Dr. Jeffrey R. Mountain is a Professor and Program Chair Mechanical Engineering Program at College of Science and Engineering in the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Dr. Mountain's primary areas of expertise have been Mechatronics, Industrial Robotics, Applications of Fuzzy Logic and Laser Fabrication Applications and has published papers related to powder coating and particle technology. He has been heavily involved in the scholarship of engineering education, attracting and retaining engineering students and the pedagogy of design engineering.

Recent Submissions

  • Electrostatic Effects on First Pass Transfer Efficiency in the Application of Powder Coatings 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001)
    Two important results desired in most powder-coating applications are: (1) a high first-pass transfer efficiency (FPTE); and (2) uniformity of the powder layer covering the surface to be coated. Both of these desired ...
  • Development Of A Breadboard System For Process Control Design: Part I 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (Proceedings of IMECE 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2002)
    This paper presents initial planning for the development of a process control breadboard system. The proposed system will be composed of mechatronic, thermal/fluid, and control elements that using simple hand tools can be ...
  • Rapid Prototyping of Printed-Circuit Boards with an Engraving Laser 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2006)
    Lack of a good system for rapid prototyping of printed circuit boards has been a major bottleneck in Senior Design at the University of Texas at Tyler. A simple method using artwork printed on toner-transfer paper and ...
  • Design and Fabrication of a Microfluidic Pressure Inverter,” Andrew K. Palican 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (ASME 2008 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2008-08-03)
    Fluidic inverters, or venturi effect vacuum pumps, are commonly used in industrial components that provide a point of use vacuum from an existing compressed air infrastructure. Typical applications include grippers for ...
  • Fuzzy Logic Motor Speed Control with Real-Time Interface using an 8-bit Embedded Processor 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (Proceedings of the IEEE 42nd Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, 2010)
    Fuzzy specific hardware systems, or the adaptation of standard embedded controllers, are the common approaches for real-time fuzzy logic implementation. High speed applications may require the more sophisticated hardware, ...
  • Initiating Development of a Concept Inventory For Engineering Design 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, 2013-08-04)
    It has been stated that the topic of design is not conducive to assessment by concept inventory. While design problems are more ambiguous than problems in analytical subjects, such as physics, statics, or thermodynamics; ...
  • Creating an Economical Solar Decathlon House 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (Proceedings of the Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2014-04-03)
    Since 2002, the U.S. Department of Energy has sponsored the Solar Decathlon competition in which collegiate teams design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are intended to be cost-effective, ...
  • Capstone Project Selection and Evaluation Processes: More Fair for the Students and Easier for the ABET Evaluator 

    Mountain, Jeffrey R. (Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, 2015-04-30)
    While the specific focus of an ABET on site evaluation of student outcomes may vary year to year, design outcome assessment (ABET c) tends to always be under scrutiny. Searching or evidence of addressing realistic constraints, ...