Robert (Bob) Podlasek

Associate Professor

Jobst Hall 317
(309) 677-2714
bpod@bradley.edu
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B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois
A.B., Economics, University of Illinois
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois
Ph.D, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois

Professional Experience

  • Packer Engineering, Naperville , Illinois - Staff Engineer
  • Battelle-Columbus, Columbus , Ohio - Researcher
  • Illinois Commerce Commission, Springfield , Illinois - Administrative Assistant for Energy
  • Northwest Alaskan Pipeline, Salt Lake City - Fracture Mechanics
  • Mid-America Solar Energy Corp., Minneapolis , MN - Member Board of Directors.
  • NASA Kennedy Space Center - Summer Researcher
  • Fraunhofer IWS, Dresden Germany - Co-Director, Bradley-F H6-IWS Partnership

Teaching

  • ME 351: Engineering Material Science & Engineering
  • ME 409: Engineering Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • ME 560: Robotics

Scholarship

Research Interests:

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Robotics
  • Engineering Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Electro Active Polymers
  • Economic Development
  • Energy Policy
  • Entertainment Engineering

Service

  • University Senate
  • College of Engineering and Technology, New Initiatives
  • Springfield Civic Club
  • Springfield Breakfast Optimist Club