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Han Bao

  • Han Bao
  • Professor
  • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
  • 238e Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4922
  • hbao@odu.edu
  • Han P. Bao, Ph.D., P.E., has been with Old Dominion University for over 20 years as the Mitsubishi Kasei Professor of Manufacturing Engineering. He is presently a faculty in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, specializing in the teaching and research of design methodology and manufacturing systems. He currently directs the Ship Maintenance, Repair and Operations (SMRO) Institute in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology. Dr. Bao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Systems in 1976 from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Education

    University of New South Wales (Australia), 1976
    Major: Mechanical and Aerospace Eng., Manufacturing/Design
    Degree: Ph. D.
    University of New South Wales, 1972
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: M.Sc.
    University of New South Wales, 1969
    Major: Industrial Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Design Methodology Design Optimization Cost optimization
  • Award of ASME Faculty Advisor
  • Award of Excellence in Industrial Partnering, College of Engineering and Technology, Old Dominion University
  • Faculty Development Project Award, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Halliburton Faculty Award, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • International Travel Award, NSF
  • International Travel Award, Research Office, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Travel Grant, Center for Manufacturing Management and Automation, University of South Australia
  • • Honorary Member of the International Advisory Board for Graduate Program in Manufacturing Management, University of South Australia, in Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore
  • 1994: ASEE/NASA Faculty Fellowship
  • 1990: Engineering Research Fellowship, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • 1987: Listed as speaker in SME Speakers Directory
  • 1984: Listed in Who's Who in Technology Today
  • 1973: Dean's Research Scholarship for Ph.D. Study
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia
    Date: August, 2008 - August, 2012
    Investigators:Newman, B. A.; Bao, H. P.; Dean, A. W.; Hou, G. J.; Baysal, O.
    Marine career tech (MCTech): STEM careers in shipbuilding and marine industry
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation – ATE
    Date: July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Bao, H. P.
    Scholarships for Future Marine Engineering Workforce Professionals, Scientists, and Industry Leaders
    Sponsoring Organization: NSF
    Date: September 15, 2007 - August 31, 2011
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Emission Inventory Study of Ocean Cruising Vessels
    Sponsoring Organization: Maersk Line Ltd
    Date: May 15, 2008 - December 31, 2008
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    An integrated and Extensible Cost Evaluation and Simulation System
    Sponsoring Organization: Intelligent Automation Inc.
    Date: September, 2006 - September, 2008
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Requirement Analysis, Benchmarking and Development of Fleet Wide Metrics to determine Optimal Manning of Naval Vessels for Fleet Readiness from a Maintenance Perspective
    Sponsoring Organization: CDI Corp.
    Date: August 16, 2007 - December 31, 2007
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Production Planning for a Wheelchair Accessible Examination Table
    Sponsoring Organization: Martin Manufacturing LLC.
    Date: June 11, 2007 - August 25, 2007
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Pollution Prevention Information Network
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
    Date: January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Erten-Unal, M.; Yoon, J.; Bao, H. P.
    Wheelchair accessible medical examination table
    Sponsoring Organization: Amadas Industries through VATPDC
    Date: June 28, 2005 - September 15, 2005
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Cost Estimation Techniques for Multi-Disciplinary Optimization
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley research Center
    Date: May 14, 2002 - May 13, 2005
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    • Process Cost Modeling for Multi-Disciplinary Design Applications
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: June 1, 1999 - March, 2002
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Development of Tower Inspection Report System
    Sponsoring Organization: Zortman Inc. and Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: September 9, 1999 - December 31, 1999
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Development of Software for AutoSwitch Devices
    Sponsoring Organization: Concoa, Inc. and Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: April 15, 1999 - December 31, 1999
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    • Cooling Vest Reengineering Analysis and Production Planning
    Sponsoring Organization: Burlington Industries and Center for Innovative Technology
    Date: June 14, 1999 - August 14, 1999
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Market Planning for a Direct Marketing Company
    Sponsoring Organization: Comtrad, Inc.
