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Dr. Erik Lokensgard, Ph.D.


Product Design Engineering Technology

School of Engineering

113 King Hall


[email protected]


  • Ph.D. Industrial Education & Technology at Iowa State University.  
  • M.S. (Industrial Education) University of Wisconsin-Platteville  
  • B.S. (industrial Arts Education) Kent State University
  • Masters of Divinity Union Theological Seminary
  • B.S. (German) St. Olaf College
Work Experience
December  1986 - September 1991  - Assistant Professor
September 1991- August 1997 - Associate Professor
September 1997 - present - Professor

Professional Summary

Training in Injection Molding

Interests and Expertise

Plastics Processing and Product Design


  • PDD 111 Materials
  • PDD 212 Molding Materials and Processes
  • PDD 309 Molded Product Design
  • PDD 310 Formed Product Design
  • SET 350W Engineering Communication (GEWI)
  • SET 102 World Wide Production: Global Impacts (GEGA)

Selected Publications

Industrial Plastics
Theory and Applications, 3rd, 4th, 5th editions. New edition planned for 2015

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

Society of Plastics Engineers


Awards and Patents

Additional Information