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From design and product development, to the formation of materials and rapid prototypes, to assembly planning and the logistics of the global supply chain, manufacturing research at Stanford takes place among faculty and graduate students in the Graduate School of Business and in many departments in the School of Engineering. Below is a list of Stanford faculty whose research fits the broad AIM definition of manufacturing. The list is followed by a more complete description of each professor's research as well specific contact information Additional information can be found at the Stanford University web site.

Graduate School of Business

J. Michael Harrison
Charles A. Holloway
Hau Lee
Sara Little-Turnbull
James M. Patell
Evan L. Porteus
V. Srinivasan
Seungjin Whang
Samuel C. Wood

School of Engineering

  • Management Science and Engineering

    Peter W. Glynn
    Blake E. Johnson
    Edison T. S. Tse
    Diane Bailey
    Stephen Barley
    Margaret L. Brandeau
    Robert C. Carlson
    Kathleen M. Eisenhardt
    Feryal Erhun
    Warren H. Hausman
    Pamela J. Hinds
    Özalp Özer
    Elisabeth Paté-Cornell
    Robert I. Sutton
  • Materials Science and Engineering

    Friedrich B. Prinz

  • Mechanical Engineering

    David W. Beach
    Mark R. Cutkosky
    Friedrich B. Prinz
    Kosuke Ishii
    David M. Kelley
    Thomas W. Kenny
    Larry J. Leifer
    Bernard Roth

Graduate School of Business

J. Michael Harrison, Gregor G. Peterson Professor of Operations Management

Stochastic models of processing systems, including both descriptive performance analysis and dynamic flow management; Brownian approximations in stochastic modeling; manufacturing systems analysis. Ph.D. Stanford, Operations Research, 1970

Office:GSB L 282, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-4727; Fax: 725-6152

Charles A. Holloway, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers Professor of Management and Codirector of the Excellence in Developing and Manufacturing Products Executive Program

Product and process development, management of supply chains, the establishment of strategic alliances between producers and suppliers, entrepreneurial companies. Ph.D., UCLA, 1969

Office:GSB L 335, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-2142; Fax: 725-6152

Sara Little-Turnbull, Director, The Process of Change, Innovation & Design Laboratory.
Office: GSB , Mailcode: 4910, Phone: 725-3257, Fax 736-1463

James M. Patell, Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management and, Co-director of the Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing.

Empirical investigations of the effects of corporate disclosures on the stock and option markets; manufacturing; technology; operations management. P.hD., Carnegie Mellon University, 1974

Office:GSB L 251, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-2765; Fax: 725-7979

Evan L. Porteus, Sanwa Bank Professor of Management Science and Codirector of the Excellence in Developing and Manufacturing Products Executive Program

Timing of reviews in concurrent design for manufacturability; resolution of incentive problems in supply chains; management a coordination of supply chains; management of the supplier–buyer relationship in a supply chain; inventory management, information acquisition, and contract design for new product introductions in a supply chain; dynamic statistical process control. Ph.D., Case Institute of Technology, 1967

Office:GSB L 333, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-31124; Fax: 725-7979

V. Srinivasan, Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Marketing and Management Science

Methods of understanding the structure of multi-attributed customer preferences, new product development.

Office:GSB L 278, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-8505; Fax: 725-6152

Seungjin Whang, Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology and Graduate School of Business Trust Faculty Fellow for 1998-99

Supply chain management, pricing for network service, economics of software. Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1988.

Office:GSB L 304, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-4756; Fax: 725-7979

Samuel C. Wood (On Sabbatical Autumn and Spring), Assistant Professor of Manufacturing and Technology

Evolution of manufacturing technology, economic performance modeling of production systems, semiconductor proces development and manufacturing, managing the transition from process development to mass production. Ph.D., Stanford 1994

Office:GSB L 283, Mailcode: 5015, Phone: 723-2492; Fax: 725-6152

School of Engineering

Aeronautics and Astronautics Department

Juan Alonso, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Computing Lab

Professor Alonso's research has focused on the computational simulation of unsteady aeroelastic flows using a combination of efficient implicit dual-time stepping algorithms and distributed memory parallel computing platforms. Using these techniques, the turnaround for the simulation of unsteady aeroelastic flows can fit comfortably within the preliminary design phase. He is also interested in the application of high-fidelity computational methods to aircraft design and in the development of multidisciplinary analysis and design procedures that address manufacturing constraints.

Durand Building, Room 365 Phone: (650) 723-9954 Fax : (650) 725-3377

Fu-Kuo Chang, Professor and Director Structures and Composites Lab

Professor Chang's primary research interest is in the area of advanced fiber-reinforced composite materials with applications that range from aircraft and spacecraft structures to bio-engineering medical devices. His specialties include damage tolerance, failure analysis, and fracture mechanics for composite materials, and advanced numerical methods for structural analysis. Most of his work involves both analysis and experiments. His recent research topics include: damage in composites under static or impact loading; damage tolerance of notched composites; compression failure and delamination growth; bolted composite joints; and design of composite hip prosthesis. He is presently also involved in smart-structure design on developing technologies for health-monitoring of composite structures and actively controlling the response of the structures. Ph.D. Michigan 1983

Office: Durand Bldg., Rm. 385; Mailcode: 4035; Phone: 723-3466 Fax: 725-3377;

Illan Kroo, Professor

Professor Kroo's research involves work in three general areas: multidisciplinary optimization and aircraft synthesis, unconventional aircraft, and low-speed aerodynamics. Current research in the field of aircraft synthesis, sponsored by NASA and industry, includes the development of a new computational architecture for aircraft design, and its integration with numerical optimization. Studies of unconventional configurations employ rapid turnaround analysis methods in the design of efficient subsonic and supersonic commercial aircraft. Recent research has included investigation of configurations such as joined wings, oblique wings, and tailless aircraft. Nonlinear low-speed aerodynamics studies have focused on vortex wake roll-up, refined computation of induced drag, the design of wing tips, and the aerodynamics of maneuvering aircraft.


Stephen M. Rock, Associate Professor Control Systems

Professor Rock's research interests are the development and application of innovative control approaches for aircraft and robotic systems. A current focus is the development of a specification generation procedure that will enable the partitioning of an integrated flight/propulsion control design. Present emphasis is towards developing this technology for helicopter applications. Other ongoing research includes the development of nonlinear flight-control logic. Applications are aircraft operating in regions characterized by rapidly changing angles of attack and aircraft that employ pneumatic effectors for attitude control. Professor Rock is also active in the Aerospace Robotics Laboratory where his interests include developing an integrated vehicle/manipulator control system for a tethered remotely operated undersea vehicle (submarine).Ph.D. Stanford 1978

Office: Durand Bldg., Rm. 028B; Mailcode: 4035; Phone: 723-3343 Fax: 723-3738;

George S. Springer, Paul Pigott Professor; former Departmental Chair of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Professor Springer's research focuses on the manufacture, design, and service life of fiber-reinforced organic matrix composites. Models and expert systems are utilized for establishing and controlling the proper manufacturing conditions and for designing parts that have the required static and dynamic properties, durability, and resistance to impact and adverse environmental conditions. Extensive laboratory tests are performed in support of the analytical models. Fiber optic, microchip, and piezoelectric sensors are also employed to monitor structural behavior. Current research applies to the design and manufacture of aerospace and land vehicles, hip replacements, aortic stems, skis and snowboards, and the reinforcement of masonry buildings. Ph.D. Yale 1962

Office: Durand Bldg., Rm. 367; Mailcode: 4035; Phone: 723-4135 Fax: 723-0062;

Stephen W. Tsai, Professor (Research) Composite Materials and Structures

Professor Tsai's research interest is in the development of design methodology and fast prototyping of composite materials and structures. As an emerging technology, composite materials offer unique performances for structures that combine light weight with durability. Keys to the successful utilization of composite materials are predictability in performance and cost effective design of anisotropic, laminated structures. Current emphasis is placed on the understanding of failure modes, and computer simulation for design and cost estimation. D. Eng. Yale 1961

Office: Durand Bldg., Rm. 381; Mailcode: 4035; Phone: 725-3305 Fax: 725-1538;

Chemical Engineering Department

Alice P. Gast, Professor (and Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory Faculty, and, by courtesy, of Chemistry) Physics of Complex Fluids

Gast focuses on the thermodynamic and transport properties of dispersions of small particles, polymeric micelles, and emulsions. Models of the statistical distribution of interacting particles in suspension enable her to understand the liquid structure, dynamics and phase transitions occurring in complex fluids. Ph.D. Princeton 1984

Office: Keck Bldg., Rm. 279; Mailcode: 5025; Phone: 725-3145 Fax: 725-7294;

