Course Instructors/Faculty

  • Prof. Hardt has taught classes in both Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, is the faculty director for the PoM MicroMasters program, and led the creation of the graduate degree, Master of Engineering (MEng) in Advanced Manufacturing and Design. He is a former Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing, former Engineering Co-Director for the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program, and former MIT Chair of the Singapore MIT Alliance (SMA) Program: "Manufacturing Systems and Technology", a research and teaching collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was a member of the MIT Commission on Productivity in an Innovation Economy, and served on the Workforce team on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership program (AMP 1.0). His disciplinary focus is system dynamics and control as applied to manufacturing. His research has been on flexible automation, and process control, with an historical emphasis on welding and forming processes, and a current focus on polymer micro-embossing. In both cases, the theme of the work is novel equipment design and overall equipment and process statistical control. Professor Hardt is a graduate of Lafayette College (BSME, 1972) and MIT (SM, PhD, 1978). He has been a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at MIT since 1979.

    Dave Hardt

    Faculty Director, MITx MicroMasters Program in Principles of Manufacturing

    Ralph E. and Evelyn F. Cross Professor of MIT Mechanical Engineering

    Course Lead and Instructor, Manufacturing Process Control

  • Prof. Boning serves as Co-Director of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program, MTL Associate Director for Computation and CAD, Director of the MIT/Masdar Institute Cooperative Program, and is affiliated with the MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories. He is the former Associate Head of the MIT EECS Department, the former Director of the MIT Skoltech Initiative. Prof. Boning received his S.B. degrees in electrical engineering and in computer science in 1984, and his S.M. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering in 1986 and 1991, respectively, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was an NSF Fellow from 1984 to 1989, and an Intel Graduate Fellow in 1990. From 1991 to 1993 he was a Member Technical Staff at the Texas Instruments Semiconductor Process and Design Center in Dallas, Texas, where he worked on semiconductor process representation, process/device simulation tool integration, and statistical modeling and optimization. Dr. Boning is a Fellow of the IEEE, and has served as Editor in Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, and as chairman of the CFI/Technology CAD Framework Semiconductor Process Representation Working Group. He is a member of the IEEE, Electrochemical Society, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, Materials Research Society, Sigma Xi, and the Association of Computing Machinery.

    Duane Boning

    Co-Director, MIT Leaders for Global Operations Program

    Clarence J. LeBel Professor of MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Instructor, Manufacturing Process Control

  • Dr. Gershwin is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is a former senior research scientist of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. He has been a researcher in a range of laboratories such as Bell Telephone Laboratories, C. S. Draper Laboratory, MIT Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and was previously a Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the Boston University College of Engineering. Dr. Gershwin received the B.S. degree in Engineering Mathematics from Columbia University, the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. He is the author of Manufacturing Systems Engineering (Prentice-Hall, 1994) and numerous papers in international journals. His major research goal is the development of an engineering theory of manufacturing systems control. Dr. Gershwin is a member of the IEEE Control Systems Society, the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, the Operations Research Society of America, the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has been an Associate Editor of several international journals, including International Journal of Production Research, Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, and others. Dr. Gershwin was an IEEE Control Systems Society Distinguished Lecturer and is a Fellow of the IEEE. Dr. Gershwin is affiliated with MIT's Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Leaders for Manufacturing Program, and the Operations Research Center.

    Stanley B. Gershwin

    Senior Lecturer of MIT Mechanical Engineering

    Course Lead and Instructor, Manufacturing Systems

  • Prof. Chun is a professor of MIT Mechanical Engineering and a former director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity. He has been a member of the MIT Mechanical Engineering faculty since 1989, and has over 100 publications and patents to his credit. His research focuses on the development of Innovative Manufacturing Processes. His research areas include droplet-based manufacturing processes, microelectronics manufacturing processes such as chemical-mechanical polishing and polymer-based microfluidic devices manufacturing. One of his patented manufacturing process, the uniform-droplet spray process, has been commercialized worldwide for the production of solder spheres used in electronics packaging. His teaching focuses on these research areas and on management in engineering. Prof. Chun also has experience in many large-scale international collaborations and industry-MIT consortia. He is active in advising and consulting for many for-profit and non-profit organizations worldwide, in technical as well as policy areas. Prof. Chun received a B.S. from Seoul National University, an M.A.Sc. from the University of Ottawa, and a Ph.D. from MIT, all in mechanical engineering.

