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2016 SME College of Fellows

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Ten manufacturing leaders have been elected to the 2016 SME College of Fellows. Recipients are recognized by their peers and the manufacturing community as key contributors to the social, technical and educational progress of manufacturing.

Joseph BeamanJoseph J. Beaman, ScD, FSME
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ernest F. Gloyna Regents Chair in Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Joseph Beaman joined The University of Texas at Austin faculty in 1979 after receiving his ScD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering. His career work has been in both manufacturing and control. Beaman’s specific manufacturing research interest is in additive manufacturing. He was the first academic researcher in the field. One of the most successful additive manufacturing approaches, selective laser sintering, was a process that was developed in his laboratory. Beaman was one of the founders of DTM Corp. (now merged with 3D Systems), which markets selective laser sintering. He has also worked extensively with the special metals processing industry to develop next generation process control for super alloys and titanium alloys. Beaman is a fellow of ASME and the technical editor of the “Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control of ASME.” He was chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas from 2001-12. Beaman was elected to the National Academy of Engineers in 2013, received the FAME award in Additive Manufacturing in 2014, elected National Academy of Inventors in 2015 and received the SME Albert M. Sargent Award in 2016. SME Member Since 1994

Sandra BouckleySandra L. Bouckley, FSME
2017 SME President
Oxford, Michigan

Sandra Bouckley is the 2017 SME president. Previously, she was vice president of manufacturing systems, supply chain management and lean at GKN Driveline Americas where she led operational excellence by driving lean manufacturing and investment efficiency to establish an optimized manufacturing footprint for the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Colombia. Bouckley had global leadership responsibilities on the GKN Driveline Global Manufacturing Systems Council and had been with GKN since January 2015. She retired in late 2014 from the position of vice president, operations for the Electrical Systems and Services Business for the Electrical Sector of Eaton to which she was appointed in March 2013. Bouckley was responsible for developing and implementing the ESSG manufacturing strategy, while providing functional leadership across manufacturing, quality, operational excellence, supply chain, logistics and environmental health and safety. She joined Eaton in January 2011 as vice president of global advanced manufacturing for the industrial sector. Prior to joining Eaton, Bouckley was global director of operations at Tyco Electrical and Metal Products (division of Tyco International) where she led 20 plants and the manufacturing engineering activities. Previously, Bouckley served as director of advance manufacturing engineering for the front-wheel drive platform at Chrysler. She was plant manager at six different facilities in the U.S. and Canada and ran the largest plant (St. Louis Minivan Assembly). Before Chrysler, Bouckley held positions in product engineering at General Motors both in the U.S. and Canada. She holds an MBA from Michigan State University (Executive Program), a master's degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute). Bouckley is a professional engineer registered in the Province of Ontario, Canada. She was elected to the SME Board of Directors and is serving through 2018. In 2016, Bouckley was elected SME president-elect. In 2014, she was a STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Production) Award honoree from the Manufacturing Institute. Bouckley was named one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry by Automotive News in 2005 and again in 2015. She has served on the boards of the SME Education Foundation, GMI Alumni Association and the YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit. Bouckley is also a member of both the Society of Automotive Engineers (winner of Outstanding Younger Member) and Society of Women Engineers (former VP of Detroit section). SME Member Since 2004 

Hitomi Yamaguchi GreensletHitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet, Dr. Eng., FSME
Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Hitomi Yamaguchi Greenslet is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Florida. Previously, she served as associate professor at Utsunomiya University and research associate at the University of Tokyo (both in Japan) and as research engineer at Extrude Hone Corp. She has also served as a researcher abroad (sponsored by Japan Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) at NASA Glenn Research Center. Her research interests include nontraditional manufacturing (e.g., magnetic field-assisted finishing), ultra-precision finishing, surface functionalization and medical device development. Her work has been published in over 70 refereed journal papers, and she has been granted seven patents. Greenslet has received several awards, including the SME John T. Parsons Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2000, Outstanding Young Engineer Award (sponsored by the Japan Society for Abrasive Technology) in 2003 and Outstanding Young Engineer Award (sponsored by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) in 1995. She is a fellow of ASME, the secretary of a scientific technical committee of CIRP (the International Academy for Production Engineering) and a board member of the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME (NAMRI/SME). SME Member Since 1997

Behrokh KhoshnevisBehrokh Khoshnevis, PhD, FSME
Dean’s Professor of Engineering
University of Southern California
Los Angeles

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a dean’s professor of engineering at University of Southern California, a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors and a member of the EU Academy of Sciences. Through his passion-driven inventive research activities, he has made many useful inventions and innovations in different domains including robotics, haptics, biomedical, oil and gas, renewable energy, fabrication, construction and space systems. His automated construction inventions, Contour Crafting, is destined to cause a revolution in terrestrial construction and is regarded as the most promising approach for planetary construction of human outposts. A prestigious NASA organization awarded Contour Crafting the Grand Prize of the Create the Future Design Contest among 1,000+ globally competing technologies. In 2016, another invention of Khoshnevis, SSS, received the top NASA prize in an international competition on in-space fabrication technologies. Khoshnevis has over 160 technical publications, and holds over 70 U.S. and international patents. He has developed products that help people worldwide. Khoshnevis is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept fellow, as well as a fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineering and the Society for Computer Simulation. SME Member Since 1984

Brad KinseyBrad L. Kinsey, PhD, FSME
Professor and Chair
Mechanical Engineering Department
University of New Hampshire

