John W. Sutherland

  • Adjunct Professor, Mechanical Engineering—Engineering Mechanics
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biography

Dr. Sutherland is involved in several projects related to manufacturing and environment/
sustainability. Example initiatives are the use of novel technology to eliminate cutting fluid mist from machining operations, and the recovery of value from end-of-use products with the goal of employing components in multiple life-cycles. Sutherland’s teaching interests parallel his research activities and includes the application of statistical methods to manufacturing. His honors include the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (1992), MTU Distinguished Teaching Award (1992), NSF Career Development Award (1995), Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (1996), SAE Ralph R.Teetor Award (1999), ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division Outstanding Service Award (2001 & 2004), and MTU Research Award (2000).

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing
  • Quality
  • Machining
  • Sustainability

Research Interests

  • Manufacturing and environment/sustainability