).
  • Robinette, D., J. M. Schweitzer, D. G. Maddock, C. L. Anderson, J. R. Blough, M. A. Johnson. May 2008. Development of a Model to Predict the Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters. 2nd Car Training Institute (CTI) Symposium & Exhibition, Automotive Transmissions North America, May 6-8, 2008, Detroit, MI, refereed conference proceeding and presentation.
  • (A) 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. International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2008, Article ID 803940, 8 pages.
  • (B) Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. February 2008. Predicting the Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters: Part I - Design with Geometric Simlitude. Paper Number ISROMAC12-2008-20035, 12th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 17-22, 2008, refereed conference proceeding and presentation.
  • (A) Robinette, D., J. M. Schweitzer, D. G. Maddock, C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2008. Predicting the Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters: Part II--A Generalized Model, International Journal of Rotating Machinery, Volume 2008, Article ID 312753, 8 pages.
  • (B) Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. February 2008. Predicting the Onset of Cavitation in Automotive Torque Converters: Part II—A Generalized Model. Paper Number ISROMAC12-2008-20036, 12th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery, Honolulu, Hawaii, February 17-22, 2008, refereed conference proceeding and presentation.
  • Johnson, D. M., J. Sun, M. A. Johnson. 2007. Integrating Multiple Manufacturing Initiatives: Challenge for Automotive Suppliers. Measuring Business Excellence Journal, Vol 11, No 3, pages 41–56.
  • (B) Robinette, D., C. Anderson, M. A. Johnson, J. Blough. 2007. Characterizing the Effect of Automotive Torque Converter Design Parameters on the Onset of Cavitation at Stall. Paper Number 07NCV-79, SAE International Noise and Vibration Conference, Chicago, IL, May 15-17, 2007.
  • Johnson, M. A. November 2005. Utilizing Project Management Techniques to Drive Excellence in Student Capstone Projects. Presentation and paper, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Johnson, D. M., M. A. Johnson, D. Mattson. November 2005. Invited paper and presentation, Computer Simulation as an Educational Medium for Operations Management Education. 36th Annual Meeting of Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco, CA, November 19-22, 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A. and D. M. Johnson. 2005. Integrated Strategy of Industrial Product Suppliers: Working with B2B Intermediaries. Journal of Internet Research: Electronic Networking Applications and Policy, Vol 15, No 4, pages 471–492.
  • Johnson, M. A. April 2005. Integrative Total Productive Maintenance: Lean Practices. Refereed paper and presentation at the 16th Annual International Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Chicago, IL, April 29-May 4, 2005.
  • Johnson, D. M. and M. A. Johnson. April 2005. Using Simulation as an Educational Alternative to Hands-On Application. Refereed paper and presentation at the 16th Annual International Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) Conference, Chicago, IL, April 29-May 4, 2005.
  • Johnson, M. A. 2003. Work Group Satisfaction as a Predictor of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Performance Outcomes. Refereed proceedings and conference presentation for the 12th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Portland, OR, May 18-22, 2003.
  • Johnson, M. A. May 2002. Application of Work Group Methodologies in the Implementation of a Lean Production System. Refereed proceedings and conference presentation for the 11th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference sponsored by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Orlando, FL, May 19-22, 2002.
  • Johnson, M. A. and D. M. Johnson. 1999. Linkage of Ford Production System and QS-9000 Quality Standard. Refereed conference proceeding for the Portland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology '99, Portland, OR.
  • *(A) means the journal article following the conference proceedings (B).