JAMES L. SIMONTON, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Executive Director

of Academic Affairs

Director of Distance Education Program

Program Coordinator for Engineering Management

University of Tennessee Knoxville Space Institute

411 B.H. Goethert Parkway

Telephone: (931) 393-7523
Fax: (931) 393-7201
Email: jsimonto@utsi.edu

Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering               Texas Tech University              2004

M.S. Systems and Engr. Mgt.               Texas Tech University              2001

B.S. Textile Technology & Mgt.            Texas Tech University              1979

EXPERIENCE

Teaching

 

University of Tennessee’s                  Associate Executive Director                     July 2016 to

Space Institute                                         of Academic Affairs and                              Present

Acting Director of the Center

for Laser Applications

 

University of Tennessee Knoxville    Interim Executive Director                       March 2015 to

Space Institute at Tullahoma                                                                                      July 2016

 

University of Tennessee’s                  Associate Executive Director                      July 2015

Space Institute

 

University of Tennessee’s                   Associate Professor                                      February 2012

Space Institute                                    EM Program Coordinator                              June 2015

Director of Distance Education

 

Texas Tech University                        Assistant Professor                                         Sept. 2005-

January 2012

 

Visiting Assistant Professor                             January 2005-

August 2005

 Industrial/Research

 

Agricultural Bioenergy Products LLC           CEO                                                  March 2009-

Current

 

International Textile Center                Engineer/Researcher                                March 1997-

Lubbock, TX                                                                                                                  January 2005

 

Lindale Manufacturing                       Production Superintendent                     January 1994-

Lindale, GA                                                                                                                     March 1997

 

Motorola                                             Senior Maintenance Engineer                       April 1993-

Seguin, TX                                                                                                                    January 1994

 

West Point Pepperell                       Production Superintendent                           August 1991-

New Braunfels, TX                                                                                                         April 1993

 

Plant Technical Assistant                                  May 1989-

August 1991

 

Industrial Engineer                                          February 1988-

May 1989

 

Collins and Aikman                            Facilities Engineer                                         March 1985-

Clinton, OK                                                                                                                   February 1988

 

West Point Pepperell                           Management Positions                                  May 1979-

New Braunfels, TX                                                                                                       February 1985

 

 

STATE IN WHICH REGISTERED

 

Texas # 99768 (Inactive)

 

Current Industrial Activities

 

Board of Directors: Agricultural Bioenergy Products LLC (Founding Member and CEO)

 

Patents

 

U.S. Patent: 9,085,512 B2 MODULARIZED SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UREA PRODUCTION USING STRANDED NATURAL GAS, Awarded 07/21/2015, Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, and Mario G. Beruvides

U.S. Patent: 8618325 MODULARIZED UREA PRODUCTIONUSING A BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK, Awarded 12/31/2013: Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, and Mario G. Beruvides

Provisional U.S. Patent: 61/088,178 (Revised Additional Amendment) MODULARIZED UREA PRODUCTION USING A BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK, Filed 12/1/2013: Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, and Mario G. Beruvides

International PCT Application: PCT/US09/5354761/088,178 MODULARIZED UREA PRODUCTION USING A BIOMASS FEEDSTOCK, Filed 8/12/2008: Terry R. Collins, James L. Simonton, and Mario G. Beruvides

Country Filing Date Application No.
Brazil 14 Feb 2011 PI0918001-0
Canada 10 Feb 2011 2733896
China 04 Mar 2011 200980135104
Ecuador 12 Mar 2011 SP-1110887
European Union 10 Mar 2011 098072176
India 11 Feb 2011 664-2011
Mexico 11 Feb 2011 2011001680
Russian Federation 10 Mar 2011 2011108956

Provisional U.S. Patent: 61/088,253 SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING FETILIZER AND/OR MIXED FUELS, Filed 8/12/2008: James L. Simonton, Jesse Lozada Jr., Terry R. Collins, and Mario G. Beruvides

US Patent Application No. 14/143,890 for Modularized System & Method For Urea Production Using a Bio-Mass Feedstock James L. Simonton, Jesse Lozada Jr., Terry R. Collins, Ernie Ignaza, and Mario G. Beruvides

Ref:  008510-00028

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Active Projects

Development of Integrated Maintenance Modeling System, Department of Energy, CNS-Pantex, November 1st 2015-October 31, 2017 $299,999 (Yu and Simonton)

DRIVE for the Future Consortium Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) US Department of Commerce 4/2014

Submitted Projects

 

Related submissions in process

 

Completed Projects

 

  1. “System Dynamic Model (SDM) for High Reliability Organizations” McElwain, K. *, Simonton, J., and Beruvides, M. Department of Defense, $109,441 (extended to 12/2012)

 

  1. “Development of Project Management Option for the M.S. in Systems and Engineering Management,” Distance Education Enrollment Enhancement Working Group, October 10, 2008 – August 15, 2009, $18,000 (Smith, M. Farris, J. and Simonton, J.)

