Shabbir Choudhuri, Ph.D.

Dr. Choudhuri

Professor, Product Design & Manufacturing Engineering

Office Address: 225 Kennedy Hall of Engineering
Phone: (616) 331-6845
Email: [email protected]

Field of Study: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Degrees: Dual Ph. D. in IE and OR, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004
M.S. in IE,
The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
B.S. in ME,
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1986

Experience:  Dr. Choudhuri worked as a Senior Research Engineer at Technical Service Division of Caterpillar Inc. for two years. He developed Virtual Manufacturing (VM) strategy and tools for the corporation. He also worked as a consultant in office automation for five years at Microlink Computer Services, Bangladesh. Dr. Choudhuri also taught undergraduate courses in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Bangladesh Institute of Technology for five years.


Choudhuri, S. A., De Meter, E. C., "Tolerance Analysis of Machining Fixture Locators", ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 121, No. 2, pp. 273-281.

Choudhuri, S. A., De Meter, E. C., "Optimal Tolerance Allocation for Machining Fixture Locators", Proceedings of 1998 Japan-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation, Vol. III, pp. 1235-1242.

Xie, W., Choudhuri, S. A., Vallapuzha, S., De Meter, E. C., M. W. Trethewey, "Experimental assessment of a clamp actuation intensity analysis model", International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 38, No. 18, pp 4611 4633

De Meter, E. C., Xie, W., Choudhuri, S. A., Vallapuzha, S., and M. W. Trethewey, A Model to Predict Minimum Required Clamp Pre-Loads in Light of Fixture-Workpiece Compliance, International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, Vol. 41, No. 7, pp. 1031-1054.

Vallapuzha, S., De Meter, E. C., Choudhuri, S. A., and Khetan, R., Support Layout Optimization of Machining Fixtures using the Genetic Algorithm, Proceedings of the Mechatronics 2000 Conference, Atlanta, GA, Sept. 2000.

De Meter E. C., Choudhuri S., Vallapuzha S., Khetan R. P., An Evaluation of the Linear Clamp Pre-Load Model with Respect to Milling Operations, ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, 812 July 2001, Como, Italy.

Research: Precision Machining, Manufacturing Operations, Applied Optimization, Mathematical Modeling

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