Timothy Jenkins

tim jenkinsAssociate Professor
Department of Design Engineering Technology
(260) 665-4660 | jenkinst@trine.edu

Areas of Expertise:

Renewable energy
Force Systems Analysis and Kinematics
Geometric D
imensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
Systems Engineering and D
esign for Manufacturing
Operations Management

Degrees Earned:

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University.

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University.

Masters of Business Administration, Michigan Technological University.

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University.

Work History:

Trine University | 2012 - Present

  • Associate Professor (2016 - Present)
  • Assistant Professor (2012 - 2016)

Michigan Technological University | 2005 - 2012

  • Teaching Assistant

Oasis Markets/BP | 2002 - 2004

  • District Sales Manager

Solar Plastics, Inc. | 1994 - 1996

  • Lead Shift Supervisor


Jenkins, T. L. and Sutherland, J. W. "An Integrated Supply System for Forest Biomass," Chapter 5 in Renewable Energy From Forest Resources in the United States, Ed.: B. D. Solomon and V. A. Luzadis, Routledge, Oxfordshire, UK, November 2008, pp. 92-115.

Jenkins, T. L., and J. W. Sutherland, “A Cost Model for Forest-based Biofuel Production and its Application to Optimal Facility Size Determination,” in review for Forest Policy and Economics, 2012.

Sutherland, J. W., T. L. Jenkins, and K. R. Haapala, “Development of a Cost Model and its Application to Determining Optimal Remanufacturing Facility Size,” CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, 59(1): 49-52.

Shonnard, D.R., Q. Zhang, D. M. Johnson, R. E. Froese, J. W. Sutherland, B. D. Solomon, J.  H. Whitmarsh, J. R. Waterstraut, A. R. Mártin-Garcia, C. A. Miller, T. L. Jenkins, and G. J. Wright, "Evaluation of Low Greenhouse Gas Bio-Based Energy Technologies," a report prepared for Caterpillar, Peoria, Illinois, November 2006.

Jenkins, T. L., " Size and Location Decision Making for a Biofuel Facility based on Cradle-to-Gate Costs, Biomass Resources, and Infrastructure," Ph.D. Thesis, Michigan Technological University, expected 2012.

Clarke-Sather, A. R., Jenkins, T. L., Haapala, K. R. and Sutherland, J. W., "Sustainable Production," in Encyclopedia of Geography, Warf, B. (Ed.), SAGE Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, 2010, pp. 2763-2767.

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