teaching

lecturer

West Virginia University

  • IENG 302 - Manufacturing Processes

    • total no. of students 1,380 taught; 100 - 200 students per semester (IE, ME & MAE et al.).

    • Developed course materials incl new textbook, companion website, and other elements such as AM bingo.

    • WVU Fall'15 / Spring'16 / Fall'17 / Spring'18 / Fall'18 / Fall'19 / Fall'20 / Spring'21 / Fall'21.

  • IENG 493E New Product & Service Development

    • 28-43 students (IE and others).

    • New course development.

    • WVU Spring’19 / Spring'21.

  • IENG 493A / 593A – Product Service Systems

    • 14 - 24 students (IE, ME & EE; Business, Design).

    • New course development as part of IDEA Fellowship.

    • WVU Spring’17 / Fall'18.


Other Institutions

  • Industry 4.0 School and Industry Night. Lecture: Design Thinking for Product Service Systems. February 19, 2018, Kelowna, Canada.

  • IPSS Spring School - Operations Management methods and Technologies for PSS Delivery. Lecture: Technologies enabling PSS Operations Management. 13-17 June, Brescia, Italy.

  • Executive training for 12 executives and party officials from Shanxi province, China. Topics of lectures: 'Machine Learning in Manufacturing' and 'PLM Applications with regard to Manufacturing and Design'. 15 C-level executives. University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Bremen), Bremen, Germany. 2014.

  • Lecture series on sensor materials – fundamentals, visions and techniques. 'Sensorial applications during the Product Lifecycle'. 20 students (IE, ME & SE). University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 2012/2013; 2013/2014.

  • Lecture on 'Introduction to industrial engineering and management'. 120 students (IE). University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany. 2012/2013.

advisor (current):

Ph.D (primary).

  • Makenzie Keepers, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2019-.

  • Sathish Kasilingam, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2021-.

  • Mojtoba Farahani, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2021-.

  • Matt McCormick, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2022-.

Master (primary)

  • Milica Babic, MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2020-.

  • Anna Billey, MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2021-.

  • Rabuil Hassan, MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2022-.

Bachelor (primary)

  • Tanner Nichols, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2017-.

  • Robert Gianniny, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2018-.

  • Isabelle Nesbit, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2021-.

  • Jenna Soltesz, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2018-.

  • Murad Hamirani, BS Computer Science and Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2019-.

Ph.D (committee member/2nd advisor).

  • Paul-Arthur Dreyfus, Ph.D. student, Ecole Polytechnic de Lausanne (EPFL), 2022. (Committee)

  • Matthew Alastanos, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2021-. (Committee)

  • Mani Grandhi, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2021-. (Committee)

  • Benjamin Akosh, thesis title: "A Modular Design Optimization Framework Towards Flexible and Sustainable Production Systems". Ph.D. student, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2021-. (Committee)

  • Sadaf Kabir, Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2017-. (Committee)

  • Jake Rose, Ph.D. student, Computer Science, West Virginia University, 2018-. (Committee)

  • Darja Wagner, Ph.D. student, Production Engineering, University of Bremen, Germany, 2013-. (2nd advisor)

Master (committee member/2nd advisor).

  • Vy Nguyen, MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2020-.

advisor (former) (see also lab alumni):

Post-Doc:

  • Juergen Lenz, Post-Doc, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2018-2020.

Ph.D. (Chair):

  • Dr. Muztoba Kahn, thesis title: “Capital Equipment Upgrade Strategy in the Context of Servitization”. Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2015-2019.

  • Dr. Sameer Mittal, thesis title: “Towards a Framework for Smart Manufacturing Adoption in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises”. Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2015-2019.

