The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation recognizes Jaime Camelio, the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and a member of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering, for his efforts to energize interest in manufacturing research with students and faculty.
Camelio studies smart assembly systems, the design and analysis of value recovery operations — known as remanufacturing — and develops data mining and statistical learning applications for manufacturing processes and systems, process monitoring, diagnosis, and control.
Camelio has more than 60 publications in top-tier journals in manufacturing such as the American Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering and its Journal of Mechanical Design.
His paper “Modeling Variation Propagation of Multi-Station Assembly Systems with Compliant Parts” addresses a novel approach for dealing with contact effects in assemblies. Products made of compliant sheet metals are widely used in automotive, aerospace, appliance, and electronics industries. One of the most important challenges for the assembly process with compliant parts is dimensional quality, which affects product functionality and performance. Camelio’s research developed a methodology to evaluate the dimensional variation propagation in a multi-station compliant assembly system based on linear mechanics and a state space representation.
He is the chief technology officer for the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing. He is also the director of the ICTAS Center for Innovation Based Manufacturing, a multidisciplinary center formed to solve current manufacturing issues and to help the university commercialize new technologies.
He won the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award in 2007 from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and is a former consultant to the Automotive/Operations Practice at A.T. Kearney Inc. in Southfield, Mich. He conducted management/engineering consulting, with an emphasis on operations management, product development, product commonality, and design for cost reduction.
Camelio received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Universidad Catolica de Chile and a master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.