High Technolgy Manufacturing & Automation
• Tool Modeling & Design
We design semiconductor manufacturing tool operating practices (especially for clustered photolithography tools) using Axiomatic Design principles and analyze the resulting designs. Starting from a system-level perspective, that accounts for issues relevant to practical operation such as transient behavior, we seek theoretically sound and practically applicable designs.
• Production Control
Our research in the characterization and
production control of high tech (e.g., semiconductor and LCD) manufacturing
consists of two thrusts, one in theory and the other in applications. On the
theoretical side, we use queuing theory and stochastic control to analyze and
control system variance. As an application of our research, we develop
production control algorithms starting with a system-level perspective and
employ axiomatic design. We work towards practically implementable
and theoretically based policies that nevertheless incorporate a host of often
neglected system behaviors.
• Port Services
Design of Port Services with Dramatically Increased Throughput
Application of axiomatic design to port design
Port operation analysis
• Service Classification
Find characteristics, taxonomy, class, classification, model of service business.
Construct service strategy and positioning by the use of classification
Service analysis with service science