Meet the Dean

Noah Manring

Noah D. Manring is Dean of the College of Engineering and Ketcham Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Missouri.

Manring previously served as chair of the former Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and on two separate occasions served as the college’s associate dean of research. He also served as associate dean for administration at Princeton University, and as a program manager at Caterpillar’s Technical Center in Mossville, Illinois. 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 has published two books, Hydraulic Control Systems, first and second editions, and Fluid Power Pumps and Motors: Analysis, Design and Control. He currently is working on his third book, Opportunity, Genius, and Entrepreneurship: A History of Modern Engineering.

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

Founded in 1859, the MU College of Engineering includes 10 undergraduate degree programs, a 29.2 average freshman ACT score and an award-winning inclusivity center. The college includes a variety of research centers, programs and facilities that contribute to MU’s overall annual research and development spending, and MU is one of just 10 universities nationwide with engineering, medical and veterinary medical colleges.


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

Research Focus

  • Fluid Power
  • Machine Design
  • Cardiovascular Mechanics
Noah Manring Portrait

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