Dan Riffell
Associate Professor of Practice

Office Location: ECME 214

Research Interests

Engineering education, sustainable design and manufacturing, biomass utilization, energy production, pilot plant design

Mr. Riffell joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in 2014. Dan has over 20 years of experience in engineering design, manufacturing, and project management. Mr. Riffell has been involved in the management and design of a large variety of programs including research on novel anode materials for aluminum refining, catalytic removal of NOx from exhaust streams, solid-oxide fuel cell design, catalytic decomposition of rocket propellants, and many more. He has been responsible for the design of many novel systems ranging from jet and rocket propulsion test stands to biomass utilization and logistics. Recognized as one of the nation’s CAD experts, Dan currently holds the position of President of the Colorado SolidWorks User Group, and is a Fellow and Moderator for an engineering website that has nearly 1 million registered members worldwide. Dan was recently recognized by the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative with the Frank Moyes Award. Read about the accomplishment here.