Aaron Isaacson

Aaron Isaacson is managing director of the Gear Research Institute and Head of the Drivetrain Technology Center at Penn State University's Applied Research Lab. Aaron received B.S. (1998) and M.S. (2009) degrees in mechanical engineering from Penn State and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering at Penn State. (Bio last updated 2017-01-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Aaron Isaacson

  • Problem Solving for the Gear Industry (January/February 2017)
    If you've got a gear performance problem, the Gear Research Institute (GRI) is here to help you. Since inception in 1982, GRI has been a primarily industry sponsored, experimentation driven research facility. Whether establishing the fatigue life of gears or evaluating the impact of manufacturing processes on the performance of gears, GRI has pioneered methods and procedures for characterizing such properties that are accepted by the aerospace, vehicle and other industry sectors.
  • Knowing When Enough Is Enough (November/December 2015)
    Detection of impending gear tooth failure is of interest to every entity that utilizes geared transmissions. However, it is of particular significance at the Gear Research Institute (GRI), where sponsored efforts are conducted to establish gear material endurance limits, utilizing gear fatigue tests. Consequently, knowing when a gear is about to fail in each and every test, in a consistent manner, is essential for producing reliable and useful data for the gear industry.