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Women in Industry and Academia (WIIA) Panel
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 2:00 – 3:45 pm
Room A (Onsite)
Dr. Silvia COLABIANCHI
Industrial and Management Engineering
Sapienza-University of Rome
Silvia Colabianchi is a researcher in Industrial and Management Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome. Her PhD project focused on industrial cybersecurity. The project underlines humans’ role in cybersecurity socio-technical systems, investigating in which part humans are a threat or an opportunity for industrial cybersecurity. Her recent projects involved computer vision techniques, conversational agents, and virtual reality to improve industrial production in the smart factory context. In 2022, she has worked on a vision-based automated quality inspection tool to detect defects on plastic. She is currently working on incorporating enabling technologies for Industry 4.0 from a positive human-machine collaboration perspective. Specifically she is implementing a conversation agent for operational and safety training in the smart factory.
Panel Speaker I
Dr.-Ing. Professor Susana Duarte
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
School of Science and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Susana Duarte holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering. Presently she is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering at School of Science and Technology of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. She lectures several courses on topics related to industrial engineering including, production management, industrial management and strategy, industrial engineering, logistics, decision models, among others. She is a research member of UNIDEMI Research Center where develops their investigation in the area of lean manufacturing, green management, lean-green supply chain, and performance measurement systems. She has published scientific papers in several international refereed journals and international conference proceedings. She was awarded Excellence Award from Emerald Group Publishing, a Teaching Excellence Award from IEOM society and three awards from International Conferences. She is a member of the board of the Portuguese Institute of Industrial Engineering.
Panel Speaker II
DSP Manager in Amazon Logistic
Dr. Valentina Bianchi is DSP Manager in Amazon Logistic, in her role she manages and coordinate delivery service providers who collaborate with Amazon Logistic. She studied at the Sapienza University in Rome and graduated in Management Engineering with Industrial Production Management option. Her interest is on integrated logistic process and production development, Resilience Engineering and his application in healthcare environment. After a short period in a Technology consultant company, she joined Johnson and Johnson Medical as Supply Chain Analyst and Demand Planner. In this role she has the opportunity to deepen supply chain and logistic processes and apply inventory management principles. She managed many optimization projects as implementation of lean return procedure to the supplier and creation of integrated process for physical scrap of unsuitable goods.
Panel Speaker III
Luz María Valdez de la Rosa, Ph. D.
Profesora del Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Gestión
Escuela de Ingeniería y Tecnologías
Universidad de Monterrey
María Valdez de la Rosa is a professor of Engineering Department at School of Engineering and Technologies at University of Monterrey (UDEM). She has been in the academic field for more than 15 years, as a Director of Engineering Management and Industrial Engineering Bachelor Academic Programs and as a teacher at UDEM, in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Systems and master’s in quality management at University of Monterrey, Mexico, and Ph. D. in Administration Sciences from the Autonomous University of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She has 18 years of experience in the Quality field and 13 years as a higher education teacher. She has participated as consultant for the manufacturing and services in the quality field and participated as ASQ and IISE member.
Panel Speaker IV
Engineering Management Program
School of Engineering and Digital Sciences
ID 335 Women and innovation: The missing link
Mariza Tsakalerou and Saltanat Akhmadi, Engineering Management Program, School of Engineering and Digital Sciences, Nazarbayev University, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Global Engineering Education Panel
Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Room A (Onsite)
Dr. Patrick Dallasega
Assistant Professor in Factory Planning and Project Management
Free University of Bolzano
Patrick Dallasega is an Assistant Professor of Factory Planning and Project Management at the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bolzano (Italy). He studied at the Free University of Bolzano (Italy), at the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and got his PhD at the University of Stuttgart (Germany). From 2005 until 2010, he worked in the fields of plant and factory planning in a local food processing industry. Later, from 2012 until 2015, he was employed as Research Associate at Fraunhofer Italia Research where he managed and executed several research projects for private and public customers. Since 2016, he has been employed as Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. His main research interests are in, supply chain management, Industry 4.0, lean construction, lean manufacturing and production planning and control in MTO and ETO enterprises.
Panel Speaker I
Priv.-Doz. Dr.-Ing. Fazel Ansari
Head – Research Group Smart and Knowledge-Based Maintenance, TU Wien
Digitalization and Competence Management, Fraunhofer Austria
Fazel Ansari is Head of Research Group “Smart and Knowledge-Based Maintenance” at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) since 2018. He also leads Fraunhofer Austria’s Group of “Digitalization and Competence Management”, since 2021. Fazel obtained his Habilitation degree in Industrial Engineering at the TU Wien and his summa cum laude PhD in computer science from the University of Siegen, in the specialization of knowledge-based systems and knowledge management. He holds a M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics from Univeristy of Siegen and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Tehran. Fazel is an interdisciplinary researcher conducting fundamental- and applied-oriented research at the intersection of AI, industrial engineering and production management. His research focuses specifically on Human-centred Cyber Physical Production Systems, operations and maintenance management, knowledge management 4.0 and Industrial AI. Fazel is engaged in several international scientific associations, namely as an IEEE Senior Member, member of IFAC’s Technical Committee 5.2 “Management and Control in Manufacturing and Logistics”, and member of Scientific Committee and Head of Working Group “Work-Based Learning” at the International Association of Learning Factories (IALF).
