Carl Sorensen is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Capstone Program. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from MIT and has worked as a consultant in manufacturing processes for General Electric and Chrysler, as well as numerous smaller companies. He received the 2015 Ben C. Sparks Medal from ASME for his work in supporting design, build, and test education through the BYU Capstone program. He is the recipient of the 2015 Alumni Professorship Award from Brigham Young University, and received the B. Keith Duffin Teaching and Learning Fellowship from BYU from 2007 to 2010.
Professor Sorensen is the author of more than 50 scholarly articles and four handbook chapters. He has co-authored a book on product development with Christopher A. Mattson that is currently in the publication process. He is working on a handbook for Friction Stir Welding with Tracy W. Nelson.