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Mark Henderson

Mark Henderson

Emeritus, Barrett, The Honors College


The Polytechnic School
Arizona State University
7231 E. Sonoran Arroyo Mall
Mesa, AZ 85212-0180


  • Distinguished Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Emeritus, Barrett, The Honors College
  • Emeritus, The Polytechnic School, Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering
  • Emeritus, Director, GlobalResolve


Mark Henderson is President's Professor Emeritus of Engineering at Arizona State University at the Polytechnic School in the Ira A Fulton Schools of Engineering. He is also a co-founder and Board President of GlobalResolve in the Barrett Honors College. He also serves on the board of the Maasai Education Research and Conservation Institute in Kenya.

Professor Henderson was named a Presidential Young Investigator (1985-90) and is co-author of the textbook, "Computer-Integrated Design and Manufacturing." His major research includes publishing in computer-aided design and global engineering.

He founded the ASU Global Engineering Design Team (1998-2004), a multi-disciplinary, multi-country design experience for undergraduates and also is co-founder of GlobalResolve (2006 - ), a social entrepreneurship program in the Barrett Honors College with projects in 13 countries to help underserved commuities reduce the effects of poverty in water, sanitation, energy, education, health and agriculture.

Professor Henderson was one of the founding faculty ASU's Polytechnic School on the Polytechnic campus. He is also co-founder of the InnovationSpace, a new approach to transdisciplinary product development and entrepreneurship. His interests extend across typical disciplinary boundaries and include global design teams, innovative product design, computer graphics, CAD and rapid prototyping.


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering (CAD), Purdue University, 1984
  • MS, BioMechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1972
  • BSME, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 1971


External Links

Book Chapters


O'Neill, D., J. H. Takamura Jr., N. Chhetri, M. Henderson and B. Rogers. 2012. Frugal Innovation. Pp. 96-113 In: Colledge, T. H. ed., Convergence: Philosophies and Pedagogies for Developing the Next Generation of Humanitarian Engineers an Social Entrepreneurs. International Journal of Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship. (link )



Rogers, B., N. Chhetri, M. R. Henderson, K. D. Hristovski, B. L. Ruddell and J. H. Takamura. 2013. A systematic methodology for the development of enterprise at the base of the economic pyramid. Presentation at the 2013 ASEE International Forum, June 22, 2013, Atlanta, GA. (link )


Rogers, B., C. Butler, C. Castro, J. Goodwill and M. Henderson. 2012. Decentralized organic and nitrogen removal from domestic waste in rural Ghana with a microbial fuel cell. Presentation at the Second International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, October 2012, Durban, South Africa.


Henderson, M., M. Pugliese and B. Rogers. 2010. The Twig Light: Ultra low-cost lighting in Ghana. Presentation at the NCIIA 14th Annual Conference, 25-27 March 2010, San Francisco, California. (link )

Conference Papers


Rogers, B. and M. Henderson. 2008. The development of an economic model for biodiesel production in Ghana. 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (link )

Rogers, B., M. Henderson, J. Gintz and S. Danielson. 2008. The development of a gel fuel processing system for use in rural Ghana. Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Conference. 2008 ASEE Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (link )

Rogers, B., M. Henderson, T. G. Sugar and C. Roberts. 2008. The development of a water purification system for use in west Africa. 2008 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (link )


Rogers, B., M. Henderson and C. Roberts. 2007. Integration of a wind power assessment project throughout the undergraduate curriculum. Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Conference. 2007 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Honolulu, Hawaii. (link )


Henderson, M., B. Rogers, R. Grondin, C. Roberts, S. Danielson and R. Sundararajan. 2006. Using a wind power assessment project on the Hopi Reservation as a problem-based learning experience for undergrad and graduate students. 2006 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. Chicago, Illinois. (link )