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Paris Von Lockette

Associate Professor


  • Mechanical Engineering

338A Reber Building


Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Mechanical Sciences; Sensors & Controls

Interest Areas:

Origami engineering, magneto-active composites, remotely powered locomotion, semi-active elements for vibration isolation and control multifunctional (multi-field) materials development and devices, mechanics, polymer physics/optics, computational solid mechanics and optimization, Mechanical sciences, Sensors and Controls




  • Ph D, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1999


Journal Articles

  • Anil Erol, Paris Von Lockette, Zoubeida Ounaies and Saad Ahmed, 2019, "A microstructure-based approach to modeling electrostriction that accounts for variability in spatial locations of domains", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 124
  • Landen Bowen, Timothy W Simpson, Spencer P Magleby, Larry L Howell, Robert Lang, Mary I Frecker, J Butler, Paris Von Lockette, E Wilcox and Adam Shrager, 2018, "A Model for Multi-Input Mechanical Advantage in Origami-Based Mechanisms", Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 10, (6)
  • Landen Bowen, Kara Springsteen, Saad Ahmed, Erika Arrojado, Mary I Frecker, Timothy W Simpson, Zoubeida Ounaies and Paris Von Lockette, 2017, "Design, Fabrication, and Modeling of an Electric-Magnetic Self-Folding Sheet", Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics, 9, (2)
  • B Cowan and Paris Von Lockette, 2017, "Fabrication, Characterization, and Heuristic Trade Space Exploration of Magnetically Actuated Miura-Ori Origami Structures", Smart Materials and Structures, 26, (4)
  • Corey Breznak and Paris Von Lockette, 2017, "Anisotropic Magnetic Fibers Produced via a Magnetic Drawing Process", MRS Advances, 2, (16)
  • Corey Breznak and Paris Von Lockette, 2016, "Evolution of the magnetization response of magneto-active elastomers made with hard-magnetic M-type barium hexaferrite particles", MRS Advances, 1, (1)
  • Adrienne Crivaro, Robert Sheridan, Mary I Frecker, Timothy W Simpson and Paris Von Lockette, 2016, "Bistable compliant mechanism using magneto active elastomer actuation", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 27, (15)
  • Landen Bowen, K Springsteen, H Feldstein, Mary I Frecker, Timothy W Simpson and Paris Von Lockette, 2015, "Development and Validation of a Dynamic Model of Magneto-Active Elastomer Actuation of the Origami Waterbomb Base", Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 7, (1)
  • K Anderson, W Hargrave, R Bravacco, J Roche, Paris Von Lockette and S Lofland, 2015, "Dynamic shear response of hard versus soft magnetic magnetoactive elastomers", Smart Materials and Structures, 24, (2)
  • R Sheridan, J Roche, S E Lofland and Paris Von Lockette, 2014, "Numerical simulation and experimental validation of the large deformation bending and folding behavior of magneto-active elastomer composites", Smart Materials and Structures: Special Issue on Origami Engineering, 23, (9)
  • Paris Von Lockette, S. E. Lofland, J. Mineroff, J. Roche and M. Babock, 2011, "Investigating new symmetry classes in magneto-rheological elastomers: Cantilever bending behavior", Smart Materials and Structures, 20, (10)
  • W Riddell, J Courtney, E Constans, K Dahm, R Harvey and Paris Von Lockette, 2010, "Making communication matter: Integrating instruction, projects and assignments to teach writing and design", Advances in Engineering Education, 2, (2)
  • K. Dahm, W. Riddell, E. Constans, J. Courtney, S. Farrell, R. Harvey, P. Jansson and Paris Von Lockette, 2009, "Implementing and assessing the converging-diverging model of design in a sequence of sophomore projects", Advances in Engineering Education, 1, (3)
  • Paris Von Lockette, S. Lofland, J. Koo, J. Kadlowec and M. Dermond, 2008, "Dynamic characterization of bimodal particle mixtures in silicone rubber magnetorheological materials", Polymer Testing, 27, (8)
  • W. Riddell, J. Courtney, E. Constans, K. Dahm, R. Harvey and Paris Von Lockette, 2008, "Connections between engineering design and technical writing in an integrated instructional setting", Design Principles and Practices, 2, (4)
  • Paris Von Lockette, 2008, "Examination of the effects of computationally determined network topology on an analytical constitutive model for bimodal elastomers", Polymer, 49, (23)
  • J. Kadlowec, K. Bhatia, T. Chandrupatla, J. Chen, E. Constans, H. Hartman, A. Marchese, Paris Von Lockette and H. Zhang, 2007, "Design integrated in the mechanical engineering curriculum: Assessment of the engineering clinics", ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 129, (7)
  • K. Jahan, J. Chen, S. Mandayam, R. Krchnavek, B. Sukumaran, Y. Mehta, J. Kadlowec, Paris Von Lockette and R. Polikar, 2004, "Digital imaging experiences for undergraduate engineering students", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 3, (2)
  • Paris Von Lockette and E. M. Arruda, 2002, "Mesoscale modeling of bimodal elastomer networks: Mechanical and optical theory and results", Macromolecules, 35
  • Paris Von Lockette and E. M. Arruda, 2001, "Computational annealing of simulated unimodal and bimodal networks", Computational and Theoretical Polymer Science, 11, (6), pp. 415-428
  • Paris Von Lockette and E. M. Arruda, 1999, "A network description of the non-Gaussian stress-optic and Raman scattering responses of elastomer networks", Acta Mechanica, 134, (1)
  • Paris Von Lockette and E. M. Arruda, 1999, "Topological studies of bimodal networks", Macromolecules, 32, (6)

