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Tom Chambers

Shweta Chopra

Shweta Chopra

Shweta Chopra

Assistant Professor
Stocker Center 123B

Shweta Chopra has worked with various industries as a process engineer and lean consultant. Prior to joining Ohio University, she has worked as an assistant professor for 5-years in Iowa State University. She has taught classes in Purdue University and Rochester Institute of Technology. Her teaching experience includes courses ranging from advanced instrumentation, introductory chemistry, lean manufacturing, design in technology, and technology capstone.

Research Interests: Food loss and waste reduction and prevention, Scholarship of teaching and learning, Lean Principle and Quality Management System Implementation for Process Improvement

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Industrial technology, Purdue University, 2014; M.S., Material Science and Engineering, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009; B.E., Polymer Engineering, Pune University, 2005

Awards:

  • Best Speaker Award, 2017 CIEC
  • Featured young alumni, Purdue University, March 2017
  • EPSCOR Seed Grant, National Science Foundation: Iowa State University (2015-2016)
  • Miller Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University, (2015-2016)
  • Warner Professional Practice Award Winner, Epsilon Pi Tau, (2015)
  • Selected participant of Clinton Global Initiative University, (March 2014)
  • Best Research presentation in the ATMAE University Division’s Research Competition, (Fall 2013)
  • Purdue Research Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Purdue University, (August 2013- May 2014)
  • Summer Fellowship from College of Technology, Purdue University, (June 2013-July 2013)
  • Bilsland Strategic Initiative Fellowship, Purdue University, (August 2011-July 2012)
  • Dr. Clois Kicklighter Doctoral Student Scholarship, (Fall 2011)
  • Epsilon Pi Tau, Honor Society of Industrial Technology, (Since fall 2011)
  • College of Education Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (CETA) award for teaching at Purdue University, (Spring 2011)

Curtis Cohenour

Curtis Cohenour

Curtis Cohenour

Assistant Professor
Stocker Center 124C

Curtis Cohenour has worked in industry as an electrical engineer and project manager. He joined Ohio University in 2002 as a research engineer working for the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center. His recent work has included research with the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, aimed at understanding and correcting image geo-registration errors from a number of airborne platforms. He has worked on projects covering a wide variety of avionics and navigation systems such as the Instrument Landing System (ILS), Microwave Landing System (MLS), Distance Measuring Equipment (DME), LAAS, WAAS, and GPS. He is a registered professional engineer in Ohio and West Virginia.

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 2009; M.S., Ohio University, 1988; B.S., West Virginia Institute of Technology, 1980

Paul Deering

Paul Deering

Paul Deering

Associate Professor
Stocker Center 124C

Dr. Paul Deering is an assistant professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management. He has taught many engineering and computer science courses for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. His current research interest includes virtual desktop and virtual labs.

Research Interests: virtual desktop and virtual labs

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Integrated Engineering, Ohio University, 2000; M.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Ohio University, 1988; B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1984

Michael Kennedy

Zaki Kuruppalil

Zaki Kuruppalil

Zaki Kuruppalil

Assistant Chair, Kraft Family Scholar/Professor
Fax: 740.593.9382
Stocker Center 123D

Zaki Kuruppalil worked as a manufacturing engineer for Smiths Aerospace (currently GE Aviation), and USA and Enginetics Aerospace before joining the faculty at Ohio University. He also taught at Indiana State University while pursuing his doctorate.

Research Interests: lean manufacturing, agile manufacturing, green plastics, computer numerical control machining

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Technology Management, Indiana State University, 2007; M.S., Industrial Technology, Indiana State University, 2001; B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Kerala, 1997

Awards:

  • University Professor Award, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching at University Level, Ohio University, 2018-19
  • Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ, Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at College Level, Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Ohio University, 2013
  • Ann & Marvin D. White Departmental Teaching Award, Russ College of Engineering & Technology, Ohio University, 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2009
  • Kraft Scholar, Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Ohio University, 2012-2019
  • Outstanding Mentor Recognition, Cutler Scholar Program, Ohio University, 2018
  • Best Research Poster Presentation Award, National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Annual Conference, Panama City, Florida, 2007

Neil Littell

Neil Littell

Neil Littell

Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar
Director of Project Management Programs
Graduate Coordinator, ETM
Stocker Center 124D

Neil Littell, Ph.D., PMP                                        

Dr. Neil Littell is an Associate Professor and Kraft Family Scholar at Ohio University within the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Department of Engineering Technology and Management. Dr. Littell is a certified PMP and earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Leadership and Workforce Development (2013) from Mississippi State University. Dr. Littell also received a Masters in Technology from Mississippi State University (2005). Additionally, he holds Bachelor of Science degrees in both Industrial Technology and Trade and Technical Studies from Mississippi State University (2004). Dr. Littell also has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Drafting and Design from Holmes Community College (2002).

Dr. Littell is an accomplished business manager with more than 15 years of experience providing results-oriented leadership.  His previous positions include the PLM Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems at Mississippi State University from 2004-2008.  He was Director at Large for Dassault Systemès Community of Experts, COE, the World’s largest users group of Dassault PLM products from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Littell is passionate about helping companies implement digital engineering solutions to enable them to develop products faster, with fewer resources, and with higher quality. He frequently works as a consultant on engineering data management projects for many companies, including some Fortune 100 companies.

