Nathan W. Hartman, Ed.D.


Nathan Hartman is Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics and Director of the Purdue University Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center of Excellence. He teaches undergraduate courses in 3D modeling and model-based definition, interoperability and data exchange standards, and product data management. He has also taught graduate courses in product lifecycle management (PLM), research methods, and measurement and evaluation. Professor Hartman’s research focuses on the use of 3D CAD tools and digital product definition within the product lifecycle, model-based enterprise, long-term archival (LOTAR) of CAD data, and 3D data interoperability and exchange. Professor Hartman holds a Bachelor of Science in Technical Graphics and a Master of Science in Technology from Purdue University, and a Doctor of Education in Technology Education from North Carolina State University. Dr. Hartman has also held industry positions with Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Caterpillar, and RAND Worldwide.