Montana State University

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Durward K. Sobek II, PhD
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Montana State University
P.O. Box 173800
Bozeman, MT 59717-3800

Tel: (406) 994-7140
Fax: (406) 994-6292
dsobek@ie.montana.edu

Durward K. Sobek II | Vita

Education

Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan; May 1997.

M.S., Industrial and Operations Engineering, The University of Michigan; Dec 1993.

B.A., Engineering Sciences, cum laude, Dartmouth College; Jun 1991.


Exchange program to Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan; Jan 1995 - Jul 1995.

Language Study Abroad Program to Puebla, Mexico; Mar 1989 - May 1989.

Current Appointment

Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University (Aug 2010 - present ).

Previous Appointments

Visiting Professor, Department of Product and Production Development, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden (Aug 2011 - Aug 2012).

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University (Aug 2003 - Jul 2010).

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University (Aug 1997 - Jul 2003).

Consultant, Ann Arbor, MI (Sep 1996 - Aug 1997). Product development systems; Lean manufacturing and material logistics.

Fellow, Japan Technology Management Program, The University of Michigan (Jun 1993 - May 1996).

Research Assistant, Japan Technology Management Program, The University of Michigan (Jan 1993 - May 1993).

Co-op intern, Test Engineering, Northern Telecom, Inc., Raleigh, NC (Jan 1992 - Aug 1992).

Area Manager, Dartmouth Dining Services, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (Sep 1987 - Jun 1991).

Awards

Best Paper Award,Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Engineering Management Division (2006)

Boeing Professorship, College of Engineering, MontanaState University (2005-2010).

Outstanding Research Award, Industrial and Management Engineering, Montana State University (2002, 2004).

Outstanding Instructor Award, Industrial and Management Engineering, MontanaStateUniversity(1998, 2003, 2006, 2008).

Award for Excellence, BozemanChamber of Commerce and MontanaStateUniversityAlumni Association (2003)

Best Dissertation Award, Technology Management Section of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (1998).

Engineering Education Scholars Program participant, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1998).

Teaching and Learning at MSU Faculty Fellow (1998).

Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research (1997).

Young Scholars Award, The Association of Japanese Business Studies meeting, Washington, DC(1997).

Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Design Theory and Methodology Conference, Irvine, CA(1996).