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Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson, Ph.D.
President’s Professor, Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering
Associate Dean, Barrett Honors College
Director, GlobalResolve

7171 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Peralta Hall, 335P (map)
(480) 727-1062
Mail Code: 2080

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Expertise: Global product design, social entrepreneurship, biofuels, clean water, strategic product development, computer-aided design, renewable energy

Mark Henderson is a professor in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University on the Polytechnic campus. He received a master’s in biomechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (CAD) from Purdue University. Henderson was named a Presidential Young Investigator from 1985-90 and is co-author of the textbook, Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing. His major research includes 60 papers in computer-aided design and global engineering and he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Computer-Aided Design (CAD).

As part of a multi-university collaboration on student mobility, Hendersen began the Nomadic Academy in 2004, a summer study abroad program in design and manufacturing with Penn State, University of Washington, University of Leeds (UK), IUT Bethune (France), Ecole Centrale Lyon (France) and University of Navarra (Spain). He founded the ASU Global Engineering Design Team, a multidisciplinary, multi-country design experience for undergraduates and also is co-founder of GlobalResolve, a social entrepreneurship program with projects in Africa to help villages solve problems in water and energy and use those solutions to establish sustainable business ventures.

Henderson is also co-founder of the InnovationSpace, a new approach to transdisciplinary product development and entrepreneurship. Henderson’s interests extend across typical disciplinary boundaries and include global design teams, innovative product design, computer graphics, CAD and rapid prototyping.

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering (CAD), Purdue University
M.S. Biomechanical Engineering, Purdue University
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
Secondary Teaching Certificate, University of Michigan

Recent publications
Broadening the Reach of Engineering through Community Engagement (BRECE). NSF-EHR-DUE (8/1/2013-7/31/2018)

Phase 1 Extension: The Microbial Fuel Cell Latrine Enhanced Electricity Recovery from Domestic Waste. (5/1/2013-10/31/2014).

Co-Creating Water & Sanitation Courses and Providing Immersive & Collaborative E-Team Learning Opportunities for ASU and IIT Delhi students. NCIIA (3/1/2013-8/31/2015).

IGERT: Solar Utilization Network (SUN). NSF-EHR-DGE (7/1/2012-6/30/2017).

Bioelectricity Generation from Domestic Waste: The Microbial Fuel Cell Pit Latrine. (11/1/2011-10/31/2012).

Global Innovation for Village Entrepreneurship (GIVE) Capstone. NCIIA (4/1/2010-9/30/2012).