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Daw Al-Werfalli


  • DE, Manufacturing, University of Detroit
  • ME, Manufacturing, University of Detroit
  • MS, Textile Engineering, Georgia Tech
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of AL-Fateh, Tripoli Libya

Courses and Advising

  • Director, Master of Engineering Management program
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) student chapter
  • Quality Engineering Systems
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Quality Control
  • World Class Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Control

Research Interests

  • Quality Management Systems (MQAS, AS 9100, ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and TS 16949)
  • Leadership and Management
  • Manufacturing Processes / Manufacturing Systems Integration
  • Six Sigma applications and Lean Quality Tools
  • Lean Manufacturing Strategies and Process and Quality Improvement
  • Problem Solving and Optimization of Production Facilities
  • Product Innovation and Design
  • Manufacturing Safety Training
  • Automotive Systems Redesign/Reconfiguration
  • Engineering Management Training and Education

Honors and Awards

  • Community Role Model in Education, 2010, Forum and Link award, Dearborn, Michigan
  • “Arab American of the Year in Education”, May, 2009. Michigan
  • Outstanding Engineering Faculty of the Year Award at LTU, 2004
  • Mary E. and Richard E. Marburger Faculty Member of the Year Award, 1997 

Activities and Service

  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Member, North America Die Casting Association (NADCA)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce (AACC)
  • Member, MEDC Steering committee for Dual Education System (DES)
  • Member, Pi Tau Sigma
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