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Message from the President 

Dear M&D Members,

John JackmanThe mission of the division is to support the IISE manufacturing and design community in advancing the state of the art. We are reaching out to division members through multiple venues including the annual ISERC and Applied Solutions conferences, the M&D newsletter, and webinars. We have also introduced new division awards to recognize the outstanding contributions of our division members. I would like to make you aware that there are opportunities to serve in division committees that provide recommendations to the M&D Division Board.

If you are interested, please contact me (jkj@iastate.edu) or President-elect Rohan Shirwaiker (rashirwa@ncsu.edu). I would also encourage members to contact us with any suggestions or recommendations for improving the value of the M&D Division for its members. I look forward to meeting you at our Town Hall Meeting at the ISERC 2016 Conference in Anaheim.


John Jackman

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Manufacturing and Design Division is a sponsor of two presentation tracks at the IIE Annual Conference and Expo in Anaheim, Calif., May 21-24, 2016: ISERC Manufacturing and Engineering Design Track, for research oriented presentations, Applied Solutions Manufacturing and Engineering Design Track, for application oriented presentations. Hope to see you there!

M&D Track Best Paper Award

The M&D track has a standard procedure for selecting and awarding the best paper award during the ISERC. All full papers submitted to M&D track at the conference will be automatically evaluated for best paper award competition. The track chairs will recommend a short list of about 5 papers using recommendations and ratings from the reviewers. Subsequently, a best paper award committee is formed and the committee performs a double-blind review process on these candidate papers in order to choose the best paper for the M&D track. The best paper award will be recognized at the ISERC conference.

Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Best Student Paper Competition

The Best Student Paper Award recognizes excellence in a conference paper whose primary contributor is a student member of IISE and the Manufacturing and Design Division and encourages students to present their paper at the annual ISERC. For students interested in being considered for this award, full paper submission should be made via the conference's regular submission process by the Jan 30 deadline. In addition, a nomination form must be completed by faculty advisors and submitted via email to sormaz@ohio.edu and lourdes.medina@upr.edu by Feb. 7, 2016.

Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Outstanding Service Award

The second annual Outstanding Service Award recognizes contributions to and leadership in public and community matters, the Manufacturing and Design Division, the manufacturing engineering profession or the manufacturing industry. Deadline for nominations has been extended until March 1, 2016.

Manufacturing and Design (M&D) Division Outstanding Young Investigator Award

This award recognizes Manufacturing and Design Division members under the age of 35 for their technical contribution to manufacturing and design. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 16, 2016.

We would like to recognize 2015 Award Recipients:

ISERC 2015 Highlights

Manufacturing and Design division organized its ISERC track at the IIE Annual Conference on May 31-June 2, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. Seventeen sessions (of which two were invited and one was panel session) with total of 57 presentations (with 27 published full-length papers) discussed topics relevant to modern manufacturing and design research and practice, ranging from IT enabled design, biomedical manufacturing , additive manufacturing, nano-manufacturing, engineering design, and manufacturing systems engineering. Read about the Panel Session "NNMI: Investing in the Future of U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness and Leadership," presented by Dr. Richard Wysk.

Manufacturing and Design Division Demographics

M&D Demographic chart  Profession Members Demographics 


Why Manufacturing and Design?

It is well established that manufacturing and design problems cannot be addressed independent of each other. Product engineering needs to assess the impact of design decisions on manufacturing. Advanced manufacturing must consider both product and process innovations that address the needs of the customer and provide manufacturers with a competitive edge. The relentless pressure to innovate, improve product quality, reduce costs, and increase productivity is driving the manufacturing and design community to pursue advanced design and manufacturing technologies. Members are shaping the future of manufacturing and design by actively engaging in research and development efforts in digital design, digital manufacturing, advanced manufacturing technologies and processes, advanced materials manufacturing, and advanced sensing and control.

Recorded Webinars


Upcoming IISE webinars 

About the Division

What is the Manufacturing & Design Division?

The Manufacturing & Design Division is a community of professionals with interest in advancing the state of the art in manufacturing and design. The division provides a common platform for the discussion, education, and dissemination of contemporary issues in the field of manufacturing and design. With this purpose in mind, the division will: 1) encourage the development and dissemination of technical knowledge; 2) provide a forum for technical networking; 3) Serve as the voice of the technical field; and 4) support IISE's mission in providing value to members and promoting the discipline. If you are not currently a member, join IISE and become a member of the manufacturing and design community.

Meet your officers!

John Jackman  Jingyan Dong  Rohan Shirwaiker  Lourdes A. Medina 
John Jackman Jingyan Dong Rohan Shirwaiker Lourdes A. Medina
President Past President President-elect Secretary


Resized Guha  Resized Doran  Christopher Greene  Iris Rivero 
Guha Manogharan Dusan Sormaz Christopher Greene Iris Rivero
External Relations Media Director Advisory Board Advisory Board

Stay connected

  • M&D webinars can be a great way to disseminate research results. If you are interested in delivering a webinar, please contact John Jackman.
  • M&D Membership is in a growth mode.
  • If you would like to be on our email list, please contact Guha Manogharan.
  • We would like to invite all members to volunteer in the division activities, particularly industry members and student chapters. To volunteer send an email to the M&D Division president John Jackman at jkj@iastate.edu.
  • The M&D board holds a monthly one-hour conference, both to discuss administrative details (approximately 20 minutes) and to conduct a roundtable discussion on a topic of current interest to IEs (20-30 minutes). All M&D members are welcome to participate. If you'd like to be added to the distribution list for these calls, please contact gpmanogharan@ysu.edu.

M&D Personnel News

If you have an award, publication, promotion, etc., share the news with your colleagues in M&D. E-mail to Dusan Sormaz, and it will be shared on the Web page and in the newsletter.

Manufacturing & Design Division Bylaws 

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