Panel Speaker II
Education Project Manager
Graz University of Technology
Corina Pacher is an Education Project Manager at the Life Long Learning Department at Graz University of Technology. She is mainly responsible for the project management of European projects, support in the development and expansion of CVET offers, and development of didactic concepts. She studied pedagogical and educational science at the University of Klagenfurt (Austria) with a specialization on social and inclusive education (master’s degree) and on professional education (master’s degree). Currently, Ms. Pacher is conducting her PhD in the field of profiling competence profiles for European Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) curricula. During and after her studies, she gained work experience, e.g., as Head of educational programs and in different social public service enterprises as a social education worker. Currently, she is mainly focusing on raising the awareness for engineering education 4.0 by connecting research, education, and society.
Dr. Manuel Woschank
Deputy Head – Chair of Industrial Logistics
Manuel Woschank received a Ph.D. in Management Sciences with summa cum laude from the University of Latvia (Latvia) and the Habilitation in Industrial Engineering and Management from the Montanuniversitaet Leoben (Austria). He is currently Deputy Head of the Chair of Industrial Logistics at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Faculty of Business, Management, and Economics at the University of Latvia. He was a visiting scholar at the Technical University of Kosice and the Chiang Mai University. His research interests include the areas of production planning and control, logistics 4.0 concepts and technologies, behavioral decision making, and engineering education.
Transition to Human-Centric and Resilient Manufacturing Panel
Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Room A (Onsite)
Proposal for Panel discussion:
- Welcome and introduction in the topic by Panel Chair – 10 min
- Impulse talk by Dr. Kerstin Johansen about experiences of the Swedish research project “RaSP – Resilient and Sustainable Production” – 20min
- Questions and answers to speaker – 10 min
- Discussion round with 4 panel speakers moderated by panel chair – 65min (each speaker 2 questions with ~5min answer + questions from the audience)
- Closure by panel chair – 5min
Dr. Erwin Rauch
Assistant Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems
Head of the Smart Mini Factory laboratory for Industry 4.0 application
Free University of Bolzano
Erwin Rauch is an Assistant Professor in Manufacturing Technology and Systems at Free University of Bolzano, Italy. He received his BSc in Logistics and Production Engineering from the Free University in Bolzano (Italy). He also holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University Munich (TUM) and a Master in Business Administration from the TUM Business School. Since 2007, he worked in a Management Consultancy as a Consultant for Lean management. Later he obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Since 2014, he is Assistant Professor at the Free University of Bolzano and in 2017 Visiting Researcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA (USA). Further, he is Head of the Smart Mini Factory laboratory for Industry 4.0 application at the Free University of Bolzano. His research interests include industry 4.0, smart and sustainable manufacturing and complex systems design.
Panel Speaker I
Prof. Kerstin Johansen
Senior Associate Professor
Project leader Resilient and Sustainable Production – Proactive greenfield and brownfield production development (RaSP)
Kerstin Johansen is Senior Associate Professor at Jönköping University and has more than 10 years of industrial experience. Kerstin is research leader of the Production Development Group in the Department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design. Her research interest is on integrated product and production development, human-robot collaboration and sustainable manufacturing. She is project leader of the Swedish research project “RaSP – Resilient and Sustainable Production – Proactive greenfield and brownfield production development”. Dr Johansen joined Scientific Reports as an Editorial Board Member in 2021.
Panel Speaker II
Dr. Susanne Vernim
Member of the Management Board of the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb)
Head of Department for Sustainable Production
Technical University of Munich (TUM)
Susanne Vernim is a member of the management board and Head of the Department for Sustainable Production at the Institute for Machine Tools and Industrial Management (iwb) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). After two years in the automotive supplier industry, she started as a research associate at the iwb in 2014. In 2020 she finished her doctoral degree on the topic of workplace requirements for the assembly personnel in the digital transformation. Her current research interest focuses on human-centred manufacturing and Industry 5.0, the digitization of manufacturing workplaces, and the sustainable design and operation of manufacturing systems. Dr Vernim joined Scientific Reports as an Editorial Board Member in 2021.
Dr. Emmanuel Francalanza
Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
University of Malta
Emmanuel Francalanza is the Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Malta. Before joining the University of Malta, he was employed by Methode Electronics Malta Ltd, an automotive switchgear OEM based in Malta, where he worked in the fields of both design and manufacturing. Dr Ing. Emmanuel Francalanza graduated with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Malta in 2005 and with an MSc in Integrated Product Development in 2008. His doctoral research involved the investigation of complex issues relating to supporting factory planners during the design of factories and their underlying manufacturing systems. His research interests range from the use of AI and collaborative robotics for smart and sustainable manufacturing, to the application of design methods in product development.
