Assistant Professor for Smart Manufacturing
Faculty Fellow in Engineering, West Virginia University
Dr. Thorsten Wuest serves as Assistant Professor at West Virginia University and J. Wayne and Kathy Richards Faculty Fellow in Engineering at the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources. His research focuses on Smart Manufacturing, Machine Learning/Data Analytics, Hybrid Analytics, Industry 4.0, Servitization/Product Service Systems, Knowledge, Information and Data management as well as closed-loop, item-level Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with a focus on manufacturing systems. In his research, he puts an emphasis on an interdisciplinary and holistic approach towards analysis and optimization. He is a recognized Smart Manufacturing thought leader, listed among the 20 most influential professors in smart manufacturing by SME. In addition to publishing his work in the premier academic outlets of his field, he was featured by Forbes, Futurism, the World Economic Forum, CBC Radio, and World Manufacturing Forum, etc. He is involved in several professional societies in his field, among others, he is Vice-Chair Americas for IFIP Working Group 5.7, a member of IFIP WG 5.1, IFAC TC 5.3, SME, a senior member of IISE, and research affiliate of the CIRP. Dr. Wuest gave invited talks in eight countries and published three books and over 130 peer-reviewed articles in international archival journals and conferences gathering over 2,200 citations to-date, and serves as a reviewer for many. He serves as Vice-Chair Americas for the IFIP WG 5.7, is a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Manufacturing Systems (JMSY) and an Associate Editor for the ASTM Journal Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems (SSMS) and the International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR). He is a member of the Strategic Core Transformation Team at WVU and serves on the Statler College Glen H. Hiner Dean search committee 2019.