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Manufacturing Systems Engineering

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Manufacturing science and engineering play a critical role in driving technological innovation.  Continuing its history of excellence and innovation in manufacturing, ISE is currently leading manufacturing innovation in various areas, including emerging manufacturing processes, data analytics, sensor and biosensor design and analytics, quality control, and cyber security.  ISE has expertise in: bio-manufacturing processes; process monitoring, sensing, and biosensing; sensor- and data-driven quality control; and cyber-physical security for manufacturing.  Partnerships have been formed between manufacturing faculty and partners from a variety of industrial sectors including the aerospace, automotive, transportation, healthcare, biomedical device, semiconductor and electronics, and pharmaceutical industries.

Areas of Research

  • Sensing
  • Analytics
  • Controls
  • Automation
  • Digital Twin
  • Cyber-physical Security

Areas of Research

  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence

Areas of Research

  • Data-driven Process
  • Quality Control

Areas of Research

  • Materials MFG
  • BioMFG
  • Lean MFG

Ph.D. Concentrations

Manufacturing Systems Engineering

The Ph.D. degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering is intended primarily for those desiring to develop expertise in a particular, focused problem domain. Degreed students typically seek research-oriented industrial positions or academic appointments.

What do Manufacturing Engineers do?

Manufacturing Engineers focus on the design and operation of integrated systems for the production of high-quality, economically competitive products. These systems may include computer networks, robots, machine tools, and materials-handling equipment.

Where do Virginia Tech Alumni in this Area Work Today?

  • Manufacturing Quality Engineer, Apple
  • Vice President, Engineering and Operations, GXO Logisitics

Faculty Working in this Area