Matthew Ford

Assistant Teaching Professor
Phone
253-692-4593
Campus Box
358426
Degrees
Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University
2018
B.S.
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
UC Berkeley
2012
Introduction

Matthew J. Ford (he/him) received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. After completing a postdoc with the Cornell Active Learning Initiative, he joined the School of Engineering and Technology at UW Tacoma to help establish its new mechanical engineering program. His teaching and research interests include solid mechanics, engineering design, and inquiry-guided learning. He has supervised undergraduate and master's student research projects and capstone design teams. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2022

J. Zhang, S. Fatehiboroujeni, M. Ford, E. Burkholder, "Assessing authentic problem-solving in heat transfer", ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition (2022).

2021

M. Ford, S. Fatehiboroujeni, H. Ritz, E. M. Fisher, "Student Motivation and Engagement Across Time and Context Through the COVID-19 Pandemic", ASEE's Virtual Conference (2021).

2021

M. Ford, S. Fatehiboroujeni, H. Ritz, E. M. Fisher, "A Low-cost Materials Laboratory Sequence for Remote Instruction that Supports Student Agency", ASEE's Virtual Conference (2021).

2020

M. Ford, H. Ritz, E. M. Fisher, "Motivation, self-efficacy, and student engagement in intermediate mechanical engineering courses", ASEE's Virtual Conference (2020).

2020

M. Ford, H. Ritz, B. Finio, E. M. Fisher, "Multiple Choice Learning Assessments for Intermediate Mechanical Engineering Courses: Insights from Think-Aloud Interviews", ASEE's Virtual Conference (2020).

2018

M. Ford, P. Peng, O. Balogun. Acoustic Modal Testing of Bicycle Rims, Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 2018 (37) 16

2017

M. Ford and O. Balogun, "Analytical Model for the Radial Strength and Collapse of the Bicycle Wheel", International Cycling Safety Conference 2017, Davis, CA.

2016

M. Ford, J. M. Papadopoulos, and O. Balogun, "Buckling of the bicycle wheel", Proceedings of the 2016 Bicycle and Motorcycle Dynamics Conference.

2015

Ahn, X. Chen, Z. Zhang, M. Ford, D. Rosenmann, I. W. Jung, C. Sun, and O. Balogun. Dynamic near-field optical interaction between oscillating nanomechanical structures, Scientific Reports 5, 10058 (2015)

2015

X. Wei, M. Ford, R. A. Soler-Crespo, H. D. Espinosa. A new Monte Carlo model for predicting the mechanical properties of fiber yarns, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids vol. 84, pp. 325-335. (2015).

2014

A. M. Beese, M. Ford, et. al. Key Factors Limiting Carbon Nanotube Yarn Strength: Exploring Processing-Structure-Property Relationships, ACS Nano, 2014 (8) 11. pp. 11454-11466