Steve Jackson

Director of Graduate Programs, IMSEI

Teaching Professor

Steven D. Jackson is currently the Associate Director for Industrial Programs. After obtaining his undergraduate engineering degree, Steve spent several years as a designer and design department head at an aircraft ground support equipment manufacturing company where he implemented product focused organization and closer cooperation between design, production planning and manufacturing personnel. He was later vice president, then president of a computer-aided manufacturing software firm where he worked in product development and general company management.

Following two years at a New York investment firm, Steve’s continued interest in manufacturing systems prompted his return to Raleigh for the IMSEI graduate program where he received his degree in 1993. Steve’s career has given him the opportunity to visit numerous manufacturing facilities and deal with a wide range of problems. He lives in Raleigh with his wife Carolyn, daughter Mary and son Will.

Education

Ph.D. 2001

Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering

NC State University

MSIMSE 1993

Master of Science in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering

NC State University

BSCE 1981

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

NC State University

Research Description

Product and process design integration; concurrent engineering; integration of business goals and shop floor strategies.

Publications

Process monitoring evaluation and implementation for the wood abrasive machining process
Saloni, D. E., Lemaster, R. L., & Jackson, S. D. (2010), Sensors (Basel, Switzerland), 10(11), 10401-10412.
Determining the economics of new moulder configurations
Morales, L., Lemaster, R. L., Jackson, S. D., & Hodgson, T. J. (2009), Forest Products Journal, 59(11-12), 60-66.
Abrasive machining process characterization on material removal rate, final surface texture, and power consumption for wood
Saloni, D. E., Lemaster, R. L., & Jackson, S. D. (2005), Forest Products Journal, 55(12), 35-41.
A sensor for measurement of friction coefficient on moving flexible surfaces
Ramasubramanian, M. K., & Jackson, S. D. (2005), IEEE Sensors Journal, 5(5), 844-849.
A material allocation scheme for optical fibre cable manufacturing: a case study
Hodgson, T. J., Jackson, S. D., Qu, P., & Cannon, R. E. (2004), International Journal of Production Research, 42(16), 3271-3279.

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