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Richard A. Wysk

Dopaco Distinguished Professor

Office phone: (919) 515-1549
Office fax: (919) 515-5281
Office location: 414-A Daniels Hall

PhD, Purdue University
MS, University of Massachusetts
BS, University of Massachusetts

Dr. Richard A. Wysk's research and teaching interests are in the general area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and medical device design and manufacturing. In particular, he is interested in: 1) lean manufacturing (waste elimination and setup reduction), 2) product/process engineering, 3) Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 4) Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) planning, design and control, and most recently 5) the engineering and manufacturing of medical products, including regenerative medical products. Dr. Wysk has coauthored six books including Computer-Aided Manufacturing, with T.C. Chang and H.P. Wang -- the 1991 IIE Book of the Year and the 1991 SME Eugene Merchant Book of the Year. He has also published more than one-hundred seventy-five technical papers in the open-literature in journals including the Transactions of ASME, the Transactions of IEEE and the IIE Transactions. He is an Associate Editor and/or a member of the Editorial Board for five technical journals. Dr. Wysk is an IIE Fellow, an SME Fellow, a member of Sigma Xi, and a member of Alpha Pi Mu and Tau Beta Pi. He is the recipient of the IIE Region III Award for Excellence, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the IIE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award and the IIE Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award . He has held engineering positions with General Electric and Caterpillar Tractor Company. He has also served on the faculties of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Texas A&M University where he held the Royce Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam, where he earned a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Areas of Interest

Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), medical device design and manufacturing and regenerative medicine manufacturing.

Selected Articles

  • Fuller, T., Wysk, R.A., Charuman, C., Kennett, M., Sebastianelli, W., Shirwaiker, R.A., Voigt, R., & Royer, P. (2010). Developing an engineered antimicrobial/prophylactic system using electrically activated bactericidal metals. Journal of Materials Science for Medicine, 21 (7), 2103.
  • Shirwaiker, R.A., Wysk, R.A., Kariyawasam, S., Carrion, H., & Voigt, R. (2011). Micro-scale fabrication and characterization of a silver-polymer-based electrically activated antibacterial surface. Biofabrication, 3.
  • Yang, Z., Wysk, R.A., Joshi, S., Frank, M., Petrzelka, J. (2009). Conventional machining methods for rapid prototyping and direct manufacturing. International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 1 (1).
  • Kim, N., Shin, D., Wysk, R.A., & Rothrock, L. (2010). Using finite state automata (FSA) for formal modeling of affordances in human-machine cooperative manufacturing systems. International Journal of Production Research, 48 (5).
  • Medina, L., Wysk, R.A. & Kramer, G. (in press). Supporting medical device development: A standard product design model. Journal of Engineering Design.
  • Yang, Z., Wysk, R.A. & Joshi, S. (2012). Setup planning for six-axis wire electric discharge machining. Journal of manufacturing science, 134 (2).
  • Yang, Z., Wysk, R.A., & Joshi, S.J. (2011). Global tangent visibility for polyhedral computer aided design models. Journal of manufacturing science and engineering, 133 (3).