Loyola University Maryland
DS 166 (Donnelly Science Center)
Office Hours (Spring 2015):
MW 2:00 – 4:00
TuW 10:00 – 11:30
Th 3:00 – 4:00
Other times by appointment.
Department Chair, 2009 – present
Associate Professor, 2005 – present
UC Foundation Associate Professor, 2003 – 2004
Assistant Professor, 1999 – 2003
Loyola University Maryland
EG 301 Statics
EG 302 Dynamics
EG 320 Solid Mechanics Laboratory
EG 380 Thermodynamics
EG 420 Solid Mechanics
EG 421 Fluid Mechanics
EG 422 Heat and Mass Transfer
EG 424 Mechanical Design
EG 426 Computer-Aided Simulation and Design
ENGR 104 Vector Statics
ENGR 113 Freshman Engineering Laboratory
ENGR 303 Thermodynamics
ENGR 307 Fluid Mechanics
ENGR 308 Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
ENGR 405 Heat and Mass Transfer
ENME 450 Mechanical Engineering Design Project
ENGR 493 Senior Interdisciplinary Design Experience I
ENGR 494 Senior Interdisciplinary Design Experience II
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Florida, 1991
Applications International Corporation (SAIC),
Senior Engineer and Final Design Manager, 2004-2005
Final design manager for the Guardian Installation Protection Program, a six-year effort to design and deploy integrated chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection systems at 200 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations. Line management responsibility for an interdisciplinary team of over 20 engineers.
National Research Council (National Academies of Sciences and Engineering), Washington, DC
Senior Program Officer and Study Director, 1997-1999
Directed 24-month, Congressionally-mandated task to evaluate novel technologies for dismantling and destroying the U.S. stockpile of chemical weapons (alternatives to incineration).
Applications International Corporation (SAIC),
Senior Engineer and Branch Manager, 1993-1997
Lead engineer for all mechanistic engineering analysis and modeling tasks to support quantitative risk assessment (QRA) of U.S. Army chemical weapons disposal facilities. Responsible for supervising five other engineers and for organizing tasks to meet contract objectives and milestones in a technically superior, timely, and cost-effective manner.
Senior Engineer, 1991-1993
Responsible for mechanistic engineering analysis and modeling to support risk and safety assessment of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear production reactors and waste processing, vitrification, and storage facilities.
R. T. Bailey and C. Morrell, “Quantitative Impact of Textbook Companion PowerPoint® Slides and Related Instructional Approach on Student Learning in Statics,” in Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 23 - 26, 2013.
T. Thomas, F. Jones, E. Snider, S. Torgeson, B. Kegley, and R. T. Bailey, “The Effect of Phase, Feed Composition, and Temperature on Biodiesel Production and Microreactor Design,” in Proceedings of the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, October 28 - November 2, 2012.
R. T. Bailey, “Impact of Publisher-Provided Course Materials and Related Pedagogy on Student Learning in a Sophomore Statics Course,” in Proceedings of the Spring 2012 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, Newark, DE, April 20-21, 2012.
T. Thomas, R. Dacus, J. Lewis, R. Mebane, J. Hiestand, R. T. Bailey, M. Lowe, and F. Jones, “Micro Chemical Processing Technology for Production of Biodiesel Fuel,” in Proceedings of the AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 7-12, 2010.
L. Borowski, M. Lowe, and R. T. Bailey, “A Soap Film Apparatus to Study Two-Dimensional Hydrodynamic Phenomena,” in Proceedings of the Fall 2009 ASEE Mid-Atlantic Section Conference, King of Prussia, PA, October 23-24, 2009.
R. T. Bailey and W. L. Elban, “Thermal Performance of Aluminum and Glass Beer Bottles,” Heat Transfer Engineering, Volume 29, Issue 7, pp. 643-650, 2008.
R. T. Bailey, S. Ryan, F. Jones, S. Wilson, and J. Hiestand, “Effects of Packing and Aspect Ratio on Mixing and Heterogeneous Catalysis in Microchannels,” in Proceedings of the 5th Joint ASME/JSME Fluids Engineering Conference, San Diego, CA, July 29 - August 2, 2007.
F. Jones, R. T. Bailey, S. Wilson, and J. Hiestand, “The Effects of Engineering Design on Heterogeneous Biocatalysis in Microchannels,” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 137, Issue 1, pp. 859-873, 2007.
N. Alp, F. Jones, J. Hiestand, and R. T. Bailey, “Use of Taguchi Methods to Optimize the Design of Biomicroreactors,” in Proceedings of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) 2006 Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2006.
R. T. Bailey F. Jones, B. Fisher, and B. Elmore, “Enhancing Design of Immobilized Enzymatic Microbioreactors Using Computational Simulation,” Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Volume 122, Number 2, pp. 639-652, 2005.
J. Palmer, B. Elmore, R. T.
Bailey, and F. Jones, “The Effect of Enzyme Attachment Method on Biomicroreactor Design and Operation,” presented at the
26th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals,
R. T. Bailey, F. Jones, and
B. Fisher, “Optimization of an Immobilized Enzymatic Microbioreactor
via Numerical Simulation,” presented at the 25th Symposium on Biotechnology for
Fuels and Chemicals, Breckenridge, CO,
F. Jones and R. T. Bailey,
“Simulation and Experimentation in Microbioreactor
Design: Incorporation into Engineering Education,” in Proceedings of the 2003 ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting,
P. R. Damshala and R. T. Bailey, “A Multi-Purpose Thermal Design Project that Works,” International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Volume 30, Number 2, pp. 95-115, 2002.
D. R. Bradley, R. T. Bailey, and A. Mohammad, “Probabilistic Assessment of Munition Failure in a Fire at a Chemical Weapons Disposal Facility” in Proceedings of the 2002 Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 23-28, 2002.
