Research Seminar “Manufacturing Research and Innovation: Technology Management and Business Lessons Learned”

2018-09-28 15:39:03

Seminar Announcement Haris

Dear students, faculty and staff,

Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Business invites you to Research Seminar “Manufacturing Research and Innovation: Technology Management and Business Lessons Learned” by Haris Doumanidis, Vice Provost for Research. 

WHEN: Tuesday, October 2, 09:00 – 10:00

WHERE: Block C3 (GSB/GSPP Building), 3rd floor, room #3016

ABSTRACT: The last three decades saw transformation of the manufacturing industry via global-scale research and innovation. This seminar overviews the speaker’s related experiences in academe, industry and government from a less technical viewpoint, aimed at the business context of technology development and management. Case studies include: Welding of nuclear reactors (GE Materials); Rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing (Solidica, NNMI); Semiconductor fabrication (Axcelis Technologies); and the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NSF, European Research Area NMP, Rusnano). Current activities are described in: Nanoheater materials (Bosch); Featherlike nanocomposites (Toray, Boeing), automotive panels (Fibrtec, Honda); Freight delivery (NAASIC, Hyperloop); Aluminum smelting using renewable energy (EGA); Underwater construction (NPCC, Kleindienst); and student entrepreneurship. Finally future opportunities are envisioned in subsoil research and development, and in humanitarian science and technology.

SPEAKER: Haris Doumanidis has his Diploma from the Aristotelian Univ. of Thessaloniki (1983), his MS from Northwestern University (1985), and PhD from MIT (1988) in Mechanical Engineering, followed by a Postdoc appointment at LMP. He has been on the faculty at Tufts University, MIT, University of Cyprus, University of Nevada Reno and Khalifa University, chaired departments of Mechanical & Manufacturing and Civil & Environmental Engineering, served in the R&D of Hellenic Airforce, Axcelis Technologies, Honda Research Institute, as founding director of the NSF Nanomanufacturing Program, as well as a consultant for the automation, optoelectronics, biomedical, aviation and automotive industry. He has been the organizer/chair of over 50 symposia for ASME, IEEE, NSF etc; speaker of over 40 keynote/ plenary lectures and 120 invited seminars; the author of over 300 refereed papers, nine patents and five book chapters. He is a recipient of the Marie Curie Chair of Excellence (2004) by the European Commission, the ASME Blackall Award (2002), the Presidential Faculty Fellow Award by the White House (President William J. Clinton, 1996), the NSF Young Investigator (1994) and the Research Initiation Award (1992), as well as several grants from the EC, NSF, SME, Honda R&D Americas etc totaling over $ 17 million. He has supervised ten Doctoral and thirty-four Masters students creditable for four best paper awards and seven startup companies, and mentors several young investigators in the US, Europe and Middle East.