John X. Wang, Principal Safety Engineer (Member of Product Safety Board) at Cobham Mission Systems, received PhD degree in reliability engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, MD, in 1995. He was then with the GE Transportation as an Engineering Six Sigma Black Belt, leading Design for Reliability (DFR) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) while teaching GE-Gannon University’s Graduate Co-Op programs and National Technological University professional short course, and serving as a member of the IEEE Reliability Society Risk Management Committee. He has worked as a Corporate Master Black Belt at Visteon Corporation, Reliability Engineering Manager at Whirlpool Corporation, E6 Reliability Engineer at Panduit Corp., Principal Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins. In 2009, he received an Individual Achievement Award when working as a Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Company. He joined GE Aviation Systems in 2010, where he was awarded the distinguished title of Principal Engineer – Reliability (CTH - Controlled Title Holder) in 2013. Dr. Wang has been a Group Engineer, leading computer vision programs and robotics development at Danfoss Power Solutions.
As a Certified Reliability Engineer certified by American Society for Quality, Dr. Wang has authored/coauthored numerous books and papers on reliability engineering, risk engineering, engineering decision making under uncertainty, robust design and Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, green electronics manufacturing, cellular manufacturing, & industrial design engineering. He has been affiliated with Austrian Aerospace Agency/European Space Agency, Vienna University of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, and Tsinghua University in China.
Having presented various professional short courses and seminars, Dr. Wang has performed joint research with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the Norwegian Institute of Technology.
Since "knowledge, expertise, and scientific results are well known internationally," Dr. Wang has been invited to present at various national & international engineering events.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Risk Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Lean Six Sigma, Decision Making Under Uncertainty, Business Communication, Green Electronics Manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing and industrial design engineering.