2019 Newsletter                                                                                      Summer
Message from the President
  

Dear fellow M&D members,

I hope you're enjoying the Spring and looking forward to an exciting Summer!

In this newsletter, you can learn more about recent innovations in the design and processing of highly ordered functional materials and soft robotic platforms in the Research Spotlight article by Dr. M. Ravi Shankar. You will also enjoy reading Mr. Giovanni Cruz Gratacós' article about his study abroad experiences and learnings, as well as the article by our BoK committee, Dr. Harry Pierson and Mr. Steven Slover, about strategies to utilize the recently published Design and Manufacturing BoK chapter by academia and industry. Furthermore, this newsletter highlights important information about the upcoming IISE Annual Conference in Orlando (May 18-21). There are 82 talks scheduled across 22 contributed and invited sessions in the M&D track. Please accept this as my personal invitation for the annual M&D Town Hall meeting on Sunday, May 19 (3:30 - 4:50 PM in Wekiwa 10). During this Town Hall, we will present a comprehensive report on the M&D annual activities and accomplishments, and you will have an opportunity to network with colleagues while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and beverages sponsored by our eight university and industry partners.

Last but not the least, I would like to thank you all for your support of the division over the last two years. I enjoyed serving the division and am happy to pass over the baton to our next President, Dr. Lourdes Medina Avilés, and the new board, who we will introduce during the upcoming Town Hall.

We look forward to seeing you in Orlando soon!
 
Best Regards,
Rohan Shirwaiker, PhD
M&D Division President

Time is running out to register! 


WELCOME TO THE LARGEST INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING EVENT OF THE YEAR!
 
The IISE Annual Conference & Expo 2019 will take place May 18-21, 2019, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

The Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) is excited to invite you to Orlando for an educational feast fit for the profession's finest. At the IISE Annual Conference & Expo, you're joining leaders in the field, up-and-comers and students to network, gather new ideas and learn about innovative tools and techniques. Prepare to make connections that will aid your career and build friendships that last a lifetime.

Presentations will cover overall content of the profession instead of focusing specifically on research or applied solutions.  Register now .
The M&D  division invites you to join us for a broad range of M&D Track activities including:
  • 82 presentations
    • You can find our sessions here 
    • Search: "Manufacturing & Design"
  • Highlighted sessions:
    • Sunday, May 19, 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM:
      • IISE Transactions (D&M Focus Issues) Editorial Board Panel Discussion
        • Location: Wekiwa 10
    • Sunday, May 19, 3.30-4.50 PM:
      • Manufacturing & Design (M&D) Division Town Hall
        • Location: Wekiwa 10
SUNDAY, May 19
Session
Location
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Micro/Nanoscale Manufacturing
Wekiwa 10
8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Polymer Additive Manufacturing & Design
Wekiwa 9
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Additive Manufacturing
Wekiwa 10
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Micro/Nano-Manufacturing & Design
Wekiwa 9
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
IISE Transactions D&M Focus Issue Editorial Board Panel
Wekiwa 10
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Manufacturing & Design (M&D) Division Town Hall
Wekiwa 10
MONDAY, May 20
 
 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Applications of Data Analytics and AI/ML in Mfg.
Wekiwa 10
 8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Bio-Manufacturing & Design I
Wekiwa 9
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Sustainable Manufacturing
Wekiwa 10
11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Bio-Manufacturing & Design II
Wekiwa 9
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Biomedical Manufacturing
Wekiwa 10
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Bio-Manufacturing & Design III
Wekiwa 9
  3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Metal Additive Manufacturing & Design
Wekiwa 9
  5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Additive Manufacturing & Design I
Wekiwa 9
  5:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Combined Group Town Hall Gatlin A2
TUESDAY, May 21


  8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Additive Manufacturing & Design II
Wekiwa 9
  8:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Additive Manufacturing & Design III
Wekiwa 10
 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Metallic Processing
Wekiwa 9
 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Sensors and Control
Wekiwa 10
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Data Driven Manufacturing
Wekiwa 9
  2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Design I
Wekiwa 10
  3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Design II
Wekiwa 9
  3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Process Optimization and Improvement
Wekiwa 10



Research Spotlight  

Harnessing Molecular Machines at the Macro-Scale
by Dr. M. Ravi Shankar, Professor of Industrial Engineering at University of Pittsburgh

The natural world excels at utilizing hierarchies ranging from the molecular, macromolecular-scales through to the micro and macrostructural scales to elicit emergent responses critical for sustaining life. Particularly impressive is the ability to harness myofilamental molecular engines in animal muscles to seamlessly assimilate controlled responses. Emulating such structural hierarchies in active matter to harness molecular-scale organization to power active responses has become possible via breakthroughs in molecular switches, self-assembly mediated processing and their incorporation in actuators. As a result, new opportunities emerge for utilizing ambient energy source, including light, heat and chemical potential to direct actuation and manipulation. Fundamentally new classes of soft robotic platforms become possible, which have few parallels in the classical approaches for manipulating and actuating mechanical systems.

