Annamalai Pandian

Engineering and Technology

Office: 301 Fryklund Hall
Phone: 715/232-1179


D. Eng. in Manufacturing Systems

M. S. in Mechanical Engineering
M.E. in Mechanical Engineering
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering

 Professional Experience

  • Automotive Experience

  • Mechanical Engineering Design

  • Lean Manufacturing Process Analysis/Benchmarking

  • Project Management

  • Automation

  • Product Launch

  • Systems Engineering

  • Composite materials

  • Quality- Six Sigma & Green Belt

  • Continuous Improvement

  • ISO 9001; QS 9000; ISO 14001; TS 16949

Research Interests

  • Machine Failure Prediction Methodology

  • ARMA

  • Artificial Neural Networks (ANN)

  • Robotics

  • Composite Materials

  • Simulation

  • Automation

Companies Worked For

Chrysler Corporation, Auburn Hills, Michigan

Courses Taught

  • MECH - 293 Engineering Mechanics

  • MFGE - 351 Manufacturing Process Engineering

  • MFGT - 405 Industrial Robotics

  • MFGE - 415 Machine Vision and Robotics

  • MFGE - 416 Machine Vision Applications (Online)

  • MFGE - 441 Jigs, Fixtures and Tooling Design

  • MFGE - 440 Manufacturing Systems Design & Simulation

  • MFGE - 640 Design & Simulation of Manufacturing Systems (Online)

  • MFGE - 707 Field Project Formulation (Online)

  • MFGE - 735 Field Problem in Manufacturing Engineering (Online)

  • MFGE - 771 Emerging Manufacturing Materials (Online)

Professional Organizations

American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Selected Publications

    1. Pandian, A. (2014). "The Effects of System Failures in a Robotic Assembly Line-Simulation Modeling and DOE Analysis". Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Bali, Indonesia, January 7-9, 2014

    2. Pandian, A. (2013). "Transforming senior students to Competent Engineers through Project Based Learning". 2013 ASEE North Midwestern Section Conference, October 17-18, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota.

    3. Pandian, A. (2013). "Complex Assembly Line Production Simulation Modeling considering Robots Failure and Operator Cycle Times". Summer Simulation Multi-Conference (SummerSim'13) The Society for Modeling & Simulation International, July 7-10, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    4. Pandian, A and Ahad Ali, (2013). "Automotive Assembly Line Production Loss Prediction Based on ARMA_ANN Model". IIE Annual conference and Expo May 18-22, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

    5. Pandian, A. and Ahad Ali, (2013). "Performance measurement of an Automotive BIW robotic assembly", Measuring Business Excellence, Vol. 17 Issue"1

    6. Arnold, A., Daul, L., Krull, B., Nebel, R., Pandian, A. (2010). 'inspiring Students to use classroom Simulation software to Model Industry Manufacturing Process", 2012 ASEE North Midwest Section Conference, October 4-5, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.

    7. Pandian, A. and Ali, A. (2011). Automotive Robotic Body Shop Simulation for Performance Improvement Using Plant Feedback.  International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, InterScience Enterprises, Ltd. Vol.7, No.3, pp. 269-291.

    8. Pandian, A. and Ali, A. (2010).  A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Prognosis and Diagnosis. International Journal of Computer Information Systems and Industrial Management Applications. Vol.2, pp. 321-329.

    9. Pandian, A. and Ali, A. (2009).  A Review of Recent Trends in Machine Prognosis and Diagnosis. World Congress on Nature & Biologically Inspired Computing, Coimbatore, India, Dec. 9-11, pp. 1731-1736.

    10. Ali, A., Beebe, R, and Pandian, A.  (2009). Simulation of fuel tank assembly and process analysis for performance improvement.  2009 Winter Simulation Conference, Austin, TX, Dec. 13-16, pp. 2154-2163.

    11. Pang, S., Pandian, A. and Bradshaw, R.D. (1992). Modified Tsai-Wu Failure for Fiber-Reinforced Composite Laminates. Polymer Composites. 13 (4), pp. 273-277. Published on line 30 August 2004.

    12. Pang, Su-Seng.  Roger D. Bradshaw. Pandian, Annamalai (1991). Modified expression of the Tsai-Wu failure criterion for fiber-reinforced composite laminates. Conference Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, December 01 - 06, 1991,    v 29, pp. 243-257, 1991.

    13. S.S. Pang and A. Pandian (1989). Strength Analysis of Glass Fiber Reinforced Material under Longitudinal Loading. Composites Symposium of the AIChE 2nd Topical Conference on Emerging Technologies in Materials. San Francisco, California, November 6-9, 1989; pp. 319-320