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Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Engineering
Focus Research Areas

 Research Areas

Faculty Members

Integrated Product Design and Ergonomics

Vehicle design and development, Vehicle ergonomics, Safety engineering, Modular products and systems, Robust design and reliability, Industrial Ergonomics, Human Vibration, Biomechanical Modeling
Bhise, Chen, Kim, Knight, Rodrick, Zakarian

Information Systems

Enterprise integration and resource planning, Supply-chain management, Information modeling, Data and knowledge management.

Chang, Li, Ulgen
Intelligent Manufacturing  

Manufacturing Processes

Metal forming, Metrology, Manufacturing processes and machine tools, Intelligent diagnostics and decision-making systems

Chen, Kridli, Lee, Orady

Manufacturing Systems

Optimization, Simulation and systems modeling, Lean manufacturing, Logistics

Kachhal, Knight, Liu, Ulgen, Zakarian
Health Care SystemsKachhal, Li, Liu

Please refer to the faculty page for contact information. More information on our research will be available soon. Come back often, thanks!
Metrology LaboratoryMSEL Bay Area

Rapid Prototyping Laboratory

Room 1191 EC
Simulation and Automation LaboratoryRoom 1070 EC

Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory

MSEL Bay Area
Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics LaboratoryRoom 1000 EC
Robotics LaboratoryRoom 184 ELB
Precision Machining LaboratoryMSEL Bay Area

Please visit the Laboratories page for descriptions and equipment information of these labs as well as links to their homepages.
Industrial Interactions
We currently have ongoing research projects with the following companies, more information will be posted as it becomes available:

Intelligent Tolerance Design Module for Injection Molded Parts
Division of Knowledge-based Engineering, Visteon Automotive
Chen and Chang


Integration of Robust Design and Reliability for Quality Improvement
Interior/Exterior Division, Visteon Automotive
Chen, Knight and Aswad


Assessment of Ball Joints Performance in Relation to Design And Manufacturing Procedure



An Integrated Approach to NC Toolpath Generation
Ford Motor Company
Yoon (CIS) and Orady


Design and Modeling of Enterprise Integration Approaches for Complex Problem Solving
Department of Energy, University of California: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico


Custom-Oriented Management of Vehicles Supply Chain Using Fuzzy Coalition Games
Ford Motor Company
Chandra and Smirnov


Modeling Non-linear Demand Forecasting and Inventory Management under Uncertainty with SAP
SAP University Alliance Program
Chandra and Ulgen


Optimization Algorithms and Software for Development of Modular Systems
AutoNeural Systems (Partnership Between Visteon and Sumitomo)


Performance Analysis of Product Validation and Test Schedules
General Motors


Development of Modular Electrical/Electronic Systems
TRW Foundation Grant


Analytical Model for Evaluating New Manufacturing Program Uptime Target
Ford Motor Company