Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam
Rockwell International Professor
Texas A&M University
Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam serves as Rockwell International Professor with the Wm Michael Barnes ’64 Industrial and Systems Engineering department at Texas A&M University, and the Director of Texas A&M Engineering Experimentation Station (TEES) Institute for Manufacturing Systems. He is a fellow of IISE and SME, has received Oklahoma State University regents distinguished research, and Fulbright-Tocqueville distinguished chair awards. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in industrial and manufacturing engineering from Penn State. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)’s magazine listed him among the top 20 most influential professors in Smart Manufacturing (inaugural class). His research has yielded 116 journal publications and 73 conference proceedings; one US patent (five pending); received over $8 million in grants and contracts as PI/Co-PI, with government and the private sector. He served as a mentor to 23 PhD students, 6 of whom are on the faculty in US Universities, 53 Master’s and 100+ undergraduate students, 16 of whom belong to underrepresented communities.