Biography

Dr. David Brookstein is Professor of Instruction in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and has 13 U.S. patents.

• Doctor of Science degree in the field of mechanical engineering from MIT (1976) - minor from the MIT Sloan School of Management
• M.S. in Textile Technology from MIT (1973)
• Bachelor of Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech (1971)

Research Interests

  • Composite Materials
  • High Peformance Textile and Apparel Structures, Biomedical Textiles
  • Teaching Innovation

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

ENGR 1101

Introduction to Engineering & Engineering Technology

Undergraduate

ENGR 1901

Honors Introduction to Engineering

Undergraduate

ENGR 2181

Co-Op Work Experience I

Undergraduate

ENGR 3181

Co-Op Work Experience II

Undergraduate

MEE 0843

Technology Transformations

Undergraduate

Selected Publications

  • Sadeghipour, K., Brookstein, D., Fagan, S., & Budischak, C. (2020). WIP Introducing design thinking in first-year engineering education. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2020-June.

  • Fiore, S.L., Fagan, S.P., & Brookstein, D. (2017). Work in progress: Rethinking how we teach in engineering through a course redesign initiative. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2017-June.

  • Brookstein, D. & Sadeghipour, K. (2016). Shaping new student identity as "creatives" in the 21st century global economy. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 2016-June.

  • Ayaz, H.G.S., Perets, A., Ayaz, H., Gilroy, K.D., Govindaraj, M., Brookstein, D., & Lelkes, P.I. (2014). Textile-templated electrospun anisotropic scaffolds for regenerative cardiac tissue engineering. Biomaterials, 35(30), pp. 8540-8552. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2014.06.029

  • Senel-Ayaz, H.G., Perets, A., Govindaraj, M., Brookstein, D., & Lelkes, P.I. (2010). Textile-templated electrospun anisotropic scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC'10, pp. 255-258. doi: 10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5627466

  • Brookstein, D.S. (2009). Factors Associated with Textile Pattern Dermatitis Caused by Contact Allergy to Dyes, Finishes, Foams, and Preservatives. Dermatologic Clinics, 27(3), pp. 309-322. doi: 10.1016/j.det.2009.05.001

  • Tovia, F., Govindaraj, M., & Brookstein, D. (2007). A new multidisciplinary engineering education initiative. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Tovia, F., Govindaraj, M., & Brookstein, D. (2007). A new multidisciplinary engineering education initiative. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings.

  • Pan, N. & Brookstein, D. (2001). Physical properties of twisted structures. II. Industrial yarns, cords, and ropes. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 83(3), pp. 610-630. doi: 10.1002/app.2261

  • Brookstein, D. (1997). US textiles has global opportunities. Textile World, 147(2), pp. 79-81.

  • Brookstein, D. (1997). A look inside two Pakistani textile firms. Textile World, 147(2), pp. 46-47.

  • Brookstein, D. & Maass, D. (1994). Experimental method for determining thermal resistance of heatsinks for standard electronic module applications. International SAMPE Electronics Conference, 7, pp. 328-342.

  • Brookstein, D. & Maass, D. (1994). Performance evaluation of graphite/PEI composite heatsinks for SEM-E avionics applications. International SAMPE Electronics Conference, 7, pp. 310-327.

  • Brookstein, D. (1994). Concurrent engineering of 3-D textile preforms for composites. International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 9(1-3), pp. 116-124.

  • Brookstein, D. (1993). The evolution of textile preforms for composites. Reinforced Plastics, 37(5). doi: 10.1016/0034-3617(93)90493-a

  • Brookstein, D. (1993). Three-dimensional braids for reinforcing composites. Technical Textiles International.(2(4), May).

  • Brookstein, D.S. (1991). Comparison of multilayer interlocked braided composites with other 3D braided composites. International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings), 36(pt 1), pp. 141-150.

  • Brookstein, D. (1991). Evolution of fabric preforms for fiber composites. Journal of Applied Polymer Science: Applied Polymer Symposium(47), pp. 487-500.

  • Brookstein, D.S. (1990). Interlocked fiber architecture. Braided and woven. National SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings), 35(pt 1), pp. 746-756.

  • BROOKSTEIN, D.S. (1989). STRUCTURAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR COMPOSITES IN SPORTING GOODS. ABSTRACTS of PAPERS of the AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 198, pp. 51-CELL. Retrieved from http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/

  • Brookstein, D.S. (1988). Processing advanced braided composites. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Division (Publication) MD, 5, pp. 33-36.

  • Brookstein, D. (1988). Structural applications of advanced braided composites. (pp. 415-424).

