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NAMRI/SME Founders Lecture

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.

Lecturers

2018
John C. Ziegert, PhD, FSME, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, "Prospects in Manufacturing Engineering"

2017
Don A. Lucca, PhD, FSME, “On the Path to Ultraprecision Machining”
 
2016
Ralph L. Resnick, FSME, "Standing on the Shoulders of NAMRI/SME Giants"  

2015
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  

2014 
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!” 

2013
Delcie R. Durham, PhD, FSME, PE, University of South Florida, “The 30-Year Trek to Sustainable, Scalable Manufacturing: Are We There Yet?” 

2012 
J T. Black, PhD, FSME, Auburn University, “The Engineer’s High Privilege” 

2011 
Ranga Komanduri, PhD, FSME, Oklahoma State University, “How to Conduct Research—The Rumford Way” 

2010 
Yoram Koren, ScD, FSME, University of Michigan, “Creating the New Manufacturing Paradigm for the New Century” 

2009 
Klaus J. Weinmann, Michigan Technological University, “A Few Observations Regarding Force Calculations for a Simple Forming Process” 

2008 
Stephen Malkin, ScD, FSME, University of Massachusetts 

2007
Marvin F. DeVries, PhD, FSME, CMfgE, PE, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “NAMRC – Ruminations and Revelations” 

2006 
Betzalel Avitzur, PhD, Lehigh University, “Road Map for Tube Making: From Tube Sinking to Tube Drawing with Floating Plugs” 

2005 
Geoffrey Boothroyd, PhD, FSME, Boothroyd Dewhurst Inc. 

2004 
Alan Male, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Kentucky

2003 
Lucjan Kops, ScD, McGill University 

2002 
John Schey, PhD, FSME, CMfgE, PE, University of Waterloo, “Whither Manufacturing”

2001 
Milton C. Shaw, PhD, FSME, PE, Arizona State University

2000 
Taylan Altan, PhD, FSME, Ohio State University 

1999 
No record of Founders Lecture. May have been replaced by these “Special Lectures” since NAMRC was held at UC-Berkeley. 

Special Lecture 
Joseph Frisch, University of California at Berkeley 

Special Lecture 
Erich G. Thomsen, FSME, PE, University of California at Berkeley, “A Short Review of Metal Processing at UC Berkeley Since WWII”

1998 
John G. Bollinger, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Wisconsin, “Visioneering Manufacturing for the Twenty-First Century”

1997 
Serope Kalpakjian, PhD, FSME, Illinois Institute of Technology, “NAMRC I to NAMRC XXV: Reflections of a Founding Member” 

1996
Jiri Tlusty, PhD, FSME, McMaster University, “Machine Tool Research” 

1995 
Branimir von Turkovich, PhD, FSME, PE, University of Vermont, “Fifty Years of Chip Making” 

1994 
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”