am currently Chair and Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at
of Colorado Denver (CU Denver). I have taught at CU Denver for
over 25 years full-time.
Tribology and Surface Science,
Polymers, Power Systems, Composites
originally obtained my PhD to become Director of Research at a small
company. Most research departments had, by and large,
disappeared by the time I graduated.
I perform consulting on a variety of topics related to tribology,
polymers and design and analysis. I will help you design a
product or analyze one that you have designed.
have also consulted with everyone from individuals to Fortune 100
forensic engineering firms
as well as law firms representing both sides in patent infringement
issues, product liability lawsuits and class action lawsuits. For
patent issues, I will
give you my technical opinion on whether or not your patent is being
infringed upon technically or you are infringing technically on the
claims of others. Analogously, I will tell you my technical
opinion on a product failure. I take the viewpoint that you need
an honest technical opinion in order to determine your path forward.
My curriculum vitae is located here
Mechanical Engineering Employment
also have written articles on evaluating both employers and employees,
as well as being employed for Mechanical Engineering Magazine published
by ASME. Since there are page limitations on the ASME articles
(amongst other things), I
thought I would expand upon some of the ideas introduced in the
articles and wander into other areas. If you are an undegraduate
student you should be looking for an internship
and at the end full-time employment
. I have very strong
opinions on what you should look for in a prospective
employee from an engineering program.
© 2022 Ronald A. L. Rorrer
ronald.rorrer at cudenver.edu