Charles B. Musgrave, Assistant Professor (jointly with Materials Science and Engineering) Atomistic Simulations of Integrated Circuit Processing, Semiconductor Surfaces, and Nanofabrication

Musgrave's research applies quantum mechanics to study the chemistry of integrated circuit processing, the properties of surfaces, and thin films. He uses atomistic computational methods to determine the chemical mechanisms and kinetics of gas phase, surface and solid state reactions used in integrated circuit manufacture and to calculate the properties of the resulting structures. His aim is to computationally prototype chemistries for future nanofabrication. Ph.D. Caltech 1994

Office: Stauffer III Bldg., Rm. 213; Mailcode: 5025; Phone: 725-9176 Fax: 723-9780;

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Martin A. Fischer, Assistant Professor Construction Engineering and Management

Fischer focuses his research on creating 4D symbolic product and process models to represent the information required in the life cycle of engineered facilities. His main interests are in integrating these models to facilitate data exchange among project participants and phases, to support computer-aided construction planning, and to automate constructability feedback. Ph.D. Stanford 1991

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 293; Mailcode: 4020; Phone: 725-4649 Fax: 725-6014;

Raymond E. Levitt, Professor; Director, Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects

Levitt's research aims to formalize theory and tools to support the systematic (re)engineering of organizations engaged in fast-paced project-oriented work processes. His ongoing "Virtual Design Team" research develops computational models of project oriented work processes and the organizations executing them, and can predict the impact of changes in product specifications, work process plans, organization structure and communication tools on process quality and efficiency. He co-founded, and serves as a Director of, Design Power, Inc. and Vite. Ph.D. Stanford 1975

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 294; Mailcode: 4020; Phone: 723-2677 Fax: 725-8662;

C. B. (Bob) Tatum, Professor; Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor Tatum's teaching includes courses concerning construction engineering, building systems, and high-tech construction. His research interests focus on technological advancement in construction and design-construction integration. Professor Tatum worked for 15 years on heavy and industrial construction projects before joining the Stanford faculty in 1983. He is a registered professional engineer in Colorado and Washington. Ph.D. Stanford 1983 Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 292; Mailcode: 4020; Phone: 723-5465 Fax: 725-6014;

Computer Science Department

Leonidas J. Guibas, Professor Computational Geometry, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, Robotics, Algorithms

Guibas works on computer representations and algorithms for sensing, modelling, manipulating, and rendering physical objects and processes. His current interests include global illumination, algorithms, image database browsing and navigation, visibility and motion planning algorithms, data structures for mobile data, and the foundations of geometric algorithms. Ph.D. Stanford 1976

Office: Gates Bldg., Rm. 374; Mailcode: 9035; Phone: 723-0304 Fax: 723-0033;

Patrick Hanrahan, Canon USA Professor (jointly with Electrical Engineering) Computer Graphics, Geometry, and Visualizations

Professor Hanrahan's current research involves rendering algorithms, high performance graphics architectures, and systems support for graphical interaction. He also has worked on raster graphics systems, computer animation and modelling and scientific visualization, in particular, volume rendering. Ph.D. Wisconsin 1986

Office: Gates Bldg., Rm. 370; Mailcode: 9035; Phone: 723-8530 Fax: 723-0033;

Oussama Khatib, Associate Professor (and, by courtesy, of Mechanical Engineering) Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Oussama Khatib received a Ph.D. degree from Sup-Aero Toulouse, France in 1980. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and by courtesy Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. Professor Khatib is concerned with both the methodologies and the technologies of autonomous robot systems. He has worked in various aspects of robotics for the last 20 years. His research focuses on task-oriented sensor-based mobile manipulation for robot operations in unstructured environments. Professor Khatib is also working on haptic systems for human/machine interactions. Ph.D. Sup-Aero (France) 1980

Office: Gates Bldg., Rm. 144; Mailcode: 9010; Phone: 723-9753 Fax: 725-1449;

Jean-Claude Latombe, Professor of Computer Science; Departmental Chair of Computer Science Robotics, Geometric Computing, and Artificial Intelligence

