Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution

Head: Dr. Reza Langari

The Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution offers graduate studies leading to the degrees of Master of Science in Engineering Technology (MSET), Master of Engineering Technical Management (METM) and Masters of Industrial Distribution (MID). 

The MSET is a resident graduate program, while METM and MID are web-based, graduate programs. Enrollment in MID and METM classes are restricted to students who have been admitted to the MID program and METM program, respectively.

The MSET program of study is designed for individuals who desired to acquire advanced skills in the areas electronic systems, manufacturing, mechanical and mechatronics technologies.

https://engineering.tamu.edu/etid/academics/degrees/graduate/ms-et.html

The MID program of study has been designed for individuals with interest and/or background in industrial and high technology channels.

http://id.tamu.edu/graduate/mid-program/program-overview

The METM program of study has been designed to provide individuals with technical talents and business acumen.

https://engineering.tamu.edu/etid/metm/index.html

ENTC 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technology. May be repeated for credit.

ESET 633 Advanced Wireless Instrumentation and Control

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Short range wireless communication, instrumentation and control for industrial Internet of Things (IoT); wireless sensor networks, information processing and transmission; analysis of requirements on reliability, latency, security, power, signal conditioning and processing, and control; system and subsystem performance evaluation; cloud computing, data analytics for system optimization and prognosis.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESET 644 Embedded Intelligent System Design

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Embedded intelligent system design; investigate artificial intelligent systems; advanced embedded system designs; use of high performance microcontroller and processor.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval instructor.

ESET 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Selected topics presented by the faculty, students and outside speakers.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESET 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

Directed study of topics not within scope of thesis research and not covered by other formal courses. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESET 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESET 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

ESET 692 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Approved professional study of project.
Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

IDIS 611 Current Issues in Industrial Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Contemporary issues and trends affecting participants in the industrial distribution industry; opportunities and challenges for leaders identified and explored from the perspective of industrial distributors, manufacturers and end users.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 614 Industrial Distributor Networks

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor's network channel in distribution centers, warehouse management systems, hot-shot and standard truck fleets, forecasting and purchasing strategies for technical products; an examination of the integration of the field and inside sales force into distributor network strategy.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 621 Industrial Distributor Processes I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor processes with an emphasis on assessing the value added effectiveness of specific industrial distributor initiatives.
Prerequisite: IDIS 644.

IDIS 622 Industrial Distributor Processes II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Continuation of IDIS 621.
Prerequisite: IDIS 621.

IDIS 624 Strategic Relationships for Industrial Distributors

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Issues related to establishing and maintaining a beneficial relationship between distributors and manufacturers; developing effective buyer-seller relationships in the industrial distribution sector.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the MID program.

IDIS 634 Quality Concepts in Industrial Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, issues and techniques used to plan, analyze, control, and improve the quality of industrial distribution products and processes for increased consumer satisfaction.
Prerequisite: IDIS 655.

IDIS 644 Industrial Distributor Information and Technology Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Industrial distributor's use of information systems to manage operations; combination of information systems and automation to achieve increased cross docking drop ships and automated tracking of industrial distributor operations metrics.
Prerequisite: IDIS 614.

IDIS 650 Science of Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Addresses the changing distribution environment and how distributors respond; focuses on growth strategies driving emerging value-added services; strategic planning processes and development of innovative solutions and initiatives to the ongoing distributor service challenges; exploration of best practices, vetted for return on investment and effective implementation.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in the Master of Industrial Distribution program.

IDIS 651 Distribution Customer Experience

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Issues related to establishing and maintaining a beneficial relationship between distributors and manufacturers; development of effective buyer-seller relationships in the industrial distribution sector; includes customer stratification, customer insights, pricing science, value proposition design, value creation, market intelligence, digitizing the sales process, changing roles of the sales force and customer engagement.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Master of Industrial Distribution program.

