Dr. David H. Domermuth


  • BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1980 Mechanical Engineering, Specializing in Machine Design
  • MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1983 Mechanical Engineering, Specializing in Tribology (friction and wear)
  • PhD, University of Dayton, 1993 Mechanical Engineering, Specializing in Automated machining/artificial intelligence

Teaching Specialties

  • Manufacturing all phases, production-planning-process-project-MRP- JIT etc. 
  • Machining, Hydraulics and Pneumatics 
  • Engineering fundamentals, Safety 
  • Materials, CAD-CAM-CIM-CNC 
  • Statistics, Electrical systems 
  • Controls, Plastics, Thermodynamics 
  • Heat transfer, Machine Design

Professional Affiliations or Organizations

  • National Association of Industrial Technology 
  • Society of Mechanical Engineers 
  • American Furniture Manufacturing Association 
  • Mount Vernon Baptist Church

Research Interests

  • Global manufacturing 
  • Furniture industry


  • Domermuth, David H., Development of the Demonstration Prototype for the Fabrications Planning Subsystem of the Rapid Design System (RDS), Contractual Report, prepared for CAIA, Dayton, OH, 1991
  • Domermuth, David H., The Effect of Forward Slip on the Surface Finish of Cold Rolled Aluminum, Master's Thesis, Virginia 
  • Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, 1982
  • Domermuth, David H., Quick Start CNC with a Vacuum Fixture and Laminated Plastic., Tech Directions, Ann Arbor, MI., Prakken 
  • Publications, Inc., October, 1996
  • Domermuth, David H., Training Winners, Tech Directions, Ann Arbor, MI., Prakken Publications, Inc., October, 1998 � Accepted for publication
  • Selected to present at the 1998 NAIT conference in Indianapolis. Heat Flow Analysis for Passive Solar Collectors
  • Domermuth, David H., Empirical Investigations of Solar Air Heating Technology for Food Drying, Solar Power, September 1998

Courses Taught

  • Tec-4557, Production 
  • Tec-2004, Metals 
  • Tec-3607, Electro Mechanical Systems 
  • Tec-3039, Materials
Title: Professor of Industrial Design
Department: Department of Applied Design

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6359

Fax: (828) 265-8696

Office address
Kerr Scott Hall 213B