Daryl L. Peterson

Daryl Peterson

Managing Director, Engineering Innovation Hub

Professor of the Practice




574-631-4471 (office); 641-757-7044 (mobile)


122C Cushing Hall of Engineering

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Daryl L. Peterson is the first managing director of the University of Notre Dame’s Engineering Innovation Hub (EIH). He oversees the coordination and operational management of the EIH’s technology, programs, and outreach in support of its dual mission of academic and industry engagement.

Prior to joining Notre Dame in January 2021, Peterson earned more than 20 years of manufacturing experience at Deere & Co.

He led programs for Deere’s global product lines, managing cross-functional teams charged with improving business processes and reducing product complexity. He led the creation of Deere’s Enterprise Digital Capability Lab, aimed at developing engineers as they worked with new technologies in artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, collaborative robotics, autonomous robotics, and lightweight materials. He also created a Manufacturing Leadership program to further develop the next generation of manufacturing leaders.

The Engineering Innovation Hub, on the first floor of Cushing-Fitzpatrick Halls of Engineering, is expected to be operational in summer 2021.




MBA, University of Chicago
M.S., Operations Management, Kettering University
M.S., Manufacturing Management, Kettering University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology