Phillip Barkan ~ 1925-1996
Professor Phillip Barkan's distinguished engineering career spanned nearly 50 years, both in the private sector and in academia. He was internationally recognized as a "master design engineer" in high-speed machinery. More recently, he became internationally well known for pioneering what is probably the first and most extensive graduate curriculum on design for manufacturability and the product design process.
Rolf Arne Faste ~ 1943-2003
Professor Rolf Faste's interest in design process and creativity extended to all areas of design engineering, art, product and architecture, as well as to the larger concerns of design technology and society. His later scholarship was focused on the interaction between creativity and culture. He was the director of the Product Design Program, and he co-led many workshops on creativity.
Henry Otten Fuchs ~ 1907-1989
Professor Henry Fuchs was internationally recognized for his contributions to the understanding of fatigue of metals and for the development of a manufacturing process widely used to improve the resistance of metals to failure by fatigue. He was also well-known as an innovative mechanical designer and a pioneer in the use of case studies in engineering education.
Kosuke Ishii ~ 1958-2009
Professor Kos Ishii's research developed methods and tools for system design and management to improve the life-cycle quality of products and processes. He applied structured techniques to support “Design for X” decisions addressing robustness, reliability, serviceability, variety, flexibility and sustainability. His later research interests included Scenario-based Amorphous Design and Decision Analytical Scorecarding. He was a member of the Science Council of Japan and a fellow of the ASME.