Associate Professor Dragan Djurdjanovic has been elected into the status of Associate Member of the International Academy for Manufacturing Research.

The International Academy for Manufacturing Research was founded in 1951 with the aim to address scientifically, through international co-operation, issues related to modern production science and technology. The International Academy for Production Engineering takes its abbreviated name from the French acronym of College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP) and includes some 600 worldwide members. The number of members is intentionally kept limited, so as to facilitate informal scientific information exchange and personal contacts.

CIRP includes some 150 Associate members well known scientists, with high potential, elected typically for a period of three years with the possibility of renewal. A number of Associate members eventually become Fellows. Some Associate members may also belong to fields related to Manufacturing.

Dr. Djurdjanovic joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in September 2007. He received the 2006 Branimir F. von Turkovich Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Dr. Djurdjanovic’s research seeks to make manufacturing systems, rotating machinery, and automobiles more independent and durable by using multiple sensor reading to help isolate abnormal behavior and autonomously compensate for it. His findings in dimensional quality modeling and diagnosis in multistage manufacturing systems have been employed by Ford Motor Co. and General Motors, while his work in the self-healing approach to diagnosis in automotive engine systems is being used by ETAS Inc. and Bosch.

Dr. Djurdjanovic’s research areas include advanced quality control in multi-station manufacturing systems, immunity-inspired approaches to diagnosis and control of complex dynamic systems, maintenance decision-making in flexible and reconfigurable systems, and applications of advanced signal processing in biomedical engineering