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Volume 5, Number 1-3

March 04, 2009

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

350 Victoria Street Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3 Tel: 416-979-5303 Fax: 416-979-5265

CHAIR'S OFFICE

Announcement: The 200th master's candidate from the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program has successfully completed the oral examination recently. Since its inception in 2001, the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Program has graduated 200 master's students.

Congratulations to the following scholarship winners o Abdolkarim Danei (M.A.Sc. student): American Foundry Society Scholarship, o Abdallah El Sayed (M.A.Sc. student): Non-Ferrous Foundry Society Scholarship, Foundry Education Foundation Scholarship, and NSERC-Michael

Smith Foreign Study Supplement, and th o Anthony Lombardi (4 Year Mechanical Engineering Student): American Foundry Society Scholarship. They are under supervision by Professor Ravi Ravindran.

GRADUATE STUDIES No news

RESEARCH IN THE DEPARTMENT

Bonfiglioli-one gearbox manufacturer donated value of $11,154.74 gearbox and components to our department for Machine Design Lab. Thanks to Dr. Chao. Dr. M. Papini has been elected to the steering committee of the 18th International Conference on Wear of Materials to be held in 2011.

Publications (Names of MIE faculty are bolded. Names of graduate students/HQPs are underlined.)

Book chapters: Jaber, M.Y., Kher, H.V., & Davis, D., (2009).Countering forgetting through training and deployment. In Handbook of Military Industrial Engineering, A.B. Badiru & M.U. Thomas (eds.), CRC Press, FL: Baco Raton, pp. 32.1-32.15 (ISBN 978-1420066289).

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Neumann, W.P., Wells, R.P. (2008). Mechanical exposure assessment in the design of work. Biomechanics in Ergonomics, S. Kumar (ed.), CRC Press, FL: Boca Raton, 89-108 (ISBN 0-8493-7908-3). Publications in refereed journals: Jaber, M.Y., Bonney, M., & Moualek, I. (2009). An economic order quantity model for an imperfect production process with entropy cost. International Journal of Production Economics 118(1):26-33. Jaber, M.Y., Bonney, M., & Moualek, I. (2009). Lot sizing with learning, forgetting and entropy cost. International Journal of Production Economics 118(1):19-25. Jaber, M.Y., Bonney, M., Rosen, M.A., Moualek, I. (2009). Entropic order quantity (EnOQ) model for deteriorating items. Applied Mathematical Modelling 33(1): 564-578. Guiffrida, A.L., Jaber, M.Y., & Rzepka, R.A. (2008). An economic model for justifying the reduction of delivery variance in an integrated supply chain. INFOR: Information Systems & Operational Research 46(2): 147-153. Janabi-Sharifi, F., & Chaumette, F. (2008). Guest Editorial- Special issue on visual servoing. International Journal of Optomechatronics 2(3): 163-165. Kim, J., Janabi-Sharifi, F., & Kim, J. (2008). Haptic feedback based on physically modeling for cellular manipulation systems. In Haptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5024: 661-667. Tao, X., Cho, H., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). An active optical system for variable view imaging of micro objects with emphasis on kinematic analysis. Applied Optics 47(22): 4121-4132. Jenab, K., & Zolfaghari, S. (2008). A virtual collaborative maintenance architecture for manufacturing enterprises. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing 19(6): 763-771. Ciampini, D., Papini, M., & Spelt, J.K. (2009). Modeling the development of almen strip curvature in vibratory finishing. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 209(6): 2923-2939. Towfighian, S., Behdinan, K. Papini, M., Saghir, Z., Zalzal, P., & deBeer, J. (2008). Finite element modeling of low speed femur reaming using reamers with irregular tooth spacing. Journal of Sound and Vibration 318(4-5):868-883. Searcy, C., Karapetrovic, S., & McCartney, D. (2008). Application of a systems approach to sustainable development performance measurement. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management 57(2): 182-197. Searcy, C., McCartney, D., & Karapetrovic, S. (2008). Identifying priorities for action in corporate sustainable development indicator programs. Business Strategy and the Environment 17(2): 137-148. Searcy, C., Landaeta, R., Adcock, A., Marken, J. Dickerson, D., & Kotnour, T. (2008). Student perceptions of cooperative learning in a blended engineering course. World Review of Science Technology and Sustainable Development 5(3/4): 373-388.

