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Peter Klein

Professor
Engineering Technology and Management
STKR 128A
klein@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.1453

Dr. Klein held various technical management positions with major U.S. corporations over more than 13 years prior to joining the Ohio University faculty in 1990. His responsibilities included manufacturing and production management, manufacturing engineering management, and business management. Klein was recognized for his implementation of just-in-time, total quality control, and total employee involvement programs. He developed and taught courses in industrial plastics at Colorado State University. Klein has also taught operations management courses for the Ohio University College of Business at the undergraduate, MBA and Executive MBA levels at both local and overseas locations. He has been recognized for excellence in both teaching and research.


Research Interests: manufacturing and production management, quality assurance, composites and industrial plastics

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Ohio University, 1994. M.Ed., Industrial Sciences, Colorado State University, 1975. B.S., Industrial Technology, Illinois State University, 1974.

Publications:

Klein. Peter W. Fundamentals of Plastics Thermoforming, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, 2009 (e-book and paperback editions available)

Klein, Peter W. "Curriculum Innovation: Technical Sales", International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation, Vol. 1, No 1, Spring 2009

Klein, P.W. (Spring 2008). "Moldmaking for Rotationally Molded Plastics Products", The Technology Interface. Article #5.

Chatterjee, A., Alam, K., Klein, P. (2007). "Electrically Conductive Carbon Nanofiber Composites With High-Density Polyethylene and Glass Fibers". Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol.22, Issue 1, 62-65.

Klein, P.W. (Fall 2006). "Plastics Thermoforming Tool Design: Plug vs Cavity Molds", The Technology Interface. Article #3.

Awards:

Faculty Award for Academic Excellence - Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (2011) / White Teaching Award - Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Ohio University (2012, 2008) / White Research Award - Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Ohio University (2008, 2006)

Something you may not know about me: Adopted Five children from Korea

Journal Article, Academic Journal (7)

  • Klein, P. Moldmaking for Rotationally Molded Plastics Products. The Technology Interface - Article #5; http://technologyinterface.nmsu.edu/spring08/.
  • Chatterjee, A., Alam, K., Klein, P. Electrically Conductive Carbon Nanofiber Composites with High Density Polyethylene and Glass Fibers. Materials and Manufacturing Processes; 22: 62-65.
  • Chatterjee, A., Alam, K., Klein, P. Electrically Conductive Carbon Nanofiber Composites with High-Density Polyethylene and Glass Fibers. Materials and Processes; 22: 62-65.
  • Klein, P. Plastics Thermoforming Tool Design: Plug vs Cavity Molds. The Technology Interface - Article #3; http://technologyinterface.nmsu.edu/fall06/.
  • Klein, P., Cutright, K. Industrial Technology and the MBA Curriculum: An Interdisciplinary Opportunity. 2. Journal of Industrial Technology; 12.
  • Klein, P., Lacksonon, T. Writing Across the Curriculum: Memos. 4. Journal of Industrial Technology; 12.
  • Klein, P. National Study on Quality Management in the I.T. Curriculum. 2. Journal of Industrial Technology; 11.

Journal Article, Professional Journal (1)

  • Klein, P. Curriculum Innovation: Technical Sales. 1. International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation; 1.

Conference Proceeding (13)

  • Alam, K., Pasic, H., Klein, P. Design and Fabrication of a Nanocomposite Mold. Anchorage, AK: Eighteenth Annual International Conference on Composites.
  • Alam, K., Klein, P., Garg, D. Simulation of Thermal Transport in a Nanocomposite Blow Mold. San Francisco, CA: 2009 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference.
  • Klein, P. Curriculum Innovation: Technical Sales. Nashville, TN: IAJC-IJME International Conference.
  • Myers, T., Klein, P. Manufacturing Centric Undergraduate Capstone Experience. 115th Annual Conference of the American Society of Engineering Educators.
  • Klein, P., Waldrop, P. Plastics Composites int he 21st Century. Pittsburgh, PA: 33rd Annual NAIT Conference; 106-110.
  • Klein, P., Reeves, W. Plastics and the Environment. Panama City, FL: 32nd Annual NAIT Conference; 114-117.
  • Cutright, K., Klein, P. Interdisciplinary Activities/Alliances at Ohio University. Las Vegas, NV: 29th Annual Meeting - Decision Science Institute.
  • Klein, P., Cutright, K. Interdisciplinary Activities/Alliances: A Key to Workforce Development. Atlanta, GA: 30th Annual NAIT Conference.
  • Lacksonon, T., Klein, P. Memos for Any Occasion. Columbus, OH: North Central Section of the ASEE Spring Conference.
  • Klein, P. Total Quality Management: Past/Present/Future. Miami, FL: 4th International Conference on Management of Technology.
  • Klein, P. TQM - The Empowered Work Force and the Impact on Engineering. Pittsburgh, PA: North Central Section of the ASEE Spring Conference; 2A 1-3.
  • Sexton, T., Klein, P. Projected Instructional Media: The Good the Bad and the Ugly. New Orleans, LA: 1992 Annual Conference of ASEE.
  • Klein, P. Product Manufacturing. Dayton, OH: North Central Section of the ASEE Spring Conference; 2C 20-22.

Book, Textbook (1)

  • Klein, P. Fundamentals of Plastics Thermoforming. Morgan & Claypool Publishers.