Diane L. Peters, Ph.D., P.E.

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Publications and Patents

Journal Publications

Engineering PhD Returners and Direct-Pathway Students: Comparing Expectancy, Value, and Cost, E. A. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, D. L. Peters, S. J. Skerlos, A. B. Baker, Journal of Engineering Education, April 2018

Drivers of Research Topic Selection for Engineering Doctoral Students, E. A. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, D. L. Peters, International Journal of Engineering Education 33:4, 2017

A Procedure for Evaluating the Applicability of a Control Proxy Function to Optimal Co-Design, D. L. Peters, Journal of Engineering Design 27:8, 2016

Design and Control of Vehicle Trailer with Onboard Power Supply, S. Narayanan & D. L. Peters, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Electronic and Electrical Systems, 8(1):32-40, 2015; see also conference version

Relationship between Coupling and the Controllability Grammian in Co-design Problems, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Mechatronics 29:1, August 2015

Coupling between Component Sizing and Regulation Capability in Microgrids, T. Ersal, C. Ahn, D. L. Peters, J. Whitefoot, A. R. Mechtenberg, I. A. Hiskens, H. Peng, A. Stefanopoulou, P. Y. Papalambros, J. L. Stein, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 4:3, September 2013

Sequential Co-Design of an Artifact and its Controller Via Control Proxy Functions, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Mechatronics 23:4, June 2013; see also conference version

Returning to Graduate School: Expectations of Success, Values of the Degree, and Managing the Costs, D. L. Peters, S. R. Daly. Journal of Engineering Education. April 2013

Generalized Coupling Management in Complex Engineering Systems Optimization, S. F. Alyaqout, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Journal of Mechanical Design 133:9, September 2011

Control Proxy Functions for Sequential Design and Control Optimization, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Journal of Mechanical Design 133:9, September 2011

Pareto Set Analysis: Local Measures of Objective Coupling in Multi-objective Design Optimization, B. D. Frischknecht, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization 43:5, May 2011; see also conference version

Organic Vapor Jet Printing at Micrometer Resolution Using Microfluidic Nozzle Arrays, G. McGraw, D. L. Peters, S. R. Forrest, Applied Physics Letters 98, January 2011

Conference Publications

Traffic Sign Recognition in Autonomous Vehicles Using Edge Detection, H. Vishwanathan, D. L. Peters, J. Z. Zhang, Proceedings of the 10th Annual ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Tysons Corner, VA, October 2017

Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Welding and Machining Day: Women's Confidence with Individual Hands-On Manufacturing, S. L. Mann, D. L. Peters, & R. Reck, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

Engineering Technology Graduate Students: Roles Professional Societies Have in Their Formation, A. M. Lucietto & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

From Industry to Graduate School: How Returners (Re)Learn How to Write, D. L. Peters, M. Goldstein, & J. Lax, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

Challenges and Benefits of Applied Experience as an Engineering Returner in a Ph.D. Program, E. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

Perceived Self-Efficacy of Masterís in Engineering Students Regarding Software Proficiency and Engineering Acumen, E. Gross, D. L. Peters, S. R. Daly, & S. L. Mann, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

Practitioner Experience Meets Graduate Academic Research: How Intersections Guide the Work of Returning Engineering Ph.D. Students, J. Murray, S. R. Daly, E. Mosyjowski, & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH, June 2017

Small-Scale Physical Modeling and Testing of a Vehicle Trailer with Onboard Power Supply, J. Eisenmann, J. Horsley, & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Charlotte, NC, August 2016; video of trailer

Design of a Higher Order Attachment for the Quanser Qube, D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Boston, MA, July 2016 (invited paper) CAD files (Autodesk Inventor format) for Quanser Qube attachment referenced in the paper; LabVIEW files for the control of the Quanser Qube attachment

Addition of Lab Experiences to a Course in Dynamic Systems with Vibrations, D. L. Peters, S. Janca, & J. Fornari, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2016

A Survey of Types of Industry-Academia Collaboration, D. L. Peters & A. M. Lucietto, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2016

Characterizing Research Process Sophistication in Engineering PhD Students and the Influence of Prior Experiences, E. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, D. L. Peters, & S. Skerlos, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2016

