John K. Gershenson

John Gershenson

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Peace Corps Master's International Coordinator

  • PhD, University of Idaho

Biography

Dr. Gershenson performs research in the area of life-cycle engineering.  Specific research interests include: life-cycle design, environmentally conscious design, design for manufacturability, decision-based design, modular product design, industrial ecology, agile manufacturing processes, design for post-manufacturing issues, lean manufacturing, and lean product development.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Life-Cycle Engineering
  • Modular Product Architecture
  • Lean Engineering
  • Sustainable Product Design

Research Interests

  • Life-cycle design
  • Modular product and process architectures
  • Sustainable product/process design
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Lean engineering
  • Design for post-manufacturing issues
  • Mechanisms of innovation

Recent Publications

  • John Gershenson, Ye, X. , "Focused Product Family Design Based on the Commonality and Variety Tradeoff," International Journal of Mass Customisation, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 179-207, 2009-01-00
  • John Gershenson, Ye, X., Thevenot, H., Alizon, F., Khadke, K., Simpson, T.W., and Shooter, S., "Using Product Family Evaluation Graphs in Product Family Design," International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47, No. 13, pp. 3559-3585, 2009-01-00
  • John Gershenson, Ye, X., Thevenot, H.J., Alizon, F., Khadke, K., Simpson, T.W., and Shooter, S.B., "Attribute-based Clustering Methodology for Product Family Design," Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 19, No. 6, pp. 571-586, 2008-12-00
  • John Gershenson, X. Lai, "Representation of Similarity and Dependency for Assembly Modularity ," The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 37, Numbers 7-8, pp. 803-827, 2008-06-00
  • F. Guo and J.K. Gershenson (2006). “Discovering Relationships between Modularity and Cost.” Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, Volume 17, No. 1.
  • Pavnaskar, S.J. and J.K. Gershenson (2005). “Application of Value Stream Mapping to Lean Engineering.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Volume 8, No. 1.
  • X. Ye, J.K. Gershenson, K. Khadke, X. Lai, F. Guo (2005). “An Introduction to Product Family Evaluation Graphs.” Proceedings of the 2005 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences – 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Long Beach, California, September.
  • Gershenson, J.K., G.J. Prasad, and Y. Zhang (2004). “Product Modularity: Measures and Methods.” Journal of Engineering Design, Volume 15, Number 1.
  • Guo, F. and J.K. Gershenson (2003). “Comparison of Modular Measurement Methods based on Consistency Analysis and Sensitivity Analysis.” Proceedings of the 2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences – 15th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology, Chicago, Illinois, September.
  • Pavnaskar, S.J., J.K. Gershenson, and A.B. Jambekar (2002). “A Classification Scheme for Lean Manufacturing Tools.” International Journal of Production Research, Volume 41, Number 13.
  • Gershenson, J.K., B.D. Solomon, D.R. Shonnard, D.W. Watkins, and J.W. Sutherland (2001). “Decision Making in the Face of Uncertainty about Global Climate Change Policy.” Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, New York, November 10-1.