The mission of the Smart Design and Manufacturing Systems Lab (SDMSL) is to accelerate product realization by developing and applying intelligent strategies and tools that integrate, leverage, and enable the processes, personnel, and data of design and manufacturing enterprises.
Research Thrust Areas
- Integration – Develop new methods and tools to integrate engineering design with materials, manufacturing, supply chain, and sustainment;
- Infrastructure – Develop new computing and communication infrastructures to simplify, normalize, and accelerate product realizations used throughout the product life cycle and supply chains;
- Innovation – Develop new engineering design processes focusing on socio-technical design methodologies, crowdsourcing for collective innovation, and new paradigms for hybrid (additive-subtractive) manufacturing;
- Intelligence – Develop intelligent and data-driven systems that allow for better and faster technical and business decisions.
The Center for e-Design (Website)
Dr. Janis Terpenny is also the director of the NSF I/UCRC Center for e-Design. The Center for e-Design is a cooperative research center combining industry needs with academic resources to produce more efficient, effective, and collaborative electronic design processes and tools. Many high-tech companies and agencies face engineering challenges that limit the evolution of systems and products. The Center is committed to resolving these challenges through creative and innovative research. Center activities focus on fundamental research, research test beds, engineering education, and technology transfer. The Center for e-Design is a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.