Zhou receives SME award

Published January 22, 2015

Chi Zhou, assistant professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was one of 11 young faculty members to receive the “2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award” from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

The award is conferred “in recognition of significant achievements and leadership in the field of manufacturing engineering as a young engineer.”

Zhou joined the UB Engineering faculty in 2013. His research focuses on transformative additive manufacturing technologies that leverage modeling, optimization and simulation tools. His work has the potential to improve quality of life for people through such applications as creation of living tissues and organs, as well as supporting economic growth by allowing mass customization with substantially shortened product life cycle and reduced cost.

He received his PhD in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Southern California in 2012.