Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Ioan Marinescu Biography


  • 2016 April-July, Visiting Professor Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • 2015 July-February 2016, Visiting Professor/Senior Adviser to the President, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • 2013 June-July, Visiting Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • 2012 May, Visiting Professor, J.E. Purkyne University, Usti nad Labe, Czech Republic
  • 2011 November-December, Visiting Professor, PSG University, Coimbatore, India
  • 2011 June-July, Visiting Professor, UNESP, Bauru, Brazil
  • 2010 May-August, Visiting Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines
  • 2009 November, Invited Professor, Sao Paulo State University, Brazil
  • 2009 May-August, Visiting Scientist, Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technologies
  • 2008 February - March, Visiting Professor, Vietnam International University
  • 2007 May – June, Visiting Professor, Prince of Songkla University, Hatyai, Thailand
  • 2007 July - August, Visiting Professor, Nihon University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2005 May - July Fellow of Japan Micro-Fabrication Program; Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • 2004 January - August, Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor; Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2003 July - September, Visiting Fellow, SIMTEC Singapore
  • 2001 June - August, Eminent Scientist- RIKEN Institute Tokyo, Japan
  • 2000 June - August, Eminent Scientist- RIKEN Institute Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999 June - August, Eminent Scientist - RIKEN Institute Tokyo, Japan
  • 1998 June - August, Visiting Scientist- RIKEN Institute, Tokyo, Japan
  • 1997 May - August, STA Fellow, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, Tsukuba, Japan Science and Technology Agency of Japan
  • 2000 – present, The University of Toledo, Professor and Director Precision Micro-Machining Center Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 1998-2000  Associate Professor & Director of the Abrasive Micro-Machining Laboratory Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • 1995- 1997 Kansas State University, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Director, Abrasive Micro-Machining Center, Advanced Manufacturing Institute
  • 1992-1995 University of Connecticut, Associate Professor in Residence; Director, Abrasive Micro-Machining Program (1993-1996); Visiting Professor, Department of Metallurgy; Research Associate, CGRD (1992-1993)
  • 1981-1992 Polytechnic Institute of Bucharest, RomaniaAssistant Professor, Department of Mechanical &Aerospace (1990-1992); Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace (1986-1989); Lecturer in Manufacturing Engineering, Department of Aerospace (1981-1985)
  • 1978 -1991Institute for Precision Mechanics, Bucharest, Romania. Manager of Diamond Research Laboratory (1990-1991; responsible for 9 employees); Senior Researcher in Diamond Research Laboratory (1980-1990); Researcher, Machine-Tool Laboratory (1978-1980)
  • 1976 -1978  Energo Company, Bucharest, Romania. Application Engineering in Manufacturing Engineering.


  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (USA)
  • American Mathematical Review (USA)
  • Materials and Processing Technology (Sweden)
  • International Journal of Production Research (England)
  • International Journal of Production Economics (IJPE)
  • Elsevier Science Publisher
  • Journal for Machining Technology
  • Marcel Dekker Publishing House
  • International Journal for Engineering Production and Computers
  • NSF/DMII-Panel Review – 1997, 1998


  • Chairman, International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR)
  • Member, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, (STLE), 1993-present. 
  • Associate Member, International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP), 1992-1993. 
  • Correspondent Member, International Institution for Production Engineering Research (CIRP), 1995-present.
  • President, Romanian Society of Mechanical Engineers (RSME), 1990-1994  
  • Member, American Mathematical Society (AMS), 1988-present  
  • Member, Research Committee of ASME, Tribology of Manufacturing, 1995  
  • Member Romanian Association of Scientists (RAS), 1986-present  
  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), 1984-present  
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1983-present  
  • Board Member, International Foundation for Production Research (IFPR), 1981-present  
  • Member, National Tribology Committee (Romania) (NTC), 1980-1994  
  • Member, Japan Society of Precision Engineering (JSPE), 1994-present  
  • Member, Industrial Diamond Association of America (IDA), 1995-present 


  • Excellence in Science, Technical University of Bucharest, Romania, 1976  
  • The Best Technical Book of the YearRomania Academy, Bucharest, Romania, 1987  
  • Fellow of Science and Technology Agency of Japan, 1997  
  • Fellow of Industrial Diamond Association of America, 1998                                    
  • Eminent Scientist – RIKEN Institute Japan, 1999
  • Fulbright Fellow - US State Department 2004
  • Gold Medal - Nihon University 2007
  • Gold Medal for Research Activity, University of Usti Nad Lablem, Czech Republic, 2013
Last Updated: 6/27/22