John P. H. Steele, PhD, PE


1988 Ph.D. Engineering, University of New Mexico

1986 M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico

1970 B.S. Physics, cum laude, New Mexico State University




Robotics and Intelligent Machines


  1. Robots, Welding, Machine Intelligence

  2. System Health Monitoring and Prognostics

Some Publications

  1. Characterization of Robotic GMAW, A. Neill and J. Steele, 2012, AWS FabTech Conference, Chicago IL, November 14-17, 2012.

  2. Learning Machines for Weld Parameters, Steele, J P H,  2011, FabTech, Nov 12, Chicago IL.

  3. Optimization of GMAW Welding Parameters for Duplex Stainless Steel Weld Mechanical Properties, C. Payares-Asprino and J. P. H. Steele, 2009, PVP2009-77203 ASME PVP 2009 Conference, July 26-30, Prague, Czech Republic.

  4. Mathematical Modeling of Weld Bead Profile Shapes: Modeling and Measurements, J. P. H. Steele and C. Payares-Asprino, AWS 2008 Annual Conference, Oct 6-8, Las Vegas, NV.

  5. Experiments with Autonomous Mobile Radios for Wireless Tethering in Tunnels, Moore, K. L., Weiss, M. D., and Steele, J. P., Meehan, C., Hulbert, J., Larson, E., Weinstein, A., Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology  1–14 DOI: 10.1177/1548512910393375, Jan 26, 2011.

  6. Design Considerations for Development of a Wire-Based Rock Cutting Mechanism for Space Exploration, James R. Schwendeman, Christopher B. Dreyer, and John P. H. Steele, J. Mech. Des. 132, 111010 (2010), DOI:10.1115/1.400153

  7. Vision-Based Spatter Classification for Contaminant Detection, Schwab, G., Steele, J.P.H., Vincent, T.L., 2009, Welding Journal, 88, June, pp. 121s-130s.

  8. Development of closed-loop control of robotic welding processes, John P.H. Steele, Chris Mnich, Chris Debrunner, Tyrone Vincent, and Stephen Liu, 2005, Industrial Robot, 32(4):350 355, June 2005.

  9. Recent advances in proximity warning technology for surface mining equipment, T. Ruff and J. Steele, Mining Engineering: Technical Papers, pp. 68-72, vol. 316, sec. 1, December, 2004.

  10. Stereo Vision in LHD Automation, M. Whitehorn, T. Vincent, C. Debrunner, and J. Steele, IEEE TRANSACTIONS on Industry Applications, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 21-29, Jan./Feb. 2003.

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