Integrated Product and Process Design Program

IPPD Program Director Keith StanfillKeith Stanfill

Dr. Keith Stanfill holds the academic rank of Engineer and serves as the Director of the Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) Program for the University of Florida (UF) Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. He received his B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from UF in 1985, 1991 and 1995, respectively. He joined the UF Industrial and Systems Engineering faculty in 1999 as the IPPD Associate Director and was promoted to IPPD Director in 2001. In Fall 2013, he joined the Engineering Innovation Institute.

IPPD is an experiential multidisciplinary design program where teams of students complete real projects for sponsoring companies and agencies. Dr. Stanfill has recruited over 375 industry-sponsored projects and directed the efforts of over 2300 senior-level engineering and business students for the IPPD program. In 2003, he helped create the Integrated Technology Ventures (ITV) program and serves as Chair of the ITV Board of Directors. The ITV program exposes students to the realities of technology start-up companies while assisting UF researchers in commercializing their technological innovations. Virtual companies comprised of engineering, business, and law students identify market opportunities, develop business plans, and produce prototype systems. Each ITV team is led by an experienced entrepreneurial CEO and features hands-on guidance from engineering, business, and law faculty.

Prior to joining UF, Dr. Stanfill spent ten years with United Technologies where he designed fighter aircraft gas turbine hardware for Pratt & Whitney, served as a key resource to the Carrier Corporation New Product Development Council Steering Committee, facilitated Design for X (DFx) workshops internationally, developed business process linkages between new product development and lean manufacturing, and developed and implemented manufacturing systems software. His interests include technology transfer, product development, design education, DFx, and entrepreneurship.

He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Florida and is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society of Engineering Education. He previously served in the UF Faculty Senate, the UF Sustainability Committee, and the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Faculty Council. He is the faculty advisor for the UF Men’s Soccer Club and for the Engineering Leadership Circle. He has served on the organizing committee for the 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 Capstone Design Conference. He is the co-chair for the 2018 Capstone Design Conference. He volunteers his time as a judge in the Alachua Region Science and Engineering Fair.