Fantahun M. Defersha, PhD, P.Eng.

Fantahun M. Defersha, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Associate Professor
Phone number: 
519-824-4120 ext: 56512
Room 2403

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Research Interests 

  • Manufacturing system analysis
  • flexible and cellular manufacturing systems
  • fractal, distributed, holonic and modular manufacturing systems\
  • reconfigurable machine tools and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • part sequencing and scheduling; production and inventory planning
  • vehicle routing and transportation network optimization
  • supply chain modeling and simulation; reverse logistics and remanufacturing systems analysis
  • meta-heuristics and application parallel computation in optimization

Graduate Courses

  • Optimization in Engineering, ENGG*6140
  • Simulation Modeling and Analysis of Discrete Event Systems, ENGG*6090
  • Design and Analysis of Experiments, ENGG*6090

Undergraduate Courses

  • Engineering Mechanics ENGG*1210
  • Kinematics and Dynamics ENGG*2340 (Theory of Machines)
  • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing ENGG*3120
  • Integrated Manufacturing Systems ENGG*3070