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Surendra N. Dwivedi
1945,  Male ,  American ,  Endowed Chair Professor of Manufacturing Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Dr. Surendra N. Dwivedi is the Board of Reagents Eminent Scholar, Professor and the Director of UL Lafayette’s Virtual Reality and Product Realization Laboratory and also is a Professor in UL Lafayette’s Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
He has done extensive meaningful research in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma, organized many technical workshops and seminars, and has consulted major corporations, such as Ford Motor Co., GM, GE, and IBM. He has published more than 200 research papers in the broad domain of Product Development, Green Manufacturing, Shipbuilding and Robotics and had edited several conference proceedings. He has guided over 100 students at MS and Ph.D. levels. Dr.Dwivedi has been involved in countless research projects from NSF, DOE, BoRSF, DARPA, NASA, US-Army, and Navy. He founded the International Society for Productivity Enhancement, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing and the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems and serves as Chief Editor of the latter. He was also a co-founder and Associate Editor for the International Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications.
Dr. Dwivedi was the recipient of more than 30 awards for teaching and research, professional activities and community services including the Outstanding Researcher Award for 1990-91 and 1991-92 at West Virginia University, and he also received the Outstanding Leadership Award there in 1993. Recently he has been awarded with the most honorable award by Louisiana Engineering Foundation for faculty professionalism award.
He has a passion to see every child receive an education, and he engages in many public services including his involvement in The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation, a program in India providing education to children across the country. In addition, Dr.Dwivedi is serving as President of the World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES), a collective scholastic effort to explore and educate the past, present and future.

As a professor, he teaches challenging courses, but also maintains an admirable relationship with his students. He believes that there is no shortcut in life, we have to work hard. Everybody can’t be Einstein, but everyone can work hard. As a professor, he teaches challenging courses, but also maintains an admirable relationship with his students. He believes that there is no shortcut in life, we have to work hard. Everybody can’t be Einstein, but everyone can work hard. LES has affirmed that Dr.Dwivedi is a person of great influence at the university, the engineering community and the global community at large.

Honorary Chairman, Outstanding Leadership Award ICAM 2006, Charlotte, NC
Outstanding Research, Vishwa Ved Varidhi Award
Outstanding teaching and scholarship, Vishwa Ved Achary Award
Outstandin Service, Vishwa Ved Rakshak
Outstanding Leadership Award, ICAM 2005, Helsinki, Finland
Outstanding Leadership Award, International Society of Productivity Enhancement (ISPE), for organizing the International Conference on Agile Manufacturing (ICAM ’97)
Invited Speaker, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, India, “Innovations in Integrated Product and Process Development,” June 1997
Outstanding Leadership Award, International Society of Productivity Enhancement (ISPE), for acting as Co-Chairman of the International Conference on Concurrent Engineering (CE ’97)
Fellow, International Society of Productivity Enhancement, 1995
Award for Outstanding Service as an Organizer for the symposium “Materials Processing,” Denver, Colorado, Feb. 21-25, 1993, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Award for Outstanding Service as an Organizer for the symposium “Concurrent Engineering Approach to Materials Processing,” Illinois, Nov. 1-5, 1992, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Invited Speaker, Plenary Session at Agile Manufacturing Research Forum, Conference held at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Dec. 1992
Invited Speaker, on “Integrated Product Development” at University of Karlsruhe, West Germany, June 2, 1992
Invited Speaker, on “Concurrent Engineering-The State of Art,” at University of Trondheim, Trondheim, Norway, June 1992
Outstanding Leadership Award, College of Engineering, West Virginia University, 1992
Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Engineering, West Virginia University, 1991
Outstanding Research Professor Award, College of Engineering, West Virginia University, 1990
Chaired a session at the ASME Conference on Flexible Assembly, Chicago, Sept. 1990
Nominated for Outstanding Researcher from 1988-95, College of Engineering, West Virginia University
International Program Chairman, 6th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future, South Bank Polytechnic, London, Aug. 19-22, 1991
Award for Outstanding Work as Program Chairman for the 3rd International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future, Southfield, Michigan
Plenary Session Speaker, National Conference of Industrial Engineers, Columbia (delivered two lectures on “Design for Manufacturability: The First Step in Implementation of Concurrent Engineering” and “Concurrent Engineering: The State-of-the-Art”)
Program Chairman, 3rd International Conference on Robotics and Factories of the Future, General Motors, Detroit, Aug. 14-17, 1988
Co-Chairman, 2nd International Conference on Robotics and Factories of the Future at the San Diego State University, San Diego, California, July 28-31, 1987
Organized and chaired two sessions in Computer-aided Manufacturing for ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference held in New York, Aug. 10-14, 1987 (reviewed 8 technical papers).
