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Frank Rath

Frank Rath

Expert in applying engineering concepts and tools in biotechnology, build-to-demand/make-to-order manufacturing strategies, risk and hazard analysis

Program director, Engineering Professional Development College of Engineering Work: 608-263-5989 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Evaluating how engineering principles and tools can increase probability of success and reduce cost/lead time in biotechnology
  • Deploying build-to-demand and make-to-order strategies as an alternative to lean manufacturing
  • Use of risk assessment and hazard analysis tools in product design and manufacturing in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries


  • Wisconsin Ideas Fellow, 2004
  • Member, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, TG 100 task force charged with developing a new quality management paradigm in radiation treatment