Dr. Mileta M. Tomovic
Professor Engineering Technology Department
Old Dominion University
111C Kaufman Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529
Telephone: (757) 683-3768
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Design, Manufacturing Systems and Processes,
System Dynamics and Controls.
Dr. Tomovic received BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Belgrade, MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Michigan. Prior to joining ODU Dr. Tomovic had seventeen years of teaching and research experience at Purdue University, with emphasis on development and delivery of manufacturing curriculum, conducting applied research, and engagement with Indiana industry. While at Purdue University, Dr. Tomovic served as W. C. Furnas Professor of Enterprise Excellence, University Faculty Scholar, Director of Digital Enterprise Center, and Special Assistant to Dean for Advanced Manufacturing.
He has co-authored one textbook on materials and manufacturing processes that has been adopted by over 50 national and international institutions of higher education. In addition, he has authored or co-authored over 60 papers in journals and conference proceedings, focused on applied research related to design and manufacturability issues, as well as issues related to mechanical engineering technology education. Dr. Tomovic made over 20 invited presentations nationally and internationally on the issues of design optimization and manufacturability. He has co-authored four patents, and over 100 technical reports on practical industrial problems related to product design and manufacturing process improvements.
He has been actively involved in the development of a manufacturing laboratory, for which he secured gifts and funds in excess of $4.7 million. In addition, Dr. Tomovic has been very actively involved in applied research, and has been a PI or Co-PI on several funded competitive grants exceeding $6.3 million. In addition, he has been engaged with industry in solving manufacturing problems. The estimated savings to Indiana industry, resulting from Dr. Tomovic's recommendations, exceed $5 million over the ten years that he has been actively engaged with Technical Assistance Program, Purdue University. Dr. Tomovic is also serving as Honorary Visiting Professor at Beihang University, Beijing, China.