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Edwin Odom, Ph.D., P.E.

Edwin Odom, Ph.D., P.E.

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering


Gauss-Johnson 234E



Mailing Address

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 0902
Moscow, Idaho 83844-0902

  • Ph.D., University of Wyoming, 1991
  • M.S.M.E., University of Wyoming, 1982
  • B.S.M.E., University of Wyoming, 1974

  • Applied Mechanics and Manufacturing
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • TQM

  • Bell, J. M., and E.M. Odom, “An Experimentally-Based Analytical Model of the Stress Field in an Iosipescu Composite Test Specimen,” ASTM Journal of Test and Evaluation, On-Line Print Preview January 2007, Hard copy July 2007.
  • Tew, B.W., and E.M. Odom, and J.D. Teel*, “Composite Specimen Bearing Failure Reduction in Iosipescu Shear Tests,” Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 41, No. 3, September 2001, pp. 218-224.
  • Harris*, W.S., E.M. Odom, and B.W. Tew, “Using Archimedes’ Principle to Determine Cross-Sectional Areas,” Experimental Techniques, Vol. 22, No. 5, September 1998.
  • Harris*, W.S., E.M. Odom, and S.W. Beyerlein, “Nip Width of an On-Demand Fuser: Part II. Longitudinal Model,” Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, Vol. 42, No. 3, May 1998.

  • 1998, Teaching Excellence Award, University of Idaho
  • 1991, Outstanding Dissertation Award for the Physics/Engineering Sciences, University of Wyoming
  • 1975, Academic Excellence Award for Class 5 FY 75, Association of the United States Army
  • 1975, Distinguished Graduate - Ordnance School
  • 1970, Four-year Army ROTC Scholarship

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Engineering Physics Building Rm. 324K

Mailing Address:

Mechanical Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Phone: 208-885-6579