Ratna Babu Chinnam

Wayne State University, USA


Dr. Ratna Babu Chinnam received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology of Mangalore University (India) in 1988 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University (U.S.A.) in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He is currently a Professor in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University. He is the author of over 150 technical publications. His publications appeared in such journals as IEEE Trans. on Reliability Engineering, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Production Research, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, and IEEE Trans. on Automation Science & Engineering. His research interests include supply chain management, operations management, sustainability, lean product development, and smart engineering systems. He is currently the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation, the International Journal of Quality, Statistics, and Reliability, and the Journal of Industrial Engineering. He regularly serves on technical committees for several international conferences. His research is funded by such agencies as the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). He carried out collaborative research with such multi-national companies as Ford Motor Company, General Dynamics, DaimlerChrysler and consulted for such companies as Sirius Satellite Radio, Energy Conversion Devices, and Tecton. He graduated 15 doctoral students mostly occupying academic positions and is awarded the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. He is the founding Director of the Global Executive PhD Track at Wayne State, the first such engineering track in the U.S. He is a member of Alpha Pi Mu, the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science, and the North American Manufacturing Research Institute.

Biography Updated on 13 August 2012

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