Founded in 1870 as the University of Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a technological research university of nearly 8,000 students and part of the four-campus University of Missouri S
Bonnie Bachman's business and technical career has focused primarily with Fortune 100 and 500 companies.
She is a strategic technical innovator with diverse experience in managing complex R&D programs and leveraging technology across multiple business units resulting in significant impact on business performance in commercialized products, systems, and services.She is widely recognized for major contributions to materials science in electronic, microelectronic, and nano applications.
She is also recognized for her work leading researchers in wireless sensor and communications technology and advancing wearable computing designs and technology.
She is currently a Professor in the Department of Business and Information Technology at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO.She has been at the university since December 2008.
Research areas focus on creativity, innovation management, entra/intra/eco-preneuring, and business sustainability.
Prior to this position she was Sr. Director, Strategic Technology Deployment and Mechanical Technology for Flextronics International and had design and development teams in Italy, China, and the US.She also had profit-loss responsibility for a 600 person tool making operation in South China.
Bonnie was employed by Motorola, where she was Director of Emerging Technologies.Her team was involved in wireless design and engineering, discovery of new technologies for bio-monitoring, and exploring the new arena of wearable computer systems.
Bonnie was one of three company representatives to the Industrial Research Institute.
She was active in the University of Florida and University of Colorado Industrial Advisory Committees (Mechanical Engineering Departments) and chaired the Industrial Advisory Board, for the NSF I/UCRC at the University of Colorado.
During her 10 years at AT&T Bell Labs, Bonnie was involved with polymer research and development, product design and development, materials characterization and testing, and plastics processing.
Bonnie has 5 patents, 1 provisional patent, and over 90 publications and presentations.
Bonnie received a BS in Physics from Benedictine University (Lisle, IL), a MS in Mechanics and Materials Science, and a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering (both from Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ).Bonnie holds Distinguished, Fellow, and Honored Service memberships in Society of Plastics Engineering (SPE).
She is a senior member of IEEE and a life member of the Creative Education Foundation.She holds membership is Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi honor societies.
She is an affiliate teacher for the Project Lead the Way program in Engineering Design and Development.She has been teaching seminars for self-improvement and development of interpersonal/management skills for over 10 years.
She has been on staff at Nova Community School, Adult Education Program since January 2001 where she taught "Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends", "Assertive Living", and a wide variety of personal development and management seminars.