Philip Rufe

A photo of Philip Rufe

Assistant Professor and Interim Director

Engineering

109 King Hall

734.487.3133

[email protected]

Education

  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • MS, Manufacturing Technology, Eastern Michigan University
  • BS, Industrial Art Education, Millersville University

Professional Summary

  • Instructor, August 1990 - September 2007
  • Assistant Professor, September - present

Interests and Expertise

  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Design for manufacture and assembly
  • Geometric dimensioning
  • Tolerancing
  • Patents

Courses Taught

  • CADM 101: Introduction to Engineering Graphics
  • MFG 103: Introduction to Automation
  • MFG 123: Manufacturing Processes I
  • MFG 203: Industrial Operations
  • MFG 290: GD&T and Metrology
  • CADM 325: Applied Mechanics
  • MFG 421: Manufacturing Engineering Analysis
  • MFG 470: Integrated Product and Process Design
  • MFG 479: Aircraft Fabrication
  • MFG 479: Certified Manufacturing Technologist Exam Review
  • MFG 490: Manufacturing Enterprise Capstone
  • EM 511: Fundamentals of Manufacturing
  • EM 570: Patents and Engineering Law
  • MFG 591: Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • MFG 636: Manufacturing Processes Analysis
  • EM 670: Design for Manufacturing

Selected Publications

  • Rufe, Philip. ed. 2002. Fundamentals of Manufacturing, 2nd ed. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Rufe, Philip. 1998 Certified Manufacturing Technologist Practice Exam Solution Manual. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
  • Rufe, Philip 1998. Fatigue Fundamentals and Review of Critical Literature. Journal of School of Engineering Technology, 14 (3).

Additional Information

I have been a faculty member at Eastern Michigan University since 1990 and hold degrees in education, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering. I am actively involved in several professional societies, local economic development, and technology transfer. Over the past 8 years, I submitted $1,500,000 in research grants and received $400,000 in funding.