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Yoram Koren

Yoram Koren

Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering
Paul G. Goebel Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Director, NSF Engineering Research Center for Reconfigurable Manufacturing Systems

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D.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1971
M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1968
B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1965

Research Interests

Reconfigurable manufacturing systems; global manufacturing; flexible automation; sensing and controls of machining processes; generation of complex surfaces in CNC

Honors & Awards

Gold Medal, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2007
Stephen S. Attwood Award, University of Michigan College of Engineering, 2007-08
Eugene Merchant Gold Medal, ASME and SME, 2006
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Hideo Hanafusa Outstanding Investigator Award, Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, 2004
William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999
Distinguished Collegiate Professor, The University of Michigan, 1992-1997
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1997
Excellence in Research Award, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1994
J. Dori Innovation Award for the Inflatable Robot Invention, 1993
Lady Davis Visiting Chair Professor, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1992-1993
Excellence in Research Award, College of Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1991
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1990
Senior Member, International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., 1989
Fellow, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1987
J. Dori Award for the book Robotics for Engineers (McGraw Hill 1985), 1985
Fellow, International Academy for Production Engineering, 1985
Merchant Textbook Award for Computer Control of Manufacturing Systems (McGraw Hill 1983), Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1984
Klein Excellence in Research Award, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1982
Paul G. Goebel Visiting Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, The University of Michigan, 1980-2
Gutwirth Research Award, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 1980

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Koren featured in Siemens' The Magazine article
ME Professor Emeritus Yoram Koren talks about current trends of mass customization and individualized manufacturing and his vision of the 21st-century manufacturing industry in this interview.

Koren receives 2018 IJPR Best Paper Award
His paper is titled "Value Creation through Design for Scalability of Reconfiguring Manufacturing Systems."

Yoram Koren's work makes U-M bicentennial list of most important research advances
In 1973, Yoram Koren is featured for his work on Numerical Control and reconfigurable manufacturing.

Koren chosen as namesake of the 2017 SME Outstanding Manufacturing Engineer Award; Dasgupta a recipient
Since 1980, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award has recognized manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry.

Twelve ME Faculty Recognized for Prestigious Professional Society Awards in 2015

Koren selected to receive SME Honorary Membership
The Honorary Membership may be conferred upon an individual of internationally recognized ability and stature who has contributed their substantial skills and talent to accomplish the goals of SME

March 27th DUP lecture features Koren
Yoram Koren, the James J. Duderstadt Distinguished University Professor of Manufacturing and Paul G. Goebel Professor of Mechanical Engineering, will deliver his inaugural Distinguished University Professor Lecture on March 27, 2012

Koren Appointed to a Distinguished University Professorship
Professor Yoram Koren’s agenda is to create a novel manufacturing paradigm for the new century emphasizing competitive sustainability.

Koren's Book to Be Published

Professor Yoram Koren was selected to receive the 2008 Stephen S. Attwood Excellence in Engineering Award

Yoram Koren to Receive Outstanding Investigator Award