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Development of Professional Science Master's Degree Program in Manufacturing Sustainability

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

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August 28, 2016





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Subjects in Renewable Energy and Sustainability in ET

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Engineering Technology

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Ahmed H. Elsawy Tennessee Technological University

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Dr. Ahmed ElSawy joined Tennessee Technological University (TTU) as a Professor and Chairperson, Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology since July 1, 1999. He holds B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Materials processing and Manufacturing engineering. Prior joining TTU. Dr. ElSawy held several industrial and academic positions in the USA and abroad. He was a professor and graduate program coordinator at the University of Northern Iowa, a founder director of manufacturing engineering program at St. Cloud State University, Project Manager at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Visiting Scholar at TU-Berlin, Germany. Dr. ElSawy teaching and research interests are in the areas of material processing, metallurgy and manufacturing systems. His current research interests are in the areas of renewable energy, bioenergy from waste in order to reduce the carbon footprint and preserve natural resources for future generations. Dr. ElSawy received ~ $2M of state, federal, and industrial grants in support of his laboratory development and research activities. He advised several masters and doctoral students who are holding academic and industrial positions in the USA, Germany and Taiwan. Dr. ElSawy has numerous publications in national and international conferences and refereed journals.

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Fred Vondra Tennessee Technological University


Ahmed K Kamal Tennessee Technological University

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Dr. Ahmed Kamal is an associate professor in the Department of Manufacturing and Engineering Technology since August 2008. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Cairo University, Egypt in 1969, M.Sc. Electrical Engineering in 1978 and a Ph.D. in Electrical, computer and Control Engineering from Bradford University, England in July 1981. Prior joining TTU, Dr. Kamal held several positions as Electronic Engineer in Ford Motor based in Egypt and United Kingdom. Dr. Kamal also was a non-tenure professor research professor at Biocomputing Program, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. Also, He was Professor of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before that he was visiting professor in the Computer and Biomedical Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Boston University. Dr. Kamal published more than 80 Papers in Peer reviewed Journals and conferences in the US and abroad in Engineering Education, Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering.

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The main purpose of the Professional Science Master’s in Manufacturing Sustainability (PSM-MS) is to provide an interdisciplinary educational teaching and learning platform for greening our future by educating tomorrow’s workforce. It is intended for educating current students and professionals from manufacturing industry to promote knowledge and competencies related to manufacturing sustainability. The PSM-MS interdisciplinary approach will include a business background and concepts that are applicable across fields and as diverse as, environmental social policy, environmental economics, lean manufacturing and strategy for sustainability, energy management and alternative energy production. This paper will discuss the need, impact, plan for accreditation, and curriculum of this newly developed degree.

Elsawy, A. H., & Vondra, F., & Kamal, A. K. (2016, June), Development of Professional Science Master's Degree Program in Manufacturing Sustainability Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26826

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