RAMP Personnel

Dr. Burak Ozdoganlar, RAMP Co-Director
ozdoganlar@cmu.edu | 412-268-9890
Dr. Burak Ozdoganlar is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Associate Director of ICES (Institute for Complex Engineered Systems) at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds faculty positions in Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at CMU. Before joining CMU in 2004, he has had positions with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a postdoctoral research associated, and with the Sandia National Laboratories as a Senior Member of Technical Staff. His primary research interests include modeling and experimentation of manufacturing processes and systems, specializing in multi-scale (macro/micro/nano-) manufacturing and its applications (including medical and bio-medical device fabrication); precision engineering; modeling and experimental approaches in structural dynamics; and modal testing and analysis. He has co-authored more than 55 archival journal articles, and more than 75 conference articles. He is currently an associate technical editor for ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering. Previously, he served as an associate editor for SME J. Manufacturing Processes. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Scientific Committee of North American Manufacturing Research Institution of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SEM). Ozdoganlar has also been active in professional societies: he is a founder and past-president (2011-2012) of International Institution of Micro Manufacturing (I2M2). He is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Xi honor societies, SME/NAMRI, ASME, and ASEE. His recent awards and recognitions include 2011 ASME Blackall Machine Tool and Gage Award; SME 2007 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer award; 2006 NSF/CAREER award; 2008 NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper award; and Russell V. Trader Career Faculty Fellowship at CMU (2009-2011).

Dr. Richard Sause, RAMP Co-Director
rs0c@lehigh.edu | 610-758-3525
Dr. Richard Sause is Co-Director for Operations of the ATLSS Center, Professor of Structural Engineering, and RAMP Co-Director at Lehigh University. He specializes in educating students in Structural Design and Analysis as well as Structural Dynamics. His research concentration is in High Performance Structural Materials, Innovative Structural Systems, and Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics. His academic degrees include a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Berkley. From 1995 to 1998 he held the Class of 1961 Associate Professor endowed professorship at Lehigh. In 1987 Dr. Sause received the ACI Reese Structural Research Award and in 1997 he was co-recipient of the CERF Charles Pankow Award for Innovation.

Ms. Colleen McCabe Mantini, RAMP Co-Associate Director
cmantini@cmu.edu | 412-268-5314
Ms. Mantini is the Program Manager for the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems (ICES) and RAMP Associate Director at Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining CMU, she was the director of commonwealth relations for UPMC and managed UPMC's multi-faceted state government relations agenda. Previously, she was the manager of communications and legislative services at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and was responsible for state and federal government relations activities related to the Institute's research and clinical funding. She began her career at the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC and served as a Senior Legislative Analyst for health research funding. She earned a B. A. in Economics and Political Science and M.P.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Chad Kusko, RAMP Co-Associate Director
chk205@lehigh.edu | 610-758-5299
Dr. Chad Kusko is the Administrative Director of the ATLSS Center and RAMP Associate Director at Lehigh University. Chad has held several operational management positions in both academic research and industrial manufacturing environments. He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1997 and a M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 1999. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and M.B.A. from Lehigh University in 2002.