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Shirazi, A., Varvani-Farahani, A., & Lu, H. (2008). Comparative study on stress­strain hysteresis response of SAC solder joints under thermal cycles. International Journal of Fracture 151(2):135-150. Varvani-Farahani, A., & Najmi, H. (2008). A fatigue damage model for the fiber-reinforced ccomposite of Haversian Cadaveric Cortical bone. Journal of Composite Materials 42(25): 2747-2760. Azizi, N., Liang, M. & Zolfaghari, S. (2009). Hybrid simulated annealing in flow-shop scheduling: a diversification and intensification approach. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering 4(3): 326-348. Haji, R., Haji, A., Sajadifar, S.M., & Zolfaghari, S. (2008). Lot sizing with non-zero setup times for rework. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering 17(2): 230-240. Mohammadpour, M., Zolfaghari, S., & Ameli, M.J. (2008). Hierarchical alternatives in multi criteria decision making. International Journal of Management and Decision Making 9(4): 366-376. Publications in conference proceedings/Presentations at conferences: Abdoli-E, M., Damecour, C., Ghasempoor, A., & Neumann, W.P. (2008). Biomechanical impact of leaning against a desk and on a dynamic support in static forward flexed standing trunk postures. North American Congress of Biomechanics (NACOB08), Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Damecour, C.M., Abdoli-Eramaki, M., Ghasempoor, A., & Neumann, W.P. (2008). Evaluation of the dynamic trunk support with multiple plane trunk motion. Association of Canadian Ergonomists' (ACE) 39th Annual Conference, October 5-8, Ottawa, Canada Damecour, C.M., Abdoli-Eramaki, M., Ghasempoor, A., & Neumann, W.P. (2008). Ergonomic reasons for leaning on a desk with standing work. Association of Canadian Ergonomists' (ACE) 39th Annual Conference, October 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Guiffrida, A.L., Messina, M.J., & Jaber, M.Y. (2008). A parametric supply chain model for assessing market share potential. The 6th Annual International Symposium on Supply Chain Management, October 15-17, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Khan, M., & Jaber, M.Y. (2008). Optimal inventory cycle in a two stage supply chain incorporating imperfect items from suppliers. The 6th Annual International Symposium on Supply Chain Management, October 15-17, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ghanbari, A., Rostami, A., Haddadpour, A., Alipour Banaei, H., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). A radio over fiber network architecture for road vehicle communication systems using 2-D photonic quasicrystals. Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2008):Conference on Optomechatronic Systems Control IV, November 17-19, San Diego, CA, vol.7266, pp. 72661Q-1­9. Kim, J.,Janabi-Sharifi, F., & Kim, J. (2008). A physically-based haptic rendering for telemanipulation with visual information: macro and micro applications. Proceedings IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2008), Nice, France, September 22-26, pp. 3489­3494.