Organized and chaired an industrial panel on “Factories of the Future” at the ASME International Computers in Engineering Conference, July 20-24, 1986
Was one of the organizers of the 1985 ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering (organized and chaired two sessions entitled “Robotics and Factories of the Future” and “Computer Peripherals and Control Systems” and reviewed 6 technical papers), Aug. 4-8, 1985
Was one of the organizers of the 1984 ASME International Conference on Computers in Engineering (organized two sessions entitled “Computer Aided Manufacturing” and “Computer-Aided Design,” Finite Elements, and reviewed 5 technical papers), Aug. 12-15, 1984
Chairman, International Conference on Robotics and Factories of the Future, Charlotte, NC, 1984
SME Award for Activities in SME,1984
Chaired one of the sessions in the First International Conference on Computer Applications in Production and Engineering at Amsterdam, Netherlands, April 25-28, 1983
Chaired a session on “Three-Dimensional Kinematics” at the 8th Applied Mechanism Conference in St. Louis, Sept. 19-21, 1983
Chaired two sessions entitled “Industrial Robots and Manipulators” at the Sixth World Congress on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms in New Delhi, Dec. 15-20, 1983
Vice Chairman, 13th International Symposium on Industrial Robots and Robots 7, Chicago, IL, April 1983
Chaired two sessions on “Properties of Materials” and “Application of Industrial Robots in Metal Forming” at the annual meeting of the Engineering Society at the University of Missouri, Rolla, Sept. 11-15, 1982
SME Award for Activities in SME, 1982
Outstanding Faculty Award, SME, 1981
Who’s Who in Technology Today, 1981
Men of Achievement, International Biographical Center, 1981
Outstanding Teacher Award, Old Dominion University, 1980
Who’s Who in Engineering, 1980

 

1. Chairman, Board of Directors, and President, World Association for Vedic Studies(WAVES) 2005-2010
2. Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, WAVES 2003-2004
3. Joint Secretary, WAVES 2001-2003
4. Life member of WAVES 1995-Present
5. Co-Conference Chairman, Ramayan Conference held in Florida
6. President and Convener, Ekal Vidyalaya Louisiana-Mississippi, Alabama State 2002-Present
7. President of ICAM 2010
8. Chief Editor of the International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (IJAMS); this includes two issues per year of a printed publication; Publisher – Fidlar Doubleday, Inc.; associated with International Society of Agile Manufacturing
9. Founding Editor, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing (IJAM); presently am the Honorary Chief Editor; this includes two issues per year of a printed publication, Publisher – Fidlar Doubleday, Inc.; associated with International Society of Productivity Enhancement (ISPE).
10. Associate Editor, International Journal of Concurrent Engineering: Research and Application (CERA), four issues per year of a printed publication; Publisher – Technomic Publishing Co. Inc.; associated with International Society of Agile Manufacturing
11. Associate Editor, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems (JAMS), two issues per year Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Manufacturing Research, two issues per year.
12. Chairman, Board of Directors, World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVS) from Dec 2004 to Dec 2009.
13. VP of the World Association of Vedic Studies, and President of the La.-Miss.
14. Co- coordinator of EKAL VIDYALAY (School for small children in poor villages), which worked to open new school in a rural area (collected $28,500 from community for this noble cause during the year).
