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consultant , Mechanical engineering educator

Saifallah Benjaafar, American mechanical engineering educator, consultant. Member Institute Industrial Engineers (senior ), Society Manufacturing Engineers (Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award 1997), Institute Operations Research and Management Science.

Background

Benjaafar, Saifallah was born on July 24, 1964 in Tunis, Tunisia. Arrived in the United States, 1983. Son of Mongi and Hasna (Memi) Benjaafar.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Texas, Austin, 1987. Master of Science, Purdue University, 1989. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1992.

Career

Research assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1989-1992; instructor engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1988-1984; assistant professor mechanic engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1992-1997; associate professor mechanic engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1997. Director Computer Integrated Manufacturing Laboratory, University of Minnesota, since 1993. Invited speaker and presenter in field.

Program chair Manufacturing and Svc. Operations Management Cluster, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences Spring Annual meeting, Washington, 1996. International advising committee 1996Internat.

Conference Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice, Houston, 1996. Program committee Tunisian Scientific Society Annual meeting, Tunis, 1995, 96. Session organizer, chairman various national and international conferences.

Proposal reviewer and review panel member National Science Foundation and Department of Defense.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor special issue International Journal Flexible Manufacturing Systems, 1996. Area editor Proceedings 3d Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, 1994. Editorial board International Journal Industrial Engineering.

      Referee over 15 journals and 5 conferences. Book reviewer Klluwer Academy and Irwin Public. Contributor over 40 technical papers to professional journals, including Institute of International Education transactions, Operations Research, International Journal Production Research, European Journal Operational Research, others.

Membership

Member Institute Industrial Engineers (senior ), Society Manufacturing Engineers (Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award 1997), Institute Operations Research and Management Science.

Connections

Married Diane Katigbak, September 6, 1992. 1 child, Sirine Noelle.

father:
Mongi Benjaafar

mother:
Hasna (Memi) Benjaafar

spouse:
Diane Katigbak

child:
Sirine Noelle Benjaafar