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a. Predictive Modeling to Improve the Process Flow of a Medical-Surgical Unit.

b. Model/System for Allocating Resources in Hospitals



a. Lean Aerospace, Lean Airport Management, Lean Flight Operations Management, and Lean Airline Management.



a. Development of a predictive model for sustaining continuous improvement in small to medium manufacturing firms.

b. Lean Aerospace, Lean Airport Management, Lean Flight Operations Management, and Lean Airline Management.

c. Improving race team performance through team-driver communication efficacy; a new lean model to eliminate waste.

d. Development of New Product Development Cost Model Using Artificial Intelligence.

e. University of Tennessee, Lean Systems.



a. FMEA Approach to Enhance Sustainability of Lean Systems.

b. Developing a Risk-Informed Model to Enhance Process Improvement.

c. Reliability of Lean Systems.



a. Developing a model to analyze temporary housing (tents) supply chain ability to meet “surge” in demand.

b. Development of “remote monitoring concept” on physical scale simulation of supply chain.

c. Developing of computer based modeling solutions to visualize manufacturing supply chains which detail the various manufacturing facilities and processes, and possess the ability to predict and improve the supply-chain’s capability during surge and non-surge situations.



a. Sustainable Development of Nanotechnology.

b. Developing course curriculum for introduction of nanotechnology in undergraduate engineering education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

c. Setting up a laboratory for simulating the effect of nano-enabled materials in a landfill environment.

d. Design and Optimization of a Process for Producing Hydrogen-Evolving Bio-metallic Composite Nanoparticles. (A collaboration with Chemical and Bio-molecular Engineering).

e. Environmental implications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.

f. Human health impacts of engineered nanomaterials.

g. Environmental  evaluation of products and manufacturing processes, using the principles of Design for the Environment (DfE), Design for Recyclability (DfR), and Design for Disassembly (DfD).

h. Life-Cycle Assessments (LCAs) of products, manufacturing processes, and services.

i. Design, development, and application of software tools for environmental assessments.

j. Clean production, evaluation of cleaner substitutes, and waste management.

k. Environmental Risk Assessment, including Fate and Transport Modeling.