YURI Hovanski

Associate Professor, Brigham Young University

Yuri Hovanski is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing Engineering Technology at Brigham Young University. He earned a B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Brigham Young University, and then completed his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Washington State University. Working as a senior research engineer at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, he actively participated as a member of the American Welding Society, American Society of Materials, TMS, and SAE. Participating in these professional societies, he serves on various committees and in organizational committee and division leadership roles. Having participated in research related to friction stir technologies for nearly two decades, Dr. Hovanski has focused on the development of low-cost solutions to facilitate industrial application of friction stir welding. Some of his contributions include: introducing cost efficient solutions for thermal telemetry, development of low-cost injection molded tooling for friction stir spot welding, development of high speed friction stir welding for high volume production, and inventing friction stir scribe technology to enable effective means of joining dissimilar materials. His collaborative research efforts with others throughout the world have led to numerous advancements in closed-loop control and real-time defect detection. The merger of these efforts in intelligent manufacturing processes with the smart factory has been the focus of his most recent research efforts. Actively reviewing literature related to industrial implementation of joining technologies for more than a dozen publications, he has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications documenting his work.

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Session Track: Industry 4.0 (Digital Manufacturing)

Wednesday, June 12 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM 104ABC Video

IN109P - Panel: Industry 4.0 in Education

This panel from academia and industry will discuss the emerging curriculum including IIoT and AR within leading universities around the world. With the rise of global resource and skills gap shortages in manufacturing, educators are preparing students for future careers in manufacturing.

The introduction of this technology in undergraduate curriculum enables students to engage in a senior capstone or research experience within smart manufacturing simulators, giving them the opportunity to further develop advanced skills in smart production. In this session, you will learn how global regions are launching university-industry collaboration programs to pursue a direction of change and develop innovative business and technology solutions in the new era of Industry 4.0.

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