My name is Dongqing Pan, a tenured Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Technology at UNA. I joined the newly-formed Engineering and Technology Department as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in August 2016, and I was hired as the second faculty in the new department after the founding chair Dr. Pete Rim to develop UNA’s first engineering technology curriculum and program. Over the past five years in rank, I made significant contributions in developing the undergraduate program in Electro-Mechanical (EM) Engineering Technology, which was successfully accredited by ABET in 2019. In the past five years at UNA, I developed and taught seven new undergraduate mechanical engineering technology courses carefully tailored for UNA students, and developed more than 20 mechanical engineering labs and experiments. I also played a vital role in developing the department’s first online Master Program in Applied Manufacturing Engineering, and developed a new master course for the online master program.

I have made significant intellectual contributions to my research fields of nanomanufacturing technology and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD). I have published 13 peer-reviewed journal papers, and my research has won the first place in a prestigious national research competition in my field. I have built a robust and sustainable engineering research program that extensively involved undergraduate students from the EM program.

I have also made tremendous contributions in the newly-formed department by serving countless student recruitment activities, a number of department and college committees, and numerous department and community events. Since I joined UNA, the new Engineering and Technology Department has grown fast and steadily: from few students to a record high number of 106 students in Fall 2021, from two faculty to five, and from one undergraduate program to three plus one online master program. Our undergraduate programs have been successfully accredited by ABET, and by Summer 2020, 26 students have already graduated from the EM program, and our graduates were hired by prestigious engineering companies such as Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman.

Research Interests

  • Mechanical Engineering


  •   Engineering (PhD)
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  •   Mechanical Electronic Engineering (MEng)
    Harbin Institute of Technology
  •   Mechanical Engineering and Automation (BEng)
    Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Selected Intellectual Contributions