Robert Harder

Photo of Robert Harder, PhD Dean, College of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering

503-554-2788
bharder@georgefox.edu

Bob Harder received BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University and a PhD in materials science and engineering at Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology. He has been actively involved in both academic research and industrial consulting since coming to George Fox in 1988. His main areas of professional interest include combustion modeling and emissions control, dynamic systems, contact mechanics and tribology. Bob's teaching responsibilities include: thermodynamics, energy systems, heat transfer and combustion, emissions and air pollution. His hobbies are family, farming, soccer and guitar.

Recently, Harder was interviewed by Big Beacon Radio about what makes George Fox's engineering program unique, the role that the university's Christian orientation plays in creating a transformative educational experience, and how entrepreneurially minded learning is shaping higher education. You can listen to the podcast here,