It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Noah D. Manring has been appointed as the dean of the College of Engineering, effective May 1.
For over two decades, Dr. Manring has been a crucial part of distinguishing the College of Engineering on a national stage with his passion for engineering research and education. His ability to foster a spirit of collaboration and love of engineering with our faculty, staff and students will continue to help develop the next generation of engineers and scientists for work in Missouri and beyond.
Prior to being named interim dean, Dr. Manring served as the Glen Barton Professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He also served as chair of the former Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and served twice as the college’s associate dean of research.
As a professor, he has received research funding from Caterpillar Inc., Festo Corp. and the National Fluid Power Association, as well as from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and private donors. He holds 10 U.S. patents and has consulted for several industrial firms, including Moog Inc., FMC Wyoming Corp., Dennison Hydraulics and Parker Hannifin. Prior to joining MU’s faculty, he worked for eight years in the off-highway mobile equipment industry, including as a program manager at Caterpillar’s Technical Center in Mossville, Illinois.
Dr. Manring received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University, a master’s of theoretical applied mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University.
I would like to thank the search committee for their efforts, especially search committee chair Christopher Daubert, vice chancellor and dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Manring on his new appointment. Mizzou has much to look forward to by working with him in his new role as the dean of the College of Engineering.