    Date: July 15, 1998 - December 31, 1998
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    • Cost Estimation of Composites Manufacturing Processes Using Process Cost Analysis Database (PCAD)
    Sponsoring Organization: Raytheon Aircraft Company
    Date: July 1, 1998 - December 12, 1998
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Market Planning for a Direct Marketing Company
    Sponsoring Organization: Comtrad Industries, Midlothian Virginia
    Date: March 1, 1998 - December 1, 1998
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Bao, H. P.
    Tomahawk Missile Process Analysis
    Sponsoring Organization: Resource Consultants, Inc.
    Date: December 12, 1997 - June 30, 1998
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    TAC/CIT and College of Engineering and Technology, ODU
    Sponsoring Organization: Fleet and Industrial Supply Center
    Date: July 1, 1996 - September 30, 1997
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Productivity Enhancement for Printed Circuit Board Assembly
    Sponsoring Organization: M-TEQ Corporation
    Date: March 1, 1997 - May 31, 1997
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Industrial Manufacturing Process Assessment (IMPAC) Center
    Sponsoring Organization: TAC/CIT and College of Engineering and Technology, ODU
    Date: August 1, 1996 - May 31, 1997
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Design Service Allocation Predictor Model
    Sponsoring Organization: Fleet and Industrial Supply Center
    Date: January 1, 1996 - May 15, 1996
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Planning for Assembly Operations
    Sponsoring Organization: Mitsubishi Chemical, Virginia Operations/CIT-TAC
    Date: September 15, 1994 - May 31, 1995
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Productivity Study of Packaging Operations
    Sponsoring Organization: Chase Packaging/CIT-TAC
    Date: June 1, 1994 - August 31, 1994
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    TechnoArt Project
    Sponsoring Organization: the Provost's Office
    Date: February 8, 1994 - August 15, 1994
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Project Management Information System
    Sponsoring Organization: Dynamics Engineering/CIT-TAC
    Date: October 15, 1993 - July 31, 1994
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Quality Improvement of Can Lines
    Sponsoring Organization: Planters/CIT-TAC
    Date: February 28, 1994 - July 1, 1994
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Software Quality Assurance
    Sponsoring Organization: Naval Sea Combat Systems Engineering Station
    Date: September 1, 1992 - October 1, 1992
    Investigators:Unal, R.; Reed, B.; Bao, H. P.
    PC-Based Rapid Modeling Techniques for Capacity Analysis of Manufacturing Cells
    Sponsoring Organization: Caterpillar, Inc.
    Date: April, 1991 - May, 1992
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Engineering Specifications and System Design for CAD/CAM of Custom Shoes
    Sponsoring Organization: NASA Langley Research Center
    Date: September, 1986 - December, 1990
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Knowledge Representation of Printed Circuit Card Assembly with Surface Mounted Devices
    Sponsoring Organization: Texas Instruments
    Date: January, 1987 - December, 1987
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Design, Development, and Implementation of a University Flexible Manufacturing Center
    Sponsoring Organization: Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute, North Carolina State University
    Date: October, 1984 - May, 1987
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Transfer of Quality Assurance techniques to pre-Production Design Operations
    Sponsoring Organization: IBM
    Date: October, 1983 - October, 1985
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Electronics Manufacturing
    Sponsoring Organization: Westinghouse
    Date: May, 1983 - May, 1985
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Reliability of Display Products during Warranty
    Sponsoring Organization: IBM
    Date: September, 1982 - February, 1983
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Design, Construction and Testing of a Flexible Manufacturing Cell Model
    Sponsoring Organization: Productivity Research and Extension Program, NCSU
    Date: July, 1982 - December, 1982
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.
    Computerized Facilities Design
    Sponsoring Organization: Productivity Research and Extension Program, NCSU
    Date: June, 1982 - December, 1982
    Investigators:Bao, H. P.