Panos Papalambros, Ph.D.
James B Angell Distinguished University Professor & Donald C Graham Professor
Chair and Professor
Division of Integrative Systems + Design (ISD)
College of Engineering, University of Michigan

Design Science studies the creation of artifacts and their embedding in our physical, psychological, economic, social and digital environment. While ‘Design’ and ‘Science’ have been considered incongruous until rather recently, Design Science today aims to deepen our understanding of wicked problems in a technology-driven society and to contribute to their positive resolution. We review this definition and point to its implications for design research and education.

Panos Y. Papalambros is the James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor and the Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan with appointments in Mechanical Engineering; Architecture and Urban Planning; Art and Design; and Integrative Systems and Design, where he serves as chair. His pedagogical and research interests include design science and optimization, with applications to sustainable design of products, automotive systems, such as hybrid and electric vehicles; design of complex engineered systems; and architectural design. With D. J. Wilde, he co-authored the textbook Principles of Optimal Design (3d Ed., 2017). He is past chief editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and currently serves as chief editor of the Design Science journal and is President of the Design Society.

Timothy L. Weber, Ph.D.
Global Head of 3D Metals
HP 3D Printing

Presentation Title
The impact of additive manufacturing the coming 4th Industrial Revolution.

Tim Weber is Global Head of 3D Metals. His business is responsible for development and commercialization of additive manufacturing (3-D Printed) metals. The HP 3-D Metals solution will disrupt in speed & cost and provide functional parts to enable the digital manufacturing of metals. Prior to HP, Tim worked for Boeing at their helicopter manufacturing facility in Philadelphia. He joined HP in 1993, starting as a product engineer with responsibility for product quality on Kukla, one of HP’s first thermal ink jet printers. Shortly thereafter he went into technical management and helped lead the development of numerous ink jet products, including the scalable print technology and early page wide array concepts that ultimately became HP’s current page wide technology. Over the next several years Tim led several R&D projects, becoming a R&D director in 2001. He has led advanced printhead and printbar development, commercialization and manufacturing. Additionally he was responsible for incubating new businesses that enable printing services and digital publishing for desktop, SMB, retail and commercial markets.

Tim’s other R&D efforts have included printing technology platforms, MEMS-based technologies (such as HP’s state-of-the-art accelerometer), applied molecular systems (nanotechnology), solar applications, printed electronics, and 3-D thermoplastics, ceramics, and metals. His organization was responsible for the development and ongoing production of the MEMS-based advanced printhead technology introduced across HP’s inkjet product lineup. Tim holds 52 U.S.-issued patents.
A native and current resident of Corvallis, Tim is a member of the Oregon Nano and Micro Institute Board, the Corvallis Economic Advisory Board and the Oregon State University College of Engineering Board. He holds a PhD in engineering from Oregon State University.

Jamon Van Hoek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Geography, Environmental Sciences, and Marine Resource Management
College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Oregon State University

Presentation Title
Design and Systems Thinking for Global Development: Working Across Scales

Dr. Jamon Van Den Hoek is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Geospatial Science in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. He maps social and environmental conditions and change in refugee camps, IDP settlements, and cities under war with satellite imagery analysis and geospatial machine learning approaches. Van Den Hoek was a NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from 2012-2015 and completed his PhD in Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow.

Kendra Sharp, Ph.D.
Richard and Gretchen Evans Professor in Humanitarian Engineering
School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Director, Humanitarian Engineering
College of Engineering
Oregon State University

Presentation Title
Design and Systems Thinking for Global Development: Working Across Scales

Dr. Kendra Sharp founded and currently directs Oregon State University’s (OSU) Humanitarian Engineering Program. Her current research focuses on sustainable energy for the developing world, approaches to humanitarian engineering education, and the impact of broadly-accessible design education. She has extensive international research and teaching experience, most recently as an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, as the OSU lead on a USAID US-Pakistan Partner Center of Advanced Studies in Energy, and as part of the organizing and instructional teams at three International Development Design Summits in India, Pakistan and Thailand. She is the 2018 recipient of the ASME Edwin F. Church Medal for eminent service to mechanical engineering education, and has also received OSU’s International Service Award and an NSF CAREER award.