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Meet the Research Team


Don Plumlee,

Dr. Donald Plumlee serves as the Chair of the Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Department at Boise State University. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University and worked for many years as an engineer for NASA and Lockheed Martin. He returned to school to earn an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Material Science minor from Boise State University and then a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho. He has been teaching in the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering at Boise State University since 2007. In addition to teaching, he manages the Ceramic MEMS research laboratory, and is the faculty adviser for several student groups. Dr. Plumlee maintains active memberships in several engineering societies including the International Micro-electronics and Packaging Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Society of Engineering Education. He serves as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technologies, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, and Sensors and Actuators (Physical), and as associate editor for the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology.

Current Student Researchers

Jacob Davlin
 Jacob Davlin, Mechanical Engineering Major, Junior
Camille Eddy
Camille Eddy, Mechanical Engineering Major, Sophomore

Past Student Researchers

Kevin Barreto
Alex E. Miller
Andrew Vissotski
Arturo Gutierrez Jr.
Brian Jaques
Brooke Garner
Carl Lee
Chris Davis
Cory Sparks
David Mullner
Deborah French
Derek Reis
Doug Kellis
Ellen Rabenberg
Gus Engstrom
Hope Weston
Jake Morrison
Jason Besecker
Jesse Taff
John Youngsman
Kelsi Parrish
Korey Moeller
Logan Knowles
Mallory Yates
Matt McCrink
Michael Rippee
Peter Bumbarger
Sonya Shawver
Sarah Scherrer