Dr. Matt Campbell

Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin


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University of Texas at Austin
Mechanical Engineering
1 University Station C2200
Austin, TX 78712-0292

phone: (512) 222-9122
fax: (512) 471-7682

Office Locaation:
ETC 4.146D



Dr. Matthew I. Campbell is a mechanical engineering professor with research focusing on automating difficult or tedious engineering design tasks. For more than 15 years, he has focused on methods that independently create solutions for typical mechanical engineering design problems like gear trains, sheet metal, planar mechanisms, and planning for manufacturing, assembly and disassembly. As such he has become a world-class expert in a variety of fields such as machine design, design theory, artificial intelligence, graph theory and numerical optimization. He is a William J. Murray Fellow within the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, and a 2005 NSF CAREER awardee. He has over a hundred published articles and has been acknowledged with best paper awards at conferences by the ASME, ASEE, and the Design Society. He received his PhD from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000 with honors and membership in Phi Kappa Phi and Pi Tau Sigma.



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Design Automation
Computational Design Synthesis
Graph Topology Optimization
Artificial Intelligence in Engineering Design
Product Design and Development




  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Machine Elements (ME338)
    • Design Methodology (ME366J)
  • Graduate Courses

    PhD Dissertation

    The A-Design Invention Machine:
    A Means of Automating and Investigating Conceptual Design