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Noah D. Manring Glen A. Barton Professor


Noah D. Manring is the Glen A. Barton Professor of fluid power in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri. He previously served as chairman of the college’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and twice has served as associate dean of research.

He holds 10 U.S. patents for innovations in the field of fluid power. As a professor, he has received research funding from Caterpillar Inc., Festo Corp. and the National Fluid Power Association, as well as from the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and various private donors. He has additionally done consulting work for several industrial firms, including Moog Inc., FMC Wyoming Corp., Dennison Hydraulics and Parker Hannifin. Manring published two textbooks, Hydraulic Control Systems and Fluid Power Pumps and Motors.

Before joining the MU faculty, Manring worked for eight years in the off-highway mobile equipment industry.

Technical Focus

  • Fluid power
  • Machine design
  • Sustainable energy systems


  • PhD from Iowa State University
  • MS from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA from Reformed Theological Seminary
  • BS and BA from Michigan State University