Vita

Education

Ph.D., Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, December 1997.
Dissertation:  Developing a Performance Measure for Selection of Dispatching Rules to Gain Time-Based Advantage in a Dynamic Job Shop: A Simulation Study

M.B.A., Emphasis in Production Management, Production Management Research Center, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, August 1995.
Thesis:  Comparison of Classical Design of Experiments with Taguchi Approaches

M.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, January 1995.  First standing with highest honors.
Thesis:  Simulation Approach for Flexible Manufacturing System Scheduling and Applications.

B.S., Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, June 1992

Professional Experience

2016-present C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
2013-2016 National Science Foundation Program Director/Officer, Division of Undergraduate Education

Special Projects & Responsibilities

  • Lead Engineering Program Officer for Division of Undergraduate Education
  • Development of Indicators for Undergraduate STEM Education
  • Workshop Series: Towards Big Steps Enabled by “Big Data Science”
  • NSF EHR Liaison to Funders’ Initiative on Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies
  • Lead Program Officer for the Symposium on Envisioning the Future of Undergraduate STEM Education: Research and Practice (IUSE PI meeting) 
2013-2016 Professor, School of Engineering Design and Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar to Ireland, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
2008-2013 Associate Professor, School of Engineering Design and Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2002-2008 Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Design and Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2000-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Design and Professional Programs, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
1998-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, Production Management and Marketing Research Center, Gebze Institute of Technology (GYTE), Gebze, Kocaeli
1991 Process Engineer, Trakya Birlik Oil Extraction Company, Tekirdag, Turkey, June – August
1990 System Analyst, Computer Center, Department of Industrial Engineering, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, June – August
1989 Intern Engineer, Etibank Ferrochromium Production Plant, Antalya, Turkey, June – August

National Science Foundation Activities, 2013-2016

Programs on which I worked while at NSF: (STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

  • Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE)
  • Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM)
  • Advanced Technology Education (ATE)
  • Education Core Research (ECR)
  • Promoting Research and Innovation in Methodologies for Evaluation (PRIME)
  • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER)
  • National Science Foundation Research Traineeship (NRT) Program

NSF activities included, but were not restricted to: making presentations regarding funding opportunities; leading proposal writing workshops; grant management; participation in writing and editing program solicitations; providing advice to prospective PIs; answering questions regarding specific programs; organizing review panels; and making funding decisions.

Editorial Boards

Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, June 2015 – present.

Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, October 2014 – present.

Associate Editor, ASEE Journal of Advances in Engineering Education, October 2011– present.

Associate Editor, Journal of Industrial & Production Engineering, January 2011– present.

Selected Consulting Experience

Locomotive Design Consulting
GE Transportation, Erie, PA, April – August 2008

  • Conducted a study to optimize ballast mix and location to increase capacity and reduce cost.
  • Used optimization models to standardize material and to minimize cost.
  • Used Axiomatic Design (AD) and Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) to derive new ways of ballast allocation and filling procedures.
  • Developed a strategic framework for standardizing the ballast allocation and fill process, leading to cost savings of $1.8M per year.

Recent Honors and Awards

2016 Kos Ishii-Toshiba Award, ASME Design Engineering Division (For sustained and meritorious contributions to design for manufacturing and the life cycle)
2016 Employability Skills:  Connecting Ready-to-Work Americans to Jobs and Measuring Hard-to-Measure 21st Century Competencies, Department of Education Funded Working Group Member
2015 Nominated for IISE Body of Knowledge Governing Board
2015 Nominated for PSES Distinguished Service Award, Penn State
2014 Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
2014 IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference Engineering Education Track Best Paper Award
2013 IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference Computers and Information System Track Best Paper Award
2013 IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference Computers and Information System Track Best Student Paper Award
2013 PSES Premier Teaching Award, Penn State
2012 IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference Engineering Management Track Best Paper Award
2012 Nominated for the 2012 Excellence in Advising Award
2011 IIE Industrial Engineering Research Conference Engineering Economy Track Best Paper Award
2010-2011 Fulbright Scholar, Dublin Ireland
2009 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers in Engineering Education Attendee
2006 ASEE ELD Division’s Best Publication Award
2006 PSES Outstanding Teaching Award, Penn State

Recent Grant Activity

10/1/2016-9/30/2019, Instrument Development to Assess Design Project Appropriateness for Domain Relatedness, Ambiguity Tolerance, and Genderedness, NSF-DUE, $300,000. (co-PI 33%, with Drs. Wu and Jackson (in process of approval)).

Experimentations to Connect Design Performance to Neurocognitive Responses, $470,813 (This project will fund one of Dr. Kremer’s graduate students).

Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering, $733,588 (This project funds Dr. Kremer’s current PhD students).

6/15/2014-6/14/2015, Modules on Modularity and Complexity, Service Enterprise Engineering SEE 360, Penn State SEE 360 Initiative, $4,950. (PI 100%).

5/1/2013-7/1/2014, COIL: An Investigation of Digital and Hands-on Learning Styles and their Potential Impact on Online Education, Penn State, $37,584. (co-PI 25%, with Drs. Tucker, Jackson and Schmidt).

5/1/2012-7/1/2014, Pan-American Advanced Studies Institute (PASI) on Manufacturing Innovation through Sustainable Design, NSF-OISE, $99,990. (co-PI 25%, with Drs. Chinnam, Haapala and Esparragoza).

9/1/2012-8/31/2014, TUES Type 2: Collaborative Research: The Institutionalization and Sustainability of Product Archeology – A National Rollout Plan, NSF-DUE (TUES Type 2), $64,982. (co-PI 25%)

8/1/2012-7/30/2013, Sustainable Design Learning Through Digital and Physical Technology, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, $9,000. (co-PI 50%)

5/1/2012-4/30/2014, A Modular Assessment Framework for Professional Skills Using a Model of Domain Learning Approach, NSF-TUES, $199,566. (co-PI 24%)

5/1/2012-4/30/2015, Collaborative Research: Teaching to Learn – Peer Learning using Smart Devices, NSF-TUES, $60,000. (PI 100%)

03/15/11-03/14/12, Integrated Biomedical Sensors with Decision Support System to Enhance Triage Performance, Marcus Fund, $3,000. (co-PI 50%, with Dr. Freivalds)

02/01/11-6/30/11, Lifelink – PATCI Robotics Phase I Funding, $4,000. (PI 100%)

09/01/10-06/07/11, Systematic Ideation Method Effectiveness Investigation: Systematic Ideation Method Effectiveness Investigation: A Comparative Study & Ideation Lecture Series, Fulbright, $56,000. (PI 100%)

10/01/10-09/30/12, CI-TEAM Demonstration Project: Collaborative Research – A Sustainable Product Development Collaboratory, NSF, $75,000. (PI 100%)

07/01/10-06/30/11, Workshop/Collaborative Research: When Engineering Design Meets Architecture, NSF-CMMI, $31,283. (co-PI 25%, with Drs. Simpson, Hunter and Willis).

09/15/09-07/31/13, Systematic Ideation Method Effectiveness Investigation & Deployment to Enhance Design Learning, NSF, $346,944. (PI 100%)

 

Funded Service and Curriculum Development Projects

04/15/2015 – 04/14/2016, Sustainable Product Engineering Course for On-Line Delivery, Penn State Office of Global Programs, $6,000 (internal cost share 50%). (PI 100%)

01/31/2014 – 01/30/2017, Design Engineering Division Special Initiative: Scholar Development Program, ASME, $21,000. (PI 100%)

Gül E. Kremer

Professor

C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Department Chair

Contact

3004 Black Engineering
515-294-0127
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
gkremer@iastate.edu

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