Durham, New Hampshire 

Brad Kinsey is the chair and a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and a professor in the Materials Science Program at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the director of the UNH Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovations (a collection of 25 faculty members across the UNH College of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and the interim director of the UNH John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center. Kinsey received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1992, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. His other awards include being named a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation, the Ralph R. Teetor Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers and the UNH Assistant Professor of the Year Award. In 2013, Kinsey served as the Department of Energy Representative to the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office which coordinates the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. SME Member Since 2001

Ashok KumarAshok Kumar, PhD, FSME
Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
University of South Florida
Tampa, Florida

Ashok Kumar is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of South Florida. Kumar received his doctorate degree in materials science and engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (India). He also served as the director of the USF Nanotechnology Research and Education Center from 2009-11. Kumar has published 10 books, over 225 refereed scientific articles and holds eight U.S. patents. He has made significant contributions in the area of innovative processing of materials including thin films, surface engineering and nanotechnology for multifunctional applications. His research spans several areas of materials and manufacturing engineering, including micro and nanoscale fabrication, structure-property relationship in thin-film coatings, reliability issues in semiconductor manufacturing. Kumar has strong commitment to integrate research and education that include K-12 educational outreach, science education and nanotechnology industrial outreach. He has received a number of honors and awards, including AAAS fellow, ASM fellow, ASME fellow, AIMBE fellow, NSF CAREER, Professor Honorario and Outstanding Professor. SME Member Since 2012

Lonnie LoveLonnie Love, PhD, FSME
Corporate Fellow and Group Leader 

Manufacturing Systems Research Group
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Lonnie Love is a corporate fellow and group leader of Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Manufacturing Systems Research Group. He received his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. Love has over 20 years of experience in the design and control of complex robotic and hydraulic systems. He is the project lead for the Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) program at ORNL that is focusing on large-scale, high-speed composite additive manufacturing that is now being commercialized by Cincinnati Inc. His team has demonstrated the technology on a number of high-profile projects, including the first 3D-printed car (the Strati with Local Motors), the printed Cobra for the Department of Energy as well as high-speed, low-cost tooling for Boeing and Ford. Love was ORNL’s 2014 Distinguished Research Scientist, 2009 Inventor of the Year, has over 30 invention disclosures and patents and 125 peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the scientific advisory board for NSF’s Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. SME Member Since 2014

ZJ PeiZhijian "ZJ" Pei, PhD, FSME
Industrial and Systems Engineering
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

ZJ Pei is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, and a holder of TEES professorship. Prior to joining Texas A&M University, he was a professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Kansas State University, and the holder of the Carl and Mary Ice Industrial Engineering Professorship. Pei also worked in industry for four years, holding various positions at four manufacturing companies. From August 2012 to August 2016, he served as the program director of the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment program at NSF. From August 2016 to August 2017, he will be an ASME Foundation Swanson Fellow, serving as the assistant director for research partnerships in the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office. Pei's research contributions are in the areas of semiconductor wafer machining, rotary ultrasonic machining and cellulosic biofuel manufacturing. He holds three patents and has published more than 140 journal articles and 90 articles in peer-reviewed proceedings. Pei received his doctorate in mechanical engineering in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has received NSF Director’s Award for Excellence Program Director (2015) and NSF CAREER Award (2004). Pei has served as an associate editor for three journals and an editorial board member for seven journals. He is a fellow of ASME and SME. SME Member Since 1993

Tony SchmitzTony Schmitz, PhD, FSME
Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Programs
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina

Tony Schmitz received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Temple University in 1993, his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1996 and his doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. Schmitz completed a postdoctoral appointment at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and was then employed as a mechanical engineer from 1999-2002. During this time, he was also a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Schmitz accepted an appointment in the University of Florida’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in 2002 and joined the Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2011. His recognitions include: UNC Charlotte Lee College of Engineering 2013 Undergraduate Award in Teaching Excellence, 2012 Temple University Alumni Fellow, 2011 Sports Emmy Award (NBC Learn) for the Science of NFL Football, 2010 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper, 2009 UF MAE Teacher of the Year, 2005 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award, 2004 Journal of Tribology Best Paper Award, 2003 ONR Young Investigator Award, 2003 NSF CAREER Award, 1999 Measurement Science and Technology Highly Commended Article, 1999 NRC Postdoctoral Research Associateship (NIST), 1999 Temple University Gallery of Success Inductee, 1998 DoE /NAE Integrated Manufacturing Predoctoral Fellowship and 1994 NSF Graduate Traineeship. SME Member Since 2004

Hong Chao ZhangHong-Chao Zhang, PhD, FSME
Derr Endowment Chair Professor
Interim Department Chair of Industrial Engineering
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, Texas

Hong-Chao Zhang is the Derr endowment chair professor and interim department chair of industrial engineering at Texas Tech University. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tianjin University of Science and Technology in 1976, master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Aalborg, Denmark in 1986 and doctorate in manufacturing engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1989. His current research spans over sustainable manufacturing, remanufacturing, manufacturing systems and material processing. Zhang has published over 200 refereed journal papers and 136 refereed conference papers. He has served as associate editors for several journals, including “IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology” and “Engineering Design and Automation,” and the editorial board member of the “International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing” and “Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing.” He was the pioneer and first person to propose and organize the first ASME symposium on Environmental Conscious Manufacturing in 1995. Now he is a Distinguished Professor of Nations 1000 recruitment plan, and since 2011, has served as the chief scientist of 973 research program for the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. Zhang was elected as an ASME fellow in 2008 and CIRP fellow in 2010. SME Member Since 1985