Condensed Resume






Melissa Morris


Presently: Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University
2007: M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University
2006: Certificate in Bioengineering, Florida Atlantic University
2003: B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Florida Atlantic University

Major Publications

M. Morris and S. Tosunoglu, "Comparison of Rechargeable Battery Technologies," American Society of Mechanical Engineers Early Career Technical Conference and Journal, November 2-3, 2012, Atlanta Georgia.
M. Morris and D. Raviv, "A Methodical Method for Determining Research Areas in Heart Disease Based on the Eight Dimensional Methodology for Innovative Problem Solving" Proc. 2009 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , June 14-17, 2009, Austin, Texas.
M. Morris and M. Shoham, "Applications and Theoretical Issues of Cable-Driven Robots," Proc. 22nd Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, May 21-22, 2009, Jupiter, Florida.
M. Morris and O. Masory, "A Novel Cable-Driven Robot for Rehabilitation," Second Israeli Conference on Robotics, November 19-20, 2008, Herzlia, Israel.
Master's Thesis: "A Planar Cable-Driven Robotic Device for Physical Therapy Assistance" [html]
D. Raviv, M. Morris, K. Ginsberg, "On Teaching and Assessing Engineering Innovation," Proc. 2005 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 14, 2005.
M. Morris, "Portable Braille Computer Interface", Proc. ASME Southeastern Region XI 2004 Regional Technical Conference, April 2-3, 2004, Mobile, Alabama.
B. Landon, D. Martin, J. Morris, M. Morris, J. Railsback, M. Spies, "Walking Robot", Proc. 16th Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics, May 8-9, 2003, Boca Raton, Florida.

Major Professional Experience

Teaching Assistant; Florida International University, Miami FL; 2011-Present
Graduate Researcher; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel; 2008-2010
Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant / Student Mentor; Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL; 2003 - 2007
Engineering Intern (Virtual Manufacturing); Ford Motor Company, Germany; Fall 2005
Software Programmer; Sensormatic, Boca Raton FL; Summer2001

Professional Registration

"Engineer-in-Training" (E.I.T.) in the State of Florida

Professional Society Memberships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Major Honors

FAU Student Talon Award 2004 (Awarded university-wide to one or two students a year for leadership)
High School Valedictorian


English (Native)
German (Intermediate, but out-of-practice)
Hebrew (Advanced Beginner)
Spanish (Basic)

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