May 24, 2017

WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge. WPI professors are committed researchers and scholars with world class credentials engaged in advanced, interdisciplinary research across a broad range of disciplines. With a focus on scholarship and research, WPI’s Mechanical Engineering department offers a collaborative environment in which world-class faculty members lead diverse research projects in the fields of manufacturing engineering, materials science and engineering, and materials processing engineering.
Key people: • Prof. Christopher Brown is Professor at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Surface Metrology Lab and former director of the Haas Technical Education Center for CNC-Machining. He is a renowned expert in Axiomatic Design Theory in Manufacturing. His role in the project is those of an expert for Axiomatic Design for Manufacturing Systems. • Walter Towner, PhD is a Teaching Assistant Professor in the Foisie School of Business at WPI. He is a Co-Director of the WPI Center for Innovative Manufacturing Solutions. The center is funded by a grant from Mass Development with the intent of bringing technical expertise to small and medium size manufacturing companies (SME) in Massachusetts to help them grow.