Industrial Engineering

Gramopadhye Selected by NAE for Frontiers Symposium

- Sept 2002

 Dr. Anand K. Gramopadhye, professor of industrial engineering and director of the Advanced Technology Systems Laboratory at Clemson, has been selected Dr. Gramopadhyeby the National Academy of Engineers for the 2002 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium. According to NAE president William A. Wulf, "This symposium brings together talented individuals who represent the future leaders in engineering." Participants are chosen from the nation's top engineers aged 30 to 45, following a highly competitive nomination and selection process.

Dr. Gramopadhye's research on human factors issues in manufacturing and aviation systems is among the topical areas of the symposium. His recent work has focused on virtual reality technology to improve aircraft inspection performance. Industrial engineering department chair Mike Leonard, who nominated Gramopadhye, said this selection recognizes the international reputation Gramopadhye has achieved.

His research related to this area began in his doctoral program at SUNY Buffalo under the guidance of Dr. Colin Drury, a long standing leader of international repute in his area of human factors and ergonomics.

Gramopadhye's research broadened into new areas and began to involve new technologies after he joined the Clemson industrial engineering faculty in 1992. His research and laboratory have dealt with problems of human inspection ranging from things as small as contact lenses to Boeing 767's, involving technologies from simple magnification to virtual reality. This symposium gives Gramopadhye a unique opportunity to interact with people from other fields and disciplines, and exchange ideas that can bring new dimensions to his work.

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