Elwany named 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award recipient


Dr. Alaa Elwany, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University, was named the recipient of 2017 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

This award is given to engineers age 35 or younger who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry.

“Dr. Elwany is a key player in our additive manufacturing research efforts,” said Dr. Mark Lawley, department head of the industrial and systems engineering department. “In the coming years his research will establish our department as the leading center for advanced manufacturing research. He is richly deserving of this highly competitive award from SME.”

Elwany received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in production engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt, in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and a doctoral degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009.

Prior to joining Texas A&M, Elwany worked as a research scientist at the Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory (General Motors R&D), and was a faculty member at the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.

He studies the modeling, analysis, and control of advanced manufacturing processes and manufacturing systems, with particular emphasis on additive manufacturing and reliability engineering. 

By Megan Sharp