 

  1. “Quantifying the Purchasing Power of Public Transportation in Texas,” TxDOT, RMC-6194. September 1, 2008 – August 31, 2009, $120,308 (Cherrington, L. (Tx A&M) Simonton, J., and Beruvides, M.)

 

  1. “CELDI: Human Interaction in Logistics Systems- Supplement,” NSF I/UCRC Program, NSF01-116 EEC-I/UCRC, October 1, 2007 – September 31, 2008, $13,892 (T. Matis, J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Economic Feasibility of Cottonseed Oil Based Bio-Diesel,” International Cotton Research Center (ICRC) funded by the USDA-CSREES Year 2, September 1, 2007 – August 30, 2008, $20,764 (J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Operational Grant for Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution,” NSF I/UCRC Program, NSF01-116 EEC-I/UCRC, September 1, 2005 – August 31, 2010, $87,500 (T. Matis, S. Liman, J. Burns, and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Energy Production and Economic Development,” State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), October 1, 2006 – September 30, 2008, $136,529 (C. Fedler, C. Lyford, M. Beruvides, and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Public Transportation Maintenance Knowledge and Resource Sharing Project,” Texas Department of Transportation, March 15, 2007 – January 31, 2008, $395,000 (M. Beruvides, P. Nash, and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Economic Feasibility of Cottonseed Oil Based Bio-Diesel,” International Cotton Research Center (ICRC) funded by the USDA-CSREES, September 1, 2006 – August 30, 2007, $89,464 (T. Collins and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Economic Analysis and Feasibility of Cottonseed Oil as a Bio-Diesel Feed Stock,” NCPA/PYCO Industries, CELDi – TTU 05:02, January 1, 2006 – December 2006, $50,000 (T. Collins and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Feasibility of Gin Waste Hydro-Mulch and Cottonseed Based Bio-Diesel,” Cotton Incorporated, January 1, 2006 – December 31, 2006, $15,000 (T. Collins and J. Simonton).

 

  1. “Utilization of Ginned Fiber for the Examination of White Speck Content in Texas Cotton,” International Cotton Research Center (ICRC) Phase II funded by the USDA-CSREES, September 1, 2005-August 31, 2006, $56,980 (M.G. Beruvides and J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Utilization of Ginned Fiber for the Examination of White Speck Content in Texas Cotton,” International Cotton Research Center (ICRC) Phase I funded by the USDA-CSREES, September 1, 2004 – August 31, 2005, $53,521 (M.G. Beruvides and J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Development of New Product, Blends, Treatments, and Fabric Construction, Which Emphasize Texas Natural Fibers,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, September 1, 2003-August 31, 2004, $45,000 (J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Economic Feasibility of Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Cotton By-Products,” Small Business Innovation Research funded by the USDA, May 15, 2003-November 30, 2003, $75,000 (M.G. Beruvides, G. Holt, and J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Development of Test Methodology for Systemic Exploration of Immature Fiber Content in Texas Cotton,” Advance Research Project funded by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, January 1, 2002-December 31, 2003, $142,496 (J.L. Simonton and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Investigation of Cotton Processing to Remove Neps, Immature Fibers and Short Fibers,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, September 1, 2001-August 31, 2002, $50,000 (J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Development and Evaluation of Measurements of Properties of Fibers, Yarn, and Fabrics,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, September 1, 2001-August 31, 2002, $52,500 (J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Development and Evaluation of Measurements of Properties of Fibers, Yarn, and Fabrics,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, September 1, 2000-August 31, 2001, $30,000 (J.L. Simonton).

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Journal Articles in Preparation

 

  1. “Benefits of Obtaining an Advanced Degree in Engineering Management” Majdlani, I. and Simonton, J.

 

  1. “A Lean Quality Management System Implementation in the Nuclear Energy Sector”, Gary Ballard and James Simonton

 

  1. “Reducing the Cost of Medical Device Manufacturing by Changing the Improvement Paradigm”, Gary Freiberg and James Simonton

 

  1. “When to Stop Beating a Dead Horse: Economy of Terminating Failed Projects,” Ng, E. ,Simonton, J., and Calvo, J

 

  1. “Lean Principles Applied to Hospitality Services at a State University” Velusamy, S *. and Simonton, J.

 

  1. “Performance Testing of Biodiesel Manufactured from Cotton Seed Oil” Collins, T., Holt, G., Simonton, J., Buser, M., and Jones, K.

 

  1. “Comparison of Biomass Gasification for Electricity in G-20 Countries” Chaivichitmalakul, S *, Simonton, J.

 

Journal Publications Submitted in Review

 

  1. “The Effects of Control Parameters on Properties of 3D-Printed Graphene-Polylactic Acid by Design of Experiment” Yang, Q., Yu, A., Simonton, J., Yang, G., Dorhmann, Y., Kang, Z., Li, Y., Mo, J., and Zhang, F., Rapid Prototyping Journal (RPJ-10-2017-0193).

