PhD University of Tulsa
Phone (607) 777-6676
FAX: (607) 777-4620
Teaching/Research Focus: Mechanical engineering design, computer-aided engineering (CAE), machine design, kinematics and dynamics of machinery, sustainable energy, structural fatigue life analysis, welding engineering, project management and engineering education research and methods.
Dr. McGrann is the Undergraduate Director for the Mechanical Engineering Department. He is also co-Director of the Watson School Minor in Sustainability Engineering. For fifteen years prior to joining the department, he was engaged in steel production and fabrication (primarily associated with the petro-chemical industry), performing production management, machine design, project engineering, engineering management and executive management. He served on several national standards committees including ASTM, ANSI/AWS and MSS committees. During this time, Dr. McGrann maintained his registration as a professional engineer (PE). He is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). He is also a member of several other professional societies including AWS (American Welding Society), and SHOT (Society for the History of Technology). Dr. McGrann is a member of the national engineering honor societies Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma (ME), and Eta Kappa Nu (EE).
Last Updated: 11/27/13