Dr. Daw R. Al-Werfalli
Professor and Director,
Master of Engineering Management
Engineering Building E31
Phone (248) 204-2580
Areas of Expertise
Courses Developed & Currently Teach
Supervised Doctoral Students
Honors and Awards
Dear Master of Engineering Management (MEM) Students, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the (MEM) degree program. The MEM degree program is the most growing graduate program at the college of engineering. Almost 100 students from over 20 countries are currently enrolled in this program. The MEM program is a joint program between the college of engineering and college of management. It is designed for professionals with diverse backgrounds – project management, advance engineering, quality, manufacturing, production control, leadership and management and other technical fields. It is a great opportunity to interact with various professionals from different engineering disciplines. I promise you that the knowledge you will gain from joining the MEM program will be very rewarding in enhancing your career. Please feel free to contact me by phone or e-mail if you have any questions or need specific information about the MEM program.
Dr. Alwerfalli is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Master of Engineering Management. He has over 30 years of industrial and teaching experience. Prior to joining LTU in 1990, Dr. Alwerfalli assumed many engineering positions at JNOFI Libya as Process Engineer, Production Manager and Senior Engineer.
Dr. Alwerfalli is the founder of Manufacturing Engineering Solutions, Inc. a consulting firm providing technical support services to many manufacturing companies. Dr. Alwerfalli is very active consultant for the Automotive Industry. His technical assistance to many manufacturing companies was able to help companies develop effective Quality Management Systems, reduce waste and enhance productivity. He developed and taught several training courses, seminars and workshops in Quality Systems, Environmental Management Systems and Continuous Improvement for DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Lionel Trains, DMU, CAMI, QPI, QUAD Industries, MDPITC and many others.
Dr. Alwerfalli’s research efforts are published in several conferences at the national and international level. His areas of expertise include: Manufacturing Systems Design, System Integration/ Configuration and Optimization, Design for Manufacturing/Assembly, Quality Systems, Robotics and Manufacturing Engineering Education. Through his active research efforts, he was able to obtain several grants from SME, NSF, Ford Motor Co. and DaimlerChrysler in support of manufacturing engineering education at LTU.
Dr. Alwerfalli is very active in curriculum and program development. He has recently successfully developed and launched the new Master of Engineering Management program at LTU and DaimlerChrysler. In recognition of his excellent achievements in teaching, Dr. Alwerfalli was the recipient of the “1997 Marl burger’s Excellence in Teaching Award” at LTU.
Dr. Alwerfalli is very active in the engineering professional community. He is a senior member of SME, ASME, SAE, and ASPE. He is the faculty advisor of SME-LTU student’s chapter. He served for many years as member of the FOCUS-HPOE steering committee. He is the founder of the Engineering and Technology Council (ETC), an advisory council to the Arab American Chamber of Commerce (AACC). Dr Alwerfalli also serves on the Board of Directors of the Arab American Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Alwerfalli taught at AL-Fateh University in Libya, University of Detroit Mercy, and Wayne State University. Dr. Alwerfalli holds a Doctor of Engineering in Manufacturing, Master of Engineering in Manufacturing from the University of Detroit, Master of Textile Engineering from Georgia Tech. and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of AL-Fateh in Tripoli Libya.
Quality Management Systems (MQAS, AS 9100, ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and TS 16949), Leadership and Management, Manufacturing Processes / Manufacturing Systems Integration, Six Sigma applications and Lean Quality Tools, Lean Manufacturing Strategies and Process and Quality Improvement, Problem Solving and Optimization of Production Facilities, Product Innovation and Design, Manufacturing Safety Training, Automotive Systems Redesign/Reconfiguration, Engineering Management Training/ Education
Doctor of Engineering (Manufacturing) with honor University of Detroit 1989
Master of Engineering (Manufacturing) with honor University of Detroit 1981
Master of Science (Textile Engineering)) Georgia Tech, Atlanta 1978
Quality Engineering Systems, Supply Chain Management, Quality Control, Design for Manufacturing, Value Engineering Analysis, Manufacturing Systems, World Class Manufacturing , Special Topics in Engineering Management, Automotive Manufacturing, Production Planning and Control, Robotics Applications, Product Innovation and Design
Community Role Model in Education, 2010, Forum and Link award, Dearborn, Michigan
Recipient of the “Arab American of the Year in Education”, May, 2009. Michigan
Recipient of the Outstanding Engineering Faculty of the Year Award at LTU, 2004