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Robert E. Taylor

Associate Professor Emeritus of Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Dr. Robert E. Taylor

Robert E. Taylor


Major Responsibilities

  • Managed the day-to-day activities of the Center for High Performance Manufacturing devoted to research and development of advanced manufacturing practices and technology to serve primarily Virginia manufacturers.
  • Served on leadership team and participate on various Center research projects.
  • Actively involved in the development of research proposals to federal agencies for grants to explore various aspects of manufacturing.
  • Have made Center presentations to nearly 1,000 individuals across the Commonwealth.

  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1970
  • M.S., West Virginia University, 1967
  • B.S., West Virginia University, 1964

Author or co-author of nearly twenty refereed papers and two textbooks in the areas of optimization of simulation models, management teaching games, or information systems development.

  • Electronics Assembly Manufacturing
  • Chemical and petrochemical processing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Telecommunications
  • General manufacturing
  • Planning Committee for Governor's Manufacturing Summit.
  • Executive Committee for Virginia Small Manufacturing Assistance Program.
  • Member of the Manufacturing Advisory Council reporting to Virginia's Secretary of Commerce and Trade.