College: College of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Designation: James F. Hardymon Chair in Manufacturing Systems, Professor
Research: Sustainable Products and Processes, Sustainable Manufacturing, Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes
Courses: ME/MFS 699 Sustainable Products, Processes and Systems; ME/MFS 507 Design for Manufacturing (includes few modules on sustainability theory and applications for product design for sustainability)
Collaborative activities: Collaborating with several national and international groups including the following: 1. ENSAM, Cluny, France (Professor G. Poulachon) 2. Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon, Portugal (Professor J.C. Outeiro) 3. University of Naples, Naples, Italy (Professor R. Teti) 4. Second University of Naples, Naples, Italy (Professor A. Apicella) 5. Seco Tools R & D Unit , Seco Tools AB, Fagersta, Sweden (Dr. R. M'Saoubi) 6. University of Lubljana, Lubljana, Slovenia (Professor J. Kopac) 7. Mondragon University, Mondragon, Spain (Professor P. Arrazola) 8. University of NSW, Sydney, Australia (Dr. J.A. Arsecularatne) 9. General Motors Research Labs, Warren, MI, USA (Dr. R. Stevenson) 10. Air Products, Inc., Allentown, PA (Dr. R. Ghosh)
Current activities: Teaching courses at UK at undergraduate and graduate levels in manufacturing processes, design for manufacturing, sustainable products, processes and systems; Conducting short courses and continuing educational programs on sustainable product design and manufacturing (nationally and internationally)
Current funding: 1. ATI/DoD, $375,000, Next Generation Supply Chain Modeling, PI; 2. ATI/DoD, $178,000, Next Generation Supply Chain Modeling (Supplement), PI; 3. IMTI/ATI/DoD, $450,000, Next Generation Manufacturing Technology Initiative (NGMTI): SIP Support and Predictive Models and Optimization Techniques for Manufacturing Processes, PI; 4. Semicon Associates, $125,000, Cryogenic Machining: Modeling and Optimization for Sustainable Machining, PI; 5. National Science Foundation (NSF), $200,000, Topology-based Hybrid Predictive Modeling of Cyclic Chip Formation in Machining, PI; 6. Kentucky Science and Education Foundation (KSEF), $60,000, Seeding Funding: Establishing the Influence of Drill Materials, Drill geometry and Coatings on Drill-wear and Drill Performance for Sustainable Dry Drilling on Mars, PI.; 7. Kentucky Science and Education Foundation (KSEF), $99,654, Improved Machining of Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants, Co-PI (PI: D. Puleo).
Expertise: Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Product Design for Sustainability, Manufacturing Processes
Industrial contacts: Worked with a large number of indistry groups such as General Motors, Ford, Toyota, General Electric, IBM, Lexmark, Semicon, Kennametal, Air Products, Haas Automation, UNIST, Inc., and have received significant research funding from these companies during the last 18 years at UK.
Keywords: Sustainable Product Design, Sustainable Manufacturing, Manufacturing Processes, Product and Process Optimization
Location: 414C Center for Manufacturing 40506-0108
Phone: (859) 257-3239
Fax: (859) 257-1071
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