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Schmidt, Linda

Schmidt, Linda

Mechanical Engineering
2104B Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088



  • Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 1995




  • Merryfield Design Award, American Society for Engineering Education, 2008




  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME)
  • Member, The Design Society (DS)
  • Member, Product Development and Management Association (PDMA)



System and product design theory and methodology Developing designer assistance tools for system and product design Engineering student team training Preservation of proprietary design knowledge conceptual design processes


  • Dumas, D., L.C. Schmidt, and P. Alexander, (2016) Predicting Creative Problem Solving in Engineering Design, Thinking Skills and Creativity. Vol. 21, pp. 50–66.
  • Born, W. and L.C. Schmidt, “An Observational Study on Functional Behavior in Team Design,” Proc. of the ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC2016-60129, August 21-24, 2016, Charlotte, North Carolina.


  • Dumas, D. and L.C. Schmidt, “Relational Reasoning as Predictor for Engineering Ideation Success Using TRIZ,” Journal of Engineering Design, Vol 26, No. 1-3, pp. 74-88, 2015. 
  • Lascano. S.K., J. Nuñez, I.E. Esparragoza, L.C. Schmidt, and R.L. *Nagel, Invited paper, “Teaching Students to Appreciate the Global Challenges of Sustainability,”  IEEE-RITA: Latin American Learning Technology Journal, 2015
  • Nagel, J., L.C. Schmidt, and W. Born, “Fostering Diverse Analogical Transfer in Bio-Inspired Design,” Proc. of the ASME 2015 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2015, DETC2015-47922, Boston, Massachusetts, August 2-5, 2015.
  • Fornasini, G. and L.C. Schmidt, “A Call for FDM Design Rules to Include Road Deposition,” 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED15), Milan, Italy, July 27-30, 2015.


  • Westmoreland, S. and L.C. Schmidt, “Revealing Insights from Professional Design Documentation,” Proc. of the ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical
    Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2014, August 17-20, 2014. Buffalo, New York,


  • Vargas-Hernandez, N., L.C. *Schmidt, G.E. *Odukan Kremer, “Systematic Ideation Effectiveness Study,” Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 135, No. 10, pp. 101009, 2013.


  • Schmidt, L.C., N., Vargas Hernandez, and A.L. Grenier Ruocco, “Research on encouraging sketching in engineering design,” Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AI EDAM, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp 303-315, 2012. 


Honoring a Legend: Remember Former Dean George Dieter

It's with a heavy heart that we inform you of the passing of George Dieter, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, Glenn L. Martin Institute Professor of Engineering, and dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering from 1977–94.

George Dieter Celebrates His 90th Birthday, Applauds Social Change Course

Students award AWCAA $10,000 to help African women with cancer.

Professor Linda Schmidt is Teaching the Next Generation of Engineers the Foundations of Engineering Design

Director of the Design ME Suite here at UMD, Schmidt researches design theory, education and process.

New Report Gives Guidance on Growing Baltimore Medical Device Community

Attracting mid- to large-sized medical device companies through established innovation hubs is the biggest key to growing Baltimore into a major medical device technology sector

Dasgupta, Fourney and Hwang Named ASME Fellows

Three Mechanical Engineering faculty named American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellows

Schmidt Invited to NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium

Professor Linda Schmidt invited to National Academy of Engineering's Sixth Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Westmoreland Joins Faculty at U.S. Naval Academy

Sophoria Westmoreland (Ph.D. '12, mechanical engineering) will teach a senior design course at the U.S. Naval Academy.

"A compelling role model for young women"

Sophoria Westmoreland, mechanical engineering grad student, receives Black Engineer awards.

Linda Schmidt Wins Design Award

ME professor recognized with 2008 ASEE Fred Merryfield Design prize.

Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002

A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002