Dr. Kurfess: Distinctions and Awards

  • Treasurer, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2010 – present
  • Research in Engineering Design, Associate Editor, 2003 – present
  • Computer Aided Engineering and Applications, Associate Editor, 2003 – present
  • SME Education Award, 2010
  • SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Associate Editor, 1993-2008
  • SME Journal of Manufacturing Processes, Associate Editor, 1999-2008
  • President North American Manufacturing Research Institute of SME, 2007 – 2008
  • Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2008
  • Clemson University – Frank A. Burtner Award for Excellence in Advising, 2007
  • Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 2006
  • Association for Manufacturing Technology Charles F. Carter, Jr. Advancing Manufacturing Award, 2005
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
    • Fellow, 2004
    • Japan-U.S.A. Symposium on Flexible Automation Program Committee Chair, 2004
    • Gustus L. Larson Memorial Award, 2002
    • Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, 2001
    • Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering Associate Editor, 1999-present
    • Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control and theJournal of Manufacturing Systems Associate Editor, 1996-2000
    • ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal Award, 1995
  • Georgia Insitute of Technology
    • Outstanding Faculty Leadership for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants Award, 2002
    • Class of 1940 W.Roane Beard Outstanding Teacher Award, 2000
  • NSF Committee of Visitors for the Engineering Education and Centers Division, 2000
  • Co-Chair, NSF Workshop on the Future of Eng. Education, Eng. Education and Centers Division, 2000
  • National Science Foundation
    • Presidential Faculty Fellowship, 1993-1998
    • Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1992-1997
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
    • North American Research Institute Board of Directors, 2002-2010
    • Journal of Manufacturing Processes Associate Editor, 1999-2005
    • Philip R. Marsilius Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 1996
  • International Journal of Engineering Education, Editorial Advisory Board, 2002-present
  • George Tallman Ladd Award for Excellence in Research, (College of Engineering), Carnegie Mellon University, 1992
  • North American Manufacturing Research Conference Co-Chair (with Steven Liang), 1996-1998
  • International Symposium for Automotive Technology and Automation Conference Best Paper Award,Stuttgart, Germany, 1995
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania
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