Gordon R. Pennock

Gordon Pennock

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088
Phone: +1 765 49-45728

Degrees

  • B.Sc. (Honors) Heriot-Watt, '71
  • M.Eng.Sc. New South Wales, '78
  • Ph.D. California-Davis, '83

Research Interests

  • Kinematic synthesis and analysis
  • Robotics
  • Multi-degree-of-freedom mechanisms

Research Area(s)

Awards and Recognitions

  • Procter and Gamble Company, Best Paper Award (with W.W. Cimino), "Inverse Kinematics of a Six-Revolute General Geometry Robot Manipulator," The 9th Oklahoma State University Applied Mechanisms Conference, Kansas City, Missouri. October 28-30, 1985.
  • Recipient of the Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, 1986. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Presented to 20 outstanding engineering eduators nationwide each year.
  • Listed in Who's Who in the Midwest, 23rd Edition, 1992-1993. Marquis Who's Who, 121 Chanlon Road, New Providence, New Jersey 07974-0039.
  • Recipient of the Ferdinand Freudenstein Award, The 4th National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. December 10-13, 1995.
  • Listed in Who's Who in American Education, 5th Edition, 1996-1997. Marquis Who's Who, 121 Chanlon Road, New Providence, New Jersey 07974-0039.
  • Listed in The Dictionary of International Biography, Twenty-Sixth Edition, 1997. International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
  • Recipient of the ASME Faculty Advisor of the Year Award, Region VI, The Regional Student Conference, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. March 26-28, 1998.
  • A Judge for the 10th Annual National Rube Goldberg Machine Contest, Sponsored by Phi Chapter of Theta Tau Fraternity, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2088. April 10, 1999.
  • The Central Indiana Section of ASME recognized Dr. Pennock on the establishment of The Gordon R. Pennock Outstanding ASME Student Member Award, to be given annually to a Senior Student in recognition of Academic Achievement and Outstanding Service to the ASME Student Section at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Established May 6, 1999.
  • Recipient of the ASME Outstanding Student Section Advisor, Region VI, The Regional Student Conference, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1539. March 23-25, 2001.
  • Recipient of the ASME Dedicated Service Award, Region VI, The Regional Student Conference, University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana 47708-1624. March 15-17, 2002.
  • Recipient of the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for outstanding contributions to the School of Mechanical Engineering and its Students, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2088. May 15, 2003.
  • Recipient of the A. T. Yang Memorial Award, The 29th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, ASME, Long Beach, California. September 24-28, 2005.
  • A Special Awards Judge for Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2006, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202. May 7-12, 2006.
  • Ten Select Publications

    Kinzel, E.C., Schmiedeler, J.P., and Pennock, G.R., "Function Generation with Finitely-Separated Precision Points Using Geometric Constraint Programming," Journal of Mechanical Design, Trans. ASME, Vol. 129, No. 11, November 2007, pp. 1185-1190.

    Pennock, G.R., "Curvature Theory for a Two-Degree-of-Freedom Planar Linkage," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 2008, pp. 525-548.

    Hung, C.C., Yan, H.S., and Pennock, G.R., "A Procedure to Count the Number of Planar Mechanisms Subject to Design Constraints from Kinematic Chains," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 43, No. 6, June 2008, pp. 676-694.

    Pennock, G.R., "From the Trailed Disk Plough to Spatial Involute Gearing and Beyond," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 43, No. 8, August 2008, pp. 929-933.

    Pennock, G.R., and Israr, A., "Kinematic Analysis and Synthesis of an Adjustable Six-Bar Linkage," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 44, No. 2, February 2009, pp. 306-323.

    Zanni, G., and Pennock, G.R., "A Unified Graphical Approach to the Static Analysis of Axially Loaded Structures," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 44, No. 12, December 2009, pp. 2187-2203.

    Foster, D.E., and Pennock, G.R., "A Study of the Instantaneous Centers of Velocity for Two-Degree-of-Freedom Planar Linkages," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England, Vol. 45, No. 4, April 2010, pp. 641-657.

    Rodriguez-Leal, E., Dai, J.S., and Pennock, G.R., "Kinematic Analysis of a 5-RSP Parallel Mechanism with Centralized Motion," Meccanica, An International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Springer Netherlands, Springer Science+Business Media, Vol. 46, No. 1, February 2011, pp. 221-237.

    Foster, D.E., and Pennock, G.R., "A Study of the Instantaneous Centers of Velocity for the 3-dof Planar Six-Bar Linkage," Mechanism and Machine Theory, The Scientific Journal of the International Federation for the Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, England. Vol. 46, No. 9, September 2011, pp. 1276-1300.

    Schmiedeler, J.P., Clark, B.C., Kinzel, E.C., and Pennock, G.R., "Kinematic Synthesis for Infinitesimally and Multiply Separated Positions Using Geometric Constraint Programming," Submitted for publication in the Journal of Mechanical Design, Trans. ASME.