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Sean Cahill

Faculty of Practice

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Engineering Management, Systems, and Technology


Email: Sean Cahill
Phone: 937-229-4216
Kettering Labs Room 321 B


Mr. Sean Cahill is a faculty of practice at the University of Dayton in the Department of Engineering Management, Systems and Technology. He is an engineering and management professional with 20+ years of applied experience in manufacturing, automation and product development in both regulated and unregulated environments in the fields of aerospace, Department of Defense, industrial products, automotive and medical. Mr. Cahill has extensive experience working on a diverse range of product lines utilizing techniques from TQM, Lean, Theory of Constraints, etc. He has spent his career working on programs for system, subsystems and components through all phases of lifecycle management to include solution analysis, technology development, engineering development, manufacturing development, production implementation and operations support.

Selected Patents

  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 9,707,058) Patient-specific implants with improved osseointegration
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 8,899,981) Dental implant for a jaw with reduced bone volume and improved osseointegration features
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 8,682,043) Method of merging anatomical data and surface data of a patient's dentition
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 8,585,402) Dental drill guide system
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 8,562,346) Dental implant for a jaw with reduced bone volume and improved osseointegration features
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 7,520,871) System and method for tension-activated fluid control
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 7,481,791) Surgical suction irrigator
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 7,462,163) System and method for blockage detection for medical infusion
  • U.S. Patent assigned, (US 6,652,488) Surgical suction irrigator


  • M.S., manufacturing systems, mechanical engineering, Stanford University, CA
  • B.S., mechanical engineering, Santa Clara University, CA

Courses Taught

  • ENM 505 – Management of Engineering Systems
  • MFG204L - Material Processes Lab
  • MFG427 – CIM (Computer Integrated Manufacturing)
  • MEE344 - Manufacturing Processes
  • MEE499 – Design for X
  • MFG434 - CNC-Robotics

Research Interests

Automation, robotics, process engineering, manufacturing engineering, engineering management