Surendra M. Gupta, Ph.D., P.E., is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and the Director of the Laboratory for Responsible Manufacturing at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He received his BE in Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, MBA from Bryant University, and MSIE and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He is a registered professional engineer in the State of Massachusetts, USA. Dr. Gupta’s research interests span the areas of Production/Manufacturing Systems and Operations Research. He is mostly interested in Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing, Reverse and Closed-Loop Supply Chains, Disassembly Modeling and Remanufacturing. He has authored or coauthored twelve books and
well over 650 technical papers published in edited books, journals and international conference proceedings. His publications have received over 15,500 citations (with an h-index of 63) from researchers all over the world in journals, proceedings, books, and dissertations. He has
traveled to all seven continents viz., Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America and presented his work at international conferences on six continents. In addition, he has delivered plenary/keynote speeches in international conferences in several
countries including Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, France, Japan, Korea, Thailand, India, Taiwan, China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Dr. Gupta has taught over 150 courses in such areas as operations research, inventory theory, queuing theory, engineering economy, supply chain management, and production planning and control. Among the many recognitions received, he is the recipient of outstanding research award and outstanding industrial engineering professor award (in recognition of teaching excellence) from Northeastern University, a distinguished professor award from IEOM Society International and an outstanding doctoral dissertation advisor award from American Society for Engineering Management.

Prof. Min Xie completed his undergraduate study and received his MSc in 1984 from Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, and he later received his PhD in 1987 from Linkoping University, Sweden. Dr Xie joined the National University of Singapore in 1991 as one of the first recipients of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Research Fellowship. He moved to City University of Hong Kong as Chair Prof of Industrial Engineering in 2011. Prof Xie serves an editor, associate editor and on the editorial board of 20 established international journals. Prof Xie has supervised over 60 PhD students and they hold regular position in banking, industry and academia in different continents. Prof Xie was elected fellow of IEEE in 2005.


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