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Anand, Davinder

Anand, Davinder

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Director, Center for Engineering Concepts Development
Mechanical Engineering
3120 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1965
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1961
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The George Washington University, Washington D.C., 1959


Dr. Anand received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in 1965. He has been associated as a senior engineer with the Applied Physics Laboratory/John Hopkins University and has served as a Program Director of the Mechanical Systems Program at NSF. He has been active in system simulation, dynamics, control systems and manufacturing. His research has been supported by NIH, NSF, NASA, DOE and Industry. He has consulted widely with industry and government and founded TPI, Inc., a high-tech consulting company.


  • American Men of Science
  • Who’s Who in Engineering
  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Outstanding George Washington University Alumni Award (1987)
  • NSF Sustained Superior Performance Award (1981)


  • Reviewer for NSF, ASME
  • Professional Engineer, State of Maryland

Control systems Automation Manufacturing and energy

  • Smee, S.A., P.C. Brand, D.D. Barry, C.L. Broholm, and D.K. Anand, “An Elastic, Low-Background Vertical Focusing Element for a Double Focusing Neutron Monochromator,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, Vol. 446, pp. 513-526, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., C. Belai, and D.K. Anand, “Toeplitz Matrices and Cutting State Identification,” Proceedings of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Hong Kong, China, pp. 1877-1884, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., J.A. Manzari, D.K. Anand, and C. Belai, “Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms for Cutting State Identification,” Journal of Sound and Vibration, accepted for publication.
  • B. Berger, C. Belai, and D.K. Anand, “Time Series Analysis With Auto-Regressive SVD Algorithms,” Proceedings of the 37th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, pp. 1-14, 2001.
  • Berger, B.S., C. Belai, and D. Anand, “Cutting State Identification with AR Models,” Transactions of the Society of Engineering Science Tech. Meeting, Vol. 37, 2000.

The Lasting Legacy of George Dieter, 1928-2020

The Clark School community mourns the loss of George E. Dieter, who served as dean of engineering at the University of Maryland from 1977-94.

Professor Pecht Visits the World’s Largest E-Waste Recycling Facility

Dubai's Recycling Hub recycles up to 40,000 tons of e-waste per year.

CECD Celebrates Twenty Years of Research and Education Excellence

The Center for Engineering Concepts Development celebrated its distinguished history and decades of accomplishments during their 20th Anniversary and Middleton Luncheon.

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

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

Engineering for Social Change Class Awards $10,000 to Oyster Recovery Partnership

Award will go towards new equipment for shell recovery process improvement.

UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program

Grant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course.

Giving through Social Entrepreneurship

The Engineering for Social Change class introduces young engineers to the ideas of social change and social entrepreneurship.

First UMD Engineering Course in Social Entrepreneurship Will Help Transform Local Elementary School

Engineering Students Award $10K to FRESHFARM Markets for their FoodPrints Program

Celebrating a Decade of Energetics Work

Clark School Center for Energetics Concepts Development celebrates 10th anniversary.

Major Explosives Center Development Begins

Southern Maryland facility is expected to open in 2009.

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)