Steven Ma, PE
- MEEM 929
- Professor of Practice, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics
- PhD, Structure Dynamics, State University of New York at Buffalo
Dr. Steven Ma graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1991 with a PhD in Structural Dynamics. He received his MS degree in 1986 from Beijing Polytechnic University and a BS degree in 1983 from Beihang University.
In 1993, Steven joined Strippit/LVD and started his machine design and manufacturing career. Strippit/LVD is a CNC machine tool company that manufactures CNC turret punch press, brake, shear, laser, and plasma cutting machine tools.
In 2000, Steven joined Parker Hannifin as a manufacturing engineer, exposing him to various type of manual/CNC metal cutting machine tools.
In 2002, Steven joined Atlas Copco and moved to Texas. He held two positions during his 12-year tenure: lead design engineer and engineering manager. He participated in and led many product design projects involving capital mobile drilling equipment design, analysis, test, hydraulics, electro-hydraulic control, buckling, welding, and fatigue.
Steven worked for Caterpillar for almost two years before joining Kobelco in 2015 as chief engineer for its Rubber Processing Machinery Division. Kobelco is a premier manufacturer of the world's largest rubber mixing equipment, for which Steven has leadership design responsibility.
Steven has been an adjunct professor since 2006 at the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of Akron. His industry based, hands-on design and manufacturing experience make his teaching more compelling for students. Steven has two design patents awarded. He is a certified PE in the state of New York.
Areas of Expertise
- Design of Mobile Drilling Equipment
- Hydraulics and Electro-Hydraulic Control
- Welding & Fatigue
- Bolted Joints Design
- FEA in Structural, Thermal, and Fluid Dynamics
- Drilling Technology
- Welding & Fatigue