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Inclusion of Renewable Energy Topics in the Design of Experiments Course for Industrial and Systems Engineering Students

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Conference

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Systems Engineering Division Technical Session 3

Tagged Division

Systems Engineering

Page Count

10

Page Numbers

24.727.1 - 24.727.10

DOI

10.18260/1-2--20619

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https://peer.asee.org/20619

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190

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Yong Wang University of Illinois, Chicago

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Yong Wang (ywang215@uic.edu) received his B.S. degree (2003) and Ph.D. (2010) in Energy and Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China. He had been with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as a visiting scholar from 2007 to 2009. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. His is interested in the teaching and research in the areas including operations research, system reliability and safety, fault diagnosis and prognosis, and their applications in sustainable manufacturing and renewable energy systems.

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Lin Li University of Illinois, Chicago

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Dr. Lin Li received the B.E. degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2001, and the M.S.E. degree in mechanical engineering, the M.S.E. degree in industrial and operations engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering all from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2003, 2005, and 2007, respectively. Currently, he is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as the director of Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory. His research interests include real-time energy management of manufacturing systems, multi-machine system modeling and throughput estimation, discrete event simulation, joint throughput and energy control, Lithium-Ion vehicle battery manufacturing and reliability assessment, and intelligent maintenance of manufacturing systems.

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Abstract

Inclusion of Renewable Energy Topics in the Design of Experiments Course for Industrial and Systems Engineering StudentsAs a branch of engineering, industrial and systems engineering (ISE) deals with thedesign and management of complex processes or systems. It is an interdisciplinary fieldthat involves the analysis and optimization of the way of integrating various resourcessuch as people, finance, information, equipment, energy, and materials. Statistics showthat ISE graduates are very popular in job markets and many of them end up in the high-end consulting and management positions. The success of the ISE graduates in jobmarkets is due largely to their wide and rapidly evolving knowledge base. Design ofexperiments (DOE) is a general method to identify the influences of various variations onthe systems or processes. It has very broad applications and it is also traditionally afundamental course offered to students in various ISE programs across the Americanuniversities. This paper presents a recent effort at a research university in the U.S. tointegrate renewable energy topics into the traditional DOE course to help ISE studentsupdate their knowledge base and foster environmental responsibility and sustainabilityawareness in their future career. A new topic related to the manufacturing of a specificrenewable energy, cellulosic biofuel, has been integrated into an eight-week courseproject session. Course-end evaluation and survey have shown a significant increase ofinterest in energy security and sustainability among students in the course. The studentshave been theoretically and practically more prepared with the DOE tools for theevolving job market of green energy manufacturing.

Wang, Y., & Li, L. (2014, June), Inclusion of Renewable Energy Topics in the Design of Experiments Course for Industrial and Systems Engineering Students Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20619

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