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Dr. Otho Matthew Otte

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Teaching Area

Engineering Science


  • PhD, Mining, Minerals and Materials Engineering, U. of Queensland


Dr. Otho Matthew Otte has over 20 years of experience in engineering, including positions in research and development, project engineering, process engineering, and manufacturing. His expertise is in metallurgical engineering and metal castings. In addition to his industry experience, Matt has worked for Michigan Technological University, where he managed the foundry and metal processing lab and assisted with student research projects.

Scholarly Interests

Engineering education. Ethics and leadership in the engineering profession. Metallurgical and materials engineering.

Contributions to Your Field

Founding committee member that published the first widely recognized technical audit process for metal casting foundries. Awards (less than 50 words): Outstanding Technology Achievement, Eaton Corporation, PLC– Additive Manufacturing Rapid Prototyping Outstanding Technology Achievement, Eaton Corporation PLC– Design & Development of Castings

Memberships and Affiliations

American Foundry Society, North American Die Casting Association, Automotive Industry Action Group

Publications and Presentations

Otte, et al. CQI-27 Special Process: Casting System Assessment. 2nd ed. AIAG Publications, 2018.

Schneider, Wolfgang, M Otte, Cameron Dinnis, and JA Taylor. “The Influence of Iron and Manganese on the Porosity Formation in AISi Cast Alloys.” Giesserei 94, no. 1 (2007): 20–29.

Dinnis, CM, AK Dahle, JA Taylor, and MO Otte. “The Influence of Strontium on Porosity Formation in Al-Si Alloys.” Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 35, no. 11 (2004): 3531–3541.

Dr. Matthew Otte CV