IDIS 652 Digital Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Study of distributors use of technology to manage sales, operations, marketing and profitability; includes digital transformation, distribution analytics, business insights using technology, use of technology in marketing and branding, omni-channel customer experience, social media, eCommerce, software selection, implementation and emerging technologies such as AI, bots, block chain and IoTs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Master of Industrial Distribution program.

IDIS 653 Distribution Operational Excellence

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, issues and techniques of operational excellence which covers the entire distribution network channel and explains the critical processes of distribution network, relevant financial metrics and their interactions.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Master of Industrial Distribution program.

IDIS 655 Global Distribution

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Issues in global distribution on a small to large scale; emphasis on competitive global business strategies, cultural and exchange issues, distribution practices of other countries, global distribution networks, and transportation issues across the globe; an optional one week international trip to solidify foundation in international distribution concepts and strategies.
Prerequisite: IDIS 611.

IDIS 664 Distribution Profitability Analysis

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Integrating advanced financial and accounting analysis useful to distribution executives in assessing the financial performance of distribution operations. Concepts and techniques in using financial statements and industrial distribution industry studies to manage cash flow, debt, working capital risk, capital budgeting, credit, receivables, inventory, personnel and profitability.
Prerequisite: IDIS 624.

IDIS 674 Industrial Distribution Enterprise

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Explore changing environment of industrial distribution from globalization effects, environmental conditions, industrial distribution culture and organizational factors; focus on building, achieving and sustaining a competitive advantage.
Prerequisite: IDIS 664.

IDIS 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Individual and group problems dealing with application of industrial distribution theory and practice; foreign and domestic projects of special interest. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the MID program and approval of program director.

IDIS 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of industrial distribution. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Approval of MID program director.

IDIS 693 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 6. 1 to 6 Other Hours.

Approved professional study project in industrial distribution; preparation of a record of study summarizing the rationale, procedure and results of the completed study.
Prerequisite: Approval of MID program director.

MMET 610 Cyber-Enabled Manufacturing

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Theory and technologies related to integrating humans, smart-machines and information within a connected networked manufacturing environment; technologies including sensors and sensor networks; Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 concepts; topics include total quality control, sensor fusion, analytic modeling and adaptive control algorithms.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 612 Manufacturing Supply-Chain Capability Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Supply chain operations, associated business processes and their relation to the financial performance of a manufacturing company; methodologies for the optimal use of company assets and resources to achieve coordinated of material flows between and within suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 629 Technical Project and Personnel Supervision

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Techniques and methods for effective project and personnel management; legal aspects of projects including labor laws, unions, safety and reporting; globalization and impact on project management; financial justification and cost accounting of project budgets; leadership and management skills; engineering and technology supervision.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 641 Data Analysis, Simulation and Experimental Methods for Industry

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Parametrize and simulate physical systems; use of successive substitution technique for system modeling and optimization purposes; optimization techniques including calculus-based search methods; experimental methods for industry applications will include two-level factorial experimental design; multivariable data fitting and error propagation analysis.
Prerequisites: STAT 601; graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 651 Advanced Materials Technology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Concepts, properties and behavior of common traditional and non-traditional materials; mechanical behavior including fracture, fatigue and creep; electrical, thermal, magnetic, optical properties; degradation of material systems; material testing and characterization using commonly established tools and procedures; material selection for specific applications.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 652 Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Advanced manufacturing practice in industry; principles and applications of 3D printing, particulate materials processing, microfabrication and high energy beam materials processing.
Prerequisites: MMET 181; MMET 206; MMET 207, or approval of instructor; graduate classification.

MMET 661 Product and System Lifecycle Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Aspects of product and system design presented in a lifecycle context; emphasis on systems engineering, product development and lifecycle management concepts; decision making tools, economic and environmental assessment methods presented and used to evaluate engineered products and systems.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Selected topics presented by the faculty, students and outside speakers.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

Directed study of topics not within scope of thesis research and not covered by other formal courses. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 689 Special Topics In...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MMET 692 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Approved professional study of project.
Prerequisites: Approval of instructor.

