JAMES S. BURNS
Director - Facility for Applied Manufacturing Enterprise
Assistant Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr.
San Diego, CA 92182-1323
619.594.6076
Fax: 619.594.3599
Room E105A
jburns@mail.sdsu.edu

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Manufacturing is the interdisciplinary intersection where engineering mechanics, material science and measurement and control theory meet. Manufacturing with engineered materials such as composites has been identified by several prominent authoritative bodies as a key competitive technology for the next century. Engineered materials have provided mechanists fertile ground for intellectual achievement for several decades and, yet, translation of these achievements into economic and social value has lagged behind. Part of the problem stems from isolation between traditional disciplines and part from the perception by many that science is the province of the university and technology that of the manufacturer.

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