Meet the Dean

Dean Manring at commencementNoah 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.

  • 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