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industrial engineering educator

Robert John Graves, Industrial engineering educator. Achievements include research in flexible assembly systems scheduling, printed circuit board assembly, electronics agile manufacturing. Recipient David Baker Outstanding Research award Institute of International Education, 1997; grantee Massachusetts Centers Excellence Corporation, 1987-1990, National Science Foundation, 1989-1991, National Science Foundation/ATT 1994-1999.

Background

Graves, Robert John was born on September 25, 1945 in Buffalo. Son of Paul Frederick and Ann (Mayer) Graves.

Education

Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering, Syracuse University, 1967; Master of Science Industrial Engineering, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1969; Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1974.

Career

Instructor industrial engineering State University of New York, Buffalo, 1973-1974. Assistant professor school industrial and system engineering Georgia Technology, Atlanta, 1974-1979. Associate professor industrial engineering University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1979-1980, professor industrial engineering, 1988-1991, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1991—2003.

Krehbiel chaired professor engineering Thayer School Engineering Dartmouth College, since 2003. Program director Agile Manufacturing Research Institute, since 1994. President College Industry Council on Material Handling Education, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1990-1992.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in flexible assembly systems scheduling, printed circuit board assembly, electronics agile manufacturing.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Material Handling of the 90's, 1991, Progress in Material Handling Research, 1992. United States editor International Journal Production Planning and Control, 1992-1999. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member school committee Town of Pelham, Massachusetts, 1985-1986, member planning board, 1987-1995. Fellow Society Manufacturing Engineers, Institute Industrial Engineers (senior, faculty division research chair 1980-1981, program chair 1981-1982, editor newsletter 1990-1991, director division 1991-1992, Special Citation award 1985), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (senior member).

Connections

Married Virginia Jane Burry, June 8, 1968. Children: Peter F., Anna K., Christopher J.

father:
Paul Frederick Graves

mother:
Ann (Mayer) Graves

spouse:
Virginia Jane Burry

children:
Peter F. Graves

Anna K. Graves

Christopher J. Graves