Below are some of the papers and other artifacts I have published.

In Progress

  1. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., and Erdman, A.G. Selection of Artificial Muscle Actuators for a Continuum Manipulator. [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  2. Berg, D.R. and Li, P.Y. Hydraulic Valve for Miniature Surgical Robot Applications. [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  3. Dekarske, J. and Berg, D.R. Path oriented powered wheelchair navigation assistance. [Preprint: 10.21428/5ac343fc]

Journal Articles

  1. Lee, T., Buchanan, E., and Berg, D.R., 2019. Issues of Privilege in University Service-Learning. International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. Vol. 14, No. 3. [Paper: 10.24908/ijsle.v14i3.13197] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  2. Coulson, R., Robinson, M., Kirkpatrick, M., and Berg, D.R., 2019. Design and preliminary testing of a continuum assistive robotic manipulator. Robotics. Vol. 8, No. 4. [Paper: 10.3390/robotics8040084] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  3. Katz, D.S., Allen, G., Barba, L.A., Berg, D.R. et al., 2018. The principles of tomorrow's university. F1000Research. Vol. 7, No. 1926. [Paper: 10.12688/f1000research.17425.1]
  4. Berg, D.R. and Niemeyer, K.E., 2018. The case for openness in engineering research. F1000Research. Vol. 7, No. 501. [Paper: 10.12688/f1000research.14593.2]
  5. Tennant, J.P., Dugan, J.M., ..., Berg, D.R., et al., 2017. A multi-disciplinary perspective on emergent and future innovations in peer review. F1000Research. Vol. 6, No. 1151. (Jean-Claude Guédon Prize) [Paper: 10.12688/f1000research.12037.3]
  6. Berg, D.R., Lee, T., and Buchanan, E., 2016. A methodology for exploring, documenting, and improving humanitarian service learning in the university. Journal of Humanitarian Engineering. Vol. 4, No. 1. [Paper: 10.36479/jhe.v4i1.47, torrent] [Preprint: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2758129.v2]
  7. Berg, D.R., 2015. Twitter in the engineering classroom. Journal of Online Engineering Education. Vol. 6, No. 2. [Paper: 10.6084/m9.figshare.2060559.v1, torrent]
  8. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., Vasys, V.N., Dettmann, M.E., Zielinska, B., and Schauer, J.J., 2010. Analysis of C1, C2, and C10 through C33 particle-phase and semi-volatile organic compound emissions from heavy-duty diesel engines. Atmospheric Environment. Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1108-1115. [Paper: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.11.036] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  9. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., Swor, T.A., Schauer, J.J., and Zielinska, B., 2009. A study on the emissions of chemical species from heavy-duty diesel engines and the effects of modern aftertreatment technology. SAE 2009-01-1084 (SP-2254). World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, MI. [Paper:10.4271/2009-01-1084, download]
  10. Schmidt, J., Berg, D.R., Ploeg, L., and Ploeg H.-L., 2009. Precision, repeatability and accuracy of Optotrak optical motion tracking systems. International Journal of Experimental and Computational Biomechanics. Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 114-127. [Paper: 10.1504/IJECB.2009.022862] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  11. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., and Schauer, J.J., 2008. Effects of a zeolite-selective catalytic reduction system on comprehensive emissions from a heavy-duty diesel engine. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association. Vol. 58, No. 10, pp. 1258-1265. [Paper: 10.3155/1047-3289.58.10.1258] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  12. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., Swor, T.A., and Schauer, J.J., 2008. Comparative analysis on the effects of diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction systems on a wide spectrum of chemical species emissions. Environmental Science and Technology. Vol. 42, No. 16, pp. 6080-6085. [Paper: 10.1021/es8004046] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  13. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., and Schauer, J.J., 2008. Comparative study on various methods for measuring engine particulate matter emissions. SAE 2008-01-1748 (V117-4). International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants.Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1313-1319. [Paper: 10.4271/2008-01-1748] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  14. Liu, Z.G., Berg, D.R., and Schauer, J.J., 2008. Detailed effects of a diesel particulate filter on the reduction of chemical species emissions. SAE 2008-01-0333 (V117-4). World Congress and Exhibition, Detroit, MI. [Paper: 10.4271/2008-01-0333] [Preprint: 10.31224/]

Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. Lee, T., Buchanan, E., and Berg, D.R., 2019. Impacts of Engineering Justice Curriculum: A Survey of Student Attitudes. In Proceedings of the 2019 ASEE Annual Conference, Tampa, FL. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.17605/OSF.IO/EM6W5]
  2. Buchanan, E., Lee, T., and Berg, D.R., 2019. Collaborations Across Campus: Bringing Ethics and Social Science to the Engineering Classroom. Polytechnic Summit, Menomonie, WI. [Presentation: 10.5281/zenodo.3240526, view]
  3. Lee, T., Buchanan, E., and Berg, D.R., 2019. Visions of alternative development in Engineers Without Borders: Possibilities and constraints. Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.
  4. Coulson, R., Kirkpatrick, M., Robinson, M., Donahue, M., and Berg, D.R., 2018. User Testing of a Continuum Manipulator for Assistive Technology. In Proceedings of the 2018 Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America Annual Conference, Arlington, VA. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.5281/zenodo.1307469]
  5. Lee, T., Berg, D.R., and Buchanan, E., 2018. Challenges and opportunities in international service learning. In Proceedings of the 2018 ASEE Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6726356.v1, view]
  6. Buchanan, E., Lee, T., and Berg, D.R., 2018. Supporting the success of service learning initiatives in higher education. Polytechnic Summit, Lima, Perú. [Abstract: 10.31235/] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6388847.v1, view]
  7. Berg, D.R., 2018. Opportunities to improve academic research through open research practices. Polytechnic Summit, Lima, Perú. [Abstract: 10.31224/] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6291668.v1, view]
  8. Berg, D.R., Donahue, M., Wigdahl, M., and Collins, C.D., 2017. Mechatronics Workshop for Elementary School Outreach. In Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference, Minneapolis, MN. [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5450848.v1, view]
  9. Berg, D.R., Wigdahl, M., and Collins, C.D., 2017. Assistive Technology for Freshmen Design and K-12 Outreach. In Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5143291.v1]
  10. Lee, T., Berg, D.R., and Buchanan, E.A., 2017. Exploring, Documenting, and Improving Humanitarian Service Learning through Engineers Without Borders USA. In Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5151553.v1]
  11. Lacksonen, T., Springer, S., and Berg, D.R., 2017. Global engineering projects from the Young African Leaders Initiative. In Proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Columbus, OH. [Paper: link] [Preprint: 10.31224/]
  12. Berg, D.R. and Lee, T., 2016. Incorporation of liberal education into the engineering curriculum at a polytechnic. In Proceedings of the 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, LA. [Paper: 10.18260/p.25664, torrent] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3464132.v1, view]
  13. Berg, D.R., 2015. Use of a Rube Goldberg design project for engineering dynamics. In Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA. [Paper: 10.18260/p.24976, torrent] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1450679, view]
  14. Berg, D.R., 2015. The relationship between class size and active Twitter participation in the engineering classroom. In Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Seattle, WA. [Paper: 10.18260/p.24904, torrent] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1449061, view]
  15. Berg, D.R., 2014. Evaluation of student learning outcomes due to self-guided engineering analysis of surroundings. In Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Indianapolis, IN. (Mechanics Division Best Paper Award) [Paper: link, torrent] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.1057819.v1, view]
  16. Berg, D.R., 2013. Experiences with inquiry-based learning in an introductory mechanics course. In Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference, Fargo, ND. [Paper: 10.31224/, torrent] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.828469, view]
  17. Capaldi, F. and Berg, D.R., 2013. Outcomes of using an infinitely explorable online learning system. In Proceedings of the 2013 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Atlanta, GA. [Paper: link] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.731683]
  18. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., and Erdman, A.G., 2012. Achieving dexterous manipulation for minimally invasive surgical robots through the use of hydraulics. In Proceedings of the 2012 ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference, Fort Lauderdale, FL. [Paper: 10.1115/DSCC2012-MOVIC2012-8685] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.709016]
  19. Berg, D.R., Harder, L.A., and Erdman, A.G., 2012. Generating interest in technology and medical devices through an interactive educational game. In Proceedings of the 2012 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, San Antonio, TX. [Paper: link] [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708875]
  20. Berg, D.R., Kinney, T.P., Li, P.Y., and Erdman, A.G., 2011. Determination of surgical robot tool force requirements through tissue manipulation and suture force measurement. 2011 Design of Medical Devices Conference Abstracts, Minneapolis, MN. Journal of Medical Devices. Vol. 5, No. 2. [Paper: 10.1115/1.3590369] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708876]
  21. Berg, D.R., Carlson, A., Durfee, W.K., Sweet, R.M., and Reihsen, T., 2011. Low-cost, take-home, beating heart simulator for health-care education. In Proceedings of Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 18, Newport Beach, CA. [Paper: 10.3233/978-1-60750-706-2-57] [Preprint: 10.31224/] [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708877]
  22. Liu, Z.G., Vasys, V.N., Swor, T.A., Berg, D.R., and Kittelson, D.B., 2007. Effects of fuel sulfur content and dilution conditions on engine PM emissions under transient conditions. In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Filtration and Separations Society, Orlando, FL. [Preprint: 10.31224/]

