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Ajay P. Malshe

Ajay P. Malshe, the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Ajay Malshe has gained a national and international reputation in academia, entrepreneurship and industries for advanced manufacturing, bio-inspired designing, functional multi-materials, and system integration and productization. Over the decades, application areas of his interest and contributions have included heterogeneous microelectronics for high-density systems; nanomanufacturing for extreme machines; in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing (ISAM) at the point of need; and biomanufacturing for future foods and farms for equity. He is a Fellow of five prestigious professional societies: American Society of Materials (ASM), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME), International Academy of Production Engineers (CIRP), Institute of Physics IIoP (London, UK) and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

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Stephan Biller

Stephan Biller, the Harold T. Amrine Distinguished Professor, School of Industrial Engineering & Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business

Stephan Biller's research encompasses such subjects as smart manufacturing, digital twins, Industry 4.0, supply chain management, analytics, AI and cloud. Previously, he served as founder and CEO of Advanced Manufacturing International, vice president of Product Management for AI Applications & Watson IoT at IBM, chief manufacturing scientist & manufacturing technology director at General Electric, and tech fellow & global group manager for Manufacturing Systems at General Motors. He is an IEEE Fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.


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Ali Shakouri

Professor (ECE)

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Shaoshuai Mou

Elmer Bruhn Associate Professor (AAE)

Co-Director, Institute for Control Optimization and Networks (ICON)

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John W. Sutherland

Professor and Fehsenfeld Family Head (EEE)

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Stephen John Elliott

Interim Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs

Head, Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation (Poly)

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Xiaoyuan Lou

Associate Professor (NE)

Courtesy Appointment (MSE)

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Ramses Martinez

Associate Professor (IE)

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Krishna Nemali

Associate Professor of Horticulture (AG)

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Yuehwern Yih

Professor (IE)

Academic Director, LASER PULSE Consortium

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Alina Alexeenko

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

Professor, (AAE, CHE)

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Martin Byung-Guk Jun

Professor (ME)

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Michael D. Sangid

Professor (AAE, ME)

Executive Director, Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC)

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Jing Gao

Associate Professor (ECE)

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Vilas G. Pol

Professor (ChE)

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Nathan W. Hartman

Dauch Family Professor of Advanced Manufacturing (Poly)

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Jeffrey P. Youngblood

Professor (MSE)

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Thomas H. Brush

Professor of Management (Business)

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Michael P. Sealy

Associate Professor (ME)

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Sabine Brunswicker

Professor, Digital Innovation (Poly)

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Suresh Chand

Professor, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Louis A. Weil Jr. Chair of Management (Business)

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