Ben Caldwell


Dr. Benjamin Caldwell

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering 

Office: Glaske O119
Phone: 903-233-3936
Fax: 903-233-3901

Email: BenjaminCaldwell@letu.edu



  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2011
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2009
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 2007


Current Research Interests

  • Mechanical engineering design methods and tools.
  • Modeling functionality and interactions of mechanical systems to support conceptual design.
  • Designers’ use of functional representations in conceptual design.



  • National Science Foundation: Integrative Situated Design Research
  • BMW Manufacturing Co.: Lightweight Engineering Design Methods Research
  • Electrolux Major Appliances: Bottom Mount Refrigerator Design


Courses Taught

  • MEGR 2013: Statics
  • ENGR 3813: Engineering Design Methodology
  • EG 208: Engineering Graphics (Clemson University)
  • ME 302: Mechanics of Materials (Clemson University)
  • ME 402: Capstone Design (Clemson University)

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