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
|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
|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 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%)