Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Co-Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).
Petros J. Katsioloudis is an Associate Professor, Department Chair and the Industrial Technology Program Leader, Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. His research focuses on improving teacher and student performance in STEM education, and enhancing the development of a national STEM-educated workforce.
Dr. Ana Djuric is an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology in the College of Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Djuric research areas are industrial robots, kinematics, dynamics, control, and advanced manufacturing systems. She supervises multiple undergraduate and graduate students in their research and is a member of Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). Her Dipl.-Ing. degree is in the area of mechanical engineering from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, focusing in Control Systems. Her M.A.Sc. degree is in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada, area of Industrial Robotics, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada in the area of Reconfigurable Robotics. Prior to her arrival at WSU, Dr. Djuric worked in the industry as a machine and tool designer first and then as a Robotics software Analyst for five years. Prior to joining WSU, Dr. Djuric was an Instructor at the Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering, and Industrial and Manufacturing and Systems Engineering departments at the University of Windsor.
Dr. Tomovic received BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Belgrade, MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. Dr. Tomovic is Professor of Engineering Technology, and Mechanical and Aer
Thomas Stout is the Dean Of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia. He was previously an associate professor of Electromechanical Controls Technology at TCC. He has worked in industrial maintenance, mechatronics and safety. He earned his BS degree from Old Dominion University in 2004 and his MS in Electronics Engineering from Norfolk State University in 2007. He served 20 years in the United States Navy working on aircraft and surface ships.
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