Professional Service

Extension and Outreach

        Explore research/education partnership with University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, August 2003

        Visit to Glasgow University,  University of Strathclyde, and University of Birmingham, Brunel University, October 2002

                Developed international exchange programs

        Visit to Brunel University, London, November 2000.

                Expanded exchange program to the IMSE Department

                Developed Material Science class to be held at Brunel University starting 2002


Wrote section of the TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Science,) a national academic competition for high school students sponsored by    The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) - 2000 and 2001



Service and Professional Activities

       Editorial Work

               Associate Editor, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 2002-present


         Professional Societies

                American Foundry Society (AFS)

                        Vice-Chair, Industrial Engineering Committee

                        Secretary AFS Industrial Engineering Committee

                        Member of Industrial Engineering Committee (1-E)

                        Heading efforts to develop recommended practices for cast-on bar codes for metalcastings

                        Organized workshop for AFS-Cast Metals Institute

                 American Welding Society (AWS)

                        Chairperson of Central Iowa Section 1999-2000

                        Vice Chairperson of Central Section 1997-1999

                        District 16 "Welding Education Taskforce" 1996

                Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

                        Faculty Advisor 2002-present


        Session Chair

                North Central Regional Conference, Ames, Iowa, October 2003

                American Foundry Society Cast Expo, Kansas City, May 2002


        Standards Reviewer

                  Serving as a Subject Matter Expert for the development of International Standards Organization (ISO) standard           

                   for dimensional tolerances of molded parts and castings.


        Journal/Conference Reviewer

                ASEE North Central Regional Conference

                IEEE - Transactions on Robotics and Automation

                Metallurgical and Materials Transactions

                SME - Journal of Manufacturing Systems

                SME - Journal of Manufacturing Processes

                ASME - Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering

                AWS - Welding Journal

                North American Manufacturing Research Institute - NAMRC

                 International Journal of Machine Tools Manufacture

                Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science

                ASME - IMECE Symposium


         Proposal Reviewer

              National Science Foundation e-Proposal Review, September 2001

                 National Science Foundation Proposal Panel Review, December 2000

                 National Science Foundation Proposal Panel Review, October 1999


University Activities

    College Committees

            Academic Standards 2003-present

            Engineering Fee Task Force 2002-present

            International Task Team, 2001-present

            IMSE DEO Search Committee, 2001

            IMSE Department Study Committee, 2000

            IMSE DEO Review Committee, 1999, 2003


     Department Committees

            Faculty Search, Chair, 2002-2004

            Space, Facilities Planning and Education Resources Committee, Chair, 2000-present

            IMSE Department move to Black Engineering Committee, Chair, 1998-2000

            Recruiting and Retention Committee, 1996-1999