MXET 635 Advanced Applied Dynamics for Mechatronic Systems

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Translational mechanical system dynamics, rotational mechanical system dynamics, electrical system dynamics modeling, mechatronics system dynamics, fluid power dynamics, rigid body dynamics and applied dynamics modeling using finite element method; automotive, oil and gas drilling and robotic applications.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MXET 681 Seminar

Credit 1. 1 Other Hour.

Selected topics presented by the faculty, students and outside speakers.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MXET 685 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 12. 1 to 12 Other Hours.

Directed study of topics not within scope of thesis research and not covered by other formal courses. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MXET 689 Special Topics in...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technology. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MXET 691 Research

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Research for thesis or dissertation. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Graduate classification or approval of instructor.

MXET 692 Professional Study

Credits 1 to 23. 1 to 23 Other Hours.

Approved professional study of project.
Prerequisites: Approval of Instructor.

TCMT 610 Engineering Personal Leadership

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Development of cognitive, emotional, behavioral capabilities; identification and exploration of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) competencies; focuses on both the art and science of emotional EQ.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 612 Technical Management Decision Making

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Key business concepts, practical processes and analytical tools to make value-driven decisions; focuses on linage between managerial decisions and the performance of business enterprises; introduction to business strategy, financial principles, organization processes and people skills mangers must weigh when making executable judgement calls; analytical tools to evaluate decisions and communicate desired outcomes with different professionals; use of business cases and real-world projects to help master practical knowledge and apply immediately.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 613 Technical Project Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Introduction to project management; emphasis on technical skills needed to manage complex projects and soft skills needed to communicate and mange the project team within a corporate structure.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 619 Personal Leadership Coaching

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Engage in experiential learning, work one-on-one with a professional coach and develop a comprehensive leadership development plan based on the findings and insights from individual EQ-i 2.0 assessment report; series of interactive and reflective one-on-one sessions to understand personal emotional competencies and identify areas of improvement.
Prerequisites: TCMT 610.

TCMT 623 Financial Decision Making

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Addresses application of financial concepts in engineering decision making; exploration of analysis of labor and material expenses, accounting methods and forecasting; combines scenario discussions, reflections, group exercises, and practical application learning.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 624 Managing Technical Teams

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Offers background, tools and basic understanding into the skills, traits, expectations and interactions of a manager or leader of a technical or professional team; compilation of tacit knowledge; focuses on eight key elements central and fundamental to successful technical leadership and management; introduction to a series of case examples or scenarios and appropriate readings and discussions to support concepts.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 631 Capstone I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Addresses managing individual or collaborative engineering programs in complex dynamic business environments; provides tools and techniques to execute projects, programs and product enhancement initiatives that yield desired business results; learn through deductive, inductive and abductive analytical methods how to document and manage engineering program activities.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 634 Value Chain Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Selected topics for the quantitative management an optimal operation of a supply-chain; emphasis on the interdependencies among supply-chain processes, integration of engineering, operational and financial metrics, supply-chain capability and asset management.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 635 Technology Commercialization

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Overview of the technology commercialization process; opportunities to assess technologies for commercial potential; understanding the technology commercialization process; practicum in technology assessment and commercialization; centers on getting ideas, innovations, or discoveries into the marketplace in the form of products or services, or into the value chain at any step, to increase the competitive advantage of the enterprise.
Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 639 Team Leadership Coaching

Credit 1. 1 Lecture Hour.

