Meet the Faculty

Wangping Sun

Wangping Sun, Professor

Dr. Wangping Sun has been teaching at Oregon Tech for more than 10 years and has taught more than 17 courses. He holds a doctoral degree in Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering from Kansas State University. He is an ABET MET Program Evaluator and has been the Program Director of the M&MET programs in Wilsonville since 2013. He’s been active in publishing papers and doing applied research with industries. 
Dr. Lawrence Wolf

Dr. Lawrence Wolf, P.E. - MS MFG Program Director & Professor


Dr. Lawrence J. Wolf is a professor of the Oregon Institute of Technology and a distinguished service professor of the Oregon University System. After experience in the army and the aircraft, petroleum, and chemical industries, he began his academic career in 1964 as the founding head of the MET program at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. More...

Mark George

Mark George, Adjunct Instructor

Prof. Mark George received his MSEE from Virginia PolyTech in 1990 and BSEE from Oregon State University in 1984. He is an electrical engineer for 30+ years focused primarily on power conversion products and is a Licensed Professional Engineer with the State of Oregon. He teaches Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits and is interested in all electronic disciplines. He is assisting undergraduates to launch their Engineering career (MECOP). He likes motorcycles and sailing.
James Fenton

James Fenton, Adjunct Instructor

Jim Fenton is a Senior Design Engineer on the Electrical Engineering Design Team at Electrochem Solutions in Beaverton, Oregon. Jim has 10 years of experience working with a broad range of battery cell technologies; including advanced PbA, NiCd, NiMH, hot NaS, LiFePO4, and Li(NiMnCo)O2 battery cells. He also has 25 years of experience working in the Test & Measurement Industry designing and managing the development of Logic Analyzers, Oscilloscopes, and Video Test products.
Heejin Park

Heejin Park, Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Park has been leading Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)/R&D division at Flonomix, Inc. located in Portland, Oregon. He has extensively applied computational airflow simulation techniques to various HVAC/IAQ applications, fire protection analysis, and toxic chemical spreading simulation for last 20 years.
He holds a bachelor degree from Seoul National University and a master degree from Korean Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST) and a Ph.D. from University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) in mechanical engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Minnesota and an active member of ASHRAE.
Tom Wade

Tom Wade, M.S.M.E. - Adjunct Instructor


Mr. Wade has over 40 years of experience in Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, and Materials Research. His design experience includes load cell instrumentation, water treatment equipment, manufacturing automation, and medical devices. His manufacturing background includes mechanical equipment, instrumentation, consumer products, electronic ceramics, industrial chemicals, and medical devices. That background includes hands-on experience with automation and robotics in machining, assembly, investment casting, and injection molding. He holds U.S. patents in water treatment and ground effect vehicles.

His materials research experience is in metal fatigue and ceramic materials; including high temperature test methods and statistical approaches to design with brittle materials. Mr. Wade is currently Manager of Process Engineering at Bioject, Inc., a manufacturer of needle-free injection devices. Other employment has been at Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute, Nalco Chemical, and ALCOA. He has taught Data Processing and Engineering classes at universities and community colleges since 1975.

Mr. Wade holds an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science from Northwestern University.

Ralph M. Cohen, P.E. - Adjunct Instructor

Ralph retired from Intel Corporation in May 2005, completing 20+ years. While at Intel he was engaged in facility design, construction, startup, supplier qualification and management, failure analysis, engineering team management, and recruiting. Design work focused on mechanical systems for wafer fabs, assembly-test plants, and data centers with specialties in bulk gas systems and energy conservation. He has worked closely with suppliers in the development and qualification of new products including numerous valves, a high pressure atomizing humidifier, air handlers, dampers, high purity tubing and an automatic fire sprinkler head.

Previous experience working for engineering design consultants and Texas Instruments totals some 28 years in semiconductor related fields.

Cohen graduated with a BS (1971) in mechanical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology with further studies in HVAC and welding. He holds Professional Engineering licenses in Pennsylvania and Oregon.

Since retiring from Intel, he established Ralph M Cohen Consultancy providing engineering services to clients primarily in thermal systems analysis and new product qualification. When not consulting, he can be found in his workshop or pursuing latent interests, including adjunct faculty at Oregon Institute of Technology teaching hydraulics and fluids.

Mike Myers

Mike Myers, Associate Professor

 Wilsonville 414

Mike grew up in southwest Kansas and started as a soda jerk for the family business when he was 10. He progressed to overhauling engines, delivering milk in a standup drive manual transmission truck, and expanding the business into packaged ice. He then pursued the B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Kansas. Mike joined the U.S. Air Force where he tested bombs, missiles, and aircraft avionics in Florida. Beaches, sailboats, and fresh seafood became popular indulgences as this Kansas boy embraced Florida’s offerings. He left the Air Force for Colorado to work in ballistic missile defense, while starting and running a popcorn business.

Yearning for the academic environment, Mike decided to pursue the Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He then spent four years at Vanderbilt teaching engineering and computer science while performing research in metal additive manufacturing, virtual prototyping, finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, and thermal analysis. He also led and conducted evidence-based teaching workshops, teaching as research, learning communities, learning through diversity programs, and mentoring programs.

Mike is excited to join Oregon Tech and explore the Pacific Northwest. Mike enjoys great food and outdoor activities. If you stop by his office, you might find him juggling as a stress reliever.