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- Dennis Harwig
- Research Associate Professor, Materials Science Engineering
1248 Arthur Adams Drive
Columbus, OH 43221
Dennis Harwig started his career as a welder in 1978. He worked 2 years as a Welding & Manufacturing Engineer at General Electric Astrospace Division developing technology for refractory metal nuclear power equipment. He worked 4 years as a Research Engineer at Babcock & Wilcox Alliance Research Center and was a principal inventor of the patented shape welding process. He was promoted to Lead Welding Engineer & Program Manager and worked for 2 years at Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Equipment Division on Navy nuclear propulsion equipment. Dennis joined EWI in 1994 and over 10 years served as Principal Engineer, Team Manager (Arc Welding and Automation), Cooperative Research Program Manager, and Technology Leader in Arc Welding, Materials, and Automation. In 2004, he joined Thermadyne Industries’ Brand Management Division as Director of Global Engineering. Shortly after, Dennis became Vice President of Global Engineering and Vice President of Global Quality at Thermadyne. He rejoined EWI in 2008, and served as Business Development Director (2008-2011), Navy Joining Center Director (2010-2013), and Center Development Director (2011-2013). In January 2014, Dennis joined the American Welding Society as Chief Technology Officer where he led three departments; Technical Services, Education Development, and Education Operations whose combined operating revenue was over $13M. In December 2015, Dr. Harwig joined The Ohio State University and Lift as Chief Innovation & Transition Officer. In this dual appointment role, Dennis leads business development and commercialization opportunities to drive sustainability of Lift.
Dennis has published more than 110 presentations, proceedings, journal articles, and EWI Core Research Reports; recently served on nine AWS committees and three IIW committees; and developed eight patents.