Dr. David C. Che

Professor and Program Director
Department of Engineering

E-mail: dche7741@bryan.edu

Academic Degrees

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D, August, 1995, Mechanical Engineering. Doctoral Dissertation: “Multi-Axis, Structured-Light, Three-Dimensional Laser Scanning System: Modeling, Calibration, and Measurement Uncertainty Assessment”.
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, M.S, December, 1991, Mechanical Engineering. Master’s Thesis: “Scanning Compound Surfaces with No Existing CAD Model by Using Laser Probe of a Coordinate Measurement.”
  • Harbin Institute of Technology, P. R. China, B.S.E., Precision Mechanical Engineering, July, 1988.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Chattanooga Engineering Club (CEC)
  • Christian Engineering Society (CES)

Professional Service

  • Vice Chair, ASME Central Ohio Section (2018-2019)
  • Director of the Board, Knox-Lab, a community-based makerspace (2017-2018)
  • Director of the Governing Board, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Pittsburgh Section (2012-2014)

Professional Experience

  • Bryan College (August, 2019-Present)
    Chair and Professor of Engineering
  • Mount Vernon Nazarene University (2016-2019)
    Department Chair of Engineering (2017-2019)
    Professor of Engineering (2016-2019)
  • Anderson University (2015-2016)
    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Geneva College (2008 - 2015)
    Associate Professor & Director of the Pinkerton Center for Technology Development
  • Stafast Products, Inc. (2005 - 2008)
    General Manager, Asia Operations
  • General Motors Corporation (1997-2005)
    Sr. Project/Research Engineer
  • University of Michigan (1995-1997)
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Research Investigator

Recent Publications

  • David C. Che, "A Christ-centered Dominion Mandate - Reflections on Integration of Faith and Engineering" Proceedings of the 2019 Christian Engineering Conference, Sioux Center, Iowa, July 11-13, 2019
  • David C. Che, Steve Feazel, "Engagement in Practice – CAD Education via Service-Learning," Proceedings of the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference, Tampa, FL
  • David C. Che, "Engagement in Practice – CAE Education via Service-Learning," Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT
  • David C. Che, "The Development of a Hybrid Course on Ethics, Service Engineering, Society and Technology," poster presentation, Workshop on Engaged Scholarship for Ethics and Responsible Innovation in STEM Fields, North Carolina State University (NCSU) – Genetic Engineering and Society Center, March 14-15, 2018, Raleigh, NC
  • David C. Che, "Engineering through the Eyes of Faith," 2017 Christian Engineering Conference, Cedarville, OH, June, 2017
  • David C. Che, "The Development of a Truly Hands-on Torsional Strength of Materials Lab," Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference, Columbus, OH
  • David C. Che, "Incorporating Excel Data Solver in Teaching Undergraduate Engineering Curriculum," Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE North-Central Region Annual Conference, Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • David C. Che, "An Attempt to Strengthen ‘Outcome k’ in a Mechanical Vibrations Course," Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Region Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
  • David Smith, William Fiedler, David C. Che, "Gyroscopic Effect Analysis of a Battle Bot – A Service-Learning Project,” ASEE North Central Regional Conference, Auburn Hills, MI, April 4-5, 2014