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Derek Rowell

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Room 3-142
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-6206  
Fax: 617-258-7018  

Administrative Contact:
Marjorie A. Joss
Room 3-144
Phone: 617-452-2781  

Research Interests

Medical Imaging Technology; Computer Assisted Engineering.


Teaching Interests

System Dynamics, Control Theory; Biomedical Engineering.



BE (1st class Hons) (Electrical), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1965
Ph.D.(Electrical Engineering), University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 1970


Positions Held

OSP Research Engineer 1973-1976
Assistant Professor, 1976-1979
Associate Profesor, 1979-1992
Professor, 1992-present
ME Undergraduate Officer, 1992-1997
ME Admissions Officer, 2001-present
Chair, ME Academic Computing Committee, 1993-present
MIT Committee on Discipline (COD), 1997-present
Chair, MIT Committee on Discipline (COD), 2001-present


Recent Book

Rowell, D and Wormley, D. M. System Dynamics, an Introduction, Prentice Hall, 1996


Recent Software Packages

Maple Syrep - a symbolic system dynamics modeling and analysis package. Available for download.


Honors and Awards

Graduate Student Council Teaching Award 1985
Den Hartog Distinguished Educator Award, 1990
Carl R. Soderberg Distinguished Faculty Service Award, 1996


Society Memberships


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