Alumni 2000-2009

Links to thesis documents are included where available.

2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004
2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

2000

Christopher P. Henry
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Competitive strategies of the Portuguese autoparts industry : case studies of manufacturing technologies and logistics

Harald Hoegh
Materials Science & Engineering, S.B.
An economic analysis of aluminum sheet production and prospects of aluminum for the automotive unibody
D-Space MIT Archive

Mon-Fen Hong
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Implications of regulation and policy on economics of vehicle recycling

Ashish S. Kelkar
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Analysis of aluminum in auto body designs and its strategic implications for the aluminum industry
D-Space MIT Archive

Justin I-Hao Kung
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Strategic evaluation of the development of 42V automobile electrical systems using multi-attribute utility analysis

Deidre Pettigrew
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Evaluation of the structure of automotive environmental regulatory policy

Gilles J. Schlienger
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Future of composite applications in the automotive industry

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2001

Bruce A. Constantine
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Tubular hydroforming of advanced steel and aluminum alloys : an economic evaluation using technical cost modeling
D-Space MIT Archive

Alexandra Frangi
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Lightweight body designs and enablers for alternative powertrain technologies : understanding cost and environmental performance tradeoffs
PDF

Jon M. Frommelt
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Capacity optimization and factory operations improvement

Harald Hoegh
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Cisco Systems cost analysis initiatives for manufacturing and test of circuit boards and systems

Fabien E. Naud
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Customer Value Management : technology perspective and policy implications

Randall J. Urbance
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
The impact of increased automotive interest on the world magnesium market : dynamic material market simulation
PDF

Francisco Veloso
Technology & Policy Program, Ph.D.
Local content requirements and industrial development: economical analysis and cost modeling of the automotive supply chain
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

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2002

Vladimir G. Manuel
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Consequences of the genomic revolution for the regulation of the Internet

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2003

Siddarth Bammi
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
A methodology for economic analysis and cost modeling of assembly ramp-up strategies for the automotive industry
D-Space MIT Archive

Alexandre Cosquer
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Optimizing the reuse of light metals from end-of-life vehicles

Erica R.H. Fuchs
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
The significance of production cost inputs in regional technology choice : composite automotive body-in-whites in the US versus China
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Seward E. Matwick
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
An economic evaluation of sheet hydroforming and low volume stamping and the effects of manufacture systems analysis
PDF

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2004

Colleen Beth Akehurst
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
The benefits of structured training on manufacturing process ramp-up : a process based cost model approach
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Christopher William Hardin
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Effect of automotive electrical system changes on fuel consumption using incremental efficiency methodology
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Michael DeShawn Johnson
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
A methodology for determining engineering costs and their effects on the development of product families
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2005

Jennifer Robinson Atlee
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Operational sustainability metrics : a case of electronics recycling
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Nicholas Chiang
Materials Science & Engineering, M.Eng.
Quantifying the economic potential of a biomass to olefin technology
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Delphine Dantec
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Analysis of the cost of recycling compliance for the automobile industry
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Laetitia Fournier
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
A methodology to assess cost implications of automotive customization
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Justin D. Ging
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Implementation of a manufacturing process platform
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Genta Gusho
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Understanding the economics and material platform of bidirectional transceiver for plastic optical fiber
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Preston Pui-Chuen Li
Materials Science & Engineering, Ph.D.
Strategies for aluminum recycling : insights from material system optimization
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Jeffrey C. Povelaites
Materials Science & Engineering, M.Eng.
Characterizing cost and performance of flexibility strategies in autobody manufacturing
D-space MIT Archive   |   PDF

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2006

Craig Bennett Abler
Sloan School of Management/Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Material evaluation and selection processes to enable design for manufacture
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Erica R.H. Fuchs
Engineering Systems Division, Ph.D.
The impact of manufacturing offshore on technology development paths in the automotive and optoelectronics industries
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Matthew J. Hasik
Civil & Environmental Engineering, S.M.
An analysis of motor vehicle assembly plant complexity : developing a framework to evaluate the existence of a complexity threshold
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Julie R. Paquette
Civil & Environmental Engineering, S.M.
The supply chain response to environmental pressures
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2007

Ashish M. Kar
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
A cost modeling approach using learning curves to study the evolution of technology
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Jonathan S. Krones
Materials Science & Engineering, S.B.
Reverse logistics and large-scale material recovery from electronics waste
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Christopher W. Leitz
Sloan School of Management/Electrical Engineering & Computer Science/Leaders for Manufacturing Program, M.B.A./S.M.
Life cycle cost modeling of automotive paint systems
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

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2008

Sappinandana Akamphon
Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D.
Enabling effective product launch decisions
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Catarina Bjelkengren
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Engineering Systems, S.M.
The impact of mass decompounding on assessing the value of vehicle lightweighting
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Robert Cirincione
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
A study of optimal automtoive materials choice given market and regulatory uncertainty
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Susan Fredholm
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Evaluating electronic waste recycling systems: the influence of physical architecture on system performance
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Yaoqi Li
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Analytical study and cost mdeling of secondary aluminum consumption for allow producers uner uncertain demands
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Shan Liu
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Process based cost modeling of emerging optoelectronic interconnects: implications for material platform choice
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2009

Jennifer Feng
Materials Science & Engineering, S.B.
The Influence of Fuel Price on an Automaker's Decision to Lightweight Cars via Materials Substitution
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Gabrielle Gaustad
Materials Science & Engineering, Ph.D.
Computation for Design & Optimization, S.M.
Towards Sustainable Material Usage: Time-Dependent Evaluation of Upgrading Technologies for Recycling
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Johann Komander
Materials Science & Engineering, S.B.
An Approach to Modeling the Cost-Strength-Weight Tradeoff in Aluminum and Magnesium Extrusions for Automotive Applications
D-Space MIT Archive   |   PDF

Marie-Claude Nadeau
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Evaluating Manufacturing Flexibility Driven by Learning
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Anna Nicholson
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Mechanical Engineering, S.M.
Methods for managing uncertainty in material selection decisions: Robustness of early stage Life Cycle Assessment
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Thomas Rand-Nash
Technology & Policy Program, S.M.
Materials Science & Engineering, S.M.
Characterizing Capital and Operational Tradeoffs Resulting from Fiber-to-the-Home Optical Network Architecture Choice
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Christopher Whitfield
Materials Science & Engineering, S.B.
An Exploration of Automotive Platinum Demand and its Impacts on the Platinum Market
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Yingxia Yang
Engineering Systems, Ph.D.
A Screening Model to Explore Planning Decisions in Automotive Manufacturing Systems under Demand Uncertainty
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