Latombe studies autonomous agents that sense, plan, and act in real and/or virtual worlds. He is particularly interested in algorithms and system architectures for geometric, spatial, and physical reasoning. Most of his work deals with representing, sensing, planning, controlling, and rendering motions of physical objects. This spans a variety of topics, including: collision-free path planning among obstacles, optimal motion planning using dynamics equations, motion planning to achieve visual tasks, dealing with sensing an control uncertainty, assembly planning, construction of 3-D models of complex environments, visual tracking of articulated objects, relating shapes to functions, and reasoning in multiple-agent worlds. Current applications include robot-assisted medical surgery, integration of design and manufacturing, graphic animation of digital actors, rational pharmaceutical drug design, and active observation of remote physical environments on the Internet. Docteur d'Etat Grenoble 1977

Office: Gates Bldg., Rm. 154; Mailcode: 9010; Phone: 723-0350 Fax: 723-9745; Fax: 7251449;

Electrical Engineering Department

Robert W. Dutton, Professor; Director of Research, Center for Integrated Systems

Dutton's group develops and applies computer aids to process modelling and device analysis. Circuit design activities with special emphasis on layout-based extraction of electrical behavior of devices and SPICE models. Activities include primarily silicon technology modelling both for digital and analog circuits, including OE/RF applications. He uses parallel processing hardware for numerical analysis in collaboration with ME, CE, and CSD faculty. Ph.D. Berkeley 1970

Office: CISX Bldg., Rm. 333; Mailcode: 4075; Phone: 723-4138 Fax: 725-7731;

Krishna C. Saraswat, Professor Fabrication Processes, Device Structures, Materials and Equipment for Microelectronics and Flat Panel Display Manufacturing; Associate Director of the NSF/SRC Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing

Saraswat is working on a variety of problems related to new and innovative materials, device structures, and process technology of silicon devices and integrated circuits. Special areas of his interest are thin film MOS transistors (TFTs) on insulator for 3-D multilayer ICs and flat panel displays; ultrathin MOS gate dielectrics; thin film technology for VLSI interconnections and contacts; process and equipment modelling; rapid thermal processing; IC process and design automation; and development of tools and methodology for simulation and control of a manufacturing line. His group has developed several simulators for process, equipment and factory performance simulations, such as, SPEEDIE for etch and deposition simulation, SCOPE for IC factory performance simulations and a thermal simulator for RTP equipment design, BEST (Beck-End Simulation Tool), an interconnect process simulator. Ph.D. Stanford 1974

Office: CISX Bldg., Rm. 326; Mailcode: 4070; Phone: 725-3610 Fax: 725-6278;

Management Science and Engineering

Peter W. Glynn, Thomas W. Ford Professor Stochastic Modelling and Simulation

Glynn received his Ph.D. from Stanford University, after which he joined the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1987, he returned to Stanford, where he currently holds the Thomas W. Ford Chair in the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems and Operations Research. He was a co-winner of the 1993 Outstanding Simulation Publication Award sponsored by the TIMS College on Simulation. His research interests include discrete-event simulation, computational probability, queuing, and general theory for stochastic systems. Ph.D. Stanford 1982

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm.313, Mailcode: 4026; Phone: 725-0554 Fax: 723-4107;

Blake E. Johnson, Assistant Professor

Professor Johnson studies the quantification and management of risk and flexibility for industrial companies. His work is based on modifying and extending methods from financial engineering for use in the supply chain context, primarily through the design of contracts, performance metrics and operating policies that enable uncertainty to be quantified and managed.Ph.D. Stanford 1994

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 327; Mailcode: 4023; Phone: 725-2029 Fax: 723-1614;

Edison T. S. Tse, Associate Professor Innovations and Entrepreneurship

Professor Tse integrates various disciplines in system modeling, economic analysis, decision analysis and optimization to develop dynamic models for the dynamic process of innovations. Based on these models, he developed a normative approach for entrepreneurial decision making in a dynamic environment. This approach also led to a normative theory in building core competence in business enterprise. Professor Tse has published over 160 articles in systems and control, resource management, product and process innovations, concurrent product design and marketing competitive analysis and intelligence support systems for manufacturing enterprises. Ph.D. MIT 1970

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 330; Mailcode: 4025; Phone: 723-4777 Fax: 723-1614;

Diane Bailey, Assistant Professor, Work, Technology and Organization

            - Role of technology in engineering work and knowledge
            - Work organization and technology in manufacturing environments
            - Remote work (including telework and virtual teams)

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 490; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-3821 Fax: 725-8799;

Stephen Barley Professor, Director, Center for Work, Technology and Organization Organizational Theory, Technical Labor Force, Technological Change, Network Analysis, Ethnography, Management of R&D Operations

Barley is the Director of the Center for Work, Technology and Organization. His research focuses on the social and organizational implications of technological change and on the technical and professional workforce. He has just completed a five year program of collaborative ethnographic research on technician's work in a variety of settings and is about to launch a major study on contingent labor and outsourcing in the Silicon Valley. Barley is the editor of the Administrative Science Quarterly. Ph.D. MIT 1984

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 340; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-9477 Fax: 723-2826;

Margaret L. Brandeau, Professor Manufacturing / Operations Management, AIDS Policy Modelling, Health Care Modeling

Brandeau develops analytical models of management problems in the areas of manufacturing systems (manufacturing system design and setup, shop floor material handling networks) and health policy (analysis of HIV screening and intervention policies.) Ph.D. Stanford 1985

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 338; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 725-1623 Fax: 725-8799;

Robert C. Carlson, Professor, Manufacturing Strategy; Faculty co-Director, Alliance for Innovative Manufacturing

Carlson creates analytical models of production scheduling and control systems, distribution and plant location systems, and multi-objective decision systems. His work formulates actual problems as programs which may be solved by mathematical algorithms. Ph.D. Johns Hopkins 1976

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 359; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-9110 Fax: 725-8799;

Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Professor Strategy and Organization

Eisenhardt focuses on the management of high-technology firms. Her research includes work on product innovation, the organization of multinational firms, strategic alliances, and strategic choice. Ph.D. Stanford 1982

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 342; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-1887 Fax: 725-8799;

Feryal Erhun, Assistant Professor

Professor Erhun's research interests include internet-enabled supply chains, supply chain management and logistics, and just-in-time systems. She has worked on design and operational issues in Kanban systems, and an implementation of a “total cost of ownership” perspective by coordinating decisions across functions of the distribution system at a grocery retailer. Currently, she focuses on the implications of sequential capacity procurement in stochastic and capacitated supply chains.

Office:Terman 305 | Phone: 650-804-1630 | Fax: 650-723-1614

Warren H. Hausman, Professor OperationPalnning and Control

Hausman researches operations planning and control, with specific interests in production and distribution planning, inventory control, multi-echelon inventory systems, and supply chain management. Most of his efforts are based upon quantitative modelling techniques and emphasize relevance and real world applicability. Ph.D. MIT 1966

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 344; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-9279 Fax: 725-8799;

Pamela J. Hinds, Assistant Professor Pamela Hinds Organizational Science and Management

Hinds is a faculty member in the Center for Work Technology, and Organization. She studies the interplay between information technologies, information sharing, and human judgment. She is currently conducting research on the effect of remote and distributed work on employees' shared understanding of work, the effect of intellectual property agreements on information sharing, and the limitations of expertise. Hinds hold a Ph.D. in Organizational Science and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 496; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-3843 Fax: 725-8799;

Özalp Özer, Assistant Professor

Professor Özer's primary research interests are design and control of production and distribution systems and management and coordination of supply chains. His focus is on establishing optimal inventory replenishment and pricing policies (otherwise easy to use heuristics) for distribution systems. He is currently working on contract design problems for capacity decisions in fragmented high-tech supply chains.

Office: Terman 313 | Phone: 650-725-1746 | Fax: 650-723-1614

M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Professor; Chair Management Science and Engineering

Paté-Cornell's current research uses risk analysis,probability, and decision theory to integrate organizational factors in the assessment of the failure risk of engineering systems, and to allow efficient and cost-effective risk management both in the public and private sectors. She is currently working on applications of this method to the management of space and marine systems. She is also studying different methods of treatment of uncertainty in risk analysis (e.g., to assess the effects of global change). Ph.D. Stanford 1978

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 348; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-3823 Fax: 725-8799;

Robert I. Sutton, Professor, Organizational Behavior; Co-Director Work, Technology and Organization

Most of Professor Sutton's research uses psychological theory, alone or in combination with sociological perspectives, to help understand how people influence and are influenced by their organizational concepts. He is also conducting research on the gap between what top management believes that it should do versus the way in which they actually manage their organizations. Sutton's substantive interests include felt and expressed emotion in organizations, innovation, the gap between knowing and doing, organizational decline and death, impression management, psychological approaches to institutional theory, interpersonal persuasion, group and organizational performance, and the functions and dysfunctions of public scrutiny. He has published over fifty articles and chapters on these and other topics, and has served on the editorial boards of several journals. He has won many honors and is doing a substantial amount of executive education at Stanford and at local companies. Ph.D. Michigan 1984

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 340; Mailcode: 4024; Phone: 723-0480 Fax: 723-2826;

Materials Science and Engineering Department

Friedrich B. Prinz, Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering (jointly with Mechanical Engineering) Rapid Part Prototyping and Rapid Tool Generation, Geometric Modelling and Material Processing; Chair, Mechanical Engineering.

Dr. Prinz's current research activities address a wide range of problems related to intelligent design, rapid prototyping and manufacturing. His work also focuses on geometri modelling, geometric abstractions, and materials selection. Ph.D. Vienna 1975

Office: Building 530, Rm. 220; Mailcode: 3030; Phone: 723-0084 Fax: 723-5034;

Mechanical Engineering Department

David W. Beach, Professor (Teaching); Co-Director, Alliance for Inoovative Manufacturing; Director, Product Realization Laboratory Manufacturing Systems, Design and Manufacturing

Beach teaches courses in the areas of design and manufacturing. Beach believes that creation of experience from which students (and teams of students) can interpret and internalize their own conclusions provides an excellent complement to content based teaching. His goal is to add strength in tacit knowledge which derives from the hands-on synthesis of design, prototype building, presentation and criticism.. The resulting judgement and instinct regarding materials, devices, materials transformation processes, and design process complement classical analytical engineering education to create superior engineers. M.S. Stanford 1972

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 515; Mailcode: 4021; Phone: 723-3917 Fax: 723-3521;

Mark R. Cutkosky, Charles M. Pigott Professor Mechanical Design, Computer-Aided Manufacturing and Robotics

Cutkosky applies theoretical analysis, simulations, and experiments to the design and control of robotic hands. In manufacturing, his work focuses on the application of techniques from artificial intelligence to achieve concurrent product and process design. Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon 1985

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 523; Mailcode: 4021; Phone:725-1588 Fax: 723-3521;

Kosuke Ishii, Associate Professor

Ishii's research develops methods and tools to improve the life-cycle quality of manufactured products. He applies optimization and artificial intelligence techniques to support design and manufacturing decisions. Recent research topics include robust design for manufacture, serviceability and reliability design, design for variety, and environmentally conscious design and manufacturing. Ph.D. Stanford 1987

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 509; Mailcode: 4021; Phone: 725-1840 Fax: 723-3521;

David M. Kelley, Associate Professor Product Design

The Product Design program emphasizes the blending of engineering innovation, human values, and manufacturing concerns into a single curriculum. Kelley teaches engineering design methodology, the techniques of quick prototyping to prove feasibility, and design through understanding of user needs. M.S. Stanford 1978

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 505; Mailcode: 4021; Phone: 723-1987 Fax: 723-3521;

Thomas W. Kenny, Assistant Professor Micromechanical Structures, Sensors, and Systems

Professor Kenny's group is studying the mechanical properties of microstructures made by various techniques including silicon micromachining. The relationships between the dimensions of a microstructure and mechanical properties such as stiffness, resonant frequency, damping, and heat transport can be expected to exhibit interesting non-bulk behavior. This also has applications to the manufacture of devices such as microsensors. They are developing microsensors which offer better performance than can usually be obtained in a small device. Space testing of these devices is being carried out in collaboration with Aero/Astro. Because this research field is multidisciplinary in nature, work in this group is characterized by strong collaborations with other departments, as well as with local industry. Ph.D. U.C. Berkeley 1989

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 521; Mailcode: 4021; Phone:725-3805 Fax: 725-3521;

Larry J. Leifer, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Design; Director, Stanford Learning, Laboratory; Director, Center for Design Research

Design-Development Theory and Methodology, Rehabilitation Engineering, Mechatronic Systems and the Pedagogy of Product-Based-Learning, including learning technology deployment research. Leifer's studies in design theory and methodology include depictive language communication, design knowledge capture and reuse, and the user-interface for human service robots. Ph.D. Stanford 1969

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 507; Mailcode: 4021; Phone: 723-1869 Fax: 723-3521;

Bernard Roth, Professor Robotics, Kinematics, and Design

Roth concentrates on the kinematics, dynamics, control, and design of computer controlled mechanical devices. In kinematics, he studies the mathematical theory of rigid bod motions and its application to the design of machines. His design interests include group interactions and the problem solving process. Ph.D. Columbia 1962

Office: Terman Bldg., Rm. 519; Mailcode: 4021; Phone: 723-3657 Fax: 723-3521;