SME Names Top Young Leaders In Manufacturing Engineering

May 4, 2007
GM and Northrop Grumman among list.

The tradition of excellence among manufacturing engineers is evident in the awards given by the SME to the field's young talent. The SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award is presented annually to honor manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, for their contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry throughout the early stages of their careers.

This year's recipients of the 2007 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Kuo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, named in honor of Dr. Kuo K. Wang for his lifelong contributions to manufacturing and long-time support of SME, are listed below:

Leandro G. Barajas, PhD
Senior Research Engineer
General Motors Corporation
Warren, Mich.

Samuel Bigot, PhD
Cardiff University
Cardifff, United Kingdom

Jaime A. Camelio, PhD
Assistant Professor
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, Mich.

Gary J. Cheng, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Kaan Erkorkmaz, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Boonserm Kulvatunyou, PhD
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Md.

Brigid Mullany, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Charlotte, N.C.

Bala Muralikrishnan, PhD
Research Engineer
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Md.

Jonathan H. Owen, PhD
Staff Research Engineer
General Motors Corporation
Warren, Mich.

O. Burak Ozdoganlar, PhD
Assistant Professor
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pa.

Frank E. Pfefferkorn, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wis.

Steven J. Skerlos, PhD
Associate Professor
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Mich.

Todd J. Szallay
Manufacturing Engineer 3
Northrop Grumman
El Segundo, Calif.

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