 

  1. “Combining systems dynamic and economic analysis models into a single decision support system tool “Janice, Tolk, Jaime Cantu,, Mario Beruvides,  James Simonton, Kurt McElwain, and Michael Bromley,  Journal of Reliability Engineering & System Safety

 

  1. “The Economic Cost of Quality for Green Manufacturing: A Life Cycle Assessment Approach,” Chiu-Wei, C, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. (2017) The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment

 

Journal Publications Accepted into Press

 

  1. “Inkjet-Printed Capacitive Sensor for Water Level or Quality Monitoring; Theoretical and Experimental,” (2017) Yang, Q., Yu, A., Simonton, J., Yang, G., Dorhmann, Y., Kang, Z., Li, Y., Mo, J., and Zhang, F. Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

 

Journal Publications

 

  1. “Using Quantitative Analysis to Establish a Basis for HRO” (2016) Cantu, J., Tolk, J., and Simonton. J.,

 

  1. An Analysis of Cooperative Purchasing Programs in Transportation Organizations” (2015) Beruvides, M., Simonton, J., Waters, N., and Palikhe, H, World Review of Intermodal Transportation Research Vol 5, No 3 2015, pp 240-262

 

  1. “An Experimental Approach for Developing RFID Ready Packaging” Singh, A., Sawhney, R., Balestrassi, P., and Simonton, J. International Journal of Logistics Management

 

  1. “A Case Study of Cooperative Purchasing Programs in Transportation Organizations” (2013) Beruvides, M., Simonton, J., Waters, N., Palikhe, H, and Chaivichitmalakul, S. Journal of Public Transportation

 

  1. “Public Transportation Vehicle Maintenance and Regional Maintenance Center: An Analysis of Existing Literature,” (2013) Beruvides, M., Simonton, J. Ng, E., and Peimbert-Garcia, R. (Engineering Management Journal Special Transportation Edition) Vol. 24 No.3 pages 43-51

 

  1. “The Impact of the Cost of Quality on Serial Supply Chain Network Design,” Reprint in the Congress of Research and Development Journal folio:rev20, 8/1/2012

 

  1. “The Impact of the Cost of Quality on Serial Supply Chain Network Design,” Castillo-Villar, Krystel; Smith, Neale; Simonton, James, (2012) International Journal of Production Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2011.649802

 

  1. “A Model for Supply Chain Considering the Cost of Quality,” Castillo, K.*, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. (2012) Applied Mathematical Modeling, http//dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2012.01.046

 

  1. “Heuristic Procedure for a Combinational Optimization Problem in Supply Chain Design Incorporating Cost of Quality,” Castillo, K.*, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. (2011) International Journal of Biomedical Soft Computing and Human Sciences, 17(2)

 

  1. “An Analysis of the Viability of Cottonseed Oil Based Biodiesels: A Cost Modeling Perspective,” Simonton, J., Collins, T., Holt, G., and Beruvides, M. (2011), American Society of Engineering Management: Engineering Management JournalEngineering Management Journal, Volume 23, Issue 3  14p

 

  1. “Evaluation of Select Equipment Sequences for Optimal Fiber Recovery from Stripper Harvested Cotton,” Holt, G., Simonton, J., Wanjura, J., Knabb, C., and Pelletier, M. (2011) Journal of Cotton Science, 15:1-9

 

  1. “Site Assessment Instrument for Regional Maintenance Center,” Beruvides, M. Simonton, J, Ng, E. (2010), Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 13, No.1, pp 39-54

 

  1. “The Concept of a Regional Maintenance Center,” Waters, N., Beruvides, M., Simonton, J. Ng, E. (2009), Journal of Public Transportation, Volume 12: 105-118

 

  1. “Multi Scenario Pellet Fuel Manufacturing Operation Utilizing Cotton Waste,” Simonton, J.L., Holt, G.A., Beruvides, M.G., and Barrosso, L.A. (2008), Journal of Cotton Science. Volume 12: 138-142

 

  1. “Pilot Study to Examine the Relationship Between AFIS Fiber Properties and White Speck Occurrence,” Originally published in Journal of Cotton Science. Volume 11: 159-167 (2007), Republished in Fibre 2 Fashion (2008) (Altintas, P.Z., Simonton, J.L., and Beruvides, M.G.)

 

  1. “Pilot Study to Examine The Relationship Between AFIS Fiber Properties And White Speck Occurrence,” Journal of Cotton Science. Volume 11: 159-167, (2007).  (Altintas, P.Z.*, Simonton, J.L., and Beruvides, M.G.)