Conference Proceedings

  • C. Breznak and Paris Von Lockette, 2019, "Three-Dimensional Printing of Magnetic Data Storage Structures", 4, (20), pp. 1137-1142
  • E Sung, A Erol, Mary I Frecker and Paris Von Lockette, 2016, "Characterization of Self-Folding Origami Structures Using Magneto-Active Elastomers", pp. DETC2016-59919
  • A Erol, S Masters, Paris Von Lockette and Zoubeida Ounaies, 2016, "On the Modeling and Experimental Validation of Multi-Field Polymer-Based Bimorphs", pp. SMASIS2016-9178
  • E Wilcox, A Shrager, L Bowen, Mary I Frecker, Paris Von Lockette, Timothy W Simpson, S Magelby, R Lang and L Howell, 2015, "Considering mechanical advantage in the design and actuation of an origami-based mechanism", pp. DETC2015-47708
  • R. Sheridan, C. Tedesco, Paris Von Lockette and M. Frecker, 2014, "Modeling magneto-active elastomer composites using the finite element method", pp. SMASIS2014-7705
  • L Bowen, M Frecker, T W Simpson and Paris Von Lockette, 2014, "A dynamic model of magneto-active elastomer actuation of the waterbomb base", pp. DETC2014-35407
  • C Lauff, T W Simpson, M Frecker, Z Ounaies, S Ahmed, Paris Von Lockette, R Strzelec, R Sheridan and J-M Lien, 2014, "Differentiating bending from folding in origami engineering using active materials", pp. DETC2014-34702
  • A Crivaro, R Sheridan, M Frecker, T W Simpson and Paris Von Lockette, 2014, "Bistable compliant mechanism using magneto active elastomer actuation", pp. DETC2014-35007
  • Paris Von Lockette, 2014, "Fabrication and Performance of Magneto-active Elastomer Composite Structures", pp. SMASIS2014-7590
  • S. Ahmed, C. Lauff, A. Crivaro, K. McGough, R. Sheridan, M. Frecker, Paris Von Lockette, Z. Ounaies, T. Simpson, J.-M. Lien and R. Strzelec, 2013, "Multi-field responsive origami structures: Preliminary modeling and experiments"
  • R. Sheridan and Paris Von Lockette, 2013, "Folding actuation and locomotion in novel magneto-active elastomer (MAE) composites", pp. SMASIS2013-3222
  • W. T. Riddell and Paris Von Lockette, 2013, "Freshman engineering projects related to home energy use"
  • K Dahm, W Riddell, R Harvey, Paris Von Lockette, Eric Constans and Jennifer Courtney, 2007, "The converging-diverging approach to design in the sophomore engineering clinic", pp. 2007 - 945
  • Paris Von Lockette, Eric Constans, Jennifer Courtney, Kevin Dahm, William Riddell and Roberta Harvey, 2007, "Converging-diverging design strategies in a sophomore level design sequence: Review of an electromechanical project", pp. AC 2007-2024
  • William Riddell, Eric Constans, Jennifer Courtney, Kevin Dahm, Roberta Harvey, Peter Mark Jansson and Paris Von Lockette, 2007, "Sophomore year in civil and environmental engineering at Rowan University: Integration of communication, mechanics and design", pp. AC 2007-1192
  • Paris Von Lockette, 2006, "Algorithmic thinking and Matlab in computational materials science", pp. 2006-1238
  • Paris Von Lockette, Dom Acciani, Jennifer Courtney, Chenguang Diao, William Riddell, Kevin Dahm and Roberta Harvey, 2006, "Bottle rockets and parametric design in a converging-diverging design strategy", pp. 2006 - 497
  • Kevin Dahm, Dom Acciani, Jennifer Courtney, Chenguang Diao, Roberta Harvey, Bernard Pietrucha, William Riddell and Paris Von Lockette, 2006, "Converging-diverging approach to design in the sophomore engineering clinic", pp. 2006 - 568
  • Krishan Bhatia, Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla, John C. Chen, Eric Constans, Jennifer A. Kadlowec, Anthony J. Marchese, Paris Von Lockette and Hong Zhang, 2006, "Integrating design throughout the mechanical engineering curriculum: A focus on the Engineering Clinics", pp. DETC2006-99083
