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Dr. Duane D. Dunlap

Purdue Faculty Member Dr. Duane D. Dunlap

Professor and Chair, School of Engineering Technology Graduate Education Committee

Game Changer

Dr. Dunlap is a leader in engineering technology innovation. He is the current co-chair of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) working group for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU). For over a decade, he worked for the Technical Assistance Program at Purdue to improve manufacturing production processes for small, medium and larger manufacturing companies. As an educator, he has served on hundreds of MS and PhD committees.

About

Dr. Duane David Dunlap is professor and chair for Graduate Education in the School of Engineering Technology. His administrative responsibilities over the past 15 years have included roles as a provost fellow in the Office of the Vice President for Research as well as positions as a dean, department head and director.

Currently, Dr. Dunlap serves the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) as co-chair of the Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity (CICEP) working group. Innovation has been part of his life at Purdue, including his active, responsible and sustainable role for a startup company in the Purdue Research Park. Outside of campus, he works with colleagues in the “agile strategy” discipline to help manufacturing companies create new products and services.

Dr. Dunlap’s recent industrial research has been with Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) to help develop non-destructive techniques for laser-welded parts and data mining of injection die mold processes. He previously worked for over a decade for the Technical Assistance Program at Purdue to improve manufacturing production processes for small, medium and larger manufacturing companies.

Dr. Dunlap has been involved with graduate education his entire academic career, and has served on hundreds of MS and PhD committees. His work in graduate education led him to become the past division chair of the Graduate Studies Division for the American Society of Engineering Education.

Education

  • EdD, Virginia Tech University
  • NASA Graduate Student Research Fellowship, Langley Research Center
  • Master of Science, Louisiana State University
  • Baccalaureate degree, The Ohio State University

Research Interests

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Quality control in automobile manufacturing
  • Two-dimensional direct part making
  • Innovation education

Full Profile

For more information on Dr. Dunlap, including professional publications and honors and awards, visit his full profile.