Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Matthew Franchetti

Matthew FranchettiProfessor, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies

Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
phone: 419-530-8047
Office: NI 1045
Sustainable Systems Research Lab






Dr. Franchetti is a Professor and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Engineering.  He is also the Director of the Environmentally Conscious Design and Manufacturing Laboratory and Principal Investigator of the Business Waste Reduction Assistance Program, a joint effort with the Lucas County Solid Waste Management District.  Additionally, Dr. Franchetti is working as the Principal Investigator with the Health Science Campus at The University of Toledo to improve the business processes for renal implant patients by applying six-sigma concepts.

Dr. Franchetti received his Ph.D. in 2003 and MBA in 2000 from The University of Toledo.  He has worked as an industrial engineer and technical manager for the U.S. Postal Service in Washington DC, Pittsburgh, PA, and Columbus, OH and has conducted research at Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, and Ford before joining the MIME Department in the Fall of 2007.  Dr. Franchetti is Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt from the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and has consulting and research experience with over 25 companies across the country.  Dr. Franchetti has also served as an expert witness in legal proceedings related to human factors and ergonomics.


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, The University of Toledo, Ohio
  • M.B.A., The University of Toledo, Ohio
  • M.S. in Industrial Engineering, The University of Toledo, Ohio
  • B.S. in Industrial Engineering, The University of Toledo, Ohio

Certifications and Professional Experience

Research Interests:

  • Environmentally conscious design and manufacturing, including solid waste management and minimization, recycling, sustainable design, and ISO 14001
  • Energy analysis and reduction for manufacturers including the applications of clean, green, and renewable energy sources
  • Green supply chain management, life cycle analysis, and carbon footprint analysis
  • Productivity, quality and engineering management systems including, lean manufacturing,  six sigma, re-engineering, operations management, facility design, financial engineering, total quality management, and statistical quality control
  • Six Sigma applications in the service and health fields
  • Operations research including logistic networks, transportation modeling, and supply chain management
  • Engineering pedagogy, assessment, and advancements in higher learning
  • Applied statistical analysis 

Research Activity

Recent Publications:

Google Scholar Profile

Courses Taught:

  • Total Quality Management (MIME 4980/MIME 5980)
  • Statistical Quality Control and Management (MIME 4020/MIME 5020)
  • Facilities Planning and Design (MIME 4160)
  • Engineering Economics (MIME 2600)
  • Multivariate Statistical Analysis (MIME 4920)
  • Engineering Statistics I (MIME 4000)
  • Application of Optimization (MIME 6920)
  • Six Sigma Applications in Health Care (MIME 4920)
  • Environmentally Conscious Analysis and Design (MIME 4920)
  • Recycling Projects (MIME 4920)
  • Senior Design Projects (MIME 4200)
  • Orientation for Mechanical and Industrial Engineers (MIME 1000)
  • Introduction to Engineering (MIME 2980)
  • Professional Development for Engineers (MIME 1010)
  • Sustainability Analysis and Design (MIME 4980)



Last Updated: 4/8/24