Adam Peckens is the engineering lab director. Starting for Hope in 2014, he assists faculty in the Department of Engineering by preparing materials for all labs, repairing and servicing equipment and instruments, and instructing intro-level engineering lab courses. He also serves as the instructor for the computer aided design class.


  • B.S., geological engineering, Michigan Technological University, 2006

Professional experience

Adam worked for eight years as an environmental engineer on many different groundwater remediation projects around Michigan and the Midwest. He developed, designed and installed remediation systems to treat contaminated groundwater. He was also a first responder to environmental emergencies like pipeline breaks and train derailments.

Through his work, he obtained his Michigan professional engineering license.

Why I love Hope

Adam appreciates the wonderful experiences he has working with young, talented and creative engineers every day. From the time Hope engineering students arrive on campus to their senior year when they complete complex design projects, he enjoys having the opportunity to encourage and support students in their growth as professionals.

Outside the college

Adam loves to backpack, kayak and go camping.  He thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine in 2008 and continues to enjoy racking up miles in the national parks.  

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