Manufacturing Research Seminars Bring Speakers from Around the World to ISD

Beginning on September 21, U-M professors, their counterparts from around the world, and industry leaders will present the latest findings on a broad range of manufacturing-related topics as part of ISD’s Manufacturing Research Seminar Series. The presentations are open to the public and will be digitally recorded so they can be viewed by all.

Dr. Mary Toney, Program Director of the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will open the series on September 21 with an overview of the Directorate and a discussion of opportunities for funding at NSF. Dr. Toney received her Ph.D. in Fiber Science from Cornell University and holds decades of research experience, including authoring four patents and numerous publications and presentations. Her seminar, Engineering at NSF: Program Overview and Funding Opportunities, will be held in Room 1202 of the School of Information-North from 10-11 AM.

The seminar series aims to spotlight the latest in manufacturing research by bringing several of the field’s top researchers to Ann Arbor and ensuring that access to their lectures remains available to all. In keeping with ISD’s focus on online learning, the seminars—each about one hour in length—are digitally recorded so they can be viewed on demand from anywhere in the world.

Email announcements will be sent out preceding each seminar, and recorded seminars will be posted after they have been presented. If you would like to be added to the invitation list, contact Rachael Hamilton at To view past presentations, check out our archive for the topics that interest you.