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Kris Dressler
December 15, 2022

Obituary: Mechanical Engineering’s Kris Dressler

Written By: Caitlin Scott



We are sorry to share the sad news that our exceptional colleague and friend Kris Dressler passed away on December 1, 2022. He was at home and engaged with family and friends to the end.

A touching memorial website for Dress has been released that includes an extended obituary and photos documenting his extraordinary life. Find the memorial site here:  

We are so grateful to have known Dress and that so many of our students experienced the impact of his passion for engineering, innate curiosity, positive outlook, commitment to teaching excellence, and adventurous spirit. The April 2022 DRESSLERFEST event featured insights, observations and perspectives from his career and life after being diagnosed with cancer. You can view the entire event recording on YouTube, here:

Kris Dressler at Dresslerfest 2022
ME PTS awards Foley and Dressler
Pi Tau Sigma President Ethan Foley presents the 2022 Faculty teaching award to Kris Dressler

Dresslerfest Special Lecture