Upcoming Virtual Workshop – Infusing Advanced Manufacturing in Engineering Education

Innovations in advanced manufacturing play a critical role in supporting the U.S. economy and national security, and it is important to prepare future engineers to exploit advanced manufacturing technologies to contribute to manufacturing. Please join the National Academies for a virtual workshop on February 24-25, 2022 to discuss advanced manufacturing techniques for the defense industry and explore how undergraduate engineering courses can better introduce advanced manufacturing.  For more information on the workshop go to  

Kremer will oversee new building project for IMSE Department

Gül E. Kremer, Wilkinson Professor in Interdisciplinary Engineering, has been appointed to serve as Senior Director Presidential Projects reporting to President Wintersteen.  In her new role, Kremer, will oversee a building project that will serve as the home for the IMSE department.  She chaired the IMSE department from 2016 to 2021.  For full article go to


FAIM 2022

Announcing FAIM 2022, the 31st International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing.  The FAIM 2022 Conference will take place in Detroit, Michigan USA in June 2022 and will be hosted by Wayne State University.  Over 30 years, the FAIM conference provided a strong and continuous presence in the International Manufacturing scene.  The conference usually attracts hundreds of global leaders in automation and manufacturing research with program sessions for 250-300 rigorously peer-reviewed papers presented in this multiple-day event.  The conference links researchers and industry practitioners in a continuous effort to bridge the gap between research and implementation.  For more information on the conference go to  

Center for e-Design Graduates!

The Center for e-Design has graduated from the NSF I/U CRC program and is now a self sustaining organization. We are excited about the future of the Center and look forward to collaborating with you!

Center for e-Design Spring 2021 IAB Meeting

The meeting will be held on April 7-8, 2021, virtually using a new web-based platform that enables many of the in-person experiences.  This IAB Meeting will be a very special event. As you may know the Center for e-Design is graduating from the NSF I/U CRC program this year and we will celebrate this milestone at the IAB meeting. With graduation comes looking towards the future and we will also be discussing and finalizing plans for the future of the Center. Attending the meeting will provide a great opportunity to ‘see’ where we have been and be part of the planning for the future of the Center for e-Design.

Center for e-Design Fall 2020 IAB Meeting

Please join us virtually for the Center for e-Design Fall 2020 IAB Meeting on October 14, 2020.  Engage with leading academic partners, learn about innovative research, and collaborate with diverse stakeholders.  Meet outstanding engineering students specializing in intelligent product and system design, development, and realization.  Influence research priorities and guide the future of the Center for e-Design.  Roomful will work just like a real poster session: researchers can video chat with the attendees at their virtual “booths.”  Attendees can move freely from booth to booth to provide meaningful insights.

Center for e-Design Partners Meet in Knoxville, TN


Center for e-Design partners and guests met in Knoxville, TN, November 5-6.  Semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meetings are an opportunity for face-to-face collaborations among e-Design members.  Industry members, research faculty, and students review the progress of current projects and the potential of proposed projects; discuss the performance of the Center relating to research areas, test beds, education, and technology transfer; and investigate prospective research topics to address current and future industry needs.