 

  1. Engineering Economy: Applying Theory to Practice, 2nd Edition: Book Review”  The Engineering Economist, 51: 361–367 2006 Institute of Industrial Engineers ISSN: 0013-791X print / 1547-2701 online DOI: 0.1080/00137910600987651

 

  1. “Expert and Novice Operator Comparison with Scanner Based Image Analysis for White Speck Detection on Dyed Yarn,” Journal of Cotton Science, Vol. 9:110-114, 2005 (J.L. Simonton and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “White Speck Quantification: A Human Inspection Technique,” Journal of Cotton Science, Vol. 8, pg. 205-212, 2004 (J.L. Simonton, M.G. Beruvides, and M.D. Etheridge).

 

  1. “Utilization of Cotton Gin By-Products for the Manufacturing of Fuel Pellet: An Economic Perspective,” Journal of the Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Vol. 20, No. 4, pg. 423-430, 2004 (G. Holt, J.L. Simonton, A. Canto, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Engineering Economic Analysis of a Cotton By-Product Fuel Pellet Operation,” Journal of Cotton Science, Vol. 7, pg. 205-216, 2003 (G. Holt, J. Simonton, M. Beruvides, and A. Canto).

 

  1. “Texas Trooper Uniforms: Assessment of Fabrics, Comfort, and Wear,” Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal, 2002 (P.E. Horridge, D.K. Caddel, and J.L. Simonton).

 

 

Technical Publications

 

  1. Technical Report, “High Reliability Operations Research Project: Systems Dynamic and Economic Analysis Models for B&W Pantex Plant High Explosives Operation” Sponsored by the DOE 2013

 

  1. Technical Report, “Quantifying the Purchasing Power of Public Transportation in Texas” Beruvides and Simonton, RMC 0-6194 Sponsored by Texas Department of Transportation 2010

 

  1. Technical Report, “Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Energy Production and Economic Development,” Fedler, C., Hanson, J., Beruvides, M., Simonton, J. and Lyford, C. Contract Number CM707 State Energy Conservation Office 2009

 

  1. Technical Report “Public Transportation Maintenance Knowledge and Resource-Sharing Project (Regional Maintenance Project),” Beruvides, Nash, and Simonton, Interagency Cooperation Contract Number 51-7XXIA006 Sponsored by Texas Department of Transportation (Public Transportation Division) 2008

 

  1. Technical Report “Fiber and Spinning Performance Test on Texas’ Commercial Cotton Crop,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, Austin, TX, 2001 (E. Hequet, D. Ethridge, J. Simonton, and P. Williams).

 

  1. Technical Report “Development and Evaluation of Measurements of Properties for Fibers, Yarns, and Fabrics,” Texas Food and Fiber Commission, 2001 (E. Hequet, S.S. Ramkumar, J. Simonton, and D. Ethridge).

 

 

 

Other Publications

 

“Renewed Focus on Neps,” Textile Topics, Lubbock, TX, 2004 (M.D. Ethridge and J.L. Simonton).

 

“Evaluation of Dyed Cotton Yarn for Measuring White Specks,” Textile Topics, Lubbock, TX, 2001 (J.L. Simonton).

 

(* – denotes my Ph.D. student)

 

 

Peer Reviewed Conference Publications

 

 

  1. “Risk-based prioritization of maintenance tasks,” Yu, A. J., Shields, B., Tolk, J. and Simonton, J., Proceedings of IISE Annual Conference and EXPO, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 20-23, 2017.

 

  1. “When to Stop Beating a Dead Horse: Economy of Terminating Failed Projects,” Ng, E. and Simonton, J. ASEM Conference. Virginia Beach Virginia (Fall 2012)

 

  1. “Comprehensive Systems Modeling Approach to High Reliability Organizations,” McElwain, K. Bromley, M.,Cantu, J., Simonton, J., and Beruvides, M. ASEM Conference. Virginia Beach Virginia (Fall 2012)

 

  1. “Using Quantitative Analysis to Establish a Basis for a High Reliability Organization,” McElwain, K. Bromley, M., Simonton, J., and Beruvides, M. ASEM Conference. Virginia Beach Virginia (Fall 2012)

 

  1. “High Reliability Operations: Systems Dynamic and Economic Analysis Modeling of B&W Pantex Plant High Explosive Operations,” McElwain, K. *, Bromley, M., Simonton, J., and Beruvides, M. ASEM Conference. Lubbock, Texas (Fall 2011)

 

  1. “Enhancing Performance Through Statistical Analysis: A Case Study in the Glass Industry,” Castillo, K.*, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. ASEM Conference. Lubbock, Texas (Fall 2011)

 

  1. “A Case Study Questionnaire of Cooperative Purchasing Programs in Transportation,” Simonton, J., Beruvides, M., Waters, N., Chaivichitmalakul, S., and Palikhe, H. Proceedings of the ASEM Conference. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Fall 2010)

 

  1. “Green Manufacturing: A Discussion of Environmental Performance Evaluation,” Chi-Wei, C.*, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. Proceedings of the ASEM Conference. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Fall 2010)

 

  1. “Toward Integrating Cost of Quality in Supply Chain Network Design,” Castillo, K.*, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. Proceeding of the IERC, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico (Spring 2010)

 

  1. “Cost of Quality: Interdisciplinary Cooperation Between Accounting and Quality Functions,” Castillo, K.* and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Performance Improvement in the Glass Melting Process Through Statistical Analysis,” Castillo, K.* and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “A Systemic Approach to Economic Stimulus from an Engineering Management Perspective,” Jones, J.* and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Approximation of Operational Quality Cost in Organizations,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Theoretical Analysis of Green Strategies in Manufacturing Industries,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J., IERC Conference, Miami, Florida (May 2009)

 

  1. “Rural Transit Regional Maintenance Center Economic Modeling,” Beruvides, M., Simonton, J., Ng, E., Chaivichitmalakul, S., and Waters, N.. Proceedings of ASEM Conference West Point, New York, November 11-15, 2008

 

  1. “The Modification of Eco-Efficiency Indicators with Embedded Eco-Indicators and Cost of Quality,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. (2008) Proceedings of IIE Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008)

 

  1. “Conceptual Model for Cost of Quality in Green Manufacturing,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J (2007) Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, Chattanooga, TN (Fall 2007)

 

  1. “Cost of Quality Analysis of Cotton Fiber to Fabric Systems,” Altintas, P. *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. (2007) Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, Chattanooga, TN (Fall 2007)

 

  1. “Cost Modeling of Cottonseed Oil Based Bio-diesel,” IERC, Chattanooga, TN, May 20, 2007, (J.L. Simonton, T. Collins, and J. Jones)

 

  1. “An Approach for an Operational Definition of Excessive Landscape Irrigation Runoff to Improve Water Policies,” ICASALS Conference, Lubbock, TX, November 16, 2006, (L.A. Barroso *, M.G. Beruvides, J.L. Simonton, and J.R. Merriott).

 

  1. “Preliminary Study Examining a Systemic Approach to Recycling Water and Biomass for Rural Economic Development,” ICASALS Conference, Lubbock, TX, November 16, 2006 (P.Z. Altintas *, J. Hanson, L.A. Barroso, M.G. Beruvides, C.B. Fedler, and J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Pilot Study to Examine the Relationship Between AFIS Fiber Properties and White Speck Occurrence,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January, 2006 (P.Z. Altintas *, J.L. Simonton, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effects of Aggressive Card Treatments,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, January, 2006 (L.A. Barroso *, J.L. Simonton, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Application of Engineering and Management Principles to Improve Cotton’s Position as a Quality Raw Material,” Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, 2005 (J.L. Simonton and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Multi-Scenario Case Study of a Fuel Pellet Manufacturing Operation Utilizing cotton Waste,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2004 (G. Holt, J.L. Simonton, A. Canto, D. Chui, P. Altintas, A.S. Sandoval, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Feasibility Study for Constructing and Operating a Facility to Manufacture Fuel Pellets from Cotton By-Products,” Journal of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Paper #031165, 2003 (G. Holt, J. Simonton, M. Beruvides, and A. Canto).

 

  1. “Economic Feasibility of Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Cotton By-Products,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2003 (G. Holt, J.L. Simonton, A. Canto, and M. G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effect of Textile Treatments on White Speck Counts in Dyed Yarns,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2003 (J.L. Simonton, M.G. Beruvides, P.Z. Altintas, and K. Kang).

 

  1. “Quantification of White Specks,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2002 (J.L. Simonton, M.G. Beruvides, and M.D. Ethridge).

 

  1. “A Pilot Study: Using Dyed Cotton Yarn for the Quantification of White Specks,” Proceedings of the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2001 (J.L. Simonton, E.F. Hequet, and M. G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effect of Cotton Preparation on AFIS and HVI Measurements,” Proceedings from the Beltwide Cotton Conference, 2000 (E.F. Hequet, J.L. Simonton, W.D. Cole, and P. Williams).

 

(* – denotes my Ph.D. student)

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. “Enhancing Performance Through Statistical Analysis: A Case Study in the Glass Industry,” Castillo, K.*, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. ASEM Conference. Lubbock, Texas (Fall 2011)

 

  1. “A Case Study Questionnaire of Cooperative Purchasing Programs in Transportation,”Simonton, J., Beruvides, M., Waters, N., Chaivichitmalakul, S., and Palikhe, H. Proceedings of the ASEM Conference. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Fall 2010)

 

  1. “Green Manufacturing: A Discussion of Environmental Performance Evaluation,” Chi-Wei, C. *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. Proceedings of the ASEM Conference. Fayetteville, Arkansas (Fall 2010)

 

  1. “Toward Integrating Cost of Quality in Supply Chain Network Design,” Castillo, K. *, Smith, N., and Simonton, J. Proceeding of the IERC, June 2010, Cancun, Mexico (Spring 2010)

 

  1. “Cost of Quality: Interdisciplinary Cooperation Between Accounting and Quality Functions,” Castillo, K. * and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Performance Improvement in the Glass Melting Process Through Statistical Analysis,” Castillo, K. * and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “A Systemic Approach to Economic Stimulus from an Engineering Management Perspective,” Jones, J. * and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Approximation of Operational Quality Cost in Organizations,” Cheng-Chu, Beruvides *, M., and Simonton, J., Proceeding of the ASEM Conference, Springfield, MO (Fall 2009)

 

  1. “Theoretical Analysis of Green Strategies in Manufacturing Industries,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J., IERC Conference, Miami, Florida (May 2009)

 

  1. “Rural Transit Regional Maintenance Center Economic Modeling,” Beruvides, M., Simonton, J., Ng, E., Chaivichitmalakul, S., and Waters, N.. Proceedings of ASEM Conference West Point, New York, November 11-15, 2008

 

  1. “The Theoretical Analysis of Green Strategies in Manufacturing Industries,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J., IERC Conference (May 2009)

 

  1. “The Modification of Eco-Efficiency Indicators with Embedded Eco-Indicators and Cost of Quality,” Cheng-Chu, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. (2008) Proceedings of IIE Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008)

 

  1. “Rural Transit Regional Maintenance Center Economic Modeling,” Beruvides, M., Simonton, J., Ng, E., Chaivichitmalakul, S., and Waters, N. Proceedings of ASEM Conference West Point, New York, November 11-15, 2008

 

  1. “Modification of Eco-Efficiency Indicators with Embedded Eco-Indicators and Cost of Quality,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. Proceedings of IIE Conference, Vancouver, Canada (May 2008)

 

  1. “Utilizing Agricultural Biomass in Energy Production and Economic Development,” Fedler, C., Hanson, J., Beruvides, M., Simonton, J. and Lyford, C. Contract Number CM707 State Energy Conservation Office

 

  1. Technical Report “Public Transportation Maintenance Knowledge and Resource-Sharing Project (Regional Maintenance Project),” Beruvides, Nash, and Simonton, Interagency Cooperation Contract Number 51-7XXIA006 Sponsored by Texas Department of Transportation (Public Transportation Division)

 

  1. “Systemic Understanding of Stock Market Index Behavior Using Control Theory,” Barroso, L. *, Beruvides, M. and *Simonton, J. (2007) Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, Nashville, TN (Fall 2007)

 

  1. “Conceptual Model for Cost of Quality in Green Manufacturing,” Cheng-Chu *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J (2007) Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, Nashville, TN (Fall 2007)

 

  1. “Cost of Quality Analysis of Cotton Fiber to Fabric Systems,”. Altintas, P. *, Beruvides, M., and Simonton, J. (2007) Proceedings of the ASEM Conference, Nashville, TN (Fall 2007)

 

  1. “Utilization of Texas Biomass,” High Plains Plant and Soil Science, Seminar Series 1/23/07, USDA Plant Stress Laboratory, Lubbock, Texas

 

  1. “An Approach for an Operational Definition of Excessive Landscape Irrigation Runoff to Improve Water Policies,” ICASALS Conference, Lubbock, TX, November 16, 2006, (L.A. Barroso *, M.G. Beruvides, J.L. Simonton, and J.R. Merriott).

 

  1. “Preliminary Study Examining a Systemic Approach to Recycling Water and Biomass for Rural Economic Development,” ICASALS Conference, Lubbock, TX, November 16, 2006 (P.Z. Altintas *, J. Hanson, L.A. Barroso, M.G. Beruvides, C.B. Fedler, and J.L. Simonton).

 

  1. “Pilot Study to Examine the Relationship Between AFIS Fiber Properties and White Speck Occurrence,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 3-6, 2006 (P.Z. Altintas *, J.L. Simonton, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effects of Aggressive Card Treatments,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, San Antonio, TX, January 3-6, 2006 (L.A. Barroso *, J.L. Simonton, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Application of Engineering and Management Principles to Improve Cotton’s Position as a Quality Raw Material,” presented at the ASEM Conference, Virginia Beach, VA, Fall 2005 (J.L. Simonton and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Multi-Scenario Case Study of a Fuel Pellet Manufacturing Operation Utilizing Cotton Waste,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2004 (G. Holt, J.L. Simonton, A. Canto, D. Chui, P. Altintas, A.S. Sandoval, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Economic Feasibility of Manufacturing Fuel Pellets from Cotton By-Products,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2003 (G. Holt, J.L. Simonton, A. Canto, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effect of Textile Treatments on White Speck Counts in Dyed Yarns,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2003 (J.L. Simonton, M.G. Beruvides, P.Z. Altintas, and K. Kang).

 

  1. “Quantification of White Specks,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2002 (J.L. Simonton, M.G. Beruvides, and M.D. Ethridge).

 

  1. “A Pilot Study: Using Dyed Cotton Yarn for the Quantification of White Specks,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2001 (J.L. Simonton, E.F. Hequet, and M.G. Beruvides).

 

  1. “Effect of Cotton Preparation on AFIS and HVI Measurements,” presented at the Beltwide Cotton Conference, Memphis, TN, 2000 (E.F. Hequet, J.L. Simonton, W.D. Cole, and P. Williams).

 

 

Ph.D Students Graduated

 

Waleed Guier: 8/2016, Dissertation title: “Integrating the Cost of Quality into Multi-Suppliers Multi-Products Multi- Stage Supply Chain Network Design”

Clovia Hamiliton: 8/2016, Dissertation title: “A Tool Kit for Building HBCU Technology Transfer Supply Chain Networks Using an Advanced Planning System”

 

Sandra Affare: 5/2016, Dissertation title: “High Reliability Organization Suggestions to Reduce the Risk of Hospital-Associated Infections”

 

Them Bui: 12/2015, Dissertation title: “Prognostic Algorithm Development for Plant Monitoring and Maintenance Planning

 

Tonya Brown: 12/2014, Dissertation title: “A Study of Espoused Corporate Cultural Factors and Their Relationship with Business Success”

 

Clegren, James: 5/2014, Ph.D. IE “System Technology Maturation and Insertion (STMI): “A Requirements Guided Technology Development Optimization Process” Co-Chair

 

Joshua Jones: 5/2013, Dissertation title: “A Systemic Approach to Economic Stimulus from an Engineering Management Perspective”

 

Krystel Castillo-Villar: Graduating 12/2011“A Strategic Model for Supply Chain Network Design Including Cost of Quality” (Dual Ph.D. Degree Program with Monterey Tech, Mexico)

 

Kootak Kang: Graduating 8/2011, Dissertation title: “The Effect of Cotton Genotype on the Frequency Distribution of Fiber Characteristics”

 

Siva Chaivichitmalakul: Graduating 5/2011, Dissertation title: “Economic Model of Biomass Gasification in Developing and Developed Countries” (Successfully defended 3/9/2011)

 

Cheng-Cheu Chiuwei: Graduated 5/2010, Dissertation title: “The Economics of Cost of Quality for Green Manufacturing”

 

Pelin Altintas: Graduating 12/2010, Dissertation title: “Taguchi Method and Principal Component Analysis Application for Yarn White Speck Quality Defect” (Continuation of Master’s work)

 

 

Current Ph.D. Students

 

Cynthia Morris

Tina Malone

Michael Wilson

Lynn Reed

Madgi Sindi

 

M.S. Students Graduated (Thesis)

 

Senthilkumar Velusamy: 5/2011, “Lean Principles Applied to Hospitality Services at a State University”

 

Pelin Altintas: Graduated 12/2009, “Taguchi Method and Principal Component Analysis Application for Yarn White Speck Quality Defect”

 

 

Ph.D. Committees Served

 

Saurav Kumar Dubey “An Optimization Framework for Integrating Variable Capacity and Pavement Thickness Requirements in Highway Cost Allocation”

 

Jinglu Song, “A Pricing Model for Technology Diffusion in the Automobile Industry”

 

Jamie Cantu, “A Systems Model of Similarities Between Cotton & Lumber Futures:

An Economic Isomorphological Comparison”

 

Charles Winder, “Productive Commercialization of University Technology”

 

Binod Maharjan, “Flight Gate Assignment and Proactive Flight Gate Reassignment Optimization for Hub and Spoke Airline Operations” 12/2010

 

Vanlapha Santithammark, “Vulnerability of Electric Power Systems to Terrorist Attach” 10/2010

 

Deokkyo Oh, “The Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Growth: Is Being Socially Responsible Profitable” Rawls School of Business 8/2010

 

Natalie Waters, “An Empirical Study on Knowledge: Work Team Schemas and Their Impacts on Peak Performance” 5/2010

 

Ean Ng, “In Search of Rate of Return: The Case Study of External and Internal Investment in Solving Multiple Rate of Return” 7/2009

 

Cesar Maldonado, “Influence of Intellectual Capital Intermediaries on Technical Workforce Capacity” 5/2009

 

Wayne Rodin, “A Cost of Quality Economic Analysis on the Value of Six Sigma Quality Programs in Government Organizations” 3/2009

 

Geraldo Perez, “Natural Gas Imbalance System Optimization” 2/2009

Daniel McGrath, “On the Application of Non-zero Sloping Analysis to Complex Systems: A Case Study Involving Mutual Funds” 7/2008

 

Marcus Banasik, “A Study of the Cost of Quality in a Renewable Resource Environment” 5/2008

 

Janis Tolk, “Predicting Required Maintenance and Repair Funding Based on Standard Facility Data Elements” 5/2008

 

Raja Jayaraman, “On Minimizing Expected Warranty Cost in 1-Dimension and 2-Dimensions With Different Repair Options” 5/2008

 

Jeffery Hanson, “Modeling Agricultural Recycling Systems for Systems Size and Economic Potential” 12/2007

 

 

M.S. Committees Served

 

Hosseninali, Farzad, “Investigation on the Tensile Properties of Individual Cotton Fibers” 6/2012

 

Vibhor Jain, “Zero-Norm Optimization: Models and Applications” 12/2010

 

Nikil Bhat Inanjai, “A Preliminary Decision Support System for the Selection of Lean Tools” 6/2009

 

Naveen Rathi, “A Framework for the Implementation of Lean Techniques in Process Industry” 4/2009

 

Vanlapha Santithammarak, “Model of Improving the Logistics Process for Propane Delivery” 8/2008

 

Honors and Awards

 

  1. Named to the “100 Notable Professors at Top Research Universities” by onlinephdprogram.org April 2014
  2. IIE Outstanding Professor 2009/10
  3. Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award for 2008
  4. IIE Outstanding Professor 2006/2007
  5. Honorable Mention for ASEM dissertation of the year competition 2005

 

Service

 

ISE Faculty Search Committee

Education Committee Chair

Scholarship/Fellowship Committee

Work Culture Improvement Team UTK/UTSI

Reviewer for IET-Science, Measurement & Technology Journal

UTSI Realignment Committee

ISE Departmental Mentoring Committee

Chair of Engineering Management Council

Graduate Committee

Faculty Senator Alternate

UTSI EM Faculty Advisor

UTK/UTSI Work Culture Task Force

Book Review for Oxford University Press, Engineering Economics 11th Edition Newman, Eschenbach, and Lavelle

Education Committee UTSI

Student Interest Committee 2012 UTK ISE

Scholarship/Fellowship Committee 2012 UTSI

Cost Estimation Short Course Fall 2012 UTSI Part 2

Cost Estimation Short Course Summer 2012 UTSI

 

Elected to TTU Faculty Senate Fall 2011

Spring 11 – IE Undergraduate Advisor

Spring 11 – IE Undergraduate Scholarship Committee

Fall 10 – IE Undergraduate Advisor

Summer 10 – IE Freshman Orientation Advisor

Spring 10 – National Treasurer for ASEM Honor Society

Spring 10 – IE Undergraduate Advisor

Fall 09 – IE Undergraduate Advisor

Summer I 09 –  IE Freshman Orientation Advisor

Spring 09 – IE Undergraduate Advisor

Spring 08 – IE Graduate Advisor

Spring 08 – IE Graduate Committee

Spring 08 – IE/COE Safety Committee

Spring 07 – IE New Faculty Search Committee

Spring 07 – IE Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

Fall 06 – IE/COE Bagley Chair Search Committee

Fall 06 – Diversity Committee (TTU)

Fall 06 – Faculty Awards Committee (COE)

Spring 06 – IE Scholarship Committee

Spring 06 – Committee for Updating IE Graduate Brochure

Fall 05 to current – IIE Faculty Advisor

 

 

Society Memberships

 

American Society of Engineering Educators

American Society of Engineering Management

Epsilon Mu Eta, Engineering Management Honor Society

Institute of Industrial Engineers

Alpha Pi Mu

 

Invited Presentations

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/21/10  Presentation :SESCOOP board of presidents, State of Santa Catralina, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/20/10  Presentation : Alexandre Augusto Julio Gomes, Secretary of Agriculture, Brasilia, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/20/10  Presentation :CONTAG board members, Brasilia, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/19/10  Presentation : Jorge Santana De Olivera, Secretary of State for the state of Sergipe, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/21/10  Presentation :SESCOOP board of presidents, State of Santa Catralina, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/20/10  Presentation : Alexandre Augusto Julio Gomes, Secretary of Agriculture, Brasilia, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/20/10  Presentation :CONTAG board members, Brasilia, Brazil

 

“Utilization of Sugarcane Bagasse Biomass for the production of Ammonia Fertilizer,” 10/19/10  Presentation : Jorge Santana De Olivera, Secretary of State for the state of Sergipe, Brazil

 

“Biomass and Stranded Natural Gas to Fertilizer,” 10/1/09  Invited Speaker: Ministry of Production, Quito, Ecuador

 

“Biomass to Fertilizer,” 6/14/2009 Invited Speaker: Ministry of Agriculture, Quito, Ecuador

“Application of Systems Thinking to Complex Problems”, 12/15/2008 Invited Speaker: Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China

 

“Application of Systems Thinking to Complex Problems,” 12/16/2008 Invited Speaker: Institute of Green Design and Manufacturing, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Heifi University of Technology, Heifei, China

 

“Systems Thinking,” 12/17/2008 Invited Speaker: Tianjin University of Science and Technology, School of Economics and Management, Tianjin, China

 

“Systems Thinking,” 12/19/2008 Invited Speaker:  Tianjin University of Technology and Education, Tianjin, China

 

High Plain Plant and Soil Science Seminar Series, Bio-fuels Seminar, 1/22/2007 Guest Speaker: “Utilization of Texas Agricultural Biomass”