John Tester, PhD
Education Accordion Closed
- PhD, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, December 1999
- MS, Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, December 1990
- BS, Mechanical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, December 1984
About Accordion Closed
Dr. Tester has held various positions in both commercial and military sectors as a mechanical engineer, a manufacturing processes engineer, and a systems engineer. His experience and education guide his research and teaching efforts in the areas of both design and manufacturing processes, with the intent of improving the connection between the two. His research interests include design for manufacturing, rapid prototyping, injection molding, electronic assembly, and CAD/CAM applications. Recently, he has been integrating CAD/CAM and test evaluation methods into biological modeling investigations. He is the Director and founder of the NAU RAPIDLab (Realization of Advanced Products and Innovative Designs Laboratory).