Our Team

The EMDiS Center team consists of center management and faculty from Cleveland State's Colleges of Business and Engineering. With diverse research backgrounds and plenty of industry experience, each team member brings skillsets and enthusiasm towards tackling any Smart Manufacturing challenges.

EMDiS Center Management

Jerzy Sawicki

Principal Investigator

Matthew Duplin

Project Manager, EMDiS Center

Benjamin Ward

Director, Research Development

Christopher Pokorny

Website Maintenance

Faculty Experts

Jay Chen

PhD. Operations Management

Moonwon Chung

PhD. Operations Management

Chih Hao Ku (Justin)

PhD. Information Systems

Zhiqiang Gao

PhD. Electrical Engineering

Sathish Kumar

PhD. Computer Science and Engineering

Chansu Yu

PhD. Computer Engineering

Hongkai Yu

PhD. Computer Science

Tushar Borkar

PhD. Materials Science and Engineering

Mehdi Rahmati

PhD. Electrical & Computer Engineering

Saeed Farahani

PhD. Mechanical Engineering

Pedro Cesar Lopes Gerum

PhD. Industrial and Systems Engineering

Janine Spears

PhD. Business

Bogdan Kozul

MBA