Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing & Head of Computer Graphics Technology
2003 Doctor of Education Technology Education North Carolina State University
1997 Master of Science Industrial Technology Purdue University
1995 Bachelor of Science Technical Graphics Purdue University
2008 – Present Purdue University, Associate Professor
2003 – 2008 Purdue University, Assistant Professor
Long-term archival (LOTAR) for CAD data
2012 Purdue University Faculty Scholar ($50,000 stipend over 5 years)
2009 College of Technology Outstanding Faculty in Engagement Award
2008 Award for Excellence in Distance Education – Best Noncredit Program
jointly with Professor Patrick Connolly for the Purdue PLM Certificate Program
2006 Outstanding Non-tenured Faculty Award in the College of Technology
2006 Purdue Seeds of Success Award: Co-PI on NSF ATE grant Midwest Coalition for Comprehensive Design Education
2004 Editor’s Award from the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for Outstanding Technical Paper published in the 67th volume of the Engineering Design Graphics Journal. Presented to Eric Wiebe, Ted Branoff, and Nathan Hartman for the paper Teaching Geometry through Dynamic Modeling in Introductory Engineering Graphics.
2002 Chair’s Award from the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for Outstanding Technical Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Presented to Theodore Branoff, Nathan Hartman, and Eric Wiebe for the paper Constraint Based Solid Modeling: What Do Employers Want Students to Know?
2001 Chair’s Award from the Engineering Design Graphics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education for Outstanding Technical Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education. Presented to Theodore Branoff, Nathan Hartman, and Eric Wiebe for the paper Constraint-based, three-dimensional modeling in an introductory engineering graphics course: Re-examining the curriculum.
Nathan Hartman is the Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Department Head of the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, and Director of the Purdue University Digital Enterprise Center. Dr. Hartman is also Co-Executive Director of the Indiana Next-generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC). In 2011, Professor Hartman was designated a University Faculty Scholar, and in early 2013, he was on the team providing content for the research and technology framework of what eventually became the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (part of the Manufacturing USA program).
Professor Hartman’s research areas focus on the process and methodology for creating model-based definitions; examining the use of the model-based definition in the product lifecycle; developing the model-based enterprise; geometry automation; and data interoperability and re-use. He has been awarded over $10,000,000 in research funding to support his work, primarily from industrial and manufacturing corporations. Professor Hartman’s industry research partners include Rolls Royce, Cummins, Boeing, GM, Rockwell Collins, Textron, Gulfstream, Procter & Gamble, GM, Honda, and others. He has also done funded research work through NSF, DMDII, and NIST programs.
Professor Hartman currently teaches courses in 3D modeling, virtual collaboration, 3D data interoperability, and graphics standards and data exchange. Professor Hartman also leads a team in the development and delivery of online PLM and MBD professional education certificate programs for Purdue’s various industry partners. He also works closely with the Ivy Tech Community College system around design technologies and digital manufacturing curricula to support Indiana’s education and workforce development needs. Professor Hartman holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Purdue University and a Doctorate from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hartman spent over seven years working in industry for Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Caterpillar, and Rand Worldwide. During his time at Fairfield Manufacturing, he worked in various machining groups and in tool design. Upon joining Caterpillar, Professor Hartman worked in the 3600 Engine Series engineering group, where he designed components for the engine and served in the transition group that implemented 3D solid modeling technology and trained other users. At Rand Worldwide, he was responsible for the development and delivery of training curriculum for the use of 3D CAD and product data management tools, as well as an assessment and training program for Caterpillar, John Deere, and Motorola that included over 3000 people.