Category Archives: Poster

SURF Poster: Assessing Supply Chain Resilience of CT Manufacturing

ASOS research group’s undergraduate research assistant Callia Ricozzi presented her poster on 9/28/2018 at the SURF poster day at University of New Haven main campus. The research focus was assessing supply chain resilience (SCR) of CT manufacturing.

Resilience is termed as the ability of an organization to successfully confront the unforeseen. Therefore, SCR is termed as the ability of an organization to successfully cope with unforeseen circumstances in its supply chain in terms of time, cost, and quality aspects of purchased materials, services, etc.

The primary objective of this research project was to understand the supply chain resilience (SCR) of the Connecticut (CT) manufacturing industry. To do so, a survey has been developed. This survey was focused on two areas of SCR: supply chain vulnerability and organizational capability.

1- Vulnerability section will enable researchers to understand the common external (power outages, delivery delays, safety and security issues, etc.) or organizational vulnerability factors that affect the operational performance of business organizations in CT.

2- Capability section will enable researchers to understand the current capabilities of our
organizations to cope with the impact of external circumstances such as natural disasters, power outages, price fluctuations, global and local issues, etc. on organizational performance (cost, quality, profitability, etc.). The initial results of the project were presented on SURF Poster day. Below is the poster presented.


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We are deeply thankful to the project partners, New Haven Manufacturers Association and Connecticut Technology Council, for helping us with deploying the research survey.


Dr. Egilmez presented at American Society of Engineering Education, 125th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Dr. Egilmez and Dr. Gedik collaboratively worked on two engineering education research papers in 2017-18 school year. The presentations were entitled as:

  1. “A Gamification Approach for Experiential Education of Inventory Control“, American Society of Engineering Education, 125th Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 24-27, Salt Lake City, UT, USA [Paper] [Presentation]
  2. “A Project-based Learning Approach in Teaching Simulation to Undergraduate and Graduate Students“, American Society of Engineering Education, 125th Annual Conference and Exhibition, June 24-27, Salt Lake City, UT, USA [Paper] [Presentation]


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Poster Presentation: Sustainability of Rare Earth Materials

Sustainability of Rare Earth Materials

In this research project, Dr. Egilmez worked with undergraduate research assistant Owen Johnson, Senior Chemical Engineering student, and Dr. Amanda Simson, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering. The research was funded with Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at University of New Haven. Following are the abstract and poster presentation of the project, presented at University of New Haven research fair.


This research examines the relationship between commonly used and high demand products and eight of the seventeen rare earth elements (REEs): Yttrium, Lanthanum, Cerium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Europium, Terbium, and Dysprosium from sustainability perspective. In today’s society, the major uses for these elements are in magnets and phosphors. Permanent REE magnets are stronger, lighter, and more powerful than other magnets and are used in everything from headphones to wind turbines. Whereas phosphors are used in displays for electronics and energy-efficient lighting.

Funded Research with U.S. Army Corps Engineers

Identifying Noise Level in Military Logistics under Anti-Access \ Area-Denial Environment

In the context of modern warfare, the U.S. military is increasingly faced with anti-access/ area-denial (A2/AD) challenges. Based on analyses of the U.S. military’s logistics, adversaries could infer and anticipate the U.S. military’s mission objectives. Identifying which factors are predominant in determining these intentions leads us to develop a denial and deception technique of introducing noise into the U.S. military’s logistics.


Research on Assessing Student Happiness

Assessing Student Happiness with an Experiential Learning Project: An Integrated Survey-based Data Analytics Approach

The main objective of this research was to develop an analytical assessment method to identify the major factors that affect the happiness level of master’s students at a higher education institution. The research team consist of MS Industrial Engineering students Mana Vahid and Omid M. Arani, and research adviser Dr. Egilmez. Following is a poster presentation made at University of New Haven Graduate Student Research Expo in Spring 2017.


The research findings will be published at International Journal of Advanced Decision Sciences.