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Gopalakrishnan, Bhaskaran

Professor and Director of the Industrial Assessment Center - Industrial and Management Systems Engineering

Education
Professional Engineer, registered in West Virginia, number 15546 
CEM (Certified Energy Manager), Association of Energy Engineers, 1996 
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, Virginia Tech, 1988 
M.S., Operations Research, Southern Methodist University, 1985 
B.E. (Hons), Production Engineering, University of Madras, College of Engineering at Guindy, 1983

Director of the Industrial Assessment Center. Undergraduate and ABET program coordinator for the IMSE department. Published numerous papers in the area of manufacturing systems, energy engineering, and industrial productivity enhancements. Supervising the research of several MS and PhD students. Active in consulting and doing workshops in the area of energy analysis and diagnostics and industrial productivity improvements.

Research Focus Areas

Industrial and Management Systems

Research Interests

Industrial energy systems 
Manufacturing Systems 
Industrial productivity enhancement 
artificial intelligence 
expert systems 
Facilities planning and materials handling

Teaching Interests

Artificial Intelligence and expert systems 
Facilities planning and materials handling 
Advanced production planning and control 
Computer aided process planning

Special Interests

Conducting workshops for industrial and academic participants in: 
Industrial energy conservation and auditing 
Industrial waste minimization and productivity improvement 
Artificial intelligence and expert systems 
Fundamentals of production planning and control systems 
Manufacturing process planning 
Facilities planning and materials handling 
Engineering economics

Professional Societies

Association of Energy Engineers (AEE)