Smart Manufacturing Seminar

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 08:30 am - 01:00 pm


Rutgers faculty and industry partners convene for a seminar on smart manufacturing and urban manufacturing. Speakers will discuss how manufacturing is rapidly embracing new technologies to help improve efficiency, reduce lead/down time, and increase competitiveness. In addition, economic development leaders will talk about their efforts to promote New Jersey and its higher education assets abroad, and to support manufacturing industry investment and collaboration. This seminar is presented by Rutgers Global, the Office of Economic Development, and the Corporate Engagement Center, and in collaboration with the New Jersey Economic Development Authority and Choose New Jersey.


8:30 a.m.: Registration

9:00 a.m.: Welcoming Remarks
Thomas Farris, Dean, School of Engineering, Rutgers University
Wesley Mathews, Vice President and Director, Office of International Trade and Investment, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Margie Piliere, Chief Economic Development Officer, Choose New Jersey

9:30 a.m.: Panel I: An Overview of Smart Manufacturing: Current Practices
Moderator: Kevin Lyons, Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Rutgers Business School
Weihong (Grace) Guo, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University
Suuchi Ramesh, CEO and Founder, Suuchi Inc
Robert Stramara, COO, New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program

10:30 a.m.: Break

10:45 a.m.: Panel II: Urban-Digital Manufacturing: Educational Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Alberto Cuitiño, Professor and Chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering, Rutgers University
Yuebin Guo, Henry Rutgers Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, School of Engineering, Rutgers University
Parsaoran Hutapea, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Nanoscale Instrumentation Center, Temple University
Brian Sabina, Senior Vice President of Economic Transformation, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)
Ali M. Sadegh, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Center for Advanced Engineering Design and Development, The City University of New York

11:45 a.m.: Closing Remarks
Jessica Paolini, Assistant Director of Economic Development, Office of Research and Economic Development, Rutgers University
Rick Lee, Director of Global Programs and Partnerships, Rutgers Global

12:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m.: Tour of Richard Weeks Hall of Engineering

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Non-Rutgers attendees of the “Smart Manufacturing Seminar” may park in Lots 51, 59, 60B, and 67 without permits. Please register your vehicles at: Special event parking and special event permits are only for visitors to the University which does not include free metered parking. Rutgers faculty, staff, and students must park only in lots they are authorized to park in.

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