Dr. Matt Campbell

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University

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Oregon State University
School of Mechanical, Industrial,
and Manufacturing Engineering
204 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001

phone: (541) 737-6549
fax: (541) 737-2600

Office Location:
408 Rogers


Dr. Matt Campbell is a mechanical engineering professor with research focusing on automating difficult or tedious engineering design tasks. For over 20 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. In 2020, he was named an ASME fellow for his achievements in machine design, design theory, artificial intelligence, graph theory and numerical optimization. Prior to his current position within the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, he was a William J. Murray Fellow at 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.



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

Open-Source Software


  • Undergraduate Courses
    • Machine Elements (ME383)
    • Design of Mechanisms (ME412/512)
  • Graduate Courses
    • Optimization in Design (ME 517)
    • Design Automation (ME 617)

PhD Dissertation

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