Research Interests:

Digital Engineering, Product Lifecycle Management, Process Analysis and Improvement, Model-Based Definition, Strategic Project and Program Management

All Degrees Earned:

Ph.D. Leadership and Workforce Development at Mississippi State University

MS Technology at Mississippi State University

BS Industrial Technology at Mississippi State University

BS Trade and Technical Studies at Mississippi State University

AAS Drafting and Design at Holmes Community College

Paula Morrison

Todd Myers

Todd Myers

Todd Myers

Chair, ETM
Director of Workplace & Professional Development
Stocker Center 125A

Todd Myers has 10 years of manufacturing experience in the automotive manufacturing industry. His responsibilities have included multi-plant materials management, ERP implementation, project management, and engineering management and lean implementations. His funded research has included RFID OEM capability studies, barcode robustness studies, value stream mapping, lean consulting, and manufacturing operations. His interests also include international studies. Myers is a three-time recipient of the Marvin E. and Ann D. White Russ College Departmental Research Award and departmental teaching award recipient.

Research Interests: RFID OEM capability studies, barcode robustness studies, value stream mapping, lean consulting, manufacturing operations

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Inst. Tech, Education Studies, Ohio University, 2007; M.B.A., 2001; B.S.I.T., 1988.

Publications:

  • Myers, T. D. (2007). Learning outcomes for an engineering and technology public policy curriculum. Teaching Engineering and Technology Public Policy While Fulfilling Multiple ABET and University Requirements, Myers and Stuart, AC 2010-924: ASEE 2010 Annual Conference Louisville Ky.
  • “Globalization Issues In The Industrial Technology Transfer Supply Chain”, The IAJC-NAIT-IJME 2008 International Conference, A Refereed Paper 30% acceptance rate (Myers, T.), Nashville, TN., November 18, 2008.
  • “Manufacturing Centric Undergraduate Capstone Experience” American Society for Engineering Education, June 22- 25, 2008. The 115 Annual Conference Proceeding, A Refereed Paper (Myers, T. & Klein, P.) Pittsburg, PA, June 23, 2008.

Awards:

  • Three-time recipient of the Marvin E. and Ann D. White Russ College Departmental Research Award. Recipient of the Marvin E. and Ann D. White Russ College Departmental Teaching Award. Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate recipient.

Something you may not know about me: Myers has taught university courses in France and Argentina. He has conducted business in Mexico, Canada, and Japan.

Jesύs Pagán

Jesύs Pagán

Jesύs Pagán

Associate Professor
Stocker Center 128A

Jesús Pagán worked as a welding engineer for Newport News Shipbuilding, a robotic welding applications engineer for OTC Daihen-USA in Dayton, Ohio, and started his own company Zeus Robotics at the Innovation Center. He later joined the faculty and staff at Ohio University where he has worked for the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment, the Center for Algal Engineering Research and Commercialization, and the Innovation Center as a field engineer for the NIST Hollings Manfacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). He is currently pursuing his doctorate in mechanical engineering.

Research Interests: robotics, energy, additive manufacturing, welding automation

All Degrees Earned: M.S., Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1996; B.S., Welding Engineering, The Ohio State University, 1994

Daniel Sheets

Mustafa Shraim

Yuqiu You

Yuqiu You

Yuqiu You

Associate Professor
Stocker Center 123C

Yuqiu You taught at Morehead State University for 10 years, where she taught courses in Robotics Interfacing Engineering, Robotics Application Engineering, Computer-integrated Manufacturing, Manufacturing Information Systems, and Industrial Project Management. She was a coordinator for an online 2+2 completion program for a Bachelor in Technology Management. Before that, she worked in a Chinese automation company for five years as an engineer.

Research Interests: industrial robotics, mechatronics, manufacturing automation, remote control and monitoring

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Technology Management, Indiana State University, 2006; M.S., Industrial Technology, Morehead State University, 2001; B.E., Power and Automation Engineering, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, 1995

Publications:

  • You, Y., book chapter “A LabVIEW-based remote laboratory: architecture and implementation” for Internet accessible remote laboratories: scalable e-Learning tools for engineering and science disciplines, edited by Abul K. M. Azad, Northern Illinois University, USA; Michael E. Auer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria; and Judson Harward, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Published by Idea Group Inc. ISBN978-1-61350-188-7, 2012.
  • You, Y., A project-oriented approach in teaching robotics application engineering, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) Annual Conference Proceeding, 2009.
  • You, Y., A Web-based Integration Module for Manufacturing Automation: Procedure and Analysis, Journal of Technology Interface, 2008 fall issue.
  • You, Y., Li, X., Mason, S., and Alungbe, G., Development of an online laboratory for computer-integrated courses, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 2008.
  • You, Y., Developing a new curriculum in robotics interfacing engineering, ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings, 2008.
  • You, Y., Its all in the LAN, Manufacturing remote control over a local area network, InTech, ISA, August 2008.
  • You, Y., Remote manufacturing control, the 54th International Instrumentation Symposium Proceeding of the International Society of Automation (ISA), 2007.

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