Levich Institute Seminar Announcement, 09/11/2012
Tuesday, 09/11/2012
2:00 PM
Steinman Hall, Room #312
(Chemical Engineering Conference Room)

Dr. Robert C. Moore
Corning, Inc.
Engineering Division

"Zombies: The Biggest Manufacturing Challenge"


Owing to time constraints, an R&D engineer will often be tempted to quickly implement a solution to a manufacturing problem based on experience or statistical methods such as designed experiments rather than understanding. The engineer will often find, however, that even if the implementation is successful, the problem recurs when the manufacturing speed increases or the product specifications are tightened. The effect is that the product or process is further delayed while the new solution is developed. This discussion will illustrate via examples from Corning why the scientific method is the only stake through the heart that is adequate for such problems.

  • Corning, Senior Manufacturing Engineering Specialist, 2005-current
  • Bell Labs, Member of Technical Staff / Distinguished MTS / Consulting MTS, 1986-2005
  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley 1986
  • MS Chemical Engineering, University of Washington
  • AB Physical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

AB Physical Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

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