June                                                                                                                                                                         2017
Upcoming Webinar
Sara Behdad Ph.D.

 Alleviating Electronic Waste by Controlling Consumer Behavior
Presented by Manufacturing & Design Division
July 27 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time 

Presenter:   Sara Behdad Ph.D., Assistant Professor, SUNY - University of Buffalo 

Electronic waste (e-waste) is regarded as one of the fastest growing pollution problems worldwide. 

The e-waste stream continues to grow by close to 5 percent annually, three times faster than any other type of municipal waste, with increasing population and per capita product penetration rates. The purpose of this webinar is to clarify the role of product design and consumer behavior on alleviating the e-waste issue. 

For the webinar abstract and to register, click here.
Meet the Officers

This is the new item in our newspaper in which we will introduce M&D Division officers in their own words.  In this issue we introduce Dr. John Jackman, the current president of the division and Dr. Rohan Shirwaiker, current president-elect (for the period 2015-2017).

Click on picture for bio.

John Jackman Ph.D.
Current president of the division

Rohan Shirwaiker Ph.D. Current president-elect 

The IISE Annual 2017

The Manufacturing and Design Division of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) has sponsored the Manufacturing and Engineering Design Track at the 2017 IISE Annual Conference and Expo. The conference is a forum for exchanging knowledge and discoveries in the industrial and systems engineering research and practitioner communities.
Manufacturing & Design members delivered 76 presentations of which 24 had a full pa[er in the proceedings, and we had 8 poster presentations. Total of 16 sessions included M&D Track presentations.
More details about the conference and the list of all division awards will appear in the next issue of M&D Newsletter.
Click here for the M&D Track sessions.
Awards and Recognitions
Rohan Shirwaiker, Ph.D.
 M&D Division President-elect received the NSF CAREER award

Rohan Shirwaiker has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the national Science Foundation(NSF). Over the 5 years, his group will engineer a new bio-printing process using ultrasound waves to create engineering tissues with characteristics that mimic natural tissue. In addition to their potential applications in clinical treatments such bio-printed tissues can be used for drug screening and basic research in medicine.

Gül  Kremer Ph.D
Named Chair of Iowa State's IMSE Department
Gül Kremer Ph.D. has been named the C.G. "Turk" & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair in  the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. her appointment began August 16, 2016. Kremer is an active member and former officer of the Manufacturing & Design Division of IISE.
IISE Training Center
Advance your career with these upcoming  training courses.
June. 19 | Norcross, Ga
June.26 | Norcross, Ga 
June. 27| Los Angeles

Thank You Note

The Manufacturing & Design Division would like to thank Lourdes Medina Ph.D. for her webinar entitled  "IDDEAS - Innovating Design Decisions in Engineering and Applied Systems - The Case of Medical Devices"
This Webinar was presented  November 17, 2016 and it is available on the M&D division website.

Click here to view webinar.

Newsletter preparation:
 Dusan Sormaz, Ph.D, media director for the M&D Division, prepared this newsletter.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact him at  sormaz@ohio.edu.