Charles Codding

Laboratory Design Engineer

030 Overman Hall

Biographical Facts:

Joined the staff in 2009

Master's Engineering (MIT) Manufacturing Engineering Technology Bowling Green State University

Bachelor of Science, College of Technology, Architecture & Applied Engineering

– Physical Plant Administration Bowling Green State University

-Minor, College of Engineering, Manufacturing – Energy Utilization. Bowling Green State University

Chuck operates the Fabrication & Machining facility that aids the Chemistry Department and Research Groups with development, designs, machining, fabrication, and implementation of instrumentation used throughout the department and colleges.

Background: Chuck came to the Chemistry Department in the fall of 2009 from the college of Technology, Specifically Engineering and The Electrical Vehicle Institute. While at the College of Engineering he taught mechanical engineering courses full time for four years. Previous to that he taught at Owens Community College part time for eight years in their engineering program. He currently still adjunct lecturers engineering courses for Bowling Green State University and surrounding community colleges. The shop performs numerous duties. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Computer Aided Machining (CAM), CNC Milling, Conventional Milling, Lathe Work, Sawing, Drilling, Bending, Welding, Brazing, Silver Soldering, Bead Blasting, Painting, Powder Coating, and others. Additional to the machining, the shop also repairs a host of equipment throughout the department. The shop also aids in the rigging and positioning of laser tables and other cumbersome equipment necessary for the researcher’s endeavors.

The position I hold is Laboratory Design Engineer for the Chemistry Department in the College of Arts and Science. While working independently, I run the daily operations of the shop. The researchers, or departmental staff, come to the Engineering Shop and express what they would like to have done. I take their ideas and convey them into workable projects and then draw up the plans and order the material as needed. This takes a well-rounded knowledge of engineering practices and principles to take the project from cradle to grave in a prototype environment. The individual that requests an apparatus to be built has only the end idea of how the device is to be implemented and has no drawings or ideas of how to build it. This is where the engineering experience I have comes into play. I have the skills and background to take the researcher's raw ideas and turn them into functional devices. It takes years of experience to be able to visuals an end concept and to bring that concept to fruition through research, design, documentation, purchasing, fabrication, and executing.

Updated: 07/21/2023 07:19AM