April 16-18, 2013
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Chat with Experts - Integrated Design & ManufacturingApril 17; 4:00 p.m.
Making Design Decisions Involving Multiple Performance Attributes (IDMCHAT20)
University of Toledo
Efstratios Nikolaidis is a Professor and Graduate Director of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. His research is on reliability analysis and optimization of aerospace, automotive and ocean structures, and on structural dynamics. He has published three books, three book chapters, and over 100 journal and conference papers, mostly on probabilistic methods, possibility, evidence theory and imprecise probability. Since the middle 1990's, he has focused on decision under uncertainty with limited information.
Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed
Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed is SAE Fellow. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the SAE International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing and the Chair of the SAE Journals' Editorial Board. Dr. El-Sayed is a member of the Michigan Academy of Green Mobility (MAGMA). He is well recognized as technical leader in vehicle integration, vehicle development, and optimization. Through his research, teaching, and practice he made numerous original contributions to advance the state of the art in automotive development, performance, vehicle development process, lean, and integrated design and manufacturing. Currently, Dr. El-Sayed is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Vehicle Durability and Integration Laboratory at Kettering University. Dr. El-Sayed has over thirty years of industrial, teaching, and research experience and over a hundred publications in the field of automotive design, development, and validation. Dr. El-Sayed worked as lead engineer on the design optimization and Quality, Durability, and Reliability integration of several General Motors vehicles and architectures. He earned several awards from GM related to vehicle development, validation and manufacturability. Dr. El-Sayed has also worked as the director of engineering and chief engineer and consultant for several automotive suppliers.
Dr. Vijitashwa Pandey received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008, and currently works as a postdoctoral research associate/lecturer at Oakland University. He is an active researcher in mechanical engineering, particularly the areas of: design optimization, decision based design, reliability engineering and sustainability. His work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journal and conference publications, in addition to two textbooks. He is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary and sustainable efforts in engineering design.
Why Industrial Companies have Problems with Recalls Quality and Reliability, and Less Profit than Planned. The Way for Improvement this Situation (IDMCHAT10)
Quality, Product Group Interiors
Todd Gross is Vice President, Quality, Product Group Interiors at Johnson Controls, a $42B global provider of building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions. He leads all aspects of quality for the company's cockpit, door panel, floor consoles, and overhead systems business from his office in Plymouth, MI USA and assumed this responsibility in April 2012.
Dr. Lev Klyatis
Dr. Lev Klyatis is a member of the Board of Directors International Association of Arts & Sciences. He created a new world technology for accelerated solution of accurate prediction reliability/durability/maintainability/safety problems during service life through innovation in the fields of accurate physical simulation, accelerated reliability/durability testing, and successful problems prevention. He developed a methodology of reducing life cycle cost, complaints, and recalls. He has three doctoral degrees: Ph.D. in Engineering Technology, Sc.D. (high level of East European Doctor's degree in Engineering Technology), and Dr.-Ing. Habilitated (high level of West European doctor's degree in Engineering).
Dr. Bryan Dodson
Dr. Bryan Dodson has 15 years of leadership in product development and 10 years of experience in manufacturing. Prior to joining SKF, Dr. Dodson has held the positions of Senior Director Corporate Quality & Continuous Improvement for Collins & Aikman and Associate Director of Quality & Reliability Engineering with global responsibility for Visteon Dr. Dodson has authored several books including: The Reliability Engineering Handbook, Practical Accelerated Testing, and Weibull Analysis: with Software. Dr. Dodson has also developed several software packages including; The Training Pro Interactive Study Guides, The Reliability & Maintenance Analyst, and Measurement Assurance. Dr. Dodson served as Chair of the committee that created the International Quality Federation's Six Sigma Exam. He also developed the software that delivers this state of the art exam. Dr. Dodson has published numerous articles in technical journals and teaches several courses for technical societies and as an adjunct faculty member at universities.