Dr. Srinivasan was a doctoral student at Industrial and Systems Engineering, NCSU. He received his B.Tech. in Instrumentation and Control Engineering at the National Institute of technology, Trichy and his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering at North Carolina State University. His interests include process control, embedded control systems, automation, robotics, mechatronics and automated manufacturing systems. He is currently working on integrating 3-D sensing technology into CNC machining systems in order to allow hands-off, fixtureless, inspection and finish machining for near net shape parts. Dr. Srinivasan successfully defended May, 2016. He is currently continuing to pursue his research interests here at CAMAL, and is teaching classes within the ISE curriculum.
Dr. Ahiska is a visiting scholar from the Industrial Engineering Department at Galatasaray University in Istanbul, Turkey where she serves as an Associate Professor. Dr. Ahiska received scholarship support from the Turkish Council of Higher Education (Yükseköğretim Kurulu) to pursue collaborative research at CAMAL with special interest in the area of stochastic production and inventory control with applications to hybrid manufacturing/remanufacturing systems, multi-supplier systems and systems with product substitution. An emphasis of her work is in characterization of optimal control policies in order to develop implementable control systems.
Nils Buch Received his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering in December, 2013. He received his B.S. and Masters in I.E. from NCSU as well. Nils’ research involved the study of non-traditional inventory optimization methods. These methods focus on replacing traditional monetary inventory model inputs with more intuitive and less arbitrary non-monetary restrictions. Dr. Buch accepted a position with Waste Management Industries, and is currently located in Houston, Tx.
Guha Manogharan received his M.S. in Industrial Engineering from NCSU in 2009, his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from SASTRA University, India in 2007. He recently completed his PhD from N.C. State focusing on process modeling and development of hybrid processes and its applications. His research interest include process development for new materials in additive manufacturing, its applications and advanced manufacturing methods. Guha also holds 2 international patents from work done as an undergraduate in India. He is currently working at The Center for Innovation in Additive Manufacturing at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
Spencer Thompson received a master’s degree at the Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute at NC State in December, 2015. He obtained a B.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering – Furniture Manufacturing and Management Concentration from NC State in 2013. His current interest of study was in the process and material development of metal additive manufacturing technologies, both DMLS and EBM. Spencer now works for EOS in Austin, TX.