Research - Dr. Richard A. Wysk

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Dr. 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
  5. The Engineering of 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 fifty 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:

He is the recipient of the IIE Region III Award for Excellence, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the IIE David F. Baker Distinguished Research 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.