Christopher C. Jobes
Office Phone: 724-847-6715
Disciplines/Field of Instruction
- Mechanical Engineering & Engineering Mechanics
- Finite Element Analysis
- Electrical Engineering & Controls
- Ph.D., 1987, Engineering, West Virginia University
- M.S., 1985, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
- B.S., 1983, Mechanical Engineering, Geneva College
- B.S., 1982, Engineering, Geneva College
- MEE 321 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies
- MEE 324 Kinematics of Mechanisms
- MEE 403 Mechanical Component Design
- MEE 405 Finite Element Methods
- MEE 410 Mechanical Vibration
- CPE 220 Digital Systems
Selected Engineering Presentations/Publications (from 47 publications with 21 first authorships many of which are peer-reviewed.)
- Jobes, Christopher C., Carr, Jacob L., DuCarme, and Joseph P., "Evaluation of an advanced proximity system for continuous mining machines", International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Vol. 7, No. 6, 2012, pp.649-671.
- Jobes, Christopher C., DuCarme, Joseph P., Lutz, Timothy L., and Bartels, John J., "Visual Needs Evaluation of Continuous Miner Operators," Mining Engineering Tech Note 2/2011.
- Jobes, Christopher C. and Mayton, Alan G., "Evaluation of Seat Designs Relative to Transmitted Vehicle Vibration on Underground Mine Transport Vehicles," Proceedings of the HFES 50th Annual Meeting, 2006, October 16-20, 2006, San Francisco, CA, 5 p.
- Jobes, Christopher C. and Lutz, Timothy J., "The Mechanical Position and Heading System Underground Test Results," Proceedings of the 11th WVU International Mining Electrotechnology Conference, Morgantown, WV, July 1992, pp. 147-150.
- Jobes, Christopher C., Palmer, George M., and Means, Kenneth H., "Synthesis of a Controllable Circuit Breaker Mechanism," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 112, September 1990, pp. 324-330.
- Jolting and Jarring Abatement in Heavy Equipment Machinery Seat Design
- Intelligent Electromagnetic Proximity Detection Around Underground Mining Machinery
Research interests and consulting expertise in the following areas:
- Machine Component Design
- Kinematics of Mechanisms
- Finite Element Methods
- Digital Systems Design
- Control Systems Design
- Vibrations Codes and Analysis
- Software Safety Protocols
- Project Management
- Award of Merit - for authorship of a prize winning paper on Mechanism, Design, Analysis, or Application at the 20th ASME Mechanism Conference, Kissimmee, FL, September 1988.
- Bronze Award - Outstanding Team 2001 - presented by the Federal Executive Board of Pittsburgh to the MERITS team, June 6, 2001.
- Group Honor Award - Information Services - presented by the CDC/HHS to the MERITS team for significant efforts to develop an Internet-based computer simulation program that is a practical and economical method for delivering quality emergency management training, June 13, 2001.
Professional Society Memberships
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Past Chairman of Pittsburgh Section)
Mechanical Engineer, 1987 -1988, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Mechanical Engineer, 1988 - 1997, U. S. Bureau of Mines (USBM)
- Control and Navigation of a Computer-Assisted Mining Machine
Mechanical Engineer, 1997 - Present, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- Software Safety,
- Mining Equipment Safety,
- Jolting and Jarring Abatement in Mining Machinery
- Intelligent Proximity Detection for Continuous Mining Machines.
- Worship Team member, Library Baptist Church, Finleyville, PA
Miscellaneous, e.g., hobbies, sports, personal info, etc.(optional)
- Scouting, hiking, backpacking, orienteering, cycling, canoeing, sailing, reading, and playing music on my tuba, electric bass or piano.