R. T. Bailey, P. R. Damshala, B. Elmore, and F. Jones, “Numerical Simulation of
an Immobilized Enzymatic Bioreactor,” presented at the 24th Symposium on
Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals,
R. T. Bailey, “Shouldn’t I
get an A?,” in Proceedings of the 2002
ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting,
R. T. Bailey, C. M. Wigal, and R. U. Goulet, “Peer Evaluation in Senior Engineering Design,” in Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 1-3, 2001.
C. M. Wigal, R. T. Bailey, and R. U. Goulet, “Capstone Design Course with Industry Collaboration,” in Proceedings of the 2001 ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, April 1-3, 2001.
P. R. Damshala
and R. T. Bailey, “Numerical Analysis of a Solar Storage (Trombe)
Wall to Identify Optimal Energy Recovery Conditions,” presented at the 2000
ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Meeting,
R. A. Beaudet, R. T. Bailey, et al., Review and Evaluation of Alternative Technologies for Demilitarization of Assembled Chemical Weapons, National Research Council, National Academy Press, Washington, DC, 1999.
R. T. Bailey, “Estimation from Zero-Failure Data,” Risk Analysis: An International Journal, Volume 17, No. 3, pp. 375-380, 1997.
R. T. Bailey, C. K. Hsieh, and H. Li, “Grid Generation in Two Dimensions Using the Complex Variable Boundary Element Method,” Applied Mathematical Modelling, Volume 19, June, pp. 322-332, 1995.
R. T. Bailey and C. K. Hsieh, “A Quadratic Element Formulation of the Complex Variable Boundary Element Method,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Volume 15, pp. 841 863, 1992.
T. I P. Shih, R. T. Bailey, H. L. Nguyen, and R. J. Roelke, “Algebraic Grid Generation for Complex Geometries,” International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Volume 13, pp. 1 31, 1991.
UTC Outstanding Faculty Award for 2000 and 2004,
UTC Cole Outstanding Engineering Teacher Award,
· UC Foundation Professorship, 2002 - 2004
· Member of Pi Tau Sigma
· Member of Tau Beta Pi
Registered Professional Engineer – State of Maryland (#31381)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers,
Member; Vice Chair and Newsletter Editor (2001-2004),
· Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and heat transfer
· Risk and safety analysis of industrial processes and engineered systems
· Engineering modeling of accident phenomena (e.g., fires and explosions)
· Simulation of thermo-fluid system behavior under off-design (upset) conditions
· Hazardous waste disposal and destruction
· Microreactor design and simulation, including enhanced micromixing
· Incorporation of computer-based tools into the engineering education curriculum
· Optimization of microreactor design via CFD simulation of reacting flows and mixing using CFD-ACE+ (created by ESI Group)
· Computational simulation of aircraft heating from ground-level pool fires to enhance firefighting techniques and equipment
· Production of biofuels using microreactors
I believe that learning is a partnership between teachers and students. Thus, both parties have responsibilities toward making the outcome successful.
· Be prepared. Know the material, and give real thought to how it should be presented and explored. Plan ahead, but allow some flexibility to pursue relevant items as they come up.
· Be enthusiastic. Demonstrate genuine excitement about the subject matter. Enjoy your work, and it will show. Laugh a little.
· Be patient. Don’t forget that this may be the first time that a student has seen this topic, even if it’s the twentieth time you’ve taught the course. Remember that each student learns differently and at a different pace. Listen to what your students say to you.
· Have high expectations. Expect your students to work hard and to do well. Students will often rise to (or exceed) the levels that you set. Encourage critical thinking.
· Be innovative. Don’t be afraid to try new ideas and approaches. Try to include a diversity of learning opportunities in each course (e.g., traditional lectures, group learning exercises, physical demonstrations, illustrative audiovisual aids, design projects, computer-based projects, case studies, personal experience, etc.). Use techniques that encourage students to explore on their own.
· Be accessible. Make yourself available to your students. Keep generous office hours.
· Be ethical and fair. Show empathy and compassion for your students, but let them know what is expected, and stick to it. Set high ethical standards for yourself. Be a positive example.
· Reflect and grow. Objectively assess the effectiveness of your instructional efforts, and make changes to enhance student learning. Be dedicated to continuous improvement.
· Be prepared and engaged. Come to class ready to learn. Read or view assigned material before class. Ask questions. Actively participate in classroom activities. Own and embrace the subject matter.
· Work hard. Often, learning is not easy. Put in the time to study the material and complete the assignments. Think critically about your work and what it means.
· Plan ahead. Take advantage of class time and the teacher’s office hours. Start assignments sooner rather than later. Manage your time effectively.
· Have high expectations. Expect a lot from yourself. Also, expect a lot from your teacher, but don’t expect him or her to do the learning (or the work) for you.
· Maintain high ethics. Be true to yourself and your conscience. Take the honor code seriously.
· Learn for life. Recognize that you will need to learn and adapt continuously throughout your career. Cultivate a philosophy and behaviors that will enable you to be successful.
· To guide students to a well-developed understanding of the fundamental body of knowledge and the processes that define engineering, and to have them demonstrate how to use this knowledge and these processes to analyze and design systems that improve life
· To inspire in students an enthusiasm for the engineering profession, an appreciation for the ways in which engineers can benefit humankind, and an awareness of the challenges and potential harm that can that also accompany new (and current) technologies
· To instill in students the desire to learn and to continue learning throughout their lives
· To continuously grow in my depth of knowledge of engineering subjects
· To continuously improve in all aspects of teaching
Postal address: Loyola University Maryland
Department of Engineering, DS 166
Office phone: (410) 617-2564
Office fax: (410) 617-2157
Last updated: January 20, 2015
By: R. Bailey