The University of St. Thomas

School of Engineering

Robert J. Monson, Ph.D.

Robert J. Monson, Ph.D.

Robert J. Monson
Dr. Bob Monson

Program Lead - Systems Engineering

robert.j.monson@gmail.com
Phone: 651-962-5750

Mail OSS100
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: OSS 100

Faculty Website

Interests and expertise

People and project management

Career

Bob Monson is an engineer who has managed the development of multiple projects from conception through manufacture. As an engineer for Lockheed Martin, Monson works closely with marketing and customers to define and develop solutions for both defense and medical device manufacturers. Monson has worked as a Senior Research Engineer for Ag-Chem Equipment Co. and Senior Design Engineer for Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc. He holds both U.S. and multinational patents. He teaches the "Progam/Project/Team Management" and "Human Aspects of Technical Management" courses at St. Thomas

Patents and Selected Publications
40 US Patents Granted, Several Patents Pending

Books

Monson, R. J. (1991) A Method for the Automated Grinding of Desired Profiles in Materials, University of St. Thomas Press, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Monson, R. J.  (2000) The Contribution of Personality Traits and Context to the Career Success of Project Managers, UMI Dissertation Database, Michigan

Monson, R. J. (1996) Management by Conquest, Gray Publishing, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Articles and Presentations

Monson, R. J. (2003) Successful Shock Isolation of Naval Enclosures , 74 th Symposium for SAVIAC, www.saviac.org

Monson, R. J. (2003) The Use of Multiple Interfaces to Provide Maximum User Utility , ASNE HSI conference proceedings, Virginia

Monson, R. J. (2002) The People Problem: Getting and Utilizing the Resources on your Project , Presented at the International Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Feb 2002, Mpls, Minnesota.

Monson, R.J. (2000) The Human Side of Project Management, American Society of Quality,  Minnesota Quality Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monson, R. J. (2000) Human Aspects of Technical Management, INCOSE Presentation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Monson, R. J. (1999) Capturing COTS for Defense Applications , INSIGHT Corporate Publication, Bethesda, Maryland

Monson, R. J. (1999) Packaging Techniques to Enable a Broader Use of COTS, COMASE Presentation, San Diego, CA.

Monson, R. J., et al (1999) The Packaging of COTS Technology, COTS Journal, San Clemente, CA

Monson, R. J., et al (1998) Humans and Machines as Symbiotic Elements of a Complex System, ASNE HSI conference proceedings, United States

Monson, R.J. (1998) A Method for the Automated Grinding of Desired Profiles in Materials, SPIE Conference Proceedings, New York

Monson, R.J. (1996) The Application of Enhanced GPS Systems on Mobile Agricultural Equipment , Presented at the ASAE International Meeting, 1996, Paper No. 961023, ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA

Monson, R.J. (1995) Effective Interface Design in Agricultural Controls , Presented at the Computers in Agriculture Meeting, 1996, Cancun, Mexico

Monson, R.J. (1994) The Application of Distributed Controls and the Windows User Interface on Mobile Agricultural Equipment , Presented at the ASAE International Meeting, 1995, Paper No. 951753, ASAE, 2950 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA

Monson, R.J. (1990) VISTA, The Development of an Expert System , Journal of Applied Manufacturing Systems, University of St. Thomas Press, Spring 1990

Education

Ph.D., Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management and Psychology 1999, University of St. Thomas
M.S., Manufacturing Engineering 1991, University of Minnesota
B.S., Mechanical Engineering 1985, University of Minnesota