Glenn Rishel earned his B.S. in Business Management and A.S. degrees in Mechanical and Plastics Engineering, along with Certificates in Nano Technology Fabrication from Penn State University. Rishel focused in plastic injection molding processing, strength of materials, and materials characterization and testing of powdered metals, along with Oracle database administration while working in the private sector. In 2008, Rishel joined the Penn State DuBois Material Engineering program as a Research Technician. While at Penn State, Rishel worked nearly exclusively on powdered metallurgy. In addition to industry and academic research and running the materials labs, Rishel also has been an adjunct faculty for several Strength of Materials and Production Design laboratory courses.