Invited Talks

  1. Berg, D.R., 2018. Robot integrations in the home and workplace from an assistive technology perspective. 3M Tech Forum, Maplewood, MN. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6852926.v1, view]
  2. Berg, D.R., 2018. Open and engineering. Open Access Evening, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6184655.v1, view]
  3. Berg, D.R., 2018. Building open in engineering. "E"ffordability Summit, Menomonie, WI. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.6015932.v1, view]
  4. Lee, T., Berg, D.R., and Buchanan, E., 2017. Exploring social science research methods for engineers. In Proceedings of the 2017 EWB-USA Conference, Milwaukee, WI. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5477215.v1, view]
  5. Aspuru-Guzik, A., Schmid, S., Berg, D.R., Thakur, N., and Strasser, C., 2017. Publishing in the age of preprint servers: Perspectives from arXiv, bioRxiv, engrXiv, and funders of research. Panel discussion. American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC. [Proceedings: 10.17226/25050]
  6. Berg, D.R., 2017. Open engineering. UC-Davis Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seminar, Davis, CA. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5036606.v1] [Video: view]
  7. Berg, D.R., 2013. Surgical robotics under fluid power. In Proceedings of the 2013 Design of Medical Devices Conference, Minneapolis, MN. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.709015]
  8. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., Erdman, A.G., Cui, T., and Kinney, T.P., 2010. Robotic, Multi-Articulated Endoscopic Surgical Tools for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery. Doctoral Consortium for Medical Simulation and Robotics, American College of Surgeons Accredited Education Institutes Consortium. [Presentation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.785746]

Non-Peer Reviewed Papers

  1. Berg, D.R., 2019. Impacts of Engineering: An introductory course in engineering featuring social justice. engrXiv Preprints. [Paper: 10.31224/]
  2. Berg, D.R., 2017. Open in order to open engineering. Authorea Preprints. [Paper: 10.22541/au.151029608.80979987]
  3. Berg, D.R., 2017. Open research, open engineering, and the role of the university in society. engrXiv Preprints. [Paper: 10.31224/]
  4. Berg, D.R., Fleischfresser, L., and Niemeyer, K., 2016. Open publishing in engineering. Editorial in The Journal of Open Engineering. [Paper: 10.21428/12302]

Other (Posters, Datasets, Code, and Teaching Demos)

  1. Berg, D.R. and Paulson, N., 2019. Applied Research Innovation through Social Networks: The Story of a Mechanical Engineer, a Sociologist, and a Restaurant. Polytechnic Summit, Menomonie, WI. [Poster: 10.5281/zenodo.3234022]
  2. Dekarske, J. and Berg, D.R., 2016. Power Wheelchair Navigation Assistance. BMES Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3983901]
  3. Shi, W.V., Berg, D.R., Liu, C., and Anderson, C., 2016. Robotics REU in Undergraduate Engineering Research. Stout Summit. Menomonie, WI. [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.3983892, torrent]
  4. Berg, D.R., 2014. Particle equilibrium demonstrator. Hands-On Mechanics. [Teaching Demo: link]
  5. Berg, D.R., 2013. Comparison of pre- and post-semester FCI scores to evaluate the effects of an online educational software on student learning. figshare. [Dataset: 10.6084/m9.figshare.709013]
  6. Berg, D.R., 2013. FEA results for a diamond shaped pressurized plate of variable dimensions. figshare. [Dataset: 10.6084/m9.figshare.710602]
  7. Berg, D.R., 2013. Abaqus script for diamond shaped pressurized plate. GitHub. [Code: view, 10.5281/zenodo.8470]
  8. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., Erdman, A.G., Cui, T., and Kinney, T.P., 2010. The Application of Fluid Power to Meet the Needs of Surgical Robotics. LifeScience Alley Conference & Expo. Minneapolis, MN, USA. [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708872]
  9. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., Erdman, A.G., Cui, T., and Kinney, T.P., 2010. The Application of Fluid Power to Meet the Needs of Surgical Robotics. North American Summer School in Surgical Robotics and Simulation. Seattle, WA. [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708872]
  10. Berg, D.R., Li, P.Y., Erdman, A.G., Cui, T., and Kinney, T.P., 2009. Robotic Multi-Articulated Surgical Tools for NOTES. Institute for Engineering in Medicine Innovation Showcase. Minneapolis, MN. [Poster: 10.6084/m9.figshare.708799]


Berg, D.R., 2013. Design of a hydraulic dexterous manipulator for minimally invasive surgery. PhD Dissertation. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN. [Dissertation: 10.6084/m9.figshare.963287.v1, link, torrent]



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Scholarly Output

  • Figshare: A collection of my manuscripts, presentations, datasets, posters, figures, and media each with a unique DOI.
  • Speaker Deck: My presentation slides in a format that is easier to view online. Overlap with Figshare.
  • Open Science Framework: For project working documents and research workflow.
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  • Zotero: My library of research articles that I have collected over the last few years.

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