Steve Jackson

Teaching Professor Emeritus

Up until his retirement in June 2021, Steven D. Jackson was the Director of Graduate Programs for the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute (IMSEI) at NC State. 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.


Research Interests

Steve Jackson’s research interests include product and process design integration; concurrent engineering; integration of business goals and shop floor strategies.



Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical EngineeringNC State University2001
MSIMSEMaster of Science in Integrated Manufacturing Systems EngineeringNC State University1993
BSCEBachelor of Science in Civil EngineeringNC State University1993


Process Monitoring Evaluation and Implementation for the Wood Abrasive Machining Process
Saloni, D. E., Lemaster, R. L., & Jackson, S. D. (2010), SENSORS, 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.
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.
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 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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Steve Jackson