Industrial and Manufacturing
Systems Engineering
Focus Research Areas

 Research Areas

Faculty Members

Integrated Design and Manufacturing

Quality Engineering, Robust Design and Reliability, Systems Engineering and Product Architecting, Materials Processing, Metal Forming, Machine Tool Design and Metrology, Dynamic Systems and Machining
Bhise, Chen, Kridli, Lee, Orady, Xi, Zakarian

Operations Research and Decision Sciences

Applied Statistics and Probability, Multi-Expert Multi-Criteria Decision Making, Stochastic and Robust Optimization, Supply-Chain Management, Data and Knowledge Management, Facilty Layout, Health Systems
Chen, Kachhal, Knight, Hu, Liu, Ulgen

Human Factors and Ergonomics

User Interface/Interaction/Experience Design,  Cognitive Engineering, Industrial Ergonomics and Occupational Biomechanics, Aging and Work Capacity,  Consumer Product Design, Vehicle Ergonomics

 Bhise, Kim, Jia

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:

Reconfigurable TFT Cluster Layout Evaluation for All Demographics 

Hyundai America


Robust and Reliability-based Design with an Effective Model Validation Methodology

Ford Motor Company


Collaborative Research: Analysis and Solution Methods for Function Robust Optimization Models




Development of a novel, path-dependent failure criterion for the hydroforming of extruded aluminum tubes

Ford Motor Company



Online Diagnosis for Degradation of Battery Cell Capacity and Power Capability Considering Temperature and Cell-to-Cell Variability

Ford Motor Company
Xi and Lee


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