John Wesner

John Wesner is an Adjunct Teaching Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, a member of Carnegie Mellon's Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, and an adjunct faculty member in the ETC. John came to Carnegie Mellon in 2000, to share his experiences--after 31 years of doing and leading Mechanical Design and Product Design at Bell Laboratories (under AT&T and Lucent). In addition to working on the physical design of products like telephones and desktop computers, he spent time leading project management and process improvement programs. A registered Professional Engineer, John has his BS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie, and his MS from Caltech. Two of the "experience sharing" courses he has created include "Design for Manufacture" and "Entertainment Engineering." When he can break away from his professional activities, John exercises his creativity and "need" to build things by being a "passionate" model railroader, whose railroad clearly shows evidence of being created by a design engineer.