Robert Van Til is the Pawley Professor of Lean Studies and Chair of Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering Department. He earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Northwestern University. Dr. Van Til is also associated with Oakland University’s Pawley Lean Institute.
Dr. Van Til's educational and research interests focus on the modeling, analysis and control of manufacturing systems, lean and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). His projects have been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Michigan Economic Development Corp. as well as by companies such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford Motor Co., Siemens PLM Inc. and the Crittenton Hospital Medical Center. He has served in visiting positions at universities in Hawaii, the Netherlands and Australia.
Associate Professor of Engineering. Director of Outreach, Recruitment and Retention, School of Engineering and Computer Science.
Currently a Professor of Engineering in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Oakland University. I have over 25 years of teaching and research experience and over ten years of industrial experience.
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