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Terry Lerch

Dr. Terry Lerch is a professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Michigan University. His engineering background was a key component to the development of the Center for Merchandising and Design Technology (CMDT) and its multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their work has included studies for national basketball, hockey and baseball teams as well as hospitals, bedding manufacturers, automotive and other companies designing and evaluating functional apparel and textiles. He has developed unique and innovative measurement techniques used in the evaluation of material properties of textile products and processes.  Acquiring technology through collaborative grant writing with the team has brought a body scanner, infra-red thermography, a transgendered thermal manikin, a sweating guarded hot plate and other technologies to the innovation laboratory.  Dr. Lerch enjoys helping bridge the technology gap between industry and the university and involving students in the process of helping students solve real world problems.

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