I’m Mark Dickerhoof, and I aspire to move the world forward towards a more sustainable future. I am studying Industrial and Systems Engineering as an Eminence Fellow and Stamps Scholar, and I believe that manufacturing and engineering can influence humanity in tremendous ways. I had an internship in Germany this past summer working at Media-Saturn’s International Headquarters as part of the e-business team. Working alongside German colleagues, we tracked all of the touch-points that the company had with their customers and how technology could accentuate these touch-points. We also performed a benchmark analysis of industry and non-industry competitors, with a focus on their use of technology in the retail space. I am currently working on a consulting project through the Sustainable Innovation Virtual Lab (SIVL), which is an initiative that I helped Dr. Neil Drobny bring to reality. SIVL provides multidisciplinary services to companies in and around Central Ohio who are looking to become more sustainable, but who lack the resources within their own company to do so.
The project I am currently working on for SIVL is a Life Cycle Analysis for a large corporation who is considering several sustainability options. A plug and play model is being created for this project using EcoFlow software. When I’m not involved in academic pursuits, I love enjoying nature through hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking. In fact, I love it so much that I think future generations should be able to enjoy it too, which was the initial spark for my sustainability interests.