Robert Swader

Robert Swader

Mechanical Engineer



(608) 316-4706


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I am the prototypical tinkerer. I consider myself a “jack of all trades” and a “hands on” engineer. I have an array of private sector engineering experience and have also owned and operated a start-up business. I value the capacity for both divergent and convergent thinking. I have truly found my calling in the work that I do at the Morgridge Institute and love working with people to dream big and make a difference.

Areas of Expertise

  • Solid Modeling with Solidworks and ProEngineer
  • 3D Printing
  • Microfluidics
  • Small Machine and Prototype Design and Fabrication
  • CNC Programming
  • Laser Cutting and Engraving
  • Process Piping
  • Mold Design
  • Industrial Power Transmission Systems


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison