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J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 128(1), 383 (Feb 01, 2006) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.2172447 History:
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S. Jack Hu is currently a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Director Program in Manufacturing (PIM) and Director of Interdisciplinary Professional Programs at the University of Michigan. He received his BS from Tianjin University, China; his MS and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His teachings and research are in assembly and joining, statistical methods, and manufacturing systems. He has published more than 100 papers in ASME Transactions, various international journals, and conferences. He is the recipient of various awards, including the NSF Career Award, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award, and the ASME Design Technical Conference Best Paper Award. He has served as an associate editor for ASME JMSE since 2000 and is a fellow of ASME.

Thomas R. Kurfess received his SB, SM, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1986, 1987, and 1989, respectively. He also received an SM degree from MIT in electrical engineering and computer science in 1988. Following graduation, he joined Carnegie Mellon University where he rose to the rank of Associate Professor. In 1994 he moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology where he rose to the rank of Professor in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. In 2005, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Clemson University as the BMW Chair in Manufacturing. He is also the director of the Carroll A. Campbell Jr. Graduate Engineering Center at the International Center for Automotive Research at Clemson University. He presently serves as a participating guest at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in their Precision Engineering Program. He has served as a special consultant of the United Nations to the Government of Malaysia in the area of applied mechatronics and manufacturing. His research work focuses on the design and development of high precision manufacturing and metrology systems. He has received numerous awards including a National Science Foundation (NSF) Young Investigator Award, an NSF Presidential Faculty Fellowship Award, the ASME Pi Tau Sigma Award, SME Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Award, the ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, and the ASME Gustus L. Larson Award. He is a fellow of ASME.

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