Ph.D. (committee):

  • Maja Baerring, thesis title: "From Data to Decision Supporting Manufacturing". Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden, 2021-2021 . (Opponent)

  • Vitor Gazzaneo, thesis title: "Multimodel Operability Framework for Design of Modular and Intensified Energy Systems". Ph.D. student, Computer Science, West Virginia University, 2016-2021. (Committee)

  • Kaishu Xia, thesis title: "Simulation-Based and Data-Driven Approaches to Digital Twinning Towards Autonomous Smart Manufacturing Systems". Ph.D. student, Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, USA, 2018-2021 (Committee)

  • Mukund Subramaniyan, thesis title: "Data-driven throughput bottleneck analysis in production systems". Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden, 2020-2021 . (opponent/discussion leader at pre-seminar)

  • Karan Menon, thesis title: "Industrial Internet enabled value creation for manufacturing companies: A data and information management perspective". Ph.D. student, Industrial & Information Management, Tampere University, Finland, 2014-2020

  • Christoph Liebrecht, thesis title: "Entscheidungsunterstützung für den Industrie 4.0-Methodeneinsatz". Ph.D. student, Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany, 2018-2020. (second advisor)

  • Omar Al-Shebeeb, thesis title: "Analysis of the Integration of DFM Techniques and Effective Machining Parameter Selection in Metal Parts Manufacturing". Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2013-2019. (Committee)

  • Magnus Akerman, thesis title: “Implementing shop-floor IT and Industry 4.0”. Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, Chalmers University, Sweden, 2014-2018. (Chair of Grading Committee)

  • Mazin Alahmadi, thesis title: "Determination of Cost-Effective Range in Surface Finish for Single Pass Turning". Ph.D. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2014-2017. (Committee)

  • Theoni Paschou, thesis title: "Digital servitization and competences in manufacturing companies: a new framework and maturity". Ph.D. student, University of Brescia, Italy, 2019 (external examiner).

Master/Diploma

  • Assem Almadani, thesis title: "Effect of feedrate, depth of cut, tool material, and toolpath on dimensional accuracy and surface roughness of milled CFRP". MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2018-2021. (Chair)

  • Md Mushfiqur Rahman, thesis title: "Multivariate Time Series Classification Of Sensor Data From An Industrial Drying Hopper: A Deep Learning Approach". MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2019-2021. (Chair)

  • Fahid Hasan Pulak, thesis title: "Sustainability KPIs for Mass Customization". MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2019-2021. (Chair)

  • Israt Era, thesis title: "Prediction of Tensile Behaviors of L-DED 316 Stainless Steel parts using Machine Learning". M.S. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2019-2021. (Committee)

  • Faujia Islam, thesis title: "Sustainability Assessment of Direct Energy Deposition (DED) based Hybrid Manufacturing using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Method". M.S. student, Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2019-2021. (Committee)

  • Anne Probst, thesis title: “AR Technology along Porter’s Value Chain (draft title)”. MS Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2020. (2nd advisor)

  • Vadim Kapp, thesis title: “Pattern Recognition in Multivariate Time Series: Towards an Automated Event Detection Method for Smart Manufacturing Systems”. MS Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2020. (2ndadvisor)

  • Helen Torlino, thesis title: “Data flow framework to enable data analytics of MES data using OAGIS for SMEs.” M.S. Engineering/Industrial Management at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2020. (2nd advisor)

  • Valerio Pelosi, thesis title: “Data-driven context awareness of smart products in discrete manufacturing systems”, M.S. Engineering/Industrial Management at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2020. (2nd advisor)

  • Josage Chathura Perera, thesis title: “Sustainability-based Expert System for Additive Manufaacturing and CNC Machining”. MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2018-2020

  • Jonas Kohls, thesis title: “Scenario planning for an Internet of Things platform with logistics applications and ensuing guidelines for its business development”. MS Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2018. (2nd advisor)

  • Samantha Melroy, thesis title: “Impact of Next Generation AM-PET Helmet and Support Structure on Subjects’ Neck”. MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2016-2018.

  • Ephraim Pittore, thesis title: “The User Experience Redesign of a Product Instruction Manual Using the Poka Yoke Principle”.MS Design & Merchandising, West Virginia University, 2016-2018.

