Faculty

David Bowen, Ph.D. Associate Professor

David Bowen earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley, where he also served on the faculty as a lecturer and research engineer and conducted research as part of the Competitive Semiconductor Manufacturing Program. In addition he has taught Graduate business courses at the University of San Francisco and St. Mary's College of Moraga.

Prior to starting his own consulting firm (BOPTIMAL), David was the corporate-wide Education and Training Manager for TEFEN Ltd., a worldwide Industrial Engineering consulting firm. His previous consulting experience includes projects for State and Federal government agencies as well as private industry. His international experience includes consulting in Asia, conducting research in Asia and Europe, and teaching in Africa as a US Peace Corps Volunteer. Dr. Bowen is an experienced educator, researcher, manager and consultant in the following areas: Creating, training and Facilitating improvement teams, Capacity modeling, Cycle-time reduction, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, Human Factors Engineering, Engineering economy and Process Reengineering.

Saeid Motavalli, Ph.D. P.E., Professor and Chair

Dr. Saeid Motavalli has extensive industrial and academic experience. Before joining NIU he served as a senior engineer in Biomechanics Corporation of America; an assistant professor at Wichita State University, and an associate professor at Northern Illinois University. Dr. Motavalli's area of research is manufacturing systems. In particular he is interested in problems related to process flow analysis, facilities planning, workplace design/ergonomics, and manufacturing measurement. He has worked on federally funded research by various federal agencies such as NSF and FAA. He has also received funding from industrial sources such as Caterpillar, Motorola, NICOR Gas, Cessna Aircraft, and several smaller manufacturing companies. The projects involved process flow analysis, production planning and control, facilities planning, CAD modeling, and ergonomics. His teaching interest is in the areas of, computer aided manufacturing, production planning and control, facilities planning, and manufacturing measurement.

Helen Y. Zong, Ph.D. P.E., Professor

Dr. Zong has many years of experience in higher education and manufacturing industries. Before joining CSUH, Dr. Zong had served as an associate professor at St. Cloud State University, an assistant professor at Jianghan Petroleum Institute and a mechanical engineer in China. During her professional career, Dr. Zong has worked on many research and consulting projects with industries, such as UPS, Fingerhut, Caterpillar, KOMO Machines, Blow Molded Specialist, etc. Dr. Zong's professional specialties include manufacturing processes and improvements, manufacturing system simulations, facilities planning and designs, material handling system design, quality assurance and design of experiments, production planning and control systems, production sequence and scheduling, expert system development, computer-integrated manufacturing, and operations research. Dr. Zong's teaching interests are in the areas of manufacturing system simulations, production planning and control, facilities planning and designs, quality assurance, and engineering economy.

Farnaz Ganjeizadeh , Ph.D. Associate Professor

Farnaz Ganjeizadeh completed her Ph.D., in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She earned her M.S. in Engineering Administration and B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Syracuse University. Her research interests are in the areas the application of simulation output analysis and manufacturing processes improvement.

Prior to joining CSUH Dr. Ganjeizadeh served as a part time faculty in San Jose State University, where she designed and taught a graduate course in Engineering Analysis. Additionally, she has taught several courses in Industrial Engineering and was a major contributor in several government funded research projects with NASA/MSFC, GenCorp Aerojet, Chrysler and NSF at the university of Alabama in Huntsville.

Dr. Ganjeizadeh has an extensive background in Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Industry. She served as a member of technical staff and manufacturing engineering manager in Applied Materials. Her experience includes designing an inductive model deployed for conducting multi-criteria decision-making and cost analysis at system level. Additionally, Dr. Ganjeizadeh's specialties are in the areas of strategic planning, new product introduction, simulation output analysis and applied operations research, quality assurance and product cost management.

Dr. Ganjeizadeh's teaching interests are in the areas of simulation output analysis, quality and cost management, electronics manufacturing and applied operations research.

Cristian Gaedicke, Ph.D. P.E. Assistant Professor

Dr. Cristian Gaedicke earned a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Texas since 2011. His research interests are sustainable construction materials, infrastructure, construction engineering, and engineering education.

Dr. Gaedicke has extensive background in sustainable construction materials, airfield pavements, and transportation infrastructure. He has worked on federally and state funded research by various agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration, Chicago O’Hare Airport Modernization Plan, and Texas Department of Transportation. Dr. Gaedicke is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE).

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