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2013-14 NAMRI/SME Board of Directors

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Robert W. Ivester Robert W. Ivester, PhD, FSME, is deputy director of the Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., which leads efforts to co-invest with private and public partners to improve U. S. competitiveness, save energy, create high-quality domestic manufacturing jobs and ensure global leadership in advanced manufacturing and clean energy technologies. He is also an instructor for Johns Hopkins University's Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering and Applied Science Programs for Professionals. Ivester is the current chair of Washington, D.C. Chapter 48 and a 2002 recipient of SME's Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. Member Since 1996
Shreyes Melkote Shreyes N. Melkote, PhD, is a professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta). He received a PhD from Michigan Technological University in 1993, an MS from Washington State University in 1989 and a bachelor's of technology (with honors) from the IIT Kharagpur, India, in 1987. Melkote's research addresses both basic and applied problems in the areas of precision machining, micromachining and part fixturing/handling. He received SME's Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 1998 and also won the NAMRC 26 Best Paper Award in 1998. Member Since 1994
Steven Schmid Steven R. Schmid, PhD, CMfgE, PE, is associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Ind.). Schmid's research interests include manufacturing, design, tribology and orthopedic implants. Recent research includes mechanisms through which emulsions lubricate metal rolling and ironing, development of new friction and heat transfer models for use in finite-element simulation of forging and metalworking operations, use of environmentally friendly polymer coatings in ironing, and novel forming and fabrication schemes for metal foams. He received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1986 and subsequently joined Triodyne Inc., where he investigated machinery failures and consulted in machine design. Schmid earned his master's in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in 1989 and his PhD in 1993. He joined the faculty at the University of Notre Dame in 1993, and teaches and conducts research in the fields of design and manufacturing. Schmid holds a professional engineering license and is a certified manufacturing engineer. He has authored 18 books or book chapters, more than 40 journal papers and more than 100 conference papers. Schmid was a recipient of the 2000 SME John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award and the 2000 ASME Newkirk Award. Member Since 1994
Scientific Committee Chair
John Ziegert John Ziegert, PhD, FSME, PE, is professor of mechanical engineering, University of North Carolina, Charlotte. His teaching and research interests lie in the general areas of design of mechanical systems with special emphasis on machines and instruments for high-precision manufacturing and metrology, lightweight structures for automotive applications, and vehicle suspensions and drivelines. Ziegert became an SME Fellow in 2009, is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the American Society for Precision Engineering. He has served as president of the American Society for Precision Engineering and currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of the International Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology. Member Since 1994
PAST President
John Agapiou John S. Agapiou, PhD, FSME, is technical fellow in the Manufacturing Systems Research Lab at the General Motors R&D Center (Warren, Mich.). He is the author of a number of technical papers and coauthor of the book, "Metal Cutting Theory and Practice." Agapiou's research and development interests are focused on machining process and cutting tool systems for powertrain components. He is chair-elect of Oakland-Macomb Chapter 69, a former member of the International Awards & Recognition Committee and joined the 2007 Class of SME Fellows. Member Since 1981
SECOND Past President
Jian Cao Jian Cao, PhD, FSME, is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Cao's major research areas include the mechanics and instability analysis of deformation processes from micro to macroscale, material characterization of metals and woven composites, and machine/process design. She received her bachelor's in 1989 from Shanghai JiaoTong University, China; a masster's in 1992 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a doctorate in 1995 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cao is an associate member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering). She has received the following awards and honors: Distinguished Service Award, ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division, 2009; Best Poster Award, ASME MSEC, 2008; Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2007; Young Investigator Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers/Applied Mechanics, 2006; Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, SME, 2002; Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Japan-US Flexible Automation, 2002; Young Chinese Leader, Dragon Foundation, Hong Kong, 2002; Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award, International Society of Automotive Engineers, 1999; CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 1997-2001; ALCOA Foundation award, 1997; General Electric Chair Professor, endowed chair, Northwestern University, 1996-97. She holds two U.S. patents and has more than 170 technical publications. Cao was the 2011-12 NAMRI/SME president. She was elected an SME Fellow in 2010. Member Since 1996
NAMRI/SME Directors
Bartles Dean L. Bartles, PhD, FSME, is vice president and general manager for the Ordnance and Tactical Systems Division of General Dynamics Corp. He has served in both domestic and international capacities, with emphasis on manufacturing facility startups, plant management, program management, research and development, and production management. Bartles has more than 35 years of management experience. He currently serves as SME's vice president and was elected an SME Fellow in 2012. Dr. Bartles serves on the East Carolina University College of Technology Advisory Board, the Pittsburg State University College of Technology Industrial Leadership Council and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Industrial Advisory Board where he was also awarded the status of "fellow" in 2012. Bartles graduated from Shepherd University with a bachelor's in business administration, holds a master’s degree in international business from Tampa College, has a master’s degree in business administration from Shippensburg University, a doctorate in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and a doctorate in technology management with a concentration in manufacturing systems from Indiana State University. Member Since 2002
Bryan G. Dods