15. Vice Chairman World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVS) from Dec 2001 to date.
16. Co-Coordinator, Non-Resident Forum for Secular Front July 2002 to date.
17. President, Brahmana Samaj of North America (BSNA), Louisiana-Mississippi Chapter 2002 to date.
18. Co-Coordinator, Hindu Sanatanadharma School, Lafayette, LA from 1995 to date.
19. General Secretary (state level), Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh from 1995 to date.
20. Collected $13000 for victims of terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
21. Coordinator of 7 social and cultural activities of the Indian community of Acadiana from 1995 to date.
22. Co-Coordinator of Tsunami victims fund within Acadiana Region over $ 35,000.

1. Sharma, J., Dwivedi, S.N., “Lean Smart Energy for Small Industries and Businesses,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing System, 2011.
2. Dr. Suren N. Dwivedi, Mohan Boyapati, “Simulation-aided future state mapping of a make-to-order production shop”, accepted in International Journal of Production Research, 2010.
3. Ikonomov P.G., Dwivedi S. N., and Milkova E., “From Simulation to VR Based Simulation and Testing,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.10, No. 2, 2009.
4. J. P. Sharma, Suren N. Dwivedi & Ajay K. Raman., “Lean Quality Practices Integration in Industry Business,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.11, Issue. 2, 2009.
5. Kode, S., Dwivedi, S.N., Ikonomov, P. “Simulation of Virtual Nanoparticle Tracking Using Calculated Forces For an Atomic Force Microscope and Optical Tweezers,” International Journal of Manufacturing, Technology, & Research, Vol. 4, No. 1&2, 2008, pp. 1-9.
6. Bejugam, P. K., Dwivedi, S.N., Ikonomov, P., “Three Dimensional Road Surface Model from Laser Scanning,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.11, No. 1, 2008, pp. 47-54.
7. Bhavaraju K.C., Dwivedi S.N., Ikonomov P.G., Ikonomova S., “Virtual Reality Simulation of Nano-Assembly Using Optical Tweezers”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.11, No. 2, 2009, pp. 55-64.

8. Ikonomov, P., Dwivedi, S.N., “Robot Path Adjustment Based on Recognition of Moving Human/Object Using Multisensor Systems,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 75-80.
9. Dwivedi, S.N., Tyagi S. K., Tiwari M.K., “Optimal Part Orientation in Fused Deposition Modeling: An Approach based on Continuous Domain Ant Colony Optimization,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Vol.10, No. 2, 2007, pp. 95-110.
10. Srikanth Babu., Dwivedi, S.N., “A knowledge-Based Design for Manufacturing System in Application to Injection Molding,” International Journal of Manufacturing, Technology, & Research, Vol. 3, No. 3&4, 2007.
11. Saritha Subramaniyam Ethirajan, Suren N. Dwivedi “Integrated Product and Process Development Using Virtual Reality- submitted to International Journal of Product Development (IJPD), 2006.
12. Paras Gupta, Suren N. Dwivedi. “Lean Implementation in High Variety-Low Volume, Low Variety-Low Volume, and Low Variety-High Volume Environment- submitted to International Journal of Process Management and Benchmarking (IJPMB), 2006.
13. Dwivedi, Suren N.; Lyons, Donald W. and Lanka, Ravi, “A Perspective on the Analytical Prototype Process,” International Journal of Product Development, 2 (1/2), 138-154, 2005.
14. Bhake Chetan, Dwivedi Suren N. “Value Stream Mapping for Lean Implementation”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 2005.
15. Choudhary Alamgir, Ramrattan Sam, Ikonomov, Dwivedi Suren N.,” A Web-based Approach for Ream –time Process Control”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 2005.
16. Ranga, Phanikanth and Dwivedi, Suren N., “Research Issues In Responsive and Agile Manufacturing,” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 7 (2), 45-52, 2004.
17. Frank, Christian; Gordoni, Mickael and Dwivedi, Suren N., “A Knowledge Management System for Industrial Research Processes – EADS Case Study,” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 7 (2), 59-66, 2004.
18. Duhovnik, Joze; Starbek, Marko; Dwivedi, S. N. and Prasad, Biren, “Development of Innovative Products in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises,” International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 17 (4), 2003.
19. Dwivedi, S. N.; Shrivastava, Kamal; Swarup, Rahul and Hansraj, Sharma K., “Multi-objective Process Optimization of Hot Closed Die Forging for Intelligent Manufacturing,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 7 (1), 61-69.