Develop individual emotional intelligence and lead emotionally intelligent teams; deliver and receive feedback from team members on how to develop individual emotional intelligence in a team context and support behaviors for building trust, team identity and team efficacy.
Prerequisites: TCMT 610; TCMT 619; admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 641 Capstone II

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Research project for firm or the Global Supply Chain Laboratory under the guidance of the instructor, other faculty and researchers in the lab; development of a problem statement, proposal, mid-term update, final report, and presentation for management.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 643 Contract and Risk Management

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Basic legal issues and terms commonly encountered by engineering businesses of all sizes; greater overall understanding of the company itself and allow technical professionals to more knowledgeably, efficiently and effectively lead their business; overview of relevant legal aspects of managing an engineering company with emphasis on contracts and intellectual property management; understanding of contract terms and clauses; identification and mitigation of areas of potential legal liability through contract negotiation; how to mange and commercialize intellectual property.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

TCMT 689 Special Topics In...

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Other Hours.

Selected topics in an identified area of engineering technical management. May be repeated for credit.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Master of Engineering Technical Management program.

Abdelaal, Ahmed, Instructional Assistant Professor
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DEN, University of Toledo, 2017

Alvarado, Jorge L, Professor
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PHD, University of Illinois, 2004

Asadi, Amir, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Manitoba, 2013

Assad, Chahriar, Senior Lecturer
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1994

Aucoin, Bruce, Senior Lecturer
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DEN, Texas A&M University, 1982

Bosshard, John C, Lecturer
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2012

Buchanan, Walter W, Professor
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PHD, Indiana University, 1993
JD, Indiana University, 1973

Capar, Ismail, Associate Professor
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PHD, Mississippi State University, 2007

Cavdar, Bahar, Assistant Professor
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DEN, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2014

Chang, Yanling, Assistant Professor
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PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015

Clark Jr, Norman L, Instructional Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2015

Crosby, Garth, Associate Professor
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DEN, Florida International University, 2007

Fang, Gwo-Ping, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Fink, Rainer J, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1995

Goulart, Ana E, Associate Professor
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PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Hajjat, Jumanah, Lecturer
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2018

Hsieh, Sheng-Jen, Professor
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PHD, Texas Tech University, 1995

Hung, Nguyen P, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of California, Berkeley, 1987

Hur, Byul, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Florida, 2011

Iakovou, Eleftherios, Professor
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PHD, Cornell University, 1992

Johnson, Michael D, Professor
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PHD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004

KIM, Jeonghee, Assistant Professor
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PHD, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018

Keblis, Matthew F, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of Michigan, 1995

Kuttolamadom, Mathew A, Associate Professor
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PHD, Clemson University, 2012

Lawrence, Frederick B, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Lee, Kiju, Associate Professor
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PHD, Johns Hopkins University, 2009

Leon, Victor J, Professor
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PHD, Lehigh University, 1991

Ma, Chao, Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of California, 2015

Nagarathnam, Bharani B, Instructional Assistant Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 2016

Natarajarathinam, Malini, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of Alabama, 2007

Nepal, Bimal P, Professor
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PHD, Wayne State University, 2005

Nie, Xiaofeng, Associate Professor
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PHD, University at Buffalo (SUNY), 2008

Obeidat, Suleiman M, Instructional Assistant Professor
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PHD, University of Oklahoma, 2008

Porter, Jay R, Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1993

Porter, Logan, Instructional Assistant Professor
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DEN, Lamar University, 2014

Price, Angie H, Associate Professor
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1999

Sarker, Nripendra, Senior Lecturer
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DEN, Texas A&M University, 1993

Song, Xingyong, Associate Professor
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PHD, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2011

Speed, Fred, Senior Lecturer
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JD, Ohio State University, 1995
PHD, University of Alabama - Huntsville, 1992

Thompson, Steve, Senior Lecturer
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Vadali, Sharada, Senior Lecturer
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PHD, Texas A&M University, 1996

Wang, Jyhwen, Professor
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PHD, Northwestern University, 1991

Yang, Xiaomin, Senior Lecturer
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PHD, Purdue University, 2002

Zhan, Wei, Professor
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Zoghi, Behbood B, Professor
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