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Organizing Committee

Chair, Committee on Engineering Education

Oscar Barton

Oscar Barton
Department Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering
George Mason University

 

 

 

 

Co-chair, 2020 ASME MEED Summit

Mary Vollaro

Mary Vollaro
Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Florida Polytechnic University

 

 

 

 

Co-chair, 2020 ASME MEED Summit

Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos J. Gonzalez
Dean of College of Engineering and Geomatic Sciences
Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico

Biography: Carlos J. Gonzalez is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Geomatic Sciences at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico since November 2000. During this appointment he served as Secretary of Transportation and Public Works for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico in 2007 and 2008, and as Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Highways and Transportation Authority in 2007.

In 1999 he served as Dean of the College of Business at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. From 1994-99, Dr. Gonzalez was a tenure track faculty member of the Department of Industrial Engineering at University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. In addition, during the same period he was a part-time faculty member of the Industrial Engineering Department and the Business Administration Department at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

His research and teaching interest are in the areas of facilities design, logistics, material handling automation, and computer simulation. Dr. Gonzalez holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, and a M.E. in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Dr. Gonzalez is an active consultant and has performed studies for several companies. He is member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the ASEE. He had served as board member for the Industry University Consortium (INDUNIV) and the ASEE Engineering Deans Council.