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Andrew Deceuster

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Agricultural Systems Technology & Education

Manufacturing, Advanced Prototyping Technologies

Prof Practice Asst Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: Industrial Science 103
SendEmail: andrew.deceuster@USU.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Biological Engineering, (Additive Manufacturing), Utah State University, 2014
The Effects of Laser Etching on Biocompatability and Mechanical Properties of Polyetheretherketone
MS, Engineering Technology and Education, (Laser Processing), Utah State University, 2009
Investigation of Joining Micro-Foil Materials with Selective Laser Sintering and Laser Powder Deposition
BS, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, (Welding), Weber State University, 2006

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, Clackamas Community College, 2013
Certified Manufacturing Engineering Technologist, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2006

Biography

Dr. Andrew Deceuster was raised in the bay area of California and came to study engineering. After completing a BS, MS, and PhD, Andrew worked in Portland before coming back and teaching at Weber State University and now Utah State University.


Teaching Interests

My philosophy with teaching has always been to give the students meaningful and industrially related knowledge. Coming from industry has given me the information I need to make the important updates in the curriculum and help develop new courses. The need for industrially relevant information has been the driving force for my projects topics in the classroom. Working with industry allows the students to do research on new emerging technologies, network with the company, and better ingrain their course materials, while at the same time providing myself new information to integrate into my courses. When I am not working with industry I find my interests are in the design and prototyping arenas and I enjoy helping students gain these valuable skill sets.

Research Interests

I have always enjoyed being able to interface with industry and research solutions to industrial problems. Many of those problems include: additive manufacturing, welding, thermal processing, mechanical design, and industrial design. As I move forward I plan to continue my efforts to further develop research opportunities and lab capabilities to further provide opportunities to students to work on meaningful research.

Awards

W. H. Hobart Memorial Award, 2014

American Welding Society

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                      Scheduled Teaching

                      OPDD 3030 - Design Thinking, Methods, and Materials, Spring 2018

                      ASTE 3030 - Metal Welding Processes and Technology in Agriculture, Spring 2018

                      OPDD 3770 - Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio II, Spring 2018

                      OPDD 3770 - Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio II, Spring 2018

                      ASTE 3030 - Metal Welding Processes and Technology in Agriculture, Fall 2017

                      OPDD 3760 - Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio I, Fall 2017

                      OPDD 3760 - Outdoor Product Design and Development Studio I, Fall 2017

                      TEE 1030 - Material Processing Systems, Summer 2017