IAJC/ISAM CONFERENCE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Dr. ALOK K. VERMA P.E., CmfgE
Dr. Alok K. Verma is Ray Ferrari Professor and, Chair of the Engineering Technology Department at Old Dominion University. He also serves as the President of the International Society of Agile Manufacturing (ISAM) and the chief editor of the International journal of Agile Manufacturing (IJAM). Alok received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, MS in Engineering Mechanics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ODU. Prof. Verma is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia, a certified manufacturing engineer and has certifications in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma. He has organized several international conferences as General Chair, including ICAM-2006 and ICAM-1999 and also serves as associate editor for two International Journals. His scholarly publications include 35 journal papers and 55 papers in conference proceedings.
Dr. Verma has developed and delivered training program in Lean Enterprise & Design for Manufacturing for Northrop Grumman Newport News, STIHL and several other companies in U.S. He has developed simulation based training programs for shipbuilding and repair industry under a grant from the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). He is an internationally recognized expert in the area of Lean and Agile manufacturing and has been invited to deliver keynote addresses at several national and international conferences. Dr. Verma has received the Alumni Award for Excellence for contribution to Lean Manufacturing research from IIT Kanpur Alumni Association, the International Education Award at ODU and Ben Sparks Medal from ASME. He is active in ASME, ASEE, SME, IIE and SNAME. Dr. Verma continues to serve the Hampton Roads community in various leadership positions.
Dr. J.P. Mohsen, PhD
Professor and Chair
Dr. J.P. Mohsen is Past President of the American Society for Engineering Education. He served as ASEE President during 2009-10. He has served on the ASEE Board of Directors previously as Vice President for Member Affairs and Vice President for Professional Interest Council. He is a Fellow of ASEE.
J. P. Mohsen is professor and chair of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Louisville where he has taught since 1981. He holds a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His area of research is non-destructive testing and evaluation of materials with a focus on concrete structures. He teaches courses and conducts research in the areas of structural analysis and design, pavement design, construction materials, and health monitoring of bridges using remote sensing.
He has been actively involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers, serving on the Educational Activities and Continuing Education committees as well as the Technical Council for Computing and Information Technology. He is active in the Transportation Research Board serving on Properties of Concrete and Design of Pavements committees.
Dr. Mohsen was named Engineer of the Year in Education by the Kentucky Section of ASCE in 1999 and received the University of Louisville Distinguished Service to the Profession Award in 1999 and the Distinguished Teaching Professor Award in 2003. In 2014, he received the ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award.