Joint Appointments

Alberto Lamadrid

Alberto Lamadrid |

Position: Associate Professor of Economics
Education: Cornell University, Ph.D. Applied Economics and Management
Research Areas: Electricity markets, Power systems, Energy economics, Resource economics

Alberto Lamadrid is an associate professor in the Economics Department, part of the Integrated Networks for Electricity Research Cluster, and the Power from Ocean, Rivers, and Tides (PORT) Laboratory at Lehigh University.

His interests lie at the intersections of energy and electricity economics, complex stochastic dynamic systems, and mechanism design.

In his work so far he has focused on the development of methodologies and tools that allow to study the economic decision making processes in the electrical network for operations, planning and regulation with large scale penetration of renewable energy sources; and the analysis and design of resilient interdependent systems, and the recovery for communities post extreme disruption events, considering the interactions among electrical and transportation infrastructure, communications systems, and social structures in a probabilistic way.

His methods use continuous and discrete optimization, geographic information systems, statistical analysis and engineering models that reflect the physical behavior of the system.


Emeriti Faculty

John W. AdamsJohn W. Adams |

Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research Area: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Design of Experiments, Applied Probability
Interests: Applications of Probability and Statistics, Teaching of Probability and Statistics, Quality Engineering Program

Dr. Adams joined the faculty in 1965 and retired in 1995. During those years, he taught statistics and operations research, and has continued to teach engineering statistics and product quality during his retirement, as well as directing the research of several Ph.D. students and serving as an advisor to a number of Master's degree candidates. Over the years, Dr. Adams has been a consultant at various companies in helping to solve problems in quality control.

Keith M. GardinerKeith M. Gardiner |

Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., Manchester University, England
Research Areas: Design of Products, Processes, and Systems, Microelectronics Manufacturing & Systems, Organization & Management, Continuous Improvement
Interests: Design issues relating to organizations, products, processes and systems, both individually and severally; Relationships between materials and process selections and the manufacturing systems interactions; Micromanufacturing, economic environmental and sociotechnological issues associated with future manufacturing systems and sustainability; Bioengineering

Dr. Gardiner taught courses in organizational planning and control, manufacturing management and systems, and micromanufacturing. Dr. Gardiner served as the Director of the Center for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and the associated cross-disciplinary Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering program, while also coordinating the first year practical engineering course. Dr. Gardiner joined the faculty in 1987 and retired in 2018.

Mikell P. GrooverMikell P. Groover |

Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., Lehigh University
Research Areas: Manufacturing Processes, Automation & Robotics, Production Systems, Material Handling & Facilities Planning
Interests: Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Processes, Production Systems, Automation, Material Handling

Dr. Groover taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the above topic areas and is the recipient of several Lehigh University and national teaching awards. His book, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems (Prentice Hall, 1996) won the 1996 IIE Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award. The sixth edition of this book will be released in Fall 2015. The 4th edition of his book Automation, Production Systems, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, was published in June 2014. Dr. Groover served as the Director of the George E. Kane Manufacturing Technology Laboratory. He has been the principal investigator and contract administrator for research contracts sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ben Franklin Partnership Program in Pennsylvania, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), and several industrial companies. Dr. Groover taught courses and did research in the areas of manufacturing processes, metal cutting theory, automation, production systems, robotics, material handling, operations management, and agile manufacturing. He joined the faculty in 1966 after several years in industry and retired in December 2010.