20. Dwivedi, S. N.; Kumbakonam, Aravind and Yammada, J., “A Knowledge-based Engineering Approach for Cycle Time Estimation for Plastic Injection Molding Process,” International Journal of Material and Product Technology, 19 (5), 337-350, 2003.
21. S. N. Dwivedi, “Current Trends in Material Management in the Shipbuilding Industry.”- Accepted for publication in International Journal of Computer Application Technology, Volume 16, No.1, 2003.
22. Ikonomov, Pavel G.; Milkova, Emiliya Dimitrova and Dwivedi, Suren N., “Design Tolerance Suitable for Manufacturing and Assembly in Concurrent Engineering,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 4 (2), 103-117, 2002.
23. Ikonomov, Pavel G.; Milkova, Emiliya Dimitrova and Dwivedi, Suren N., “Virtual Reality Process Simulation System,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, 4 (2), 19-31, 2002.
24. Meredith, Paul H.; Kolluru, Ramesh; Dwivedi, Suren; Smith, Mark; Keaty, Ann; Kernodle, Jeff; Peck, Jack and Davis, Steve, “A Model of Commitment to Supply Chain Collaboration: Overcoming Resistance to Participation in Collaborative Planning, Forecasting, and Replenishment,” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 5 (1), 89-101, 2002.
25. Kolar, Madhusudhan; Dwivedi, Suren N. and Maffioli, Peppino, “Total Value Management in Shipbuilding,” International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 4 (6), 521-543, 2002.
26. Dwivedi, Suren N. and Kumbakonam, Aravind, “Effective Team-building Process and Team Leadership for Integrated Product and Process Development,” International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2 (3/4), 415-435, 2002.
27. Dwivedi, Suren N. and Sharan, A., “Development of Knowledge-based Engineering Module for Diagnosis of Defects in Casting and Interpretation of Defects by Nondestructive Testing,” Journal of Material Processing and Technology, 8 (1), 1-8, 2002.
28. Mangala, A.; Jaysuriya, M.; Dwivedi, S. N.; Sivaneri, Nithi and Lyons, Donald W., “Double-curved, Laminated Composite Shells with Hydrothermal Conditioning and Dynamic Loads, Part 1: A Theoretical Development and Semi-elastic Solution Using a Higher-Order Displacement Field,” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 53-68, 2002.
29. Mangala, A.; Jaysuriya, M.; Dwivedi, S. N.; Sivaneri, Nithi and Lyons, Donald W., “Double-curved, Laminated Composite Shells with Hydrothermal Conditioning and Dynamic Loads, Part 2: FEA and Numerical Results of Shells of Revolution,” Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 69-97, 2002.
30. Joze DuHovnik, Marko Starvek, S.N.Dwivedi, Biren Prasad, “Development of New Products in Small Companies”, Concurrent Engineering: Research and Applications, Volume 9, No. 3, pp. 191-210, 2001.
31. John C. Peck, Steve Davis, Bill Kernodle, Chris Jarvis, Roy Pargas, Ramesh Kolluru, Paul Meredith, Stanford Smith Al Steward, Suren Dwivedi “ Information Support For Supply Network Management”, International Journal Of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 3, Issue2, p103-108, 2000.
32. Ramesh Kolluru, Paul Meredith, Al Steward, Mark Smith, Stan Smith, Suren Dwivedi, Jack Peck, Steve Davis “ An Extended Enterprise Framework For Supply Network Management” International Journal Of Agile Manufacturing, Vol. 3, Issue2, p77-102, 2000.
33. Dwivedi, S. N., and Sharan R., “Development of Knowledge-Based Engineering Module for Diagnosis in Casting and Interpretation of Defects by Non-destructive Testing,” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Vol.3, Issue1, 33-46, 2000.
34. Dwivedi, S. N., Raman, A. K., and Sharma, J. P., “Integrated Agility and Quality in the Manufacturing Business,” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, 2:2, pp. 231-245, 1999.
35. Dwivedi, S. N. and, Ikonomov Pavel G., “Virtual Assembly for Concurrent Design,” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing System, Volume 1, No. 2, pp. 235-248, 1998.
36. Cryster, T., Nandi, G. C., Dwivedi, S. N., “Finite Element Design of Manipulator Coupled Spacecraft for a Research Testbed,” International Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 1995.
37. Padhy, Sisir K., Dwivedi, S. N., “Heat Transfer Analysis of a Rolling Piston Rotary Compressor,” International Journal of Refrigeration, 1995.
38. Sanders, J., Schempf, Dwivedi, S. N., Nandi, G. C., “Deflection Characteristics of Redundant Robots,” Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 1995
39. Dwivedi, S. N., Kulpa, Z., Sobolewski, M., “Graphical and Natural Language Interface with a Knowledge-Based Concurrent Engineering Environment,” International Journal of Computers in Industry, 23 (1993) 175-184, 1994.
40. Dwivedi, S. N., and Upadhyay, K., “Plasma Aided Manufacturing of Ceramics and Composite Materials,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp. 901-912, 1993.
41. Dwivedi, S. N., and Shankar, R., “Analytical Simulation of Rib-Web Forging,” International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 31, No. 5, pp. 1047-1068, 1993.
42. Pandiarajan, V., Dwivedi, S. N., “Feature Based Expert Process Planning CAD System in Concurrent Engineering,” Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1993.
43. Padhy, Sisir K., Dwivedi, S. N., “An Object Oriented Knowledge-Based System for Manufacturability of Printed Wiring Boards,” International Journal of Computers in Industry, Vol. 18. No. 1, pp. 77-89, Jan. 1992.
44. Dwivedi, S. N., Mahalingam S., “AMBLER: Its Application on Rough Terrain,” Journal of Complex Automation Control Problems, No. 1, Feb. 1992.
45. Dwivedi, S. N., and Mahalingam, S., “Terrain-Adaptive Gaits for the Ambler,” Journal of Advanced Robotics, Robotics Society of Japan, 1991.
46. Dwivedi, S. N., and Shankar, R., “Enhanced Forging through Computer Simulation,” Journal of Advanced Materials and Processes, pp. 23-31, Feb. 1990.
47. Dwivedi, S. N., “Design for Manufacturability,” Handbook of Manufacturing: Automation and Integration, Auerbach Publishers, 1990.
48. Dwivedi, S. N., “Development of Constitutive Equations and Processing Maps for Inconel 718,” Journal of Materials Science, 1990.
49. Dwivedi, S. N. and Klein, Barry R., “Design for Manufacturability Makes Dollars and Sense,” Journal of CIM Review — A Journal of Manufacturing and Management, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 53-59, 1986.
50. Dwivedi, S. N., and Kupic, Joseph, “A Fully Automated System for Electronic Assembly and Testing,” CIM Review — The Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing Management, Vol. 2, No. 4, 1986.
51. Dwivedi, S. N., “Kinematic Analysis of Regional Structure of Robots Containing One or Two Prismatic Pairs,” Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 10, Nov. 1-2, 1984 (Pergamon Press).
52. Dwivedi, S. N., “Application of Whitworth Quick Retum Mechanism for High Velocity Impacting Press,” Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 55-59, Jan. 1984.
53. Dwivedi S. N., and Sharan, R., “Influence of Mischmetal Additions on the Aging Characteristics, Machineability and Mechanical Properties of Aluminum-Copper Alloy,” Journal of Aluminum, Vol. 59, No. 7, pp. El75, July 1983.
54. Dwivedi, S. N., “Design and Fabrication of an Inexpensive Robotic Arm,” Journal of Institution of Engineering, pp. 24-29, Oct. 1983.
55. Dwivedi, S. N., “Plane Strain Viscoplasticity for Dynamics and Quasi-Static Deformation Process,” ASME Transactions, Journal of Engineering for Industry, Sept. 1983.
56. Dwivedi, S. N., “Rare Earths—As Alloying Elements in Casting,” Journal of Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, April 1975.
57. Dwivedi, S. N., Jain, V. K. and Shukla, D. P., “Effect of Liquid Environments on Notched Fatigue Strength of Mild Steel,” Journal of Institution of Engineers India, Vol. 68, 1974.
58. Dwivedi, S. N., “Environmental Effects on Fatigue Strength of Metals,” Journal of the Society of Mechanical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, April 1972.

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