B.S. West Virginia University- Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Ohio State University- Eng. Mechanics
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology- Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Mark F. Horstemeyer has garnered national and international acclaim as he has published over 400 journal articles, conference papers, books, and technical reports. He has been invited to give over 150 lectures throughout
the world. He has won many awards and has mentored over 120 graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. He has started three start-up companies in trying to put predictive science into engineering designs. He is currently a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MSU holding a Chair position for the Center for Advanced Vehicular Sys-
As the first CAVS Chair professor since the center opened in 2002, Dr. Horstemeyer was instrumental in creating the scientific and technology foundation for the southern automotive corridor of the nation by setting forth a vision for simulation based design and manufacturing related to the automotive industry that has developed. His work has helped bridge the valley of death from research to industrial application by building a culture of technology transfer where research by scientists is more integrated with engineers in the auto industry.
Recently, Dr. Horstemeyer has focused on nature’s methods of mitigating shock and absorbing energy by analyzing turtle shells, seashells, armadillo shells, woodpeckers’ beaks, and rams’ horns. Currently he and his team are in the process of developing the next generation football helmets in order to reduce concussions.
Mark Horstemeyer resides in Starkville with his lovely wife Barbara and their children, Christopher and Nichole. Their homeschooling journey began in California before moving here and becoming an active part of the Starkville Christian Home Educators for 12 years. They are members of New Covenant Church in Starkville.
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