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Roy McGrann

Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering


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).


  • BA, Brown University
  • BS, PhD, University of Tulsa

Research Interests

  • Mechanical engineering design
  • computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • machine design
  • kinematics and dynamics of machinery
  • robotics
  • solid mechanics
  • mechanical metallurgy
  • materials science
  • project management and engineering education research and methods


  • Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • 2007-2008

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 3/27/17