John Parmigiani

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Research Associate Professor in mechanical engineering at OSU with extensive experience in designing and building mechanical devices to solve a wide variety of compelling technical problems.

Professor John Parmigiani has long and varied experience in mechanical engineering.  Academic training began with metals-machining and vehicle mechanics courses prior to college, B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Ph.D in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan.  Professional experience includes 10 years as a practicing engineer in industry with several Pennsylvania manufacturing firms. His current position is as a research associate professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University with a focus on mechanical analysis and mechanical device design.  Through his teaching and research, he has been involved in hundreds of mechanical device design-and-build projects.

Through his personal hobbies, education, and professional employment, Prof. Parmigiani has developed a keen expertise for mechanical design and analysis. With skills spanning the practical to the theoretical, he has the proven ability to create mechanical devices that work