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Hopp Receives Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Award

February 28, 2006 | by Megan Fellman

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Wallace J. Hopp, Breed University Professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University, has received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Education Award.

The award recognizes his contributions to the development of manufacturing-related curricula, fostering sound training methods and inspiring students to enter the profession of manufacturing.

SME is the world’s leading professional society supporting manufacturing education. Through its member programs, publications, expositions and professional development resources, SME promotes awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals current on leading trends and technologies. The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.

Hopp’s research focuses on the development of models for understanding and managing production systems. His research has been published in numerous articles in the top outlets in his field, including Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Management Science, IIE Transactions and Operations Research. He has taught a variety of courses in both the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Kellogg School of Management and is co-director of the Master of Management in Manufacturing program. He is also the current editor-in-chief of the journal Management Science.

He previously held the Pentair-Nugent Chair of Business Leadership (1993-95) and has received various honors and awards, including McCormick Teacher of the Year (1989), Institute of Manufacturing Engineers JD Scaife Award (1990), IIE Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award for “Factory Physics: Foundations of Manufacturing Management” (1998), top five Kellogg professor (1998), SME Sargent Americanism Award (2001), IIE Fellow Award (2002), INFORMS Fellow Award (2004) and MSOM Fellow Award (2005).

Before joining Northwestern in 1984, Hopp was a research assistant at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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