Karsten Zuendel, M.B.A. | University of Portland

Karsten Zuendel, M.B.A.

Instructor of Mechanical Engineering, Shiley School of Engineering

Karsten Zuendel

Before joining the University of Portland as a fulltime instructor in the Shiley School of Engineering, Karsten Zuendel served as adjunct faculty and the co-founder/principal engineer at Innovative Waste Solutions. Karsten’s professional engagements over the last 26 years have ranged from design engineer to senior product development engineer, and engineering manager to director of operations. He completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Portland and has a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Oregon. As a practicing engineer, he is a registered professional mechanical engineer in the state of Oregon and has contributed to three patents including internet of things. His service to others has included participating on the University of Portland Engineering Advisory Council (UPEAC) since 2007, including the role of chair and vice chair, and recently as a faculty advisor on a service project in Malawi. He is an Oregon native and grew up in the Portland Metro region. You can find him spending time with his neighbors, cooking, helping with projects, and enjoying the outdoor spaces as the community passes by on foot or on bike. He also enjoys spending his time reading to learn about new ideas, mountain biking, skiing, hiking, backpacking, and now commuting to work by bike….rain or shine.