Bryan G. Dods is executive, manufacturing technology leader, global supply chain management at General Electric Energy (Greenville, S.C.). The Manufacturing Technology organization has responsibility for new product and technology introduction across GE Energy's global factory and supplier network. Dods has 24 years of manufacturing experience in various quality assurance, production management and technology development roles. He has been active in re-establishing manufacturing as a competitive advantage through participation with industry consortiums, government agencies, research institutes and universities. Dods is building GE Energy's Manufacturing Technology organization using a distributed manufacturing technology center model to utilize the best of GE's internal resources and leverage partnerships with global external resources. He holds a bachelor's in metallurgy, mechanics and materials science from Michigan State University, a master's in materials engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. Member Since 2010

Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Dr. Eng., is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Previously, she served as associate professor at Utsunomiya University and research associate at the University of Tokyo (both in Japan) and as research engineer at Extrude Hone Corp. Greenslet has also served as a researcher abroad (sponsored by Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) at NASA Glenn Research Center. Her current research and teaching interests include multiscale manufacturing processes, especially magnetic field-assisted finishing (MAF) processes, which are precision machining processes that utilize magnetic fields. Greenslet’s work with MAF has been published in more than 60 refereed journal papers and in more than 200 proceedings at both domestic and international conferences. She has received several awards, including the Best Paper Award at the 2006 International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Engineering (sponsored by ASME) and the SME John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2000. Greenslet is an associate member of CIRP (The International Academy for Production Engineering). Member Since 1997
Albert J. Shih Albert J. Shih, PhD, FSME, is professor, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering; associate director of the Medical Innovation Center; and acting director of manufacturing engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After he received his PhD degree from Purdue University in 1991, Shih worked at Cummins Inc. as a manufacturing engineer. From 1998 to 2002, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. Shih joined the faculty of University of Michigan in 2003. His research and teaching interests are in design and manufacturing. Shih has conducted research in precision machining of advanced materials, precision machine design, noncontact optical metrology and friction stir joining. Currently, his research and teaching is in biomedical design and manufacturing focusing on the application of advanced design and manufacturing technology to advance medical devices, healthcare operations and patient safety. Shih works closely with collaborators in the University of Michigan Medical School and is a cofounder of the U of M Medical Innovation Center. He joined the 2009 Class of SME Fellows and is also fellow of ASME. Shih is the recipient of the 1999 ASME BOSS Award, 2000 NSF CAREER Award, 2004 SAE Ralph Teetor Education Award, 2009 Fulbright Scholar, 2010 UM Rackham Faculty Recognition Award and the 2011 UM College of Engineering Research Award. Member Since 2002
Anil Srivastava Anil Srivastava, PhD, is professor, manufacturing engineering at the University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg. Previously, he was manager of manufacturing technology at TechSolve Inc. He received his bachelor's in mechanical engineering in 1974 from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, and a master's and doctorate in 1978 and 1985, respectively, from the Indian Institute of Technology. Srivastava is a member of ASM International since 1996, a member of ASME since 2003 and a corporate member of CIRP since 2002. He has served on the NAMRI/SME Scientific Committee since 2004 and has been a selected speaker for SME's Tooling for Composites conferences in Salt Lake City (2008) and San Diego (2009). Srivastava is also an editorial board member for the Journal of Manufacturing Technology Research and the International Journal of Nanomanufacturing. In 2003, he was the recipient of a $6,000,000 NIST-ATP award, and in 2009, received a $700,095 award from the Defense Logistics Agency. Srivastava conducts technical research and development work that can be directly transferred to industries in production environment. He supports industries in solving its machining-related production issues. Member Since 1996
Lihui Wang Lihui Wang, PhD, FSME, PE, is a chair professor of sustainable manufacturing at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Sweden. His research interests are focused on adaptive process planning, Web-based real-time monitoring and remote control, and human-robot collaborations toward better sustainability. A fellow of SME, Wang is actively engaged in various NAMRI/SME activities. In addition, he is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Manufacturing Research, editor of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, editor (Northern Europe) of Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing and associate editor of the Journal of Manufacturing Systems. Wang is also a registered professional engineer in Canada. His accomplishment has won him 12 international and institutional awards. Member Since 1999