Richard Wysk

Professor Emeritus

  • Phone: 919.515.0366
  • Office: 4109 Fitts-Woolard Hall

Richard Wysk’s research and teaching interests are in the general area of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and medical device design and manufacturing. In particular, he is interested in: 1) lean manufacturing (waste elimination and setup reduction), 2) product/process engineering, 3) Computer-Aided Manufacturing, 4) Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMSs) planning, design and control, and most recently 5) the engineering and manufacturing of medical products, including regenerative medical products.

Wysk has coauthored six books including Computer-Aided Manufacturing, with T.C. Chang and H.P. Wang — the 1991 IIE Book of the Year and the 1991 SME Eugene Merchant Book of the Year. He has also published more than one-hundred seventy-five technical papers in the open-literature in journals including the Transactions of ASME, the Transactions of IEEE and the IIE Transactions. He is an Associate Editor and/or a member of the Editorial Board for five technical journals.

Wysk is an IIE Fellow, an SME Fellow, a member of Sigma Xi, and a member of Alpha Pi Mu and Tau Beta Pi. He is the recipient of the IIE Region III Award for Excellence, the SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the IIE David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award and the IIE Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award.

He has held engineering positions with General Electric and Caterpillar Tractor Company. He has also served on the faculties of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Texas A&M University where he held the Royce Wisenbaker Chair in Innovation. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam, where he earned a Bronze Star and an Army Commendation Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

Research Interests

Richard Wysk’s research interests include Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), medical device design and manufacturing and regenerative medicine manufacturing.


Ph.D.Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial EngineeringPurdue University
MSUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of Massachusetts
BSUniversity of MassachusettsUniversity of Massachusetts

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 | IISE Frank and Lillian Gilbreth IE Award
  • Albert Holzman Outstanding Educator Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Region III Award for Excellence, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, SME
  • Dr. David Baker Distinguished Research Award, Institute of Industrial Engineers
  • Fellow, SME
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers


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Resource planning for direct fabrication of customized orthopedic implants using EBM technology
Hauser, M., King, R., Wysk, R., & Harrysson, O. (2021), JOURNAL OF MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS, 60, 500–511.
A Highway-Driving System Design Viewpoint Using an Agent-Based Modeling of an Affordance-Based Finite State Automata
Ransikarbum, K., Kim, N., Ha, S., Wysk, R. A., & Rothrock, L. (2018), IEEE ACCESS, 6.
Development of a modular computer-aided process planning (CAPP) system for additive-subtractive hybrid manufacturing of pockets, holes, and flat surfaces
Basinger, K. L., Keough, C. B., Webster, C. E., Wysk, R. A., Martin, T. M., & Harrysson, O. L. (2018), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, 96(5-8), 2407–2420.
A dynamic programming method for product upgrade planning incorporating technology development and end-of-life decisions
Chung, W.-H., Kremer, G. E. O., & Wysk, R. A. (2017), JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, 34(1), 30–41.
Bioprinting: an assessment based on manufacturing readiness levels
Wu, C., Wang, B., Zhang, C., Wysk, R. A., & Chen, Y.-W. (2017). [Review of , ]. CRITICAL REVIEWS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY, 37(3), 333–354.
Additive manufacturing-integrated hybrid manufacturing and subtractive processes: economic model and analysis
Manogharan, G., Wysk, R. A., & Harrysson, O. L. A. (2016), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPUTER INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING, 29(5), 473–488.
Supply chain operations reference model for us based powder bed metal additive manufacturing processes
Shouche, S., Wysk, R. A., King, R., & Harrysson, O. L. A. (2016), 2016 winter simulation conference (wsc), 1158–1169.
AIMS – A Metal Additive-hybrid Manufacturing System: System Architecture and Attributes
Manogharan, G., Wysk, R., Harrysson, O., & Aman, R. (2015), Procedia Manufacturing, 1, 273–286.
Automatic part localization in a CNC machine coordinate system by means of 3D scans
Srinivasan, H., Harrysson, O. L. A., & Wysk, R. A. (2015), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY, 81(5-8), 1127–1138.
Manufacturing Road Map for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Technologies
Hunsberger, J., Harrysson, O., Shirwaiker, R., Starly, B., Wysk, R., Cohen, P., … Atala, A. (2015), STEM CELLS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE, 4(2), 130–135.

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