Industrial Engineering

Location

Department of Industrial Engineering
E206 Engineering Building 2
Houston TX 77204-4008
Phone: 713-743-4180
Fax: 713-743-4190
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Faculty

Hamid Parsaei, Ph.D., P.E., FIIE

Adjunct Professor

Phone: 713-743-6041

Email: parsaei [at] uh [dot] edu

Website: Texas A&M - Qatar

Education

  • Ph.D. The University of Texas at Arlington

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Houston (January 2001-present)
  • Region Director, Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) — Gulf Coast Region, University of Houston (March 2001-present)

Professional and Scientific Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas (Registration No. 68174)
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)
  • Senior Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Senior Member of Robotics International of SME (RI/SME)
  • Senior Member of Computer and Automated Systems Association of SME (CASA/SME)
  • Senior Member of Machine Vision Association of SME (MVA/SME)
  • Member of American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Courses Taught

  • Production Systems and Intelligent Manufacturing (Graduate)
  • Advanced Engineering Design Economics (Graduate)
  • Operations and Production Management (Undergraduate)
  • Robots and Manufacturing Automation (Graduate)
  • Material Flow Analysis (Graduate)
  • Facility Location and Layout (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Design Economics (Graduate)
  • Operations Research (Graduate)
  • Computer-Aided Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate)
  • Production and Inventory Management (Undergraduate)
  • Engineering Economics (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Operations Research (Undergraduate)
  • Simulation and Optimization (Undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Robotics (Undergraduate)
  • Application Projects (Undergraduate)

Research Interests

  • Design and Implementation of Cellular Manufacturing Systems
  • Process Planning and Shop Floor Control
  • Rapid Prototyping and Reverse Engineering
  • Financial Engineering

Awards and Honors

  • Wellington Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1993
  • Listed in Who is Who in Engineering and Science, 1995
  • Listed in Who is Who in World, 1998
  • Listed in International Who is Who of Professionals, 1999
  • Listed in Who is Who in America, 1999
  • Member of Industrial Engineering Honor Society (ALPHA PI MU)
  • Member of International Operations Research Honor Society (OMEGA RHO)
  • Dean's Outstanding Teaching Award, May 1985
  • The Mohawk Valley Engineer's Executive Council Award, sponsored by Robotics International of SME, February 1986

Professional Activities

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Design and Manufacturing Automation, September 2000 - September 2002
  • Senior Vice President at Large, Institute of Industrial Engineers, May 2000 - April 2003
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Engineering Design and Automation, March 1994 - December 1998
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, January 1995 - December 2002
  • Methodologies Area Editor, The Engineering Economist Journal, June 1990 - January 1995
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, December 1991 - present
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Industrial Engineering, April 1993 - present
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Industrial Engineering Research Journal, November 1996 - present
  • Member of the Editorial Board, International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, June 1994 - present
  • Series Editor, Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Systems, Chapman and Hall Publishing Company, London, England, July 1993 - June 1998
  • Series Editor, Engineering Design and Automation, John Wiley & Sons, April 1994 - December 2000

Selected Publications

  • Evaluating Safety for the Design of a Robotic Workcell Using Quality Function Deployment,  with Y. N. Yang, K. Chuengsatiensup, and H. R. Leep. International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Vol.1., Nos. 2/3, pp.241-256

    , 2000.
  • A Framework for Part Placement in a Rapid Prototyping Process, with Y. N. Yang, G. Jeon, and H. R.Leep.  Chapter 11 in Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, pp. 325-345

    , 1999.
  • A Manufacturing Cost Estimating System Using Activity-Based Costing, with Y. N. Yang,  H. R. Leep, and J. P. Wong, International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 6, No. 3&4, 223-243

    , 1999.
  • A New Similarity Coefficient based on Alternative Routes During Machine Failure, with G. Jeon, H. R. Leep, and A. K. Kamrani.  Chapter 2 in Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing: Methodology & Applications, A. K. Kamrani (Editor), Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, London, England, pp. 25-54

    , 1998.
  • A Study of Part Placement for rapid Prototyping Process, with Y.N. Yang, H.R. Leep, and D.J. Chang.  Chapter 6 in Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing, Chapman and Hall, London, England

    , 1998.
  • A Expert System Automated Process Planning in Manufacturing, with B. Nasser and H. R. Leep, Engineering Design and Automation, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 91-103

    , 1997.
  • Integrated Feature-Based Process Planning and Scheduling with an Object-Oriented Knowledge-Based Approach, with J. Dong and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Intelligent Automation and Soft Computing, Vol 3, No. 3, pp. 249-260

    , 1997.
  • A Cellular manufacturing System Based on New Similarity Coefficient which Considers Alternative Routes during Machine Failure, with G. Jeon and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 24-36

    , 1997.
  • A Simulation Based Technique for Forming Cellular Manufacturing Cell, with A.K. Kamrani and H.R. Leep, International Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 173-188

    , 1997.
  • "Irreducible: Analysis by Use of Fuzzy Linguistic Variables", with M. R. Wilhelm, The Journal of Engineering Valuation and Cost Analysis, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 3-16

    , 1996.
  • "Manufacturing Process Planning in Concurrent Design and Manufacturing", with J. Dong and H. R. Leep, International Journal of Computers & Industrial Engineering, Vol. 30, No. 1, pp. 83-93

    , 1996.
  • "A New Approach for Network Topology Design", with A. Kumar, R. Pathak, and Y. Gupta, International Journal of Computers and Industrial Engineering Vol. 28, No. 3, pp. 659- 670

    , 1995.
  • "Optimum Resource Planning for Flexible Manufacturing Cells under Resource and Demand Constraints", with A.K. Kamrani and H.R. Leep, Engineering Design and Automation Journal Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 121-136

    , 1995.
  • An Integrated Manufacturing Cost Estimating System, with J.P. Wong, Y.N. Yang, and H.R. Leep, Engineering Design and Automation Journal, (accepted for publication).

  • A Cell Formation Problem Based on Alternative Routes During Machine Failure and Demand Changes, with G. Jeon, H. R. Leep, and J. P. Wong, submitted to the International Journal of Production Research.

Books / Book Chapters

  • Computer-Aided Process and Assembly Planning: Methods, Tools, and Technologies, J. M. Usher and H. R. Parsaei (Editors), Gordon and Breach, Newark, N.J.

    , 2001.
  • Economic Evaluation of Advanced Manufacturing Systems: Techniques and Case Studies, J. P. Lavelle, H. Liggett, and H. R. Parsaei (Editors), Gordon and Breach, Newark, N.J.

    , 2001.
  • Simultaneous Engineering, J. M. Usher, U. Roy, and H. R. Parsaei (Editors), Gordon and Breach, Newark, N.J.

    , 1999.
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems: Strategic Management and Implementation, J.Sarkis and H. R. Parsaei (Editors), Gordon and Breach, Newark, N.J.

    , 1999.
  • Integrated Product and Process Development, J. M. Usher, U. Roy, and H. R. Parsaei (Editors),  John Wiley & Sons, New York, N.Y.

    , 1998.
  • Manufacturing Decision Support Systems, H. R. Parsaei, S. Kolli, and T. R. Hanley (Editors), Chapman and Hall, London, England

    , 1996.
  • Planning, Design, and Analysis of Cellular Manufacturing Systems, H. R. Parsaei, A. K. Kamrani, and D. H. Liles (Editors), Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    , 1995.
  • Design and Implementation of Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, M. Jamshidi and H. R. Parsaei (Editors), Prentice Hall, New Jersey

    , 1995.
  • Concurrent Engineering: Contemporary Issues and Modern Design Tools, H. R. Parsaei and W. G. Sullivan (Editors), Chapman and Hall, London, England

    , 1993.
  • Economics of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, H. R. Parsaei and A. Mital (Editors), Chapman & Hall

    , 1992.
  • Economic and Financial Justification of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, H. R. Parsaei, W. G. Sullivan and T. R. Hanley (Editors), Elsevier Sciences Publishers, Amsterdam

    , 1992.
  • Justification Methods for the Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technologies, H. R. Parsaei, T. L. Ward, and W. Karwowski (Editors), Elsevier Sciences Publisher, Amsterdam

    , 1990.

Dissertations Directed

  • A Methodology for Part Family Formation in Group Technology, Geonwook Jeon, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering (Co-Director, Dr. Herman R. Leep), December

    , 1999.
  • A Integrated manufacturing Cost Estimating System, Yung-Nien Yang, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, (Co-Director, Dr. Herman R. Leep), May

    , 1998.
  • Development of an Activity-Driven, Object-Oriented Product Design Shell for Automated Design and Manufacturing, Dongke An, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, May

    , 1995.
  • "An Aggregation Methodology for Life-Cycle Issues Within a Computer-Aided Design Framework to Support Concurrent Engineering," Hyeon Ho Jo, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, May

    , 1993.
  • "A Feature-based Computer Aided Process Planning," Jian Dong, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, August

    , 1993.
  • "A Methodology for Designing Manufacturing Cells in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Environments Using Group Technology," Ali Khosravi-Kamrani, Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering, August

    , 1991.