William Z Bernstein

William Z Bernstein

Dr. William Z. Bernstein is a Mechanical Engineer in the Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Group of the Systems Integration Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Dr. Bernstein's research at NIST primarily contributes to two programs: (1) Performance Assurance for Smart Manufacturing Systems and (2) Enabling the Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing. Prior to joining NIST, Dr. Bernstein was a member of the C-Design Lab at Purdue University. His research at Purdue was focused on establishing frameworks and methods to enable environmentally conscious product redesign activities. Central to this work was the idea of infusing principles from the fields of Information Visualization and Visual Analytics into sustainable design. Dr. Bernstein's current research interests include Sustainable Design, Data-driven Manufacutring, Product Lifecycle Management, Visual Analytics, and Information Visualization.

DESIGN PATTERNS FOR VISUALIZATION-BASED TOOLS IN SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DESIGN

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Ramani K.
Proceedings of the 2017 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Visual Analytics Tools for Sustainable Lifecycle Design: Current Status, Challenges, and Future Opportunities.

Ramanujan D., Bernstein W.Z., Chandrasegaran SK., Ramani K.
Journal of Mechanical Design 139.11 (2017): 111415.
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shapeSIFT: Evaluating InfoVis Tools for Eco-Conscious Design

Ramanujan D, Bernstein WZ, Kulkarni D, Tew J, & Ramani K
In ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. V004T05A041-V004T05A041). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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A framework for visualization-driven eco-conscious design exploration

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, William Benjamin, Karthik Ramani, Niklas Elmqvist, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering. 2015 Dec 1;15(4):041010.
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Mutually coordinated visualization of product and supply chain metadata for sustainable design

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Devadatta Kulkarni, Jeffrey Tew, Niklas Elmqvist, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design. 2015 Dec 1;137(12):121101.
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Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence

Bill Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Joran Booth, and Sujin Jang  have received this year’s  Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence (2015).… Continue reading...

Prioritizing Design for Environment Strategies Using a Stochastic Analytic Hierarchy Process

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Mikko Koho, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design, 136(7), 071002
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Contextualizing Environmental Sustainability in Design Engineering Curricula

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Monica Cardella, Karthik Ramani
In ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference (pp. V003T04A025-V003T04A025). American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
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ViSER: Visualizing supply chains for eco-conscious redesign

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Niklas Elmqvist, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
ASME Paper No. DETC2014-34960.
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Profiling Energy Consumption of Smartphone Users for Environmentally Efficient Business Decisions

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin,  and William Z. Bernstein along with Professors’ Niklas Elmqvist and Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2013 Design for Manufacturing and… Continue reading...

shapeSift: Suggesting sustainable options in design reuse from part repositories

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin, William Z. Benstein, Niklas Elmqvist, Karthik Ramani
ASME IDETC/CIE 2013
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Designing-in Sustainability by Linking Engineering Curricula with K-12 Science Projects

William Z. Bernstein, Arjun Ramani, Xiulin Ruan, Devarajan Ramanujan, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2012 IDETC/CIE.
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Discovering Material Recovery Scenarios for Industrial Machinery

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Mikko Koho, Fu Zhao, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 2012 ASME MSEC.
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Teaching Design for Environment through Critique within a Project Based Product Design Course

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Fu Zhao, Monica F. Cox, and Karthik Ramani
IJEE: Special Issue on Design Centric Engineering Education, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp.1-12.
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Product and production systems life cycle and interaction

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z. Bernstein, Mikko Koho, Seppo Torvinen
Competitive and sustainable production systems and networks, KEKE
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First place in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium Poster Competition

Ph.D students Willam Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan and Professor Karthik Ramani won 1st Place in the 2011 Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium (ESE) Graduate Student Poster… Continue reading...

Implementing Design Critique for Teaching Sustainable Concept Generation

William Z. Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Monica F. Cox, Fu Zhao, John W. Sutherland, and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11), Vol. 8, pp. 55-65.
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Addressing Uncertainties within Product Redesign for Sustainability: A Function Based Framework

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2011 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2011, August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC, USA
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Integrated Sustainable Lifecycle Design: A Review

Karthik Ramani, Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, John Sutherland, Carol Handwerker, Jun-Ki Choi, Harrison Kim, and Deborah Thurston
Published in the Journal of Mechanical Design, Sept. 2010, Vol. 132, No. 9, pp. 1-15.
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Integration of Sustainability Into Early Design through the Function Impact Matrix

Srikanth Devanathan, Devarajan Ramanujan, William Z Bernstein, Fu Zhao, and Karthik Ramani
Journal of Mechanical Design, August 2010, Vol. 132, No. 8, pp. 1-8.
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Development of a Framework for Sustainable Conceptual Design

William Z Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Srikanth Devanathan, Fu Zhao, Karthik Ramani, and John W. Sutherland
Proceedings of the 17th CIRP International Conference on Life Cycle Engineering.
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Function Impact Matrix for Sustainable Concept Generation: A Designer’s Perspective

William Z Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Srikanth Devanathan, Fu Zhao, John Sutherland and Karthik Ramani
Proceedings of the ASME 2010 IDETC/CIE, Paper no. DETC2010-28340, pp. 377-383.
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