Elizabeth M. Dell is a Professor in the Manufacturing & Mechanical Engineering Technology and Packaging Science Department and also serves as the Undeclared Engineering Technology Program Chair. She has been teaching at RIT since 2006 and previously was the Materials Development and Product Design Engineer for Toyota, General Motors and Delphi.
Dell's research is focused on the characterization of biodegradable plastics, environmental considerations in materials selection for product design, characterization and failure analysis of polymer based products and materials. Additionally, she is very involved in the retention of 1st and 2nd year students, women and minorities; the development of effective teamwork skills in engineering education and outreach to K-12 students and educators. Dell is currently an active member of: Women in Technology (WIT) Steering Committee and Mentoring Chair, The American Society of Engineering Education, The Society of Plastics Engineers and The Bio-Environmental Polymer Society (BEPS).
Research interests include: Characterization of biodegradable plastics and environmental consideration in materials selection for production design.