About J Nisbett

Education

  • University Of Texas Arlington, Doctor of Philosophy, 1988

J Nisbett

Prof, asoc
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
194E Toomey Hall

573-341-6499 | nisbett@mst.edu | Personal site

Education

  • University Of Texas Arlington, Doctor of Philosophy, 1988

Biography

Professional Experience

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Formerly University of Missouri–Rolla)

Assoc. Professor & Assoc. Chair of Mechanical Engineering Aug. 1998 – Present

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Aug. 1995 – Aug. 1998

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Jan. 1989 – July 1995

University of Texas at Arlington

Assistant Instructor Jan. 1986 – Dec. 1988

Instructor for Authorized AutoCAD Training Jan. 1988 – Dec. 1988

Nisbett Machine Shop, Coppell, Texas

Apprentice machinist 1980 – 1983



Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, UMR Faculty Advisor, Sept. 1989 - Aug. 2001

Gubernatorial appointee to Amusement Ride Safety Board, 2002 – present, chair 2003 – 2015

Research

Research interests

kinematics, mechanical design, synthesis of mechanisms

Publications

Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Budynas, R.G., Nisbett, J. K., Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2015.
  • Nisbett, J. K., PowerPoint Lecture Slides for Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design,
    10th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY, 2015.
  • Budynas, R. G., and Nisbett, J. K., Solutions Manual for Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, 10th ed.,
    McGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY, 2015.
  • Nisbett, J. K., "A Low-Stakes Basic Principles Exam to Assess Student Outcomes and
    Provide Direct Feedback to the Curriculum," invited presentation, 2013
    ABET
    Symposium, Portland, OR, April 13, 2013.
  • Budynas, R.G., Nisbett, J. K., Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, 9th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2011.
  • Budynas, R.G., Nisbett, J. K., Shigley's Mechanical Engineering Design, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  • Kahler, C.A., Nisbett, J. K., and Goodin Jr., C. R., "A Computer Implementation of the Position Solution of Planar Linkages
    Using Vector Loop Decomposition," DETC98/MECH-5921, Proceedings of
    the 1998 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Atlanta, GA,
    September 13-16, 1998.
  • Watkins, D., and Nisbett, J. K., "A Closed Form Method for Backtracking from a Modified Burmester Curve
    to a Set of Precision Positions," Proceedings of the 1996 ASME Design
    Engineering Technical Conferences, Irvine, California, August 18-22, 1996.
  • Adams, W. T., Lawley, T. J., and Nisbett, J. K., "Solving the Planar Motion Generation Problem by the Gradient Method,"
    Proceedings of the 1995 Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Vol.
    2, AMR-067, Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 1995.
  • Nisbett, J. K., Barker, C. R., "A Kinematically Intelligent Blackboard Environment with a Unique
    Sketch Method," Proceedings of the 1993 Applied Mechanisms and
    Robotics Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 1993. Also Journal of Applied
    Mechanisms and Robotics, Vol. 3, 1996.
  • Nisbett, J. K., and Lawley, T. J., "The Geometric Generation of the Joint Loci of Spatial Dyads with Axis
    Joints," Proceedings of ASME Mechanisms Conference, DE-Vol. 47, pp. 543
    - 548, Phoenix, AZ, Sept. 1992. Also Journal of Applied Mechanisms and
    Robotics, Vol. 2, 1995.

Awards and recognition

Awards

Selected Awards
  • S&T Faculty Teaching Award 2016
  • S&T Faculty Service Award 2011
  • S&T Outstanding Teaching Award 2008, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1993, 1992
  • UMR Outstanding Advisor, Freshmen Engineering 2007
  • Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers Faculty Excellence Award 2005
  • Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2002
  • UM Faculty Performance Shares Award, for efforts in recruiting and retention 2000-2001
  • Academy of Mechanical Engineers Faculty Excellence Award for Teching 2000
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, MSM-UMR Alumni Association 1996-1997

Accomplishments

Selected Institutional and Professional Service
  • S&T Commencement Committee 1994 - present; chair 2014 - present
  • S&T Curricula Committee 1997 - present; chair 2000 - 2010
  • S&T Grievance Oversight Committee 2016 - present
  • S&T Remmers Distinguished Performer/Lecturer Committee 2012 - present
  • Faculty Senate Secretary 2011 - 2012
  • Academic Council/Faculty Senate, MAE representative 2007 - 2011
  • Rules, Procedures, and Agenda (RP&A) Committee 2005 - 2012
  • Engineering Discipline Specific Curriculum Committee 2008 - 2011
  • Student Design & Experiential Learning Center Board of Directors 2009 - 2012
  • Advisory Committee for Miners by Design 2012 - present
  • S&T Assessment Committee 2012 - 2011
  • School of Engineering Curricula Committee 1999 - 2007
  • School of Engineering Assessment Committee 1998 - 2007
  • UMR Freshman Scholarship Review Committee 2002 - 2004
  • UMR Strategic Enrollment Management Committee 2000 - 2002
  • UMR Retention Committee 2000 - 2001
  • School of Engineering Curriculum Study Group 1998 - 2001
  • Associate Chair of Mechanical Engineering 1998 - present
  • MAE Curriculum Committee chair, 1998 - present
  • MAE Teaching Mentoring Team 2014 - present
  • MAE Assessment Oversight Committee 2013 - present
  • MAE Program Assessment Committee 2000 - 2012
  • ME Transfer Advisor 1998 - 2013
  • MAE Scholarship Committee 1998 - present
  • Human Powered Vehicle Design Team Advisor 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2012
  • Freshman Engineering Advisor 1996 - present
  • PRO Advisor 1998 - present
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Student Section Advisor 1989 - 2001
  • Jackling Intro to Engineering High School Summer Program, ME Coordinator 1994 - 2012
  • S&T Robotics Summer Camp 2005 - 2014
  • First Lego League Rolla Regional Robotics Team Advisor 2001 - present
  • Botball Robotics Team Advisor 2005 - present
  • Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor in Robotics 2012 - 2013
  • Missouri Amusement Ride Safety Board 2002 - present; chair 2003 - 2015