Manufacturing Experts

John Kobza

Head and Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

John Kobza is an expert in systems engineering, ranging from assembly lines to the efficiency of airport screening.


Rapinder “Rupy” Sawhney

Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Rapinder “Rupy” Sawhney is the Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering and a professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering whose research focuses on lean manufacturing, or the idea of producing products with as little wasted time, energy and material as possible.


Claudia Rawn

Director of the Center for Materials Processing, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Claudia Rawn is one of the foremost authorities on materials science at UT, the director of the Center for Materials Processing, and a leading advocate of female engineering students through the RISER program.


Stephen Paddison

Ferguson Faculty Fellow and Gibson Endowed Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular and Engineering

Stephen Paddison is helping shape the future of alternative fuels through his research into fuel cells.


Takeshi Egami

Takeshi Egami

Director of the Joint Institute for Neutron Sciences, Distinguished Scientist

Takeshi Egami pioneered the development of new techniques to determine the atomic structure and motion of the atoms in solids, using both neutron and x-ray scattering.


Suresh Babu

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu

Governor's Chair for Advanced Manufacturing

Sudarsanam Suresh Babu is the Governor’s Chair for Advanced Manufacturing and a materials scientist who explores the production, design, and performance of transforming materials into parts.