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Mr. Philip Rufe

Assistant Professor

Product Design Engineering Technology

School of Engineering Technology

120 Sill Hall




Professional Summary

Interests and Expertise

Manufacturing Engineering, Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, Concept Development, Intellectual Property, and Additive Manufacturing.


CADM 101 Introduction to Engineering Graphics
MFG 103 Introduction to Automation
PDET 123 Manufacturing Processes
PDET 156 Teamwork in Product Design
PDET 157 Introduction to Product Design
MFG 203 Industrial Operations
PDET 224 Solid Modeling
MFG 290 GD&T and Metrology
PDET 216 Concept Development
325 Applied Statics and Strength of Materials
PDET 350 Prototyping
MFG 421 Manufacturing Engineering Analysis 
MFG 470 Integrated Product and Process Design 
MFG 479 Aircraft Fabrication 
MFG 479 Certified Manufacturing Technologist Exam Review
491 CAD Capstone
PDET 492 Product Realization 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, P. ed. 2013. Fundamentals of Manufacturing, 3rd ed. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Rufe, P.  2013. Fundamentals of Manufacturing Workbook, 3rd ed. Dearborn, MI: Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

From concept to market: Rewards and challenges in commercialization of “green” sustainable polyurethane technology.  Vijay Mannari and Philip Rufe, 248th ACS National Meeting and Exposition, Aug 10-14, 2014, San Francisco, CA

Rufe, Philip 1998. Fatigue Fundamentals and Review of Critical Literature. Journal of School of Engineering Technology, 14 (3).

Selected Presentations

Professional Memberships and Affiliations


Awards and Patents

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 million dollars in research grants and received $400,000 in funding.