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Kailash Bafna, Ph.D.

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management
Western Michigan University
E-212 Parkview Campus
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5336
Phone: (269) 276-3355


  • Computerization of the facilities design process


  • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, 1972
  • M.S. in Production Management, University of Mississippi, 1967
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, 1964

Courses Taught:

  • IME 3100 Engineering Economy
  • IME 3200 Engineering Cost Analysis
  • IME 3280 Quality Assurance and Control
  • IME 4040 Plant Layout and Material Handling


"Teaching Computerized Facilities Design - An Integrated Applications Approach," Proceedings of the Computers on Campus National Conference , Nov. 1995

"Nine Technological Realities for Institutions of Higher Education," The Journal of Computer Information Systems , XXXIV(3), Spring '94, 47-50 (w/ Robert Landeross)

"Developing a Statement of Direction in Computing: A Case Study," Proceedings of the Computers on Campus National Conference , November 1991 (with Robert Landeros).

Grants and Awards:

  • Institute of Industrial Engineers: Vice-President for student development, 1994 to 1998
  • Michigan Society of Professional Engineers: Member, Education Credentials Review Committee, 1988 to 2000
  • National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying: Member, Examination for Professional Engineers Committee for two years.
  • College-Industry Council on Material Handling Education: Member for four years.

Professional Memberships:

  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 1996
  • Included in the '86-'87 edition of Who's Who in the Midwest
  • Included in the '86-'87 edition of Who's Who in Technology