Professor of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at the University of Windsor. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s and Carleton and has worked in the petroleum industry in West Africa, Canada and the United States.
Dr. Frise’s industrial career includes working as a Schlumberger oil well wireless data logging engineer in Nigeria, an R & D engineer in hydraulics and as a design group leader in processing.
Academics include: Carleton University, Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles) , Windsor University where he held the Chrysler Canada /NSERC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Mechanical Design and founded Canada’s first University program in Automotive engineering in 1998.
2000-2016 Dr. Frise founded and led AUTO21, Canada’s National Automotive Research Program and largest research network.
As a volunteer he has served on numerous boards including the Project Review and Industrial Advisory Committees; Board of National Research Council of Canada (2006-2010); Defense Advisory Board of Canada (2007 – present).
In addition he has been involved in the Yves Landry Foundation, Canadian Automotive Partnership Council, Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering and of Engineers Canada.
Currently he is consultant to a number of firms in Automotive and manufacturing sector and advisor on R & D, technical issues and business development strategies. He restores old cars and motorcycles and lives in Windsor, ON.