  • Anthony Marchese, Beena Sukumaran, Catherine Yang, Courtney Richmond, Demond Miller, Joseph Orlins, Kauser Jahan, Mariano Savelski, Paris Von Lockette, Patricia Mosto, Stephanie Farrell, William Riddell, Ying Tang and Yusuf Mehta, 2006, "Research experiences in pollution prevention and sustainability", pp. 2006-1939
  • Kauser Jahan, Mariano Savelski, Joseph Orlins, Yusuf Mehta, William Riddell, Stephanie Farrell, Gina Tang, Anthony Marchese, Paris Von Lockette, Courtney Richmond, Catherine Yang, Beena Sukumaran, Patricia Mosto and Demond Miller, 2005, "Undergraduate research in pollution prevention and sustainability", pp. 10.1368.1 - 10.1368.6
  • Jennifer Kadlowec, Frank Brown, Aditya Chaubal, Joe Plitz, Michael Resciniti, Paris Von Lockette, Eric Constans, Beena Sukumaran and Douglas Cleary, 2003, "Combining laboratory innovation and a design experience into tools for mechanics", pp. 8.303.1 - 8.303.8
  • Kathryn Hollar, Fan Lau, Linda Head, Kauser Jahan, Eric Constans, Paris Von Lockette and Bernard Pietrucha, 2002, "Bugbots! a multidisciplinary design project for engineering students", pp. 7.270.1 - 7.270.7
  • Kauser Jahan, Kathryn Hollar, Fan Lau, Eric Constans, Paris Von Lockette and Linda Head, 2002, "Getting students to think about alternate energy sources", pp. 7.589.1 - 7.589.8
  • Jennifer Kadlowec, Paris Von Lockette, Eric Constans, Beena Sukumaran and Douglas Cleary, 2002, "Hands-on learning tools for engineering mechanics", pp. 7.604.1 - 7.604.9
  • Kathleen M. Pearle, Gary Dainton, Christine Johnston, David Hutto, Kathryn Hollar, Eric Constans, Jennifer Kadlowec, Joseph Orlins, Kauser Jahan, Roberta Harvey, Bernard Pietrucha, Paris Von Lockette, Linda Head, Stephanie Farrell and Douglas Cleary, 2002, "Using your brain to build teams that work: A study of the freshman and sophomore engineering clinics at Rowan university", pp. 7.1287.1 - 7.1287.11
  • Jennifer Kadlowec, Paris Von Lockette, Eric Constans, Beena Sukumaran and Douglas Cleary, 2002, "Visual beams: Tools for statics and solid mechanics", 1, pp. FIE.2002.1157998
  • Frances S. Johnson, David Hutto, Kevin Dahm, Anthony J. Marchese, Carlos Sun, Eric Constans, Kathryn Hollar and Paris Von Lockette, 2001, "An investigation into interdisciplinary team teaching in writing and engineering: A multi-year study", pp. 1899-1906
  • Anthony J. Marchese, Eric Constans, Kevin Dahm, Kathryn Hollar, David Hutto, Frances Johnson, Carlos Sun, Paris Von Lockette, Jennifer Kadlowec, Doug Cleary and Beena Sukumaran, 2001, "The sophomore engineering clinic I: Integrating statics, solid mechanics and product development in a sophomore level design course", pp. 6.1039.1 - 6.1039.12
  • T Chandrupatla, J Chen, E Constans, C Gabler, J Kadlowec, Paris Von Lockette, A Marchese and H Zhang, 2001, "Engineering Clinics: Integrating Design throughout the ME Curriculum"
  • Roberta Harvey, Frances S. Johnson, Heidi L. Newell, Kevin Dahm, Anthony J. Marchese, Ravi P. Ramachandran, John L. Schmalzel, Carlos Sun and Paris Von Lockette, 2000, "Improving the engineering and writing interface: An assessment of a team-taught integrated course", pp. 5.347.1 - 5.347.15
  • Anthony J. Marchese, John L. Schmalzel, John C. Chen, T. R. Chandrupatla, Kevin Dahm, Shreekanth A. Mandayam, Ravi P. Ramachandran and Paris Von Lockette, 2000, "The NCIIA venture capital fund at Rowan University", pp. 5.633.1 - 5.633.11

Research Projects

  • September 2012 - August 2016, "Multifunctional origami structures - Advancing the emerging frontier of active compliant mechanisms," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2015 - August 2016, "Improving Problem-based Learning in a Large Junior-Level Mechanical Design Course," (Sponsor: The Leonhard Center for Enhancement of Engineering Education).
  • August 2012 - May 2013, "Investigation of Production Methods for DCG Holograms," (Sponsor: RL Associates Inc., Chester, PA).
  • September 2008 - May 2013, "S-STEM: Scholarships to Enhance the High-Tech Workforce of Southern New Jersey," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2010 - July 2012, "RUI: Magneto-Mechanical Coupling in Isotropic vs. Anisotropic, Hard- vs. Soft-Magnetic Magnetorheological Elastomers (MREs)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2010 - August 2012, "MRI-R2: Acquisition of an X-ray Computed Tomography System," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2010 - August 2012, "MRI R2: Acquisition of a Four Circle X-Ray Diffractometer for Use in Undergraduate Materials Research and Education," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2011 - June 2012, "Acquisition of a Clustered Computing System for Multidisciplinary Use," (Sponsor: Rowan University College of Engineering).
  • August 2009 - May 2011, "STEM Academy at Rowan (STAR) Program," (Sponsor: Rowan University).
  • August 2008 - May 2009, "Strengthening of Aramid Fiber Composites," (Sponsor: Absecon Mills, Cologne, NJ).
  • March 2004 - February 2007, "NSF REU in Pollution Prevention and Sustainability," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2001 - February 2005, "Hands on the Human Body," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2002 - May 2005, "Hands-On Learning in an Interdisciplinary Materials Science Curriculum," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2001 - August 2004, "Center for Materials Research: Materials Science Research and Education at Rowan University," (Sponsor: New Jersey High - Tech Workforce).
  • December 2000 - December 2002, "Visual Beams for Statics and Solid Mechanics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2001 - August 2002, "Design of Elastomeric-Piezoceramic Smart Structures for Use as Tunable Resonators," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • June 2000 - May 2001, "Development of Smart Rubber Active Motor Mount," (Sponsor: Continental Tire, Germany).
  • September 1999 - June 1999, "Acquisition of Two Applied Test Systems, Series 2330 Creep Machines," (Sponsor: Mobil Technology Company).

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State Engineering Alumni Society (PSEAS) Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State Engineering Alumni Society, August 2019 - August 2019
  • MNE Scholars Program (department undergraduate research program) -, Penn State Mechanical Engineering, September 2017 - December 2018


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