Karl R. Haapala
School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
204 Rogers Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Dr. Karl R. Haapala is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. He serves as chair of the Life Cycle Engineering Technical Committee of the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division. He previously served as Research Engineer and Instructor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Technological University. He received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech. As an NSF IGERT trainee (2004-2008), he received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics from Michigan Tech (2008) and was a doctoral exchange student in the Ph.D. Program in Public Policy at Southern University – Baton Rouge, LA (2005). His research addresses sustainable design and manufacturing challenges, including life cycle engineering, manufacturing process modeling, and sustainable engineering education. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, Oregon Metals Initiative, and industrial companies. His work has appeared in more than 40 peer-reviewed proceedings and journals.