ISD News

From ‘The Blue Danube’ to the Great Lakes — On a Mission to Make the World Work Better

Professor Miki Banu, recently recognized with the Collegiate Research Professorship Award from the U-M Office of the Vice President for Research, draws inspiration from her …

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Jesse Valleu

Measuring Up

ISD Doctoral Candidate Jesse Velleu Pursues His Dream of Researching Rigorous New Measures to Improve Products  Jesse Velleu has a simple message for consumer product …

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Bravo, ISD!

Dr. Diann Brei, Dr. Bogdan Epureanu, and Dr. Kate Whitefoot Earn Awards at the 2022 ASME IDETC/CIE Conference in August ISD was well represented during …

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Dr. Robert Bordley earns Ramsey Medal

Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International recognized Dr. Robert Bordley with the Distinguished Educator Award.

Customer Driven

Kathryn D’Alessandro applies integrative thinking to connect products for the common good If one day you find yourself marveling at how products are connecting to …

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Wes Fermanich charges ahead to help energize the energy storage and renewable energy fields For Wes Fermanich, one of the biggest takeaways from his ISD …

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Guiding Light

ISD Graduate Student Coordinator James Tobias gleefully guides graduate students and gives back to his community as a youth wrestling coach

Entrepreneur Engineer

Megan Martis applies knowledge from ISD to sew up profits for her earth- and body-friendly CLOVO startup company

Engineering Empathy

Ilka Rodriguez-Calero is investigating how designers and engineers work, specifically how they use prototypes during early design phases to gather feedback, communicate, and collaborate with stakeholders.

The X Factor

ISD communications leader adapts to the unexpected in his career and in life as a father of a son with Fragile X Syndrome, who teaches him about love, sacrifice, patience and appreciating the little things in life, like going for a walk, riding escalators, and opening and closing grocer freezer doors.