Dru Wilson
Professor
School of Engineering & Technology
Design Graphics, Fluid Power, Plastics, Prototyping, CAD
ET Building 246
989-774-6443



​Dr. Wilson is a member of the:
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Plastics Molders & Manufacturers Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • National Association of Industrial Technology
  • Epsilon Pi Tau
  • Alpha XI Chapter

Honors and Awards

  • NAIT Board of Certification Member; National Association of Industrial Technology, 2000-2006
  • Master Examiner for the Michigan Occupational Competency Assessment Center in Plastics Technology; MOCAC, 2002, 1999
  • Certified Senior Industrial Technologist; National Association of Industrial Technology, 1999-Present

Education

  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S., Purdue University, 1995
  • B.S., Purdue University, 1992

Teaching Areas

  • Engineering Design Graphics
  • Electronic Computer-Aided Design
  • Fluid Power
  • Applied Electronics
  • Plastics Technology
  • Industrial Internship
  • Plastics Production Processes
  • The Art of Thermoforming (Special Themes Course)
  • Composite Technology/Composite Tooling & Prototyping
  • Leadership Internship

Publications

  • Chen, M., Chan, M. and Wilson, D., “Integrating CAD/CAM and Composite Tooling Technologies in a Research Experience,” 2007 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Practical Use of Design of Experiments (DOE) in a Plastics Technology Curriculum,” 39th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Cleveland, OH, November 2006 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Utilization of an Environmental Chamber for Mechanical Property Evaluation in a Plastics Technology Laboratory,” 38th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2005 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M. & Lerch T.P., “The Utilization of Ultrasound for Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Laminates in a Plastics Technology Laboratory,” 37th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Louisville, KY, October 21, 2004 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., “Recycling Thermoset Plastics, Can it be Done?” ANTEC Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Plastics Educators Special Interest Group, Chicago, IL, May 16-20, 2004
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Implementation of Recycled Thermoset Composite Powder in Prototype Thermoforming Molds,” Journal of Industrial Technology (JIT), Volume 19, Number 2, February 2003
  • Wilson, D.M., “Composite Tooling for Composite Part Production at an Affordable Price,” 36th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Nashville, TN, November 21, 2003 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., & Ehlert, J.A., “A Case Study Examining Health and Safety in a Plastics and Composite Technology Laboratory at Central Michigan University,” Selected Papers 2002 at the 34th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Panama City, FL, November 7, 2002
  • Wilson, D.M., and Ehlert, J.A., “A Case Study Examining Health and Safety in a Plastics and Composite Technology Laboratory at Central Michigan University,” 35th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Panama City, FL, November 7, 2002 (peer reviewed)