The Changing Role of Professional Societies for Academics, G. Hein, D. Faas, A. Lucietto, J. Nagel, D. L. Peters, R. Reck, M. Verstraete, & D. O'Bannon, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2016

Development of a Miniaturized Autonomous Vehicle: Modification of a 1:18 Scale RC Car for Autonomous Operation, D. Iyengar, D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the 8th Annual ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Columbus, OH, October 2015

Redesign of Lab Experiences for a Senior Level Course in Dynamic Systems with Controls, D. L. Peters, R. Stanley, C. Hoff, & J. Casci, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015

Engineering Practitioners in PhD Programs: Who Are They and Why Do They Return?, E. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, A. B. Baker, D. L. Peters, & S. Skerlos, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015

Reflections on Teaching and Mentoring, D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015

How Professional Society Membership is Affected by Returning Student Status, A. M. Lucietto & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, June 2015

Design and Control of Vehicle Trailer with Onboard Power Supply, S. Narayanan & D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, April 2015

Design of a Cam-Actuated Robotic Leg, D. L. Peters & S. Chen, Proceedings of the IMECE, Montreal, Quebec, November 2014

Student Perceptions of Connections between Statics Class and Co-op Work Experience, D. L. Peters & J. Arbor, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014

The PhD Advising Relationship: Needs of Returning and Direct-Pathway Students, E. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, D. L. Peters, S. Skerlos, A. B. Baker, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, June 2014 (Best Paper award from Graduate Studies Division)

Designing a Survey Instrument for a National Study of Traditional and Returning Engineering Graduate Students, E. Mosyjowski, S. R. Daly, D. L. Peters, S. Skerlos, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 2013

Control of a 36 Mode Hybrid with Driver Option Selection - Incorporating Urban, Suburban, and Highway Driving, A. R. Mechtenberg, D. L. Peters, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2012 (invited paper)

Why Do Professionals Return to School For Graduate Degrees?, D. L. Peters, S. R. Daly, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 2012

Model Predictive Control of a Microgrid with Plug-in Vehicles: Error Modeling and the Role of Prediction Horizon, D. L. Peters, A. R. Mechtenberg, J. W. Whitefoot, P. Y. Papalambros, Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Arlington, VA, October 2011 (invited paper)

Optimal Component Sizing and Forward-Looking Dispatch of an Electric Microgrid for Energy Storage Planning, J. W. Whitefoot, A. R. Mechtenberg, D. L. Peters, P.Y. Papalambros, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2011 (Best Paper award from Design Automation Committee)

The Challenge of Returning: Transitioning from an Engineering Career to Graduate School, D. L. Peters, S. R. Daly, Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada, June 2011 (Best Paper award from Graduate Studies Division)

Sequential Co-Design of an Artifact and its Controller Via Control Proxy Functions, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Proceedings of the 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, Cambridge, MA, September 2010 (See also journal version in IFAC Mechatronics Journal) (invited paper)

Relationship Between Coupling and the Controllability Grammian in Co-Design Problems, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, July 2010 (Journal version submitted to IFAC Mechatronics Journal)

On Measures of Coupling Between the Artifact and Controller Optimal Design Problems, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, San Diego, CA, September 2009

Pareto Set Analysis: Local Measures of Objective Coupling in Multi-objective Design Optimization, B. D. Frischknecht, D. L. Peters, P. Y. Papalambros, 8th World Congress on Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2009 (See also journal version in Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization)

Co-Design of a MEMS Actuator and its Controller Using Frequency Constraints, D. L. Peters, K. Kurabayashi, P. Y. Papalambros, A. G. Ulsoy, Proceedings of the Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2008

Patents (Pending and Issued)

Microfluidic Device and Method Using Double Anodic Bonding, Stephen Forrest, Gregory McGraw, Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Diane L. Peters, Publication Number US 2013/0068165 A1 (pending)

Die Holder Assembly for Rotary Cutting System, Paul G. Kapolnek, Timothy G. Kapolnek, David J. Kapolnek, Michael K. Musgrave, Diane L. Peters, Kent M. Troxel, US Patent Number 8,015,904 B2, Issued September 2011

Doctoral Dissertation

Coupling and Controllability in Optimal Design and Control, D. L. Peters, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan, January 2010