Kenneth E. Lulay
Associate Professor, Program Chair, Mechanical Engineering

The University of Portland
Donald P. Shiley School of Engineering
5000 North Willamette Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

Professional Interests: Failure analysis, mechanics of materials, manufacturing processes, data acquisition and analysis, design of experiments.

Night hides the world, but reveals a universe.
Persian proverb

Halley Dust and Milky Way
Image Credit & Copyright: Mike Taylor

If you've never really seen the Milky Way as clearly as shown here, then DO SO THIS SUMMER!!!
When: near new moons (i.e. "no" moon - 2 weeks following full moons) - this summer, near the end of each month.
Where: go east and away from lights. Remote areas east of the Cascades offer dark, clear skies (assuming proper weather conditions).
How: The best thing to do is to go to a "star party" (a group of star lovers, usually with telescopes that they are eager to share views from). Visit Rose City Astronomers web for details.
QUESTIONS: send me an email or join me at a star party.
If you want to go it alone, bring a heavy coat - 90 degree summer days are followed by quite cold nights (trust me).

Astronomy photo's:  Astronomy Picture of the Day

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.

Google - Apollo 11 landing
Google Earth/Moon side-by-side

Check current phase of moon

Contact Information
Office:  Shiley Hall 236
Phone: (503) 943-7432
Fax: (503) 943-7316
Curriculum Vita 

  What we give to the poor for Christ's sake, is what we carry with us when we die.
―Peter Maurin

Fall 2014 - I will be on Sabbatical! I will be checking email, but will not be in the office regularly. Spring 2014 (NOT UPDATED for 2015)
Fall 2013 Schedule
Spring Schedule
EGR 221 - Materials Science
EGR270 - materials lab
ME421 - Failure Analysis
ME401 - machine design
ME481 - Senior Project

Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials (including problem solving format) Mechanical Engineering Student Reference Materials

Course/Instructor Evalutions:

Information for Students:
Online library: ASM Handbooks, Knovel
What is Mechanical Engineering?

Student NSF Summer Opportunities
Past Senior Reports
ASME Code of Ethic for Seniors to read for ME Exam, ME481
Engineering Ethics Information

ME Comprehensive Exam I - practice questions
ME Comprehensive Exam II - practice questions

ME 481/482 Project Reports, see "Design/Project Reports" link in: ME Student Ref Materials

Links of Interest:
University of  Portland Portland Area Other  Links
Univ. of Portland Home Page I-5 North Traffic Cam Favorite Links
Shiley School of Engineering Weather My 12.5" string telescope - no secondary ring
Library Catalog   Observing Table (converted voting booth)
Engineering Database (EI) Maps What time is it?
U of P Alumni News Bridges of Portland
Pilot Portal
UP SAE Racing

Day 1 quiz
School News and Events Oregon SAE

Shiley Hall
Oregon ASME


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