Educational & Professional Experience
Academic Experience: Professor of Plastics and Composites Engineering since 1998, Director of the Technology Development Center
Teaching and Research Interests: While I enjoy teaching and research in a broad range of topics, my area of expertise is in thermoplastics formulation, processing, mold design and characterization. I also am heavily involved in developing opportunities for students to work with industry partners on applied research projects as part of the engineering curriculum.
Industrial Experience: Manufacturing Engineer for medical injection molding and extrusion company before starting at WWU
Education: BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota
Example of Research Publication:
Deans, A. Ohlfs, D. Rider, N. Larson, N.L. Hoekstra, “Influence of Core Surface Treatments on the Adhesion of Thermoplastic Coatings for Aerospace Fasteners”, Proceedings, The Society of Plastics Engineers’ ANTEC, (2015)
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