    Jung-Hoon Chun

    Professor of MIT Mechanical Engineering

    Course Lead and Instructor, Management in Engineering

  • Throughout his career, Dr. Weiss has been on the leading edge of supply chain thinking and practice--designing and executing powerful business solutions integrating multi-billion dollar global transportation, logistics, order fulfillment, manufacturing, customer services, planning, and materials systems. He is currently a consultant and a Senior Lecturer at MIT in supply chain management.

    Abbott Weiss

    Senior Lecturer, Supply Chain Management

    Instructor, Management in Engineering

  • Prof. Graves is the Abraham J. Siegel Professor of Management and a Professor of Operations Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He has a joint appointment with the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering. Graves develops and applies operations research models and methods to solve problems in manufacturing and distribution systems and in service operations. His current research is focused on operational issues arising in online retailing, supply chain optimization and strategic inventory positioning, and production and capacity planning for various contexts. Graves holds an A.B. in mathematics and social sciences and an MBA from Dartmouth College, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rochester.

    Stephen Graves

    Abraham J. Siegel Professor of MIT Sloan School of Management

    Course Lead and Instructor, Supply Chains for Manufacturing

  • Prof. Willems is the Haslam Chair in Supply Chain Analytics at the University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business. He has been a visiting professor of operations management at the MIT Sloan School of Management since 2016. His work with companies such as Hewlett Packard, Proctor & Gamble, and Intel has led to finalist selections for the Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Advanced Analytics, Operations Research and Management Science. He has been four-time finalist for the Daniel H. Wagner Prize for Excellence in Operations Research Practice. He received his bachelor's degree in decision sciences from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and his master's in operations research and doctorate in operations management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

    Sean Willems

    Haslam Chair Professor in Supply Chain Analytics of University of Tennessee's Haslam College of Business

    Visiting Professor of Operations Management of MIT Sloan School of Management

    Instructor, Supply Chains for Manufacturing

  • Mr. Pacheco has more than 15 years of experience in innovation-centered businesses, including various manufacturing enterprises. In addition to directing MIT's Master of Engineering Degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design, in Fall 2019 he was a Lecturer, co-leading the Management in Engineering class in the department of Mechanical Engineering. In the Spring he leads the Global Manufacturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship ProSeminar. Prior to joining the Master of Engineering, José was a 2012 MIT Sloan Fellow in Global Innovation and Leadership. Before that José was the Senior Manager of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center (now the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship), serving from 2004-2011. Apart from managing the Center, he supported the educational entrepreneurial activities at MIT, including activities of the MIT Sloan School, the Entrepreneurship Center’s international networking and education events, outreach activities with various stakeholders such as the angel and venture capital community, donors, and alumni. He also advised several entrepreneurial MIT student organizations. In addition to his MBA, José also did his undergraduate work, in economics with a minor in biology, at MIT and has completed additional executive education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the Santa Fe Institute. He has served on several international start-up and science commercialization advisory boards and university organizations, and competitions around Boston, nationally and in Europe.

