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F. Frank Chen, Ph.D.

F. Frank Chen, Ph.D.

Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Advanced Manufacturing

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Educational Background:

Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia

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Field of Study:

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Lean Manufacturing and Enterprise Systems
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Facility Planning and Material Handling
  • Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing
  • Production & Operations Management
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Data and Economic Analysis

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Design and Analysis of Advanced (Flexible) Manufacturing Systems
  • Intelligent Scheduling and Shop Floor Control
  • Manufacturing Cell Design and Cell Control
  • Neural Network Applications in Manufacturing
  • Enterprise Modeling and Process Re-engineering
  • Supply Chain Management and Integration
  • Activity Based Costing