Dr. Venkata Allada, professor of engineering management and systems engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, is one of 60 engineering researchers from Japan and the United States to be selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) twelfth annual Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
The symposium will be held Nov. 9-11 in Tsukuba, Japan, and is organized by NAE, the Japan Science and Technology Agency, and the Engineering Academy of Japan. The select group of participants, all emerging engineering leaders between the ages of 30 and 45, will discuss pioneering technical work and leading edge research in various engineering fields and industry sectors.
Allada received a bachelor’s degree in production engineering from the University of Bombay-India in 1987 and a master’s degree in management and systems from the Indian Institute of Technology in 1990. He joined UMR as a faculty member in 1994 after obtaining a doctoral degree in industrial engineering from the University of Cincinnati.
His research interests include sustainable product realization, life cycle engineering, lean manufacturing and lean enterprise systems, and design theory.
Allada is also director of the UMR Sustainable Design Laboratory, associate chair of engineering management graduate studies and a research investigator with the Intelligent Systems Center at UMR.