industrial engineering ~ mechanical engineering ~ materials engineering
ø over a decade of combined experience as adjunct professor and instructor in broad areas of industrial, mechanical and materials engineering; includes graduate and undergraduate classrooms
ø ph.d. in industrial engineering as well as m.sc. and b.sc. degrees in materials engineering
ø expertise ranges from advanced quality control in manufacturing, engineering economy, design of experiments, simulation, quality engineering, system analysis and optimization, and introduction to computer programming to extrusion technology, stochastic processes, materials and manufacturing processes, fluid dynamics, engineering materials and heat treatment for metals
ø well-versed in operations research, applied statistics, lean manufacturing, and six sigma, with talent for integrating theory, applications and labs to optimize performance
ø concurrent decade-plus as research and development manager/scientist, complementing ability to deliver dynamic classroom educations through hands-on practical experience within the private business sector; includes training and supervising 35+ engineering interns, with specialization in lean manufacturing and statistical process control (spc)
ø dynamic communication, consulting, presentation, and interpersonal relation skills
ø excel in strategically prioritizing, planning, coordinating, and steering classroom functions and projects to maximize use of time and resources and optimize results
ph.d. in industrial engineering, cleveland state university, cleveland, oh; april 1993-june
thesis: a non-destructive method to measure the residual stresses induced by shot peening for non-magnetic materials .
m.sc. in materials science and engineering, beijing university of science and technology, beijing, people s republic of china; sept 1985-sept 1988
dissertation: the influence of the rare earth element (ce) on the phase transformation in steel alloys .
b.sc. in materials science and engineering, beijing university of science and technology, beijing, people s republic of china; sept 1981-sept 1985
university of wisconsin, milwaukee 1998-present
adjunct professor, industrial and manufacturing engineering department, materials department
have delivered dynamic graduate and undergraduate classroom instruction in broad subjects for over a decade, ranging from basic optimization techniques, simulation and fundamental of engineering graphics to manufacturing processes, engineering materials and heat treatment for metals
cleveland state university 1995-1998
instructor, industrial and manufacturing engineering department
taught introduction to computer programming for engineers.
beijing university of science and technology 1985-1988
teaching assistant, materials science and engineering department
facilitated courses in metal materials and phase transformation in metals
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research & engineering experience
r&d manager/scientist, gossen corporation-milwaukee, wi 1998-present
spearhead development of varied high-quality cellulose pvc profiles and extrusion tooling customized to meet customer/consumer needs and facilitate competitive market leveraging; project scope spans polymer flow dynamic analysis, thermodynamic properties and diverse formulations
effectively define, develop and implement optimal quality control and spc procedures in a lean manufacturing environment
contribute strong leadership skills toward training, coordinating and supervising 35+ engineering student/graduate interns
research associate, advanced manufacturing center (amc)-cleveland, oh 1993-1998
as part of advanced manufacturing program (camp), researched/developed non-destructive testing (ndt) techniques focused on resolving manufacturing process quality problems for major clientele
successfully measured residual stresses induced by shot peening in non-magnetic materials non-destructively for companies including general electric inc., metal improvement co. and eaton corp.
effectively detected cracks in electrical anodes using eddy currents for eltech corp; additional detected flaws and cracks in electrical drills using eddy currents for black & decker inc.
quality control engineer, china nuclear industry ministry-beijing, prc 1988-1993
applied extensive engineering knowledge toward steering
quality control and resource management initiatives supporting operations of 17
nationwide nuclear plants
• "density and cell morphology of rigid foam pvc-clay nanocomposites," polymer-plastics tech and eng, accepted for publication sep 2009.
• "extrusion of rigid pvc foam with nanoclay: synthesis and characterization," j. reinforced plastics and composites, vol. 1, june 2009.
• on-line monitoring of pvc density in extrusion process using ultrasound waves, international journal of polymer processing, september 2000
• eddy current offers a powerful tool for investigation residual stress and other metallurgical properties, materials evaluation, vol 57, #12, p. 1257, 1999.
• non-destructive residual stress measurement using eddy current. the sixth international conference on shot peening, sept. 1996, san francisco, california usa. icsp6, p. 356.
• eddy current measurement of residual stresses induced by shot peening in titanium ti-6al-4v, materials evaluation, vol. 53, #1, p. 22, 1995.
• board member, industrial advisory board, materials department, university of wisconsin, milwaukee
• institute of industrial engineers (iie)
• american society for quality (asq)
• society of plastics engineers (spe)
• society of manufacturing engineers (sme)
dr. nidal abu-zahra-chair-associate professor materials department
university of wisconsin, milwaukee
tel: (414) 229-2668 email: email@example.com
dr. ronald perez-associate dean, school of engineering & applied science
university of wisconsin, milwaukee
tel: (414) 229-6543 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
dr. taysir nayfeh-professor, industrial and manufacturing engineering department
cleveland state university.
tel: (216) 687- 6976
november 0000 xxxxxx xxxx , xxxx
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i am extremely interested in being considered for the associate/assistant professor opportunity with your department, and am submitting my cv for your review. in advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
as demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my background uniquely matches the requirements for the posted position. i have been an adjunct professor with the university of wisconsin-milwaukee since 1998, with broad graduate and undergraduate teaching experience within their industrial and manufacturing engineering and materials departments; i previously held an instructor position with cleveland state university s industrial and manufacturing engineering department. i am highly qualified in areas ranging from operations research, applied statistics, simulation, reliability, and quality to lean manufacturing and six sigma
concurrently, i have worked in research & development as a scientist and manager within the manufacturing industry, offering you years of practical, hands-on experience to complement my teaching background. in this capacity, i ve demonstrated dynamic leadership and communication skills in effectively training and managing 35+ student/graduate engineering interns.
my academic credentials include a ph.d. in industrial engineering as well as m.sc and b.sc degrees in materials science and engineering. i am also widely-published and belong to several professional organizations including iie, asq, spe, and sme and have served as board member on the industrial advisory board of the university of wisconsin s materials department.
as a faculty member, you will find me to be a student-focused, passionate educator committed to maximizing performance. i am confident that i could be a valuable asset to msoe, and am certainly available to discuss any positions where my credentials would meet your needs. i look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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