Noah D. Manring

Noah D. Manring

Noah D. Manring, Dean, College of Engineering, Ketcham Professor

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Noah Manring Portrait


Noah D. Manring is dean and Ketcham Professor of the College of Engineering at the University of Missouri.

Manring previously served as chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, served as chair of the former Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, 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 11 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.


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

Technical Focus

Fluid Power
Machine Design
Cardiovascular Mechanics

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