Andreas Pfahnl portrait

Andreas Pfahnl

Adjunct Faculty
Office
OSS 228
Hours
By appointment
Phone
603-867-6316
Mail
OSS 100
2115 Summit Ave
St. Paul MN 55105

Interests and expertise:

  • Medical devices
  • Thermal sciences
  • Business leadership particularly operations and staff development
  • Product development and commercialization
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Aviation (instrument and multi-engine rated private pilot)

Career Highlights:

Dr. Andy Pfahnl has taught various classes and labs as an adjunct instructor for the University of St. Thomas School of Engineering since 2009. Undergraduate level: CAD Lab, Heat Transfer Lecture, Fluids Lab, and most recently Mechanics Lab. Graduate level: Convective Heat and Mass Transfer Lecture. He is currently developing the first Medical Device Design History File (DHF) Development course for the Spring of 2018.

Dr. Pfahnl has over 20 years of experience in commercializing technologies and leading business operations starting in semiconductor test, then electronics components for the telecom/networking industry, and the last nine years in the medical device industry. He has held executive and leadership positions at Devicix/Nortech, Amphenol and Teradyne. Prior to moving to Minnesota he was an adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts . He in entrepreneur and has founded several startup ventures.

Education/Academic History:

Doctor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1998
Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1995
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1992 with 1 year studies at the ETH-Z (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology)

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