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Karl R. Haapala

Karl R. Haapala

Associate Professor

School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
Mail: 204 Rogers Hall
Office: 218A Dearborn Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-3122
Fax: 541-737-2600

Biographical Information
Dr. Karl R. Haapala is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Industrial Sustainability Laboratory and is Assistant Director of the OSU Industrial Assessment Center. He received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an NSF IGERT trainee (2004-2008), from Michigan Technological University. He has served in a variety of capacities within ASME, IIE, and SME, and has been inducted into the honor societies of Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. His research addresses sustainable manufacturing challenges, including life cycle engineering methods, manufacturing process performance modeling, and sustainable engineering education. He has received funding from DOE, NIST, NSF, the U.S. Army, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon Metals Initiative, and industry. His work has appeared in more than 90 peer-reviewed proceedings and journal articles.