Paul Cohen

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

  • Phone: 919.513.0366
  • Office: 4357 Fitts-Woolard Hall

Paul Cohen He has worked industrially at Battelle Memorial Institute and the Wanskuck Co. performing metalworking research. His work has focused on the modeling of plastic deformation processes, development of new tooling materials and tribology. His more recent research has examined properties and processes at the nano-scale. He has served in leadership roles in industry-based university research centers, published over 100 papers and served in editorial positions for leading journals. He has won numerous awards from the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society for Engineering Education and National Science Foundation.

Research Interests

Cohen’s interests include multi-scale materials processing and biomedical manufacturing.

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 | C.A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty in Industrial Engineering Award, NC State ISE
  • 2021 | Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
  • 2021 | Outstanding Service Award, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers Manufacturing & Design Division
  • 2015 | Captain of Academia Award, ISE Advisory Board
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, SME



Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Systems EngineeringOhio State University1982
MSIEMaster of Science in Industrial and Systems EngineeringOhio State University
BSIEBachelor of Science in Industrial EngineeringUniversity of Rhode Island

Discover more about Paul Cohen



Automating the Search and Discovery of Manufacturing Service Providers to Enable a Digital Supply Chain Network
Starly, B., Cohen, P., & Raman, S. (2020), SMART AND SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 4(3), 276–280.
Provisioned Data Distribution for Intelligent Manufacturing via Fog Computing
Sherlekar, R., Starly, B., & Cohen, P. H. (2019), 47TH SME NORTH AMERICAN MANUFACTURING RESEARCH CONFERENCE (NAMRC 47), Vol. 34, pp. 893–902.
Characterization and Modeling of Catalyst-free Carbon-Assisted Synthesis of ZnO Nanowires
Kong, X., Wei, C., Zhu, Y., Cohen, P., & Dong, J. (2018), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, 32, 438–444.
Development and Characterization of Ultrasonic Vibration Assisted Nanomachining Process for Three-Dimensional Nanofabrication
Deng, J., Dong, J., & Cohen, P. H. (2018), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY, 17(3), 559–566.
Modeling of Catalyst-free Growth Process of ZnO Nanowires
Kong, X., Wei, C., Zhu, Y., Cohen, P., & Dong, J. (2018), Procedia Manufacturing, 26, 349–358.
Rapid Fabrication and Characterization of SERS Substrates
Deng, J., Dong, J., & Cohen, P. (2018), Procedia Manufacturing, 26, 580–586.
Reverse auction mechanism design for the acquisition of prototyping services in a manufacturing-as-a-service marketplace
Pahwa, D., Starly, B., & Cohen, P. (2018), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 48, 134–143.
A flexible data schema and system architecture for the virtualization of manufacturing machines (VMM)
Angrish, A., Starly, B., Lee, Y.-S., & Cohen, P. H. (2017), Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 45, 236–247.
Modeling of the dynamic machining force of vibration-assisted nanomachining process
Kong, X. C., Dong, J., & Cohen, P. (2017), Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 28, 101–108.
Particle learning in online tool wear diagnosis and prognosis
Zhang, J., Starly, B., Cai, Y., Cohen, P. H., & Lee, Y.-S. (2017), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES, 28, 457–463.

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Paul Cohen