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Ken Bloemer

Director of Visioneering Center


School of Engineering: Office of the Dean


Email: Ken Bloemer
Phone: 937-229-2591
Kettering Laboratories Room 565 C
Website: Visit Site



Ken is currently Director of the Visioneering Center at the University of Dayton's School of Engineering. The Visioneering Center is focused on accelerating the transformation of engineering education. In addition, Ken teaches courses on innovation and is a frequent guest lecturer around campus. He has conducted innovation workshops for inventors at over 100 universities, federal labs and inventor clubs in the U.S., Canada & Scotland. Ken has a broad diversity of experience in Fortune 100 (Johnson & Johnson), business development and process improvement consulting (TechSolve), academia (University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati), government (U.S. Air Force) and his true passion — inventing (Eureka! Ranch International and founder and managing partner of Bloemer, Meiser and Westerkamp, LLC). He has a Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering.


  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, University of Cincinnati
  • B.S. and M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Louisville

Selected Patents

  • Bloemer, Kenneth; Meiser, Daniel; Westerkamp, Edward. 2005. Method and apparatus for reciprocating an infant support. U.S. Patent 6,966,082, filed November 4, 2003, and issued November 22, 2005.
  • Bloemer, Kenneth; Meiser, Daniel; Westerkamp, Edward. 2008. Apparatus and method for reciprocating a person. U.S. Patent 7,395,560, filed October 25, 2005, and issued July 8, 2008.

Courses Taught

  • Engineering Innovation II
  • Multidisciplinary Engineering Design Laboratory I
  • Institute for Arts Nexus

Research Interests

  • Innovation
  • New Product Development
  • Engineering Education