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Hu named among 20 most influential academics in smart manufacturing

University of Georgia Provost S. Jack Hu has been named among the 20 most influential academics in smart manufacturing by SME, a nonprofit association committed to promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry. 

The faculty members, who represent a diverse range of disciplines and institutions in North America and Asia, were selected with the help of industry peers and manufacturing experts.  

In addition to serving as the university’s chief academic officer, Hu is a UGA Foundation Distinguished Professor in the School of Environmental, Civil, Agricultural, and Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering. His research focuses on assembly and manufacturing systems, and he has worked with industry partners to enhance manufacturing quality and productivity. His additional honors include being elected to the National Academy of Engineering and being named a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the International Academy for Production Engineering, also known as CIRP. 

More information on Hu and the other honorees is available in the June 2021 issue of Smart Manufacturing magazine.  

“Smart manufacturing holds enormous potential for addressing challenges in a range of industries, and I am honored to be included among a group of internationally recognized scholars who are advancing this critical field through research, education, and industry collaborations,” Hu said.  

By Sam Fahmy

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