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Janis P Terpenny

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
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Education

  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech University, 1996
  • MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech University, 1981
  • BS, Mathematical Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1979

Interest Areas

Research Interests Engineering Design Process and Methods: product and system complexity; representation, capture and reuse of knowledge and information in design; modeling methods for early design and concept generation, design of product families and platforms; methods to predict and plan for obsolescence in products and systems; and product complexity. Engineering Design Education: effects of project types, industry/community partnerships, and user-centered design on student learning, engagement and retention of students from underrepresented groups; methods to increase ability of students to solve problems that are real, ill-defined and complex, and to work in multidisciplinary teams; and the preparation of graduate students across disciplines as design educators. Teaching Interests
  • Engineering Design Process and Methods
  • Engineering Design Education and Research for the Current and Future Professorate
  • Engineering Economics - Emphasizing Design and Manufacturing
  • Intelligent and Integrated Design Systems