Panel Speaker IV
Dr. Matthias Wolf
Deputy Head of Institute for Innovation and Industrial Management
Graz University of Technology
Matthias Wolf is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Engineering and Management at Graz University of Technology. He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering, a MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Business Economics, and finished his doctoral degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at Graz University of Technology in 2020. Since 2021, he is an assistant professor and deputy head of the Institute of Innovation and Industrial Management. His research interests include industry 4.0, smart and sustainable manufacturing and complex systems design. His research interests include industry 4.0, human-centered work system design, Industry 5.0, green production, and engineering education with a focus on learning factories.
Diversity & Inclusion Panel sponsored by Ford Motor Company
July 28, 2022, 4:00 – 5:45 pm
Professor Donald M. Reimer
President, The Small Business Strategy Group
Detroit, Michigan, USA
Adjunct Faculty – A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lawrence Technological University
Southfield, Michigan, USA
Donald M. Reimer is an adjunct faculty at the A. Leon Linton Department of Mechanical Engineering in College of Engineering at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan. He coordinates the Certificate of Entrepreneurial Engineering Skills. Mr. Reimer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from University of Detroit/Mercy. He is a Certified Management Consultant with over 35 years of experience in working with closely-held businesses. He has taught courses in entrepreneurship, strategic management, corporate entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers. Mr. Reimer is a member of the Lawrence Tech Kern Campus Committee, Coordinator of the Lawrence Tech Innovation Encounter. He is faculty Advisor of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization. Mr. Reimer serves as a Kern Fellow of The Kern Family Foundation, Co-Direct of the Coleman Fellows Program, member of the National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization Faculty Advisory Council and is a member of the American Society of Engineering Education.
He has operated his own consulting company – The Small Business Strategy Group for 23 years. He published numerous articles on small business, entrepreneurship and strategic thinking. He has received several awards and recognition by local, state and federal agencies for his work in entrepreneurship and minority business development. Mr. Reimer served as member of the Minority Economic Development Committee of New Detroit. Mr. Reimer is member of the Small Business Advisory Council of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Reimer is a member of Advisory Board of the Milwaukee Junction Small Business Assistance Center. He is also a member of the Applied Innovation Alliance. Mr. Reimer serves as a KEEN Fellow for The Kern Family Foundation and is a member of United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Eldon G. Caldwell Marin, Ph.D., Sc.D, Dr.Ed. – IEOM President-Elect
Eldon Caldwell is full professor/Cathedraticus of the University of Costa Rica, Central America; member of the IEOM Society Academy of Fellows and member of the IEOM Society Global Council. Also, he has been recognized by the IEOM Society with the “Outstanding Service Award” for his career of over 30 years as an educator, researcher and promoter of development of industrial engineering and as “Distinguished Professor” by IEEE Computer Society, USA.
Dr. Caldwell earned his B.Sc. and Master degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Costa Rica and he earned a Master degree in Service Marketing, as well in Financial Analysis at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico; M.Sc. Health Management Systems at UNED, Costa Rica and a M.Sc. Operations Management at ITESM, México. Finally, he earned three doctoral degrees: 1-Ph.D. in C.Sc. / Industrial Engineering, Autonomous University of Central America; 2- Ph.D. (Sc.D.) in Robotics and Automation, University of Alicante, Spain; and 3-Ph.D. (Dr. Ed.) in Education at the University of Costa Rica, developing the “Theory of Socio-educational Exergy-Anergy and Entropy”.
He is author of many scientific articles and two books: “Marketing of Social Products & Services”, UCR Publications; and “Lean Manufacturing: Fundamentals and techniques for cycle time reduction”, Kaikaku Ins. Press, USA.
Dr. Caldwell served as Director of Industrial Engineering Department at Engineering School of University of Costa Rica, Operations Manager at MASECA, CA; Lean Manufacturing Project Manager at Eaton Corp. Costa Rica, General Manager at Quirós & Cía-Bandag Inc. and General Manager at Lean Systems Intl., USA. He has more than 30 years of experience as advisor and consultant in Operations Management, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Logistics at Interamerican Bank for Development, WHO, UN, World Wide Bank, Coca-Cola, Ministry of Health, Costa Rica, Honduras, Panamá, Costa Rican Institute for Electricity, RTC- Perú, Young Electrical Signs, Nevada, USA, AirCare Inc., Reno, Nevada, Plan International-Honduras, Bournes Co., DOLE Co. and many others. In addition, Dr. Caldwell currently serves as Director of the Central America Robotics and Industry 4.0 Challenge Contest (ROBOTIFEST) and General Manager at Kaikaku Institute Latin America.
Representatives from the Organizing Committee