A career of innovation
Dr. Alaa Elwany is an associate professor at the Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering in Texas A&M University. He acquired a B.Sc. in Production Engineering and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Alexandria University in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and a Ph.D. in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009.
Shortly after finishing his graduate education, he worked as a faculty member in Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, where he also served a senior fellow of the European Institute for Statistics, Probability, Stochastic Operations Research and their Applications. In 2011, he moved back to the US to work as a research scientist at the Manufacturing Systems Research laboratory, General Motors R&D. He led technical projects focused on enhancing the sustainability and efficiency of manufacturing plants and operations at GM. In 2013, he joined Texas A&M University to participate in establishing the Advanced Manufacturing Research program at the department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Dr. Elwany’s research interests are in the modeling, analysis, and control of advanced manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems, with particular emphasis on Additive Manufacturing processes (3D Printing), Uncertainty Quantification in Physics-based Models, Reliability Engineering, and Sensor-based Prognostics. His research work has been funded by leading organizations including NASA, Netherlands Institute for Scientific Research (NWO), Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics (DINALOG), and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). He currently serves as board member in the Quality Control & Reliability Engineering division, Institute for Industrial Engineers (IIE) and a member of the ASTM F42 Technical Committee on Additive Manufacturing.
Awards and Honors:
IIE Annual Conference (ISERC), Best Track Paper Award (Engineering Management), 05/2015
Faculty Appreciation Award – Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) – Texas A&M Student Chapter, 04/2015
Professor of the Year – Texas A&M IIE Student Chapter, 04/2014
VENI Laureate, Individual Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research – Corresponds to the USA NSF CAREER Award, 10/2010
General Motors (GM) Manufacturing Scholarship , 08/09.
Article in the IE Magazine (Vol. 40, No. 7) highlighting research on spare parts inventory, 07/08.
Finalist, QSR Best Student Paper Competition, INFORMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, 11/07.