G.E.O. (Otto) Widera
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G.E.O. (Otto) Widera is professor and senior associate dean of the College of Engineering at Marquette University. He received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1965. During 1998-99 and again in 2003, he served as interim dean of the College and became associate dean in December, 1999. He continues to serve as director of the Center for Joining and Manufacturing Assembly and of the Discovery Learning Center. Dr. Widera serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Acta Mechanica Sinica (1989--), is a co-editor of the SME Handbook of Metalforming, and is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He recently served as a member of the Boards of Directors of the Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing Productivity and of the Engineers and Scientists of Milwaukee, and as vice-chair of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Curriculum Committee. He is the current president of the Wisconsin Association of Research Management.