Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering — 1973 Case Western Reserve University
MS Applied Mathematics — 1970 University of Rochester
MS Engineering Mechanic — 1967 Case Western Reserve University
BS Civil Engineering — 1964 Case Western Reserve University
Dr. Genberg has over 50 years of industrial experience in the application of CAE techniques to efficient, high performance optical structures. His special areas of expertise are the application of finite element methods for deflection, stress, vibration, and buckling analysis of precision optical structures and the use of automated optimum design techniques to improve structural performance. Dr. Genberg is currently Vice President of Sigmadyne, Inc., an engineering consulting firm specializing in structural analysis and optimization of optical systems. At Sigmadyne, much of his work is the analysis and design support of the JWST telescope, as well as numerous other orbiting telescopes. Dr. Genberg has developed special tools, including SigFit, for the evaluation and optimization of optomechanical systems.
Dr. Genberg teaches a series of short courses on the use of finite elements and Nastran to solve structural, thermal, and field problems with applications to design. He also teaches industry short courses in Applied Structures and Integrated Optomechanical Analysis. He has over 40 publications in opto-mechanics including a co-authored book: Integrated Optomechanical Analysis from SPIE Press (2002).
For 28 years at Eastman Kodak, Dr. Genberg was a technical specialist responsible for the structural analysis of many precision optics and optical support structures, ranging from large space telescopes and land mapping satellites to small optical systems. He was the design engineer responsible for many of the major optical support structures in the UR Laboratory for Laser Energetics, a large laser fusion facility. Job assignments ranged from consumer and professional products, to building facilities, manufacturing processes, and government projects. He has served as expert user, consultant, mentor, and program developer for finite elements, Nastran and optimum design.
For 2 years, Dr. Genberg served as a full-time Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Rochester. Currently a Full Professor (adjunct), Dr. Genberg continues to teach very popular graduate and senior level courses in Mechanical Design, Vibrations, Finite Elements, and Optimum Design. His emphasis has been on the incorporation of modern computer tools into the curriculum. Dr. Genberg is an active member of the Applied Mechanics group participating in seminars, graduate exams, and Ph.D. research.
Dr. Genberg was employed as a project manager at Structural Dynamics Research Corp. in 1978-79. His consulting projects addressed the buckling of orthotropic shells, the stress analysis of rotating machinery, fracture of welds in construction equipment, design procedures for grain silos, and mechanism analysis.