  • Nathan Smith, thesis title: “Real-time Energy Visualization Solutions for Light Commercial Businesses”. MS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2016-2018.

  • Patrick Schmidt, thesis title: “Scenario planning for an Internet of Things platform with logistics applications and ensuing guidelines for its business development”. MS Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2017. (2nd advisor)

  • Joerg Siegel, thesis title: “Leveraging service employees to build the capabilities required for service innovation“. MS Industrial Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, 2017. (2nd advisor)

  • Ulrich Misael Ngassa Nana, thesis title: “Conceptual development of state based approach to support structuring and utilization of the Middle-of-Life information”. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2015. 1st advisor.

  • Tim Schmidt, thesis title: “Use of socially intelligent products for product development. An example applying the Product Avatars concept in the sport industry”. Ind. Eng. and Mgmt. 2015. 1st advisor.

  • Bernat Fabregà Creixell, thesis title: “Development of a method to illustrate interdependencies between state characteristics of a manufacturing programme from the customer's perspective”. University of Bremen/Erasmus Exchange Student (Spain). Industrial Engineering and Management. 2013. 1st advisor.

  • Dennis Zeglin, thesis title: "Development of a Quality-Gate-based methodology to increase process quality in production”. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Mgmt. 2013. 1st advisor.

  • Benjamin Knoke, thesis title: "Analysis and illustration of dependencies of product state characteristics in manufacturing processes“. University of Bremen. Production Engineering. 2012. 1st advisor.

  • Mohamed Yassin Affoun, thesis title: "Method for identification of relevant product state characteristics evaluated in the machining process“. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2011. 1st advisor.

  • Sebastian Till Alexander Schäfer, thesis title: "Concept for implementation of knowledge management in small organisational units“. University of Bremen. Production Engineering. 2010. 1st advisor.

  • Lina Chan, thesis title: "Modeling of requirements of the infrastructure in decentralized logistic control systems and their technical enablers in ontologies”. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2011. 2nd advisor.

  • Boris Kuhlmann, thesis title: "Approach of a trend assessment to develop a most-likely scenario as part of strategic planning”. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Mgmt. 2009. 2nd advisor.

Bachelor

  • Joshua Gross, BS Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2017-2021.

  • Joseph Sullivan, BS Computer Science and Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2017-2021.

  • Will Keefe, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2019-2020.

  • Makenzie Keepers, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2019.

  • Assem Almadani, BS Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, USA, 2018-2019.

  • Christian Stone, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2017-2018.

  • Garret Carden, BS Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, 2016-2017.

  • Matthew McHugh, BS Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2016-2017.

  • Gabriela Lais Rozati, BS Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 2016.

  • Jakub Mak-Dadanski, thesis title: "Conception and design of a Quality Management Manual for archiving and provision of materials science research data". University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2013. 1st advisor.

  • Patryk Theisebach, thesis title: "Development of a concept to implement value adding company communication in social network services“. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2012. 1st advisor.

  • Max Dreiling, thesis title: "Communication in a collaborative environment using social network services for companies“. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Mgmt. 2012. 1st advisor.

Graduate student project (1-year)

  • Anika Conrads, Erdem Galipoglu, Anna Mursinsky, Britta Pergande, Hanna Selke, Mustafa Severengiz, project title: "Social Networks as a Platform for Product Avatars". University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2013. 1st advisor.

  • Johannes Kuder, Atilla Odabasi, Benedikt Rolfes, Jan Schönmann, Henning Sebastian Voeltz, Christian Wolff, Kamran Yazdian, Dennis Zeglin, project title: "Tracing of product states along the production process through information management”. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management. 2012. 1st advisor.


Examinator

  • Oral examinations for lecture 'Concurrent Engineering'. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management, Production Engineering, Systems Engineering. 2013/2014. 2nd examinator.

  • Oral examinations for lecture 'Extended Products'. University of Bremen. Industrial Engineering and Management, Production Engineering, Systems Engineering. 2011/2012; 2012/2013; 2014/2015. 2nd examinator.