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Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate Technical Success

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

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June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



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Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Education

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24.635.1 - 24.635.21



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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng is an associate professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He received his M.S. degree in Decision Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Iowa. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, and KSEF. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Richard Chiou Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)

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Paras Mandal University of Texas, El Paso


Eric D Smith University of Texas, El Paso

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Eric D. Smith is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), working within the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering Department. He earned a B.S. in Physics in 1994, an M.S. in Systems Engineering in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering in 2006 from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. His dissertation research lay at the interface of systems engineering, cognitive science, and multi-criteria decision making. He taught for two years in The Boeing Company’s Systems Engineering Graduate Program at the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

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Radian G Belu Drexel University (Tech.)

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Dr. Radian Belu is Assistant Professor within the Engineering Technology (ET) program - Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is holding a PHD in power engineering and the other in physics. Before joining to the Drexel University Dr. Belu hold faculty and research positions at universities and research institutes in Romania, Canada and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as project manager, senior engineer and consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in power electronics, power systems, renewable energy technologies, smart grids, control theory, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics. His research interests included power system stability, control and protection, renewable energy system analysis, assessment and design, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines for wind energy conversion, radar and remote sensing, wave and turbulence simulation, measurement and modeling, numerical modeling, electromagnetic compatibility and engineering education. During his career Dr. Belu published eight book chapters, several papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings in his areas of the research interests. He has also been PI or Co-PI for various research projects United States and abroad in power systems analysis and protection, load and energy demand forecasting and analysis, renewable energy, microgrids, turbulence and wave propagation, radar and remote sensing, instrumentation, atmosphere physics, electromagnetic compatibility, and engineering education.

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Oscar H. Salcedo University of Texas, El Paso

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Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate Technical SuccessThis paper describes integration of green energy and manufacturing courses using a technology-based, real-world problem-solving-focused educational strategy in a new manufacturingengineering curriculum. There are a number of challenges facing green energy manufacturingfrom an industrial perspective. For example, green energy manufacturing is a complex andtechnology-concentrated set of processes; therefore, it requires a very specialized andexperienced workforce. In this paper, a new “Green Energy Manufacturing” course which isused to enhance student’s technical success is introduced. Student’s learning in “Life CycleAssessment (LCA)” through Gabi v.5 software and “Green Manufacturing Concept (GMC)”including design for assembly and disassembly via Lego wind turbine is specifically describedand discussed in the case study. The paper is aimed at integrating green energy into themanufacturing engineering curriculum and to cultivate leaders in the field among minority andfemale engineering students. Successful completion of the course will lead to excellence in greenenergy and advanced engineering education.

Tseng, T. B., & Chiou, R., & Mandal, P., & Smith, E. D., & Belu, R. G., & Salcedo, O. H. (2014, June), Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate Technical Success Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20526

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