Center for Manufacturing
Prof. Fazleena Badurdeen (joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering):Research interests in mass customization, manufacturing system design and optimization, production scheduling, sustainable manufacturing and human factors/ergonomics.
Prof. Larry Holloway (joint appointment with Electrical Engineering): Research on automatic generation of control and fault monitoring software for automated manufacturing systems. These methods rely on analysis of discrete state models in order to convert high-level control specifications into executable control programs.
Prof. I. S. Jawahir (joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering): Research in metal cutting mechanics, sustainable product design and manufacturing, modeling and optimization of machining operations, cutting tool design, and performance evaluation (i.e. cutting force, chip control, tool-wear/tool-life, surface finish/integrity and part accuracy machining).
Prof. Doug Kalika (joint appointment with Chemical and Materials Engineering): Research in the area of polymer processing, including polymer blends and nanocomposites; investigation of structure, morphology, and polymer chain dynamics as a function of material processing history. Current focus on the formulation of polymer networks and nanocomposites for use as gas separation membranes.
Prof. Marwan Khraisheh (joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering): Research interest in advanced metal forming and material processing, friction stir processing, microforming, superplastic forming, constitutive modeling and multiaxial testing of advanced materials, and dynamics of machining.
Prof. Jingshan Li: (joint appointment with Electrical Engineering) Engineering for design, analysis, and continuous improvement of production systems, quantitative methods for lean production system design, production-inventory-customer system models in supply chain management.
Prof. Alan Male (joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering): Research interest in friction, lubrication, and microstructure/property effects in metalworking operations. Also interested in application of robotics to minimally invasive surgery technology.
Prof. Dusan P. Sekulic (joint appointment with Mechanical Engineering) Research on modeling of materials processing in manufacturing: metal bonding (brazing, and soldering) . Transparent phenomena and design for manufacturing of heat exchangers. Sustainable manufacturing (in particular energy issues).
Prof. Yu-Ming Zhang (joint appointment with Electrical Engineering): Research on automatic, adaptive, and intelligent control of manufacturing processes, particularly applied to welding.
Prof. Bruce Walcott (joint appointment with Electrical Engineering): Research on nonlinear, uncertain, flexible, and variable structure systems; intelligent identification and control via neural networks FLC; genetic algorithms, and active vibration control.
Chemical and Materials Engineering
Prof. Eric A. Grulke: Polymerization and downstream polymer processing. Polymer-based nano composites. Adsorbent carbons.
Prof. Janet Lumpp: Research on electronic materials, electronic packaging, laser processing, and sensors. Projects emphasize relationships between processing and properties.
Prof. O.W. Dillon: Research in finite element modeling of metal cutting mechanics, especially thermal effects and residual stresses, plasticity, strain gradient effects in plasticity, sustainable product design and manufacturing, metal fatigue and other life-cycle issues, mechanics-materials science interactions.
Prof. Keith Rouch: Research on dynamics of machine tool systems, control of chatter in machining systems, and application of finite element methods in design and manufacturing.
Prof. Kozo Saito: Computational and experimental studies on painting technology, including transfer efficiency of paint spray, deposition process in manufacturing, and the design of automobile paint booth systems. Also research on cultural aspects of lean manufacturing.
Prof. Scott Stephens: Research on fabrication of micro-electrical-mechanical systems (MEMS). Also research on high-speed machining spindle design using magnetic bearings.
Gatton College of Business and Economics
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Prof. Thomas Goldsby: Research interests focus on logistics customer service, supply chain integration, and the theory and practice of lean and agile supply chain strategies