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Keith M. Gardiner

Department: Industrial and Systems Engineering

Position: Professor

Address: Harold S. Mohler Laboratory
200 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem, PA 18015
(610) 758-5070

E-mail: kg03@lehigh.edu

Areas of Research

  • Manufacturing Systems and Technologies
  • Microelectronics Manufacturing
  • Micromanufacturing Technologies


Dr. Gardiner's interests cover aspects of the whole design or manufacturing systems engineering cycle, from concept to delivery of products (or services) that yield customer satisfaction, to end-of-life. His studies of manufacturing systems encompass business and management aspects as well as international strategic issues. He teaches courses in organizational planning and control, manufacturing management and systems, and micro-manufacturing.

Dr. Gardiner’s research interests include product, process and systems design, materials and process selection, micro-manufacturing, sustainability, and bioengineering. Dr. Gardiner serves as the Director of the Center for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and the associated cross-disciplinary Master of Science in Manufacturing Systems Engineering program, while also coordinating the first year practical engineering course. He was also named Engineer of the Year in the Engineers Week 2004 - Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers, Lehigh Valley Chapter, on behalf of the Lehigh Valley Engineering Council.


  • Ph.D., Metallurgy, University of Manchester, England
  • B.Sc., Metallurgy, University of Manchester, England