Tafesse Borena, Ph.D., is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering. He joined St. Mary’s in September 2016. Borena received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in India in 2000. He also received his master's and bachelor's degrees in mechanical engineering from Don State Technical University in Russia.
He had taught engineers and technologists in various academic institutions both in the U.S. and in Ethiopia for about two decades. Borena’s main research area is manufacturing and industrial engineering. Particularly his research relates with design for manufacture, computer-integrated manufacturing, automation and robotics, optimization of manufacturing processes, and additive manufacturing.
He has worked with industries, and his research in the areas of design for manufacture, optimization of manufacturing processes and computer-integrated manufacturing has been published in many academic journals, such as the International Journal of the Computer Integrated Manufacturing. He is also the coauthor of a book, “FEM Analysis of Closed Die Forging.”