Ioan D. Marinescu
professor of mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering at the University of Toledo
director of the Precision Micro?Machining Center of the College of Engineering (www.eng.utoledo.edu/pmmc)
member of numerous international professional organizations: JSPE, SME, ASME, ASPE, CIRP, IDA, ASAT, and NAMRI.
author of more than 15 books and over 300 technical and scientific papers.
founded his own company, Advanced Manufacturing Solutions Co., LLC, a company that specializes in consulting, R&D, manufacturing, and trade (www.interams.com)
doctorate in 1982 at the University of Oxford for research in grinding and machining with cubic boron nitride (CBN) and diamonds.
technology manager for precision grinding applications for North America, as well as projects throughout Asia and Europe for . Saint?Gobain Abrasives (SGA) and its affiliate companies e
director of the Fraunhofer?Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology IPK
professor of machine tools and manufacturing technology at the Institute for Machine Tools and Factory Management of the Technical University in Berlin, Germany.
doctorate in engineering on "Creep Feed Grinding of High?Strength Ceramic Materials."
professional memberships in the Berlin Wissenschaftskommission, the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure, and the International Institution for Production Engineering Research.
honorary doctorate from Kolej Universiti Teknikal Kebangsaan, Malaysia.
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experience with Austin Motor Company, Birmingham, England, and Wickman Machine Tools, Coventry, England.
Ph.D. for research on the mechanics of centerless grinding and tribology.
head of mechanical engineering at Liverpool John Moores University
director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Research Laboratory (AMTREL)
published with them more than 250 scientific papers, patents, and books including Design of Hydrostatic and Hybrid Bearings in 1982 and Tribology of Abrasive Machining Processes in 2004.
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University,
doctorates at Keio University in 1969 and honorary Dr.?Ing. at Hanover University, Germany, in 1999.
fellow of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Japan Society of Precision Engineering, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and served as president for CIRP between 2004 and 2005.
Editor of international journals including the International Journal for Manufacturing Science and Production, Machining Science and Technology, International Journal of Production Engineering and Computers, Journal of Engineering Manufacture (IMechE), and Journal of Nanotechnology and Precision Engineering for years to date.
Awards from Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers in 1969, 1987, 1997, and 1999, the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in 1992 and 2005, the Japan Society for Abrasive Technology in 1980 and 1998, the Japanese Society of Tribologists in 2003, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (F. W. Taylor Research Medal) in 2005. His dedicated efforts have been condensed in books, publications in journals, and more than 300 papers in the field of manufacturing engineering.