Modeling (simulation and optimization) and Management of Distributed Solar and Wind generators, Storage, Water Desalination, and Environment. Young-Jun Son is a Professor in Systems and Industrial Engineering and Director of Advanced Integration of Manufacturing Systems and Technologies (AIMST) Center. His research focuses on the coordination of a data-driven, multi-scale, networked-federated simulation and decision model needed for design and control in various applications, including renewable energy network, water-environment-energy nexus, extended manufacturing enterprise, homeland security, l and social network. He has received several research awards such as the Society of Manufacturing Engineers 2004 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, the Institute of Industrial Engineers 2005 Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer Award, the IERC Conference Best Paper Awards (2005, 2008, 2009), and Best Paper of the Year Award in 2007 from International Journal of Industrial Engineering.
PhD, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2000