Jaime Camelio, associate professor and assistant department head of Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was recently named Commonwealth Professor of Advanced Manufacturing by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The Commonwealth Professorship of Advanced Manufacturing recognizes research excellence and recipients hold the position for a five-year term.

A member of the Virginia Tech community since 2008, Camelio has established an international reputation in the fields of smart assembly systems, the design and analysis of value recovery operations (remanufacturing), and and data mining and statistical learning applications for manufacturing processes and systems, process monitoring, diagnosis, and control.

His work has led to renewed interest in manufacturing research at Virginia Tech. Camelio has received 22 externally funded grants totaling $4.5 million and he has published 32 often-cited journal articles in leading journals in his field. Two additional faculty members have been hired to support his research team.

Camelio has advised four Ph.D. students to completion and seven more are currently working toward completion. Two of his four current graduates have taken prestigious positions in academia.

He has been active with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and was named director of manufacturing systems at that center in 2011. He is also the director of the Center for Innovation Based Manufacturing.

Camelio received a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Universidad Catolica de Chile and a master’s degree and a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $513 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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