Joan Fallon | February 10, 2021
Daryl L. Peterson, an engineer with more than two decades of experience in manufacturing at Deere & Co., has been appointed the first managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub and professor of the practice in the College of Engineering.
The Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH) is a new 10,000-square-foot facility under construction on the first floor of Cushing-Fitzpatrick Halls of Engineering at Notre Dame. It is anticipated to be operational in summer 2021.
Designed to integrate research, coursework and project-based collaboration, the EIH will prepare Notre Dame engineering students to devise novel solutions to meaningful problems and take products from creative concept to realization. It also will serve as a fabrication and test facility for undergraduate and graduate research and provide a unique resource for local and regional manufacturing industry partners and new startup businesses.
Peterson will oversee the coordination and operational management of the Engineering Innovation Hub’s technology, programs and outreach in support of its dual mission of academic and industry engagement.
He has deep experience in operations, project management and process improvement, having led programs for Deere’s global product lines, managing cross-functional teams charged with improving business processes and reducing product complexity.
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