The NAMRI | SME Founders Lecture was established to honor individuals who served on the NAMRC Scientific Committee from 1973 to 1981 and those members who founded NAMRI | SME when it was officially established, as well as other distinguished contributors to manufacturing who have been actively involved with NAMRC.
Chi-Hung Shen, PhD, FSME, “A Reminiscence of the Great Machining Years (1980s – 2000s)”
John C. Ziegert, PhD, FSME, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, "Prospects in Manufacturing Engineering"
Don A. Lucca, PhD, FSME, “On the Path to Ultraprecision Machining”
Ralph L. Resnick, FSME, "Standing on the Shoulders of NAMRI/SME Giants"
David A. Dornfeld*, PhD, FSME, University of California at Berkeley, "Advances in Manufacturing Over 43 Years of NAMRC"
*1990-91 NAMRI/SME Past President Passes Away at Age 66
Founders Lecture and M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal of ASME/SME Recipient Presentation
Dean Bartles, PhD, FSME, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, “Riding the US ‘Manufacturing Renaissance’ Wave: How to ‘hang ten’ in doing your part!”
Delcie R. Durham, PhD, FSME, PE, University of South Florida, “The 30-Year Trek to Sustainable, Scalable Manufacturing: Are We There Yet?”
J T. Black, PhD, FSME, Auburn University, “The Engineer’s High Privilege”
Ranga Komanduri, PhD, FSME, Oklahoma State University, “How to Conduct Research—The Rumford Way”
Yoram Koren, ScD, FSME, University of Michigan, “Creating the New Manufacturing Paradigm for the New Century”
Klaus J. Weinmann, Michigan Technological University, “A Few Observations Regarding Force Calculations for a Simple Forming Process”
Stephen Malkin, ScD, FSME, University of Massachusetts
Marvin F. DeVries, PhD, FSME, CMfgE, PE, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “NAMRC – Ruminations and Revelations”
Betzalel Avitzur, PhD, Lehigh University, “Road Map for Tube Making: From Tube Sinking to Tube Drawing with Floating Plugs”
Geoffrey Boothroyd, PhD, FSME, Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc.
Alan Male, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Kentucky
Lucjan Kops, ScD, McGill University
John Schey, PhD, FSME, CMfgE, PE, University of Waterloo, “Whither Manufacturing”
Milton C. Shaw, PhD, FSME, PE, Arizona State University
Taylan Altan, PhD, FSME, Ohio State University
No record of Founders Lecture. May have been replaced by these “Special Lectures” since NAMRC was held at UC-Berkeley.
Joseph Frisch, University of California at Berkeley
Erich G. Thomsen, FSME, PE, University of California at Berkeley, “A Short Review of Metal Processing at UC Berkeley Since WWII”
John G. Bollinger, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Wisconsin, “Visioneering Manufacturing for the Twenty-First Century”
Serope Kalpakjian, PhD, FSME, Illinois Institute of Technology, “NAMRC I to NAMRC XXV: Reflections of a Founding Member”
Jiri Tlusty, PhD, FSME, McMaster University, “Machine Tool Research”
Branimir von Turkovich, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Vermont, “Fifty Years of Chip Making”
First occasion of luncheon lecture by a founding member
William B. Rice, PhD, FSME, PE, Queens University, and Marvin F. DeVries, PhD, FSME, CMfgE, PE, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “From NAMRC to NAMRI – A History of the Early Days”