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Dave Aschliman

Dave Aschliman
Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Sciences

College of Engineering, School of Computer Sciences

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2102

Cell Phone: 260.341.1608


Office: Zollner Engineering Center, Room 111E

Office Hours:

  • MTWRF: 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • By appointment

Academic Advisor Roles


Academic Degrees

  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1987)
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University (1976)

Professional Experience

  • Dean, Engineering and Computer Sciences, Indiana Tech, 2005-present
  • Dept. Manager, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Indiana Tech, 2002-2005
  • Manager of Product Assurance, Raytheon, 1998-2002
  • Manager of Specialty Design and Test, Hughes Aircraft, 1995-1997
  • Mechanical Engineer, Supervisor, and Manager of Reliability and Environmental Test, Magnavox, 1981-1995
  • Test Engineer, International Truck, 1977-1981
  • Engineer, Northern Indiana Public Service Company, 1976-1977

Selected Publications/Presentations


  • “Pioneering Heat Pump Project” at US DOE Geothermal Technologies Program, 2010 Peer Review
  • “Skills for the 21st Century: Energy Engineering” at Need to Go Green Conference, Fort Wayne, IN, 2008


  • “The Practicality of Using Wind Power in Indiana,” Dave Aschliman, Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association, 2004

Additional Information

Dave Aschliman is the Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences at Indiana Tech. After 21 years of engineering and management experience at Raytheon, Hughes Aircraft, and Magnavox, Dave made a career change.

In 2002, Dave joined Indiana Tech as the Chair of Mechanical Engineering.

In 2005, he was promoted to his current position as Dean for the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Dave helped develop the Biomedical Engineering program (launched in 2004) and the Energy Engineering program (launched in 2008).

In 2009, Dave served on the design team that was awarded $1.34 million from the Department of Energy to design and build a geothermal heating and cooling system for Indiana Tech with closed-loop ground piping and vertical wells. The geothermal system became operational in 2010.