Dr. Rudy Eggert started teaching at Boise State in 1995, first as a member of the University of Idaho-Boise faculty, then as a member of the Boise State faculty beginning in 1996. Before that, he was a member of the mechanical engineering faculty at Union College.
Studying at the University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Eggert earned his BSME in 1980 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 1989. His dissertation, Probabilistic Optimization Using Successive Surrogate Probability Density Functions, established new analytical techniques for optimizing the design of engineered components and/or systems. He received the MSME from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1980, the Masters of Business Administration degree from Canisius College in 1970, and the BA in Economics from the University at Buffalo in 1969.
Previous work experience includes engineering and management positions at the General Electric Company, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Kissing Bridge Corporation, Fisher-Price Toys, and Wurlitzer Corporation.