Prof. Darek Ceglarek is EPSRC Star Recruit Research Chair at WMG, University of Warwick, and a CIRP Fellow. Previously, he was Professor with tenure in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1994. His research focusses on smart manufacturing, closed-loop quality control; data mining/AI for root cause analysis across design, manufacturing and service. His research has created impact on digital manufacturing technologies, predictive modelling in automotive assembly systems and quality control. His research has been funded by: US (NSF, NIST); UK (EPSRC, InnovateUK, APC and HVM Catapult); and EU (FP7, Marie Curie) and industry (more than 30 OEMs and SMEs). He has published over 200 papers, received several Best Paper Awards; and is listed by Stanford University among Top 2% of the world’s leading scientists and among Top-1.1% within subfield ‘Industrial Engineering and Automation’.
Solutions developed from his research has been implemented by industry: Chrysler operating systems and led to the 1st US automotive factory to achieve Toyota benchmark; General Electric-Healthcare worldwide as InSite OnWatch®; GM as a BIW Analyzer Software; and others.
He has received numerous awards including the 2018 Jaguar LandRover’s (JLR) ‘Innovista’ Award for the WMG-JLR collaborative project ‘Laser Welded Lightweight Aluminium Door for SUV’ as the most innovative project in category of ‘piloted technologies’ (selected out of 75 entries); his EU Factory-of-the-Future RLW Navigator programme was selected as a success story by the EC in 2015. He received the 2007 UK EPSRC Star Award given to ‘exceptional senior faculty, recognised international leader in his research field’, the US NSF 2003 CAREER Award (NSF's ‘most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty’); 1999 Outstanding Research Scientist Award from University of Michigan; the 1998 Dell K. Allen Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year Award from the SME. He has served on numerous Editorial Boards and is an Associate Editor (Europe) of the ASTM Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Journal. Prof. Ceglarek served as Chair of the Quality, Statistics and Reliability Section of INFORMS; Program Chair for the ASME Design-for-Manufacturing Life Cycle Conferences, Assoc Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and of the ASME Trans, Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering.