Thursday, October 4, 2007

Professor Seering named engineering codirector for SDM, LFM - SDM Pulse, Fall 2007

Professor Warren Seering
By Lois Slavin, communications director, MIT Engineering Systems Division

Professor Warren Seering has been named the new engineering codirector for the System Design and Management and Leaders for Manufacturing programs. Seering is stepping in for David Simchi-Levi, who is on sabbatical this year.

Seering, who took office July 1, is the Weber-Shaughness professor of mechanical engineering and engineering systems. He has been actively involved with LFM since its inception and served as LFM research codirector during the early 1990s.

In 1997, Seering helped design the product development track for the System Design and Management Program. He also helped start programs based on SDM at several other universities. Over the years, he has been an active supervisor of thesis projects for students in both the LFM and the SDM programs.

The former codirector of the MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development, Seering is a founding director of the Nissan Cambridge Basic Research Laboratory. He serves on the Board of Management of the International Design Society and recently received the Frank E. Perkins Award for Excellence in Graduate Advising.

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