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Masih-Tehrani, B., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). Kinematic and dynamic measures for posture prediction. Proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS2008), Nice, France, September 22-26 2008, pp. 89­94. Rostami, A., Abbasiana, K., Khodashenasa, P.S., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). All-optical tunable mirror of VCSEL using electromagnetically induced transparency. Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2008): Conference on Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components IV, November 17-19,San Diego, CA, vol.7266, pp. 72660Z-1­9. Rostami, A., Alipour Banaei, H., Haddadpour, A., & Janabi-Sharifi., F. (2008). Microwave lens design using two-dimensional 12-folded quasi-photonic crystals. Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2008): Conference on Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components IV, November 17-19,San Diego, CA, vol. 7266, pp. 726617-1­9. Rostami, A., Yadipour, R., Abbasian, K., Koozehkanani, Z.D., Ghanbari, A., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). Nanotechnology and high-precision optical displacement sensor design for optomechatronical systems. Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2008): Conference on Optomechatronic Sensors and Instrumentation IV, November 17-19, San Diego, CA, vol.7266, pp. 72660L-1­13. Rostami, A., Zyaei, M., Rasouli Saghai, H., & Janabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). Terahertz asymmetric quantum well infrared photodetector design based on electromagnetically induced transparency. Proceedings of the SPIE International Symposium on Optomechatronic Technologies (ISOT 2008): Conference on Optomechatronic Micro/Nano Devices and Components IV, November 17-19,San Diego, CA, vol.7266, pp. 726613-1­10. Abdulla, S.Y., Moore, A.E., Neumann, W.P., & Jenabi-Sharifi, F. (2008). The effect of starting location on posture during a fine assembly part insertion task. North American Congress on Biomechanics (NACOB08), August 5-9, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Cole, D., Wells, R., Theberge, N., Dixon, S., Rivilis, I., & Neumann, W.P., Ibrahim, S. (2008). Assessing and modifying risks for musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). XVIII World Congress of Epidemiology, September 20-24, Porto Alegre, Brazil. Finnsgård, C, Wänström, C., Medbo, L., & Neumann, P.W. (2008). The impact of materials exposure on the conditions at the work station. European Operations Management Association (EUROMA), June 15-18, Groningen, Netherlands. Neumann, W.P., & Ekman, M. (2008). Action Research in OHS ­ Shifting from hypothesis testing to experiential learning? Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference, June 15-17, Montreal, Québec, Canada Neumann, W.P., Theberge, N., Nagdee, T., Wells, R., Zolfaghari, S., & Laring, J. (2008). The Role of Measurement in Canadian Ergonomics Practice ­ An Interview Study. Association of Canadian Ergonomists' 39th Annual Conference, October 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Theberge N., Nagdee T., Wells R.P., Laring J., Mekitiak M., & Neumann W.P. (2008). How ergonomic change happens: The practices of Canadian ergonomists. Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH) Annual Conference, June 15-17, Montreal, Québec, Canada

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Ardalani-Farsa, M., & Zolfaghari, S. (2008). Chaotic time series prediction using chaos theory and artificial neural networks. Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) Conference, May 12-14, Quebec City, Canada. Ardalani-Farsa, M., & Zolfaghari, S. (2008). Synergy of chaos theory and artificial neural networks in time series prediction. In Manufacturing Fundamentals: Necessity and Sufficiency, Proceedings of the 3rd World Conference on Production and Operations Management, August 5-8, Tokyo, Japan, Chapter 20, pp. 2701-2716. Azizi, N., Liang, M., & Zolfaghari, S. (2008). Solving a Task scheduling problem using genetic algorithms. The 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2008), June 30-July 2, Skövde, Sweden, pp. 1106-1113. Azizi, N., Zolfaghari, S., & Liang, M. (2008). A Hybrid search algorithm with diversification and intensification capabilities: the case of permutation flow shop scheduling. Proceedings of the 2008 IASTED International Conference on Modelling and Simulation (MS 2008), May 26-28, Quebec City, QC, Canada, pp.347-352. Mekitiak, M., Nagdee, T., Wells, R., Zolfaghari, S., Theberge, N., & Neumann, W.P. (2008). Demystifying engineering: Implications for practicing ergonomists. Association of Canadian Ergonomists' (ACE) 39th Annual Conference, October 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Workshops:

Neumann, W.P., & Dul, J. (2008). Mini-Workshop - Developing A Corporate HF Audit Tool. Association of Canadian Ergonomists' 39th Annual Conference (ACE), October 5-8, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Neumann, W.P., & Laring, J. (2008). Human Factors in Virtual Production Planning" 1-Day workshop at Ryerson University for industry personnel, August 12, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Funding:

Rose, L., & Neumann, W.P. (2008). Economics and Companies' Working Environment. Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research (FAS), 70 000SEK ($10,750CDN). Papini, M. (2009). Abrasive Jet Micromachining of Novel Features in Polymers and Glass NSERC Strategic Grant ($ 226,807).

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