Dr. Khalil S. Taraman

Khalil S. Taraman, PhD

Professor Emeritus

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building
Southfield, MI 48075

ktaraman@ltu.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Texas Tech University
  • M.S., Production Engineering, University of Wisconsin
  • M.S., Production Engineering, Ain Shams University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Ain Shams University

Research Interests

  • Design and optimization of a two-stage polymer over-molding process for automotive electronic assembly
  • Simulation Based Cost Reduction Methodology for Multi-Part Manufacturing Systems
  • Experimental efficiency analysis of automotive axle applications
  • Optimization of Flexible Body Shop System
  • Oil Gallery Hole Drilling of B319 Aluminum Alloy Cylinder Block Using Minimum Quantity Lubricant (MQL) Method
  • Ytterbium Fiber Laser Weld Bonding of Aluminum Alloy 6013-T6
  • Simulation Based Finite Capacity Scheduling System
  • Impact of Operational Testing and Interior Trim Manufacturing on Head Injury Criterion
  • Commonization and Validation Process of Automotive Service Fasteners

Selected Publications

  1. Shortt D., Taraman K. , Hussain I., and Taraman S. “Structured Simulation-Based Methodology for Manufacturing Systems Improvement”, submitted for publications at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE).
  2. Khanfar A. and Taraman K. Experimental Efficiency Analysis of Automotive Axle Application” published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 3, No. 2, April 2010
  3. El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Body Shop Flexibility: Impact of Framing System on Overall Performance”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering Vol. 3, No. 1, January 2010
  4. El-Khalil, R.A., Taraman K.S., and Taraman, S.R., “Improving Body Shop Flexibility: Layered Build Process”, published at Asian International Journal of Science and Technology-Production and Manufacturing Engineering (AIJSTMPE), Vol. 2, No. 4, October 2009, pp. 65-70.
  5. Jaradat W., Hassan J., Taraman K., Taraman S., and Nusholtz G., “Effect of Operational Testing and Trim Manufacturing Process Variation on Head injury Criterion in FMVSS 291 Tests”, SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems Vol.1, No.1, 2009, pp. 913-924.
  6. Hussain, M.I., Taraman K.S., Gustafson, T.W., and Deeds, P.J., “Investigation of cutting forces in aggressive deep-hole drilling in aluminum engine blocks using Minimum Quantity Lubricant (MQL) technology”, Asian International Journal of Science and Technology AIJCT Production and Manufacturing, Vol. 1, No.1, 2008.
  7. Hussain, M.I., Taraman K.S., Gustafson, T.W., and Deeds, P.J., “Experimental study to analyze the workpiece surface temperature in deep hole drilling of aluminum alloy (B319) engine blocks using minimum quantity lubricant (MQL) technology”, presented at the 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management GCMM Conference, Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 12-14, 2008.
  8. Jaradat W., Hassan J., Taraman K., Taraman S., and Nusholtz G., “Effect of Operational Testing and Trim Manufacturing Process Variation on Head injury Criterion in FMVSS 291 Tests”, 2008 SAE World Congress.

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Global Research and Development Award, GCMM, Brazil
  • 2004 and 2005 Excellence Award, World Congress on Engineering & Technology Education
  • 1999 and 2000 Outstanding Education Leadership Award, ICECE, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 1998 The Joseph A. Siegel Service Award, International Award, SME
  • 1991 SME Fellow, Elected for the SME College of Fellows
  • 1991 Outstanding Industrial Engineer, Texas Tech Eng. Academy
  • 1991 Educator of the Year, SME Region VII, California and Who's Who in the World
  • 1986 Awarded the D.I.T. Endowed Chair of Manufacturing Eng., LTU
  • 1985 President's Award of Excellence in Teaching and Research, UD
  • 1984 Who's Who in Frontier Science and Technology
  • 1983 Awarded the John Fluke Chair, University of Washington
  • 1981 Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi
  • 1981 Who's Who in the Midwest
  • 1980 Who's Who in Engineering
  • 1978 International Who's Who in the Arab World
  • 1973 Outstanding Educator of America
  • 1969 THEMIS Fellowship, TTU
  • 1967 WARF Fellowship, UW
  • 1967 The Best Instructor, ASU
  • 200+ Certificates of Appreciation from societies such as SME, IIE, PCMM, GCMM, SMEEF

Activities and Service

  • President: SME Education Foundation 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Member: Advisory Board, Asian International Journal of Science and Technology
  • Chairman: SMEEF Board of Directors, 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Member: SMEEF Finance and Investment Committees, 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Founder: Global Congress on Manufacturing & Management (GCMM), 2004-2012
  • Chairman: International Committee, GCMM Conferences, 2004-2010
  • Vice President: SME Education Foundation, 2008
  • Chairman: Nomination Committee, SME Education Foundation, six years
  • Member: Board of Directors, SME Education Committee, 1992-2012
  • Director: INTERTECH Inter-American Council On Engineering & Tech. Education, 1990-2012
  • Founder: Pacific Congress on Manufacturing & Management (PCMM), 1990-2002
  • President: Pacific Congress on Manufacturing & Management (PCMM), 1990-2002
  • Chairman: International Committees for all PCMM Conferences, 1990-2002
  • Member: The $15 Million NSF Team that developed the Greenfield Coalition at Focus Hoe
  • Chairman: SME Material Removal Council for four years
  • Member: Board of editors, SME Journal of Mfg. Systems, three years, USA
  • Member: Board of editors, SME Journal of Computer Integrated Mfg. Systems, six years, Oxford
  • Member: The SME Manufacturing Education Plan Development Team, SME
  • Developer: First Applied Research Program at LTU,1986
  • Developer: First Master of Engineering at LTU,1989
  • Developer: First Doctorate of Engineering at LTU, 2002
  • Developer: Several workshops on productivity, design of experiments, and technology management.