Reggie J. Caudill

Contact Info

Title: Dean and Professor
Email: reggie.j.caudill@njit.edu
Office: 3005 cab
Phone: 973-596-5856
Dept: School of Management

Academic Interests: industrial engineering, manufacturing, multi-lifecycle engineering, sustainable systems

About: 

About Me

Dr. Reggie J. Caudill is currently the Dean of the Martin Tuchman School of Management at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and the Panasonic Chair of Sustainability.  He received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MS in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Alabama. Dr. Caudill has over 30 years of experience in research related to industrial ecology, sustainability and industrial systems, with over $10 million in research funding since 1990 including a recently funded million-dollar grant from PSE&G bringing advanced energy efficiency and sustainability techniques to New Jersey industry.  A significant aspect of his teaching and research has focused on dynamic systems analysis, simulation and data-driven decision making in industrial and management systems, including design for environment, production operations and corporate sustainability. 


Education

The University of Alabama                  Mechanical Engineering                                  BSME 1971

The University of Alabama                  Engineering Mechanics                                   MSMH 1973

University of Minnesota                       Mechanical Engineering                                  PhD 1976

Major: Design and Controls                            

Double Minor: Transportation and Mathematics

PhD Dissertation: Vehicle-Follower Longitudinal Control for Small Automated Transit Vehicles

Teaching: 

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fortran Programming
  • Dynamic Systems
  • Control Theory
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Computer-Aided Design
  • Engineering Economics and Capital Investment Analysis

Graduate Courses Taught 

  • Optimal Control
  • Advanced Transportation Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Simulation
  • Engineering Cost and Production Economics
  • Industrial Ecology and Sustainability
  • Cost Estimating and Capital Projects
Research: 

Dr. Caudill’s primary research area is related to dynamic systems analysis, simulation and data-driven decision making in industrial and management systems, including design for environment, production operations and corporate sustainability. He has over $10 million in research funding since 1990 including a recently funded million-dollar grant from PSE&G bringing advanced energy efficiency and sustainability techniques to New Jersey industry. 

Publications: 

Ten Recent Refereed Journal Publications

1.     Olapiriyakul, S. and Caudill, R. J., “Thermodynamic Analysis to Assess the Environmental Impacts of End-of-life Recovery Processing for Nanotechnology Products. Environmental Science and Technology/American Chemical Society, 43(21), 8140-8146, Oct. 2009.

2.     Azar, A., Zhou, M.C., Caudill, R.J. and Kallepalli, V.R. “A Petri-Net Modeling Approach to Risk Analysis in Supply Chains”, International Journal of Services Operations and Informatics, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 273-285, Dec. 2006.

3.     Chang, T.N., B. Dani, Z. Ji, and R. J. Caudill, “Contactless Magnetic Transmission System: Vibration Control and Resonance Compensation”, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2004.

4.     Chang, T.N., Kwadzogah, R. and Caudill, R.J., “Vibration Control of Linear Robots Using a Piezoelectric Actuator”, IEEE/ASME Transaction on Mechatronics, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp 439-445, 2003.

5.     Tang, Y., Zhou, M.C., Zussman, E. and Caudill, R.J.,  “Disassembly Modeling, Planning and Applications,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2002.

6.     Gao, M., Zhou, M.C. and Caudill, R.J., “Integration of Disassembly Leveling and Bin Assignment for Demanufacturing Automation,” IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 18, No. 6, pp. 867-874, 2002.

7.     Luo, Y., Zhou, M. and Caudill, R.J., “An Integrated E-Supply Chain Model for Agile and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing”, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, Vol 6, No 4, Dec. 2001, pp. 377-386.

8.     Tang, Y., Zhou, M.C., Zussman, E. and Caudill, R.J.,  “Disassembly Modeling, Planning and Applications,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2002.

9.     Luo, Y., Zhou, M. and Caudill, R.J., “An Integrated E-Supply Chain Model for Agile and Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing”, IEEE/ASME Trans. on Mechatronics, Vol 6, No 4, pp. 377-386, 2001.

10.  Tang, Y.,  Zhou, M.C., Zussman, E. and Caudill, R.J.,  “Disassembly Modeling, Planning and Applications,” Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2002.


Ten Recent Refereed Conference Proceedings and Invited Presentations

1.     Wright, J.M., Zheng, Z., and Caudill, R.J., “Assessing the Sustainability of Renewable Energy Technologies”, Proc. 2012 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronics and the Environment, Boston, MA, May, 2012.

2.     Caudill, R. J., Olapiriyakul, S., Seale, B. An Exergy Footprint Metric with Reference Values Based on US Exergy Consumption. Proc. 2010 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronics and the Environment, Washington, D.C., May, 2010.

3.     Caudill, R. J., Olapiriyakul, S., Elele, E. End-Of-Life Analysis of Nanotechnology Products: A Case Study Focusing on the High Temperature Battery Recycling Process. Ft Lauderdale, FL: 26th International Battery Materials Recycling Seminar and Exhibit (Note: INVITED PAPER), April, 2009.

4.     Olapiriyakul, S. and Caudill, R.J., “A Framework for Risk Management and End-of-Life (EOL) Analysis of Nanotechnology Products:  A Case Study of Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Proc. 2008 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronics and the Environment, San Francisco, CA, May, 2008.

5.     Zhou, M.C. and Caudill, R.J., “Making Petri Nets Adaptive: A Critical Review”, Proc. 2005 IEEE Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, pp 644-649, 2005.

6.     Caudill, R.J. and Dickinson, D.A., “Sustainability and End-of-Life Product Management: A Case Study of Electronics Collection Scenarios”, Proc. 2004 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronics and the Environment, Phoenix, May, 2004.

7.     Dickinson, D.A., and Caudill, R.J., “Sustainable Product and Material End-of-Life Management: An Approach for Evaluating Alternatives”, Proc. 2003 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronics and the Environment, Boston, MA, May, 2003.

8.     Weisner, P., Rifer, W. and Caudill, R., “The Grand Challenge:  Motivating Consumers to be Green”, Proceeding of  GOING GREEN CARE INNOVATION 2006, November 13-16, 2006, Vienna, Austria.

9.     Caudill, R.J., “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:  R&D in Electronics Recycling”, RECCON 05:  Global Electronics Recycling Solutions, Nov. 28-30, 2005, Morgantown, WV.

10.  Swarr, T.E., Cline, H.J., Jeong, S., Dickinson, D.A and Caudill, R.J., “Evaluating Supply Line Sustainability and Business Environmental Risk”, Proc. 2004 IEEE Int. Sym. on Electronic and Environment, Phoenix, May, 2004.


Patent

Shimanovich, M., Caudill, R.J., Chang, T.N., and Ji, Z., “Low Friction, High Precision Actuator”, U.S. Patent No. 5,990,587, 1999.