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Peter Klein

Professor Emeritus
Engineering Technology and Management
Stocker Center 128A
Phone: 740.593.1453

Peter Klein held various technical management positions with major U.S. corporations for 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


  • 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.


  • 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