DR. JACQUELYN K. NAGEL
Dr. Jacquelyn K. Nagel is an engineer, academic, and consultant. At James Madison University she is a professor in the Department of Engineering. She earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University, and her M.S. and B.S. in Manufacturing Engineering and Electrical Engineering, respectively, from Missouri University of Science & Technology. As a multidiscipline engineer her diverse areas of expertise are bio-inspired design (BID), mechatronic systems, and manufacturing automation. As a student, she worked at Kimberly-Clark, Motoman, and Intel and gained experience in the areas of industrial automation, manufacturing, and sensors. As a professor she has grown an international reputation for BID process and pedagogy research and has given invited talks/webinars/lectures to SWE, INCOSE, NASA, and at universities in Canada, France, and USA. As a consultant, she leads practicing engineers and organizations through the process of taking inspiration from nature to solve problems.