    José Pacheco

    Co-Director, Masters of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing and Design Program

    Instructor, Management in Engineering

Course Administrators

  • Prof. Hardt has taught classes in both Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing, is the faculty director for the PoM MicroMasters program, and led the creation of the graduate degree, Master of Engineering (MEng) in Advanced Manufacturing and Design. He is a former Director of the MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing, former Engineering Co-Director for the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program, and former MIT Chair of the Singapore MIT Alliance (SMA) Program: "Manufacturing Systems and Technology", a research and teaching collaboration with Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He was a member of the MIT Commission on Productivity in an Innovation Economy, and served on the Workforce team on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership program (AMP 1.0). His disciplinary focus is system dynamics and control as applied to manufacturing. His research has been on flexible automation, and process control, with an historical emphasis on welding and forming processes, and a current focus on polymer micro-embossing. In both cases, the theme of the work is novel equipment design and overall equipment and process statistical control. Professor Hardt is a graduate of Lafayette College (BSME, 1972) and MIT (SM, PhD, 1978). He has been a member of the Mechanical Engineering faculty at MIT since 1979.

    Dave Hardt

    Faculty Director, MITx MicroMasters Program in Principles of Manufacturing

    Ralph E. and Evelyn F. Cross Professor of MIT Mechanical Engineering

    Course Lead and Instructor, Manufacturing Process Control

  • Mr. Pacheco has more than 15 years of experience in innovation-centered businesses, including various manufacturing enterprises. In addition to directing MIT's Master of Engineering Degree in Advanced Manufacturing and Design, in Fall 2019 he was a Lecturer, co-leading the Management in Engineering class in the department of Mechanical Engineering. In the Spring he leads the Global Manufacturing Innovation and Entrepreneurship ProSeminar. Prior to joining the Master of Engineering, José was a 2012 MIT Sloan Fellow in Global Innovation and Leadership. Before that José was the Senior Manager of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center (now the Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship), serving from 2004-2011. Apart from managing the Center, he supported the educational entrepreneurial activities at MIT, including activities of the MIT Sloan School, the Entrepreneurship Center’s international networking and education events, outreach activities with various stakeholders such as the angel and venture capital community, donors, and alumni. He also advised several entrepreneurial MIT student organizations. In addition to his MBA, José also did his undergraduate work, in economics with a minor in biology, at MIT and has completed additional executive education at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and the Santa Fe Institute. He has served on several international start-up and science commercialization advisory boards and university organizations, and competitions around Boston, nationally and in Europe.

    José Pacheco

    Co-Director, Masters of Engineering in Advanced Manufacturing and Design Program

    Instructor, Management in Engineering

  • Dr. Joshi is a production lead and course moderator for the PoM courses. She has two years of teaching experience at Northeastern University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Her research interests have been in the area of reverse supply chains and operations research. She holds a Masters and PhD in industrial Engineering from Northeastern University.

    Aditi Joshi

    Production Lead and Course Moderator

  • Ms. Welsh is an educational technologist in the MIT Mechanical Engineering Department. She is the program manager for the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters program, and she works teaching innovations for online manufacturing courses. Prior to joining MIT, she worked as a Sustaining Engineer for an original equipment manufacturer. She holds a B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

    Emily Welsh

    Program Manager

Course Contributors

  • Ms. Li is an educational associate for the Principles of Manufacturing MicroMasters Program. She has an art, architecture and computation background. Previously, she worked at the MIT Architecture Computation Group and received a Master’s degree in Architecture at MIT. Her current research interests are in Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and community-based learning.

    Dan Li

    Educational Associate, MITx MicroMasters Program in Principles of Manufacturing

  • Dr. Weinstein helped to facilitate and develop the Manufacturing Process Control and Management in Engineering courses for the PoM MM program. His PhD research primarily concerned solar energy, and during his PhD he also pursued a minor in education with a focus on educational technology. He has taught a variety of STEM subjects, ranging from elementary school math to graduate level heat transfer, through a variety of contexts: in classrooms, in small group mentoring, through one-on-one tutoring, and via free online resources. Dr. Weinstein holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a PhD and SM in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.

    Lee Weinstein
  • Mr. Yao is a recent graduate of MIT with dual Master's degrees in System Design and Management and Mechanical Engineering. He is the founder and current CEO of Mobile Pixels, a consumer electronics company producing portable laptop monitors. He has 5 years of experience as a manufacturing engineer and has held several leadership positions at companies such as General Electric and Amazon.

    Jack Yao

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