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Dusan Sormaz

Associate Professor, Assistant Director for Information Systems
Industrial and Systems Engineering, Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology
Stocker Center 284
Phone: 740.593.1545

Dušan N. Šormaz has been teaching engineering students at Ohio University since 1995. He teaches a senior course in industrial simulation, elective courses on computer integrated manufacturing, systems engineering, and graduate courses in intelligent systems, process planning, and advanced simulation. His principal research interests are in process planning, cost modeling and estimation, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), concurrent engineering, group technology and application of knowledge based systems in engineering. He developed the prototype of intelligent process planning system 3IPP. He has worked in a technology transfer project with Adizes Southeast Europe in Novi Sad. He also worked on FIPER project funded by NIST (ATP) in developing cost modeling tool. He has developed the distributed process plan modeling system IMPlanner and applied its algorithms in projects for Delphi automotive. He has been working on applying AI techniques in engineering problem areas such as cost estimation and oil corrosion prediction. He has been working on projects related to cost estimation of components of jet engines for aircrafts and power turbines for General Electric. Šormaz has published 18 refereed papers in scholarly journals and more than 70 conference papers. Šormaz has organized several international conferences, he is a member of the editorial board of International Journal of Industrial Engineering and Management (IJIEM), he edited a special issue of International Journal of Production Research, and he serves as regular reviewer for several research journals in his area of expertise. He also regularly advises student teams who participate in Arena Student Simulation Competition organized by IIE. He is faculty advisor for Alpha Pi Mu - National Industrial Engineering Honor Society, OHIO Chapter. He is senior member of IIE, senior member of SME, and senior member of IEEE.

Research Interests: group technology, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), concurrent engineering, knowledge based systems

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Southern California, 1994; M.S., Computer Science, University of Southern California, 1995; M.S., Industrial Engineering, University of Novi Sad, 1985; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Novi Sad, 1979


  • D. N. Šormaz, C.Tennety, "Recognition of interacting volumetric features using 2D hints", Assembly Automation, Vol. 30 Iss: 2, pp.131 – 141, 2010.
  • Dušan N Šormaz, Jaikumar Arumugam, Ramachandra S Harihara, Chintankumar Patel and NarenderNeerukonda, Integration of product design, process planning, scheduling, and FMS control using XML data representation, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 26, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 583-595
  • D. N. Sormaz, S. N. Rajaraman, Problem Space Search Algorithm for Manufacturing Cell Formation with Alternative Process Plans, International Journal of Production Research, Volume 46, Issue 2 January 2008 , pages 345 - 369.
  • D. N. Sormaz, J. Arumugam, S. Rajaraman, Integrative Process Plan Model and Representation for Intelligent Distributed Manufacturing Planning, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 42, No. 17, p. 3397 - 3417, 2004.
  • D. Sormaz, B. Khoshnevis, “Generation of Alternative Process Plans in the Integrated Manufacturing System”, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Vol 14, No. 6., pp . 509-526 2003.


  • Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award, Ohio University, ISE Department, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010
  • Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Award, Ohio University, ISE Department, 2003, 2004.
  • Fulbright Program Grant for Ph.D. studies in USA, 1990/91