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University of Tennessee Professor Dr. Rupy Sawhney Gives CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, May 6 

University of Tennessee Professor Dr. Rupy Sawhney will present the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Friday, May 6 from 1:00pm - 1:50pm via ZOOM. Please join him for this interesting presentation.     

Time: Friday, May 6 from 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM EST

Location: Via ZOOM ,  download calendar file

Presenter: Dr. Rupy Sawhney, Professor and Health Fellow in Business and Engineering, University of Tennessee  

Title: Compassionate Servant Leaders with Engineering Skills

Abstract: We can graduate engineers or leaders that have engineering skills. The concept of compassionate servant leadership is presented once an engineering student leads based on a Boeing leadership model. Are you able to model your knowledge and mentor others based on your model? A leader with engineering skills must have technical competency, compassion and citizenship. A leadership model is presented based on systems concepts and reliability engineering.

Bio: Dr. Rupy Sawhney is a Distinguished Professor and Heath Fellow in Business and Engineering at the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the founder of Sawhney Solutions. He is the Executive Director of Center for Advanced Systems Research and Education (CASRE), where he leads a team of nearly 30 staff and graduate students. Dr. Sawhney has developed the Sawhney Model, which uniquely focuses on people-centered operational excellence strategies. This model is the basis of transformational projects and training programs for leading industry and federal partners, including DOE, Covenant Health, and Clayton Homes. Overall, Dr. Sawhney and his team have partnered with over 200 companies on operational excellence projects. Dr. Sawhney has established innovative educational and training programs with national and international visibility, including an onsite cohort program (2011-present), and the Lean Enterprise Systems Program (LESP) (2011-present). The cohort program has graduated over 100 professionals with master’s degrees in Industrial Engineering, whereas the LESP has graduated over 900 students from 10 countries. These efforts have resulted in strong international collaborations with nearly 20 universities worldwide. Dr. Sawhney has been recognized with various awards such as the Boeing Welliver Fellow, Alcoa Faculty Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers Lean Teaching Award, Industrial and Operations Management Society Outstanding Educator Award, the 2019 University of Tennessee President’s Award as the “Educate” honoree, and the 2020 John L. Imhoff Global Excellence Award for Industrial Engineering Education.

Watch the recorded seminar


Upcoming CURENT Power and Energy Seminars

May 10 - Joe Zhou, Kettering University - Energy Storage Systems