Read more of the article that includes;

  • Actuation from Order-Disorder Transitions in Soft Matter
     
  • Molecular Architectures for Magnified Actuation Profiles
     
  • Fabricating Molecularly-Ordered Macro-scale Structures
     
  • Light-Powered Machines
Student Committee
From Puerto Rico to Spain and Singapore: My Experience Studying Abroad 

By: Giovanni Cruz Gratacós  First-Year MBA Student at the Yale School of Management  University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez alumnus (Industrial Engineering, 2013)

When I first arrived at Madrid's Barajas airport in February of 2012, I had no idea what to expect. I had never been away from home for this long, and certainly not this far away from home. I was scared. However, I was also excited. As a kid, I always dreamed of traveling. Growing up in a low-income community in Puerto Rico, I never thought this dream would come true. But it did! Thanks to a scholarship from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, I was now about 4,000 miles from home.
 
Once in Spain, I committed to stepping out of my comfort zone as much as possible. First, I made an effort to engage with students outside of the group from the University of Puerto Rico. As an introvert, talking to strangers has never been my strength. However, by intentionally "forcing" myself to engage with those outside of my group of friends, I ended up learning and engaging with incredible people from completely different backgrounds. Second, I decided to use it as an opportunity to explore other areas of interest I had not been able to explore at that point. In Spain, I chose to take classes exclusively in the Education and Psychology departments. This not only exposed me to topics and concepts I had not yet explored but exposed me to a group of people with experiences and interest different from those of my classmates back in engineering school.
 
These commitments allowed me to make the most out of my experience in Spain. In fact, I had such an amazing experience abroad that I recently applied (and got accepted) to spend a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore next spring (in 2020). During my time in Singapore, I expect to learn more about Singaporean culture, as well as gain a better understanding of how business is conducted there, given their rapid growth and expansion as an economy.
 
You can probably tell I'm completely bought into the idea of studying abroad. Read more here. 
Design and Manufacturing Engineering - A New Knowledge Area in the IE Body of Knowledge

By: Harry Pierson, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkanasas and  Steven Slover, Process Engineering Manager, Lincoln Electric Company

In January, the revised IISE Book of Knowledge (BoK) was released with a new chapter on Design and Manufacturing Engineering. The new chapter is a welcome addition and has several potential benefits for the Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division. The BoK initiative started in 2014 as an effort to define the profession by enumerating and defining essential IE knowledge areas. The first BoK was published in 2017, and the current version consists of thirteen knowledge areas. Each knowledge area contains a high-level summary followed by a hierarchical list of topic areas and specific subjects.

Just as the BoK attempts to define the IE profession, the Design and Manufacturing chapter can serve to define the M&D Division. This can be considerably useful in recruiting potential members to the M&D division by helping them understand how the division aligns with their professional interests. It can also be used to help engineers in professional practice understand the division, potentially increasing industry membership and engagement.

For academia, the Design and Manufacturing BoK chapter represents a taxonomy of manufacturing-related IE concepts, with many potential applications. It may serve as a basis for course, module, or even curriculum development. It could also be used as a basis for describing an existing curriculum in a standard format, thereby simplifying communication and comparison between curricula. This might be useful for benchmarking across programs and accreditation, especially if it is augmented with class time spent on each topic. Further, it can also help with recruiting students into the field by providing a framework for communicating the essentials of IE, design, and manufacturing to first-year engineering students, high school students, and parents.
Welcome New IISE M&D Division Officers

We are pleased to announce the results of the recent M&D Division election. The following newly elected officers will join some of the continuing officers on the board for the 2019-21 term:
  • M&D Division Secretary: Dr. Harry Pierson, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkanasas
  • M&D Division External Relations Director: Dr. Alaa Elwany, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, University of Arkanasas
 
We will highlight their profile in our Fall newsletter....stay tuned!
New Masters Program in Additive Manufacturing and Design at Penn State University 

The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA has established a one-year 
Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MS AMD), 
Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing and Design (MEng AMD), and 
Graduate Credit
 
Certificate in Additive Manufacturing and Design programs that offer students and working engineers a unique opportunity to become technically outstanding experts in additive manufacturing in residence at University Park or online via  Penn State World Campus.
 
The MS AMD and MEng AMD degrees are 30-credit degree programs that are offered resident, in the case of the MS AMD, and online, in the case of the MEng AMD, to graduate students to provide the analytical and practical skills required to digitally design, develop, analyze, numerically model, optimize, fabricate, and inspect new components and subassemblies using appropriate additive manufacturing technologies. This requires knowledge across multiple domains, including industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering design, engineering science, and materials science.
 
The Graduate Credit Certificate in AMD is a 12-credit, non-laboratory graduate certificate that can provide you with knowledge and skills in additive manufacturing and design that can open doors to new career paths and further education focused on additive manufacturing and design. It can serve as an entry into fields that make use of 3D printing, including aerospace, consumer goods, energy, medical, and oil/gas. It's also an excellent way for already established engineers to add foundational knowledge of this emerging technology to their résumé and skill set.
 
The programs are housed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, but in reflection of the multi-disciplinary nature of additive manufacturing, will integrate graduate coursework across multiple departments from two colleges, Engineering and Earth and Mineral Sciences. Contributing departments include Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, and Materials Science and Engineering. Visit the Key Faculty page to learn more about the instructors.

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