Faculty and Staff

NPDC Director

robert.taylor@okstate.edu

Robert Taylor, Ph.D., P.E., has an extensive background in electrical and mechanical engineering design, research and development of complex systems, project and grant management and oversight of staff and students. Dr. Taylor utilizes his knowledge and background to direct staff and program partners in their investigations and development of innovative products and processes. He engages manufacturers and program partners to identify, develop and deliver results that benefit the overall economic development of Oklahoma.


Senior Design Engineer - Mechanical Engineering

jennifer.vinyard@okstate.edu

Jennifer is the in-house design expert for CAD programs and finite element analysis. She has assisted many clients with the development of their products. Jennifer has developed a strong rapport with New Product Development Center clients and also assists interns with developing product designs.


 

Program Manager

 jessica.stewart@okstate.edu

Jessica directs the Inventor's Assistance Service, coordinates proposal development processes, and manages NPDC's fiscal and administrative operations.


 

Design Engineer

sean.freeman@okstate.edu

Sean is at the Tulsa New Product Development Center. He has a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and is responsible for grant- and industry-funded design and analysis projects. 


Design Engineer

jodi.vinyard@okstate.edu

Jodi joined the NPDC in 2018 after a short stint in industry. She graduated from OSU with her Bachelor's in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering.