Amin Mirkouei, Ph.D., P.E.
Amin Mirkouei, Ph.D., P.E.
TAB Suite 310
University of Idaho, Idaho Falls
1776 Science Center Drive
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
- Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Oregon State University, 2016
- M.Sc., Industrial Engineering, University of Tehran, 2011
- B.Sc., Industrial Engineering, Islamic Azad University, 2009
- Sustainable Design and Manufacturing
- Operations Research
- Energy Systems Modeling
- Life Cycle Assessment
- Real-Time Data Analytics
- Bioenergy Production Processes
- Advanced & Smart Manufacturing
- Logistics & Supply Chain Planning
- Project Management
- Network Optimization
- Cyber-physical Systems
Amin Mirkouei is an assistant professor in Industrial Technology and Technology Management programs, as well as an affiliated faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering Departments at the University of Idaho in Idaho Falls, where he directs the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Laboratory. Before his faculty assignment at the U of I, he was a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Southern University. He holds a doctorate in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business Administration and concentration in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Oregon State University and master's and bachelor's degrees also in Industrial Engineering from the University of Tehran and Islamic Azad University, Iran, respectively. His considerable portfolio of academic papers, conference presentations, reviewer invitations by scholarly journals and his membership in prestigious professional organizations (e.g., ASME, IISE and SME) evidently indicate his wide recognition within the scientific sphere.
For further information, visit the Renewable and Sustainable Manufacturing Lab (RSML) website.
- Cyber-Physical, Cross-Layer Control and Optimization: real-time process evaluations and data-driven decision making advance energy cyber-physical systems (CPS) and support sustainability efforts in biomass-based energy production processes.
- Sustainable Design and Manufacturing Decision-making: integrating manufacturing and sustainability helps create an effective infrastructure for optimal sustainable production.
- Bioenergy Production Processes and Systems Modeling: developing system engineering models enhances analyses of renewable versus conventional energy systems to promote energy efficiency and alternative energy use.
- Logistics and Supply Chain Planning: innovating decision-support frameworks through identifying economic and environmental performance metrics is pivotal for designing optimal and sustainable supply chains.
- As PI: "Upgrading Bio-oil to Biofuels by Ultrasonic Cavitation with Solvents," U of I ORED EIS Grant, 2018.
- As Co-PI: "An Educational Module for Sustainable Additive Manufacturing," CACHE Corp. (NSF-funded Sustainable Manufacturing Advances in Research and Technology Coordination Network), 2016.
- Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Scholar Award from ASME-IDETC Conference, 2016
- National Science Foundation Student Travel Award for IIE/ISERC Conference, 2016
- National Science Foundation Honorarium, To Develop a Sustainable Additive Manufacturing Educational Module, 2016
- Second Place, Industrial Engineering Graduate Research Expo Award, College of Engineering, Oregon State University, 2016
- Industrial Engineering Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Oregon State University, 2015
- National Science Foundation Student Travel Award for ASME/MSEC Conference, 2015
- Student Scholarship, International Program, Oregon State University, 2014
- Editorial Board: SciFed Journal of Metallurgical Science, 2017-Present
- Co-organizer: ASME-IDETC DFMLC, Design of Sustainable Energy Systems Symposium, 2017
- Article Reviewer: Applied Energy, Journal of Cleaner Production, BioResources, Sustainability, ASME-IDETC and -MSEC, IIE/ISERC and SME-NAMRC
- Session co-chair: ASME-IDETC, DFMLC, Charlotte, NC, 2016
- Session Chair: IISE-Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Anaheim, CA, 2016
- Fee Board Member: Student Sustainability Initiative, Oregon State University, 2015-2016
- School of Mech./Indus./Mfg. Eng. Steward: Coalition of Graduate Employees, Oregon State University, 2015-2016
- Affiliate Faculty Member of the Institute for Interdisciplinary STEM Education at Georgia Southern University, 2016-2017
- Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2016-present), Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (2015-Present), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2015-Present)
- Mirkouei, A. †, K.R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G.S. Murthy, 2017, “A Review and Future Directions in Techno-Economic Modeling and Optimization of Upstream Forest Biomass to Bio-oil Supply Chains,” Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, RSER6200, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.08.053.
- Mirkouei, A. † and K. Kardel, 2017, “Enhance Sustainability Benefits Through Scaling-Up Bioenergy Production From Terrestrial And Algae Feedstocks," Proceedings of the 2017 ASME IDETC/CIE: 22nd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2017-67014, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
- Mirkouei, A. †, Silwal B., and L. Ramiscal, 2017, “Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability Benefits across the Design and Manufacturing of Medical Devices: A Case Study of Ankle Foot Orthosis,” Proceedings of the 2017 ASME IDETC/CIE: 22nd Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2017-68427, August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
- Mirkouei, A. †, 2017, “Enhance Sustainability Benefits through Scaling-up Bioenergy Production from underutilized Feedstock,” Proceedings of the 2017 IIE/ISERC, ID # 2143, abstract accepted.
- Mirkouei, A. †, K.R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G.S. Murthy, 2016, “A Mixed Biomass-based Energy Supply Chain for Enhancing Economic and Environmental Sustainability Benefits: A Multi-criteria Decision Making Framework,” Applied Energy, under review.
- Mirkouei, A. †, P. Mirzaie, K.R. Haapala, J. Sessions, and G.S. Murthy, 2016, “Reducing the cost and environmental impact of integrated fixed and mobile bio-oil refinery supply chains,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 113(2016):495-507, DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.11023.
- Mirkouei, A. †, R. Bhinge, C. McCoy, K.R. Haapala, and D. Dornfeld, 2016, "A pedagogical Module Framework to Improve Scaffolded Active Learning in Manufacturing Engineering Education," Procedia Manufacturing, 5, pp. 1128–1142, DOI: 10.1016/j.promfg.2016.08.088.
- Mirkouei, A. †, K.R. Haapala, G.S. Murthy, and J. Sessions, 2016, “Evolutionary Optimization of Bioenergy Supply Chain Cost with Uncertain Forest Biomass Quality and Availability,” Proceedings of the 2016 IIE/ISERC, May 21-24, Anaheim, California, USA.
- Mirkouei, A. †, K.R. Haapala, G.S. Murthy, and J. Sessions, 2016, "Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions For Sustainable Bio-Oil Production Using A Mixed Supply Chain," Proceedings of the 2016 ASME IDETC/CIE: 21st Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, DETC2016-59262, August 21-25, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
- Davarpanah M. A., A. Mirkouei, X.Yu, R. Malhotra †, and S. Pilla, 2015, “Effects of Incremental Depth and Tool Rotation on Failure Modes and Microstructural Properties in Single Point Incremental Forming of Polymers,” Journal of Materials Processing Technology, DOI:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.03.014.
- Mirkouei, A. † and K.R. Haapala, 2015, “A Network Model to Optimize Upstream and Midstream Biomass-to-Bioenergy Supply Chain Costs,” Proceedings of the ASME 2015 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC), Paper MSEC2015-9355, June 8-12, Charlotte, NC, USA.
- Mirkouei, A. † and K.R. Haapala, 2014, “Integration of Machine-Learning and Mathematical Programming Methods into the Biomass Feedstock Supplier Selection Process,” 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), May 20-23, San Antonio, TX.