James L. Ellingson
B.A. Mathematics, Concordia College, Moorhead MN
System Design and Integration
Brief Personal Biography, September 2009
James Ellingson received his first immersion in engineering and technology working with the family honey bee business in Odessa, Minnesota. He studied mathematics, physics, chemistry as well as philosophy at Concordia College Moorhead. Graduate studies at the University of Minnesota focused on CAD/CAM/CAE, electrical engineering and modeling of manufacturing processes. Study abroad included a year in Denmark and the NSF Summer Institute in Japan. Teaching experience included Machine Design, Mechanisms and Design Morphology as the instructor of record and a wide range of teaching assistant roles.
The dissertation focused on material flow and contact mechanics in axis-symmetric and three dimensional upsetting or forging. The physical research for the dissertation was completed under a Fulbright Grant to the Technical University of Denmark. Numerical work was conducted at the Minnesota Super Computer Institute and Japan’s National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory.
His industrial career includes three years as a member of 3M’s advanced automation group and five years with Boston Scientific’s Vascular Intervention division.
Systems Engineering Philosophy:
Machine Design. Mechanical Systems Design. CAD CAM CAE. Process Development and Modeling. PDM. IQ/OQ/PQ. Six Sigma. Design for Manufacturing. Design for Six Sigma. Finite Element and other Numerical Analysis.