About the Author
John W. Sutherland received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Professor and holds the Fehsenfeld Family Headship of Environmental and Ecological Engineering (EEE) at Purdue University. He is one of the world's leading authorities on the application of sustainability principles to design, manufacturing, and other industrial issues. He has published more than 300 papers in various journals and conference proceedings, authored several book chapters, and is co-author of the text "Statistical Quality Design and Control: Contemporary Concepts and Methods". He is a Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). His honors and recognitions include the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award, SME Education Award, SAE International John Connor Environmental Award, and ASME William T. Ennor Manufacturing Technology Award. David A. Dornfeld received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from UW-Madison in 1976 and was Will C. Hall Family Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering at University of California Berkeley. He led the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability (LMAS) and the Sustainable Manufacturing Partnership studying green/sustainable manufacturing; manufacturing processes; precision manufacturing; process monitoring and optimization. He published over 400 papers, authored three research monographs, contributed chapters to several books and had seven patents. He was a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), recipient of ASME/SME M. Eugene Merchant Manufacturing Medal, 2015, Ennor Award, 2010 and Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award, 1986, Fellow of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), recipient of 2004 SME Fredrick W. Taylor Research Medal, member Japan Society of Precision Engineering (JSPE) and recipient of 2005 JSPE Takagi Prize, Fellow of University of Tokyo Engineering and Fellow of CIRP (International Academy for Production Engineering). He passed away in March 2016. Barbara S. Linke obtained her diploma and doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. She worked at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering WZL from 2002 - 2010 on grinding technology and tooling engineering. From 2010 - 2012, Barbara was a research fellow at the University of California Berkeley. Since November 2012, Barbara Linke has been an assistant professor at the University of California Davis.