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MIE Seminar: Manufacturing Systems: From Sustainable to Smart by Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri

~~ The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Presents

Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri

Computer Scientist


Topic: Manufacturing Systems: From Sustainable to Smart


Date: Monday, March 24, 2014

Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm (Refreshments from 10:00am to 10:30am)

Location: 406 Egan Center


Abstract: This talk is organized into two parts. In part one, I will focus on research related sustainable manufacturing. Even though the awareness of the business benefits of sustainability is increasing , , , there are two critical measurement science barriers: the need for well-defined metrics and standards, and a measurement science-based methodology to aggregate metrics across global supply chains within manageable uncertainty. To address the industry needs, Sustainable Manufacturing research focus was on developing measurement science-based methodology to enable analysis and synthesis of the energy and material footprints at the factory level for gate-to-gate life cycle impacts. This part will give an overview of the Sustainable Manufacturing research results and outcomes. In Part two, I will describe the objective of the “smart” manufacturing research. The research focus is to develop and deploy advances in cyber-physical infrastructure (multi-stack reference architecture), modeling methodology for system integration, standards, methods, and protocols for real-time data analytics, and, metrics and assessment methods that will assure the performance (agility, asset utilization, and sustainability) of dynamic production systems with a predictable degree of uncertainty.


Bio: Dr. Sudarsan Rachuri is a computer scientist at a government agency. Prior to joining this agency, he was a research professor at George Washington University. His primary research objectives are to develop and transfer knowledge to industry about information models for sustainable manufacturing, green products, assembly representation, system level analysis, and tolerance representation. Specific focus is on identifying integration and technology issues that promote industry acceptance of information models, and standards, that will enable designers to develop products that are sustainable and manufactured in a distributed and collaborative environment. Dr. Rachuri's primary areas of interest are sustainable manufacturing, scientific computing, CAD/CAM/CAE, design for Sustainability, data analytics, object-oriented modeling, and ontology. Dr. Rachuri is an ASME Fellow, having been elected in 2012 for his significant contributions in the areas of information and semantic modeling of product life cycle management, and the application of measurement science for sustainable manufacturing.

Monday, March 24, 2014 at 10:30am to 12:00pm

Egan Research Center, 406
120 Forsyth Street, Boston, MA, Boston

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COE, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

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