  • Brookstein, D.S. (1986). Joining methods for advanced braided composites. Composite Structures, 6(1-3), pp. 87-94. doi: 10.1016/0263-8223(86)90070-X

  • Brookstein, D., Helmke, R., & Kominos, C. (1985). DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH STABILITY TRUSS CHORD. National SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings), 30, pp. 682-690.

  • Brookstein, D.S. & Tsiang, T.H. (1985). Load-Deformation Behavior of Composite Cylinders with Integrally-Formed Braided and with Machined Circular Holes. Journal of Composite Materials, 19(5), pp. 476-487. doi: 10.1177/002199838501900506

  • Tsiang, T.H., Co, D.A.I.R., & Brookstein, D.S. (1985). LOAD-DEFORMATION BEHAVIOR OF COMPOSITE CYLINDERS WITH INTEGRALLY-FORMED BRAIDED AND WITH MACHINED CIRCULAR HOLES., pp. 1283-1296.

  • Tsiang, T.H., Brookstein, D., & Dent, J. (1984). MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BRAIDED GRAPHITE/EPOXY CYLINDERS. National SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings), pp. 880-890.

  • Brookstein, D.S., Skelton, J., & Dent, R. (1982). OPTIMIZATION OF SUCKER ROD PUMPING USING NOVEL MATERIAL-SYSTEMS CONCEPTS., pp. 48-52.

  • Holcombe, W.D., Carr, W.W., & Brookstein, D.S. (1981). PILOT-SCALE STUDIES OF A MACHNOZZLE PREDRYER. American Dyestuff Reporter, 70(5).

  • Holcombe, W.D., Carr, W.W., & Brookstein, D.S. (1981). Pilot-scale studies of a Machnozzle predryer.

  • Brookstein, D. (1979). On the mechanics of draw texturing. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 24(1), pp. 311-315. doi: 10.1002/app.1979.070240129

  • Brookstein, D. (1979). Glitter yields no gold in texturing.

  • Brookstein, D. (1979). Energy consumption and conservaton: textile drying.

  • Brookstein, D. (1979). On the mechanics of draw texturing.

  • Brookstein, D. (1979). ENERGY CONSUMPTION AND CONSERVATION: TEXTILE DRYING. ACS Symposium Series(107), pp. 243-254. doi: 10.1021/bk-1979-0107.ch017

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1978). Mechanics of Texturing Thermoplastic Yarns: Part VI: Transient Mechanics of Draw Texturing. Textile Research Journal, 48(4), pp. 198-218. doi: 10.1177/004051757804800403

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1978). Mechanics of texturing thermoplastic yarns. VI. Transient mechanics of draw texturing.

  • Brookstein, D. (1978). On the mechanics of draw texturing.

  • Brookstein, D. (1978). ON THE MECHANICS OF DRAW TEXTURING. Fiber Struct and Prop(33), pp. 197-202.

  • Backer, S. & Brookstein, D. (1977). MATERIAL-PROCESS INTERACTION DURING FALSE TWIST TEXTURING. Appl Polym Symp(31), pp. 63-82.

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1977). Mechanics of texturing thermoplastic yarns. V. Steady-state mechanics of draw-texturing.

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1977). Mechanics of Texturing Thermoplastic Yarns: Part V: Steady-State Mechanics of Draw Texturing. Textile Research Journal, 47(4), pp. 256-266. doi: 10.1177/004051757704700405

  • Backer, S. & Brookstein, D. (1977). Material/process interaction during false twist texturing.

  • Thwaites, J.J., Brookstein, D.S., & Backer, S. (1976). Deductions about the false-twist process from observations of the variation of torque on detwisting a twisted heat-set yarn. Journal of the Textile Institute, 67(5), pp. 183-186. doi: 10.1080/00405007608630564

  • Backer, S., Brookstein, D.E., & Thwaites, J.J. (1976). Transient threadline behaviour in false-twist texturing. Journal of the Textile Institute, 67(6), pp. 224-226. doi: 10.1080/00405007608630573

  • Thwaites, J.J., Brookstein, D.S., & Backer, S. (1976). Deductions about the false-twist process from observations of the variation of torque on detwisting a twisted heat-set yarn.

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1976). Mechanics of Texturing Thermoplastic Yarns: Part III. Experimental Observations of Torsional Behavior of the Texturing Threadline for Pre-Drawn PET Yarns. Textile Research Journal, 46(11), pp. 802-809. doi: 10.1177/004051757604601105

  • Brookstein, D. & Backer, S. (1976). Mechanics of texturing thermoplastic yarns. III. Experimental observations of torsional behaviour of the texturing threadline for pre-drawn PET yarns.

  • Backer, S., Brookstein, D., & Naar, R. (1975). Mechanics of false-twist texturing.