Latest writing by Dr. Zhan: How to flatten the curve?

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Dr. Wei Zhan is a professor of the Electronic Systems Engineering Technology program at Texas A&M University. He received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, his MS, and DSc degrees in systems science and mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis. He has been teaching Lean Six Sigma to undergraduate engineering technology students at Texas A&M since 2008. In 2014, he started the Lean Six Sigma Workshops for working professionals. Before joining Texas A&M, he worked in the automotive industry for eleven years as a system design engineer. He has been an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt since 2006. He was elected as an ASQ Fellow in 2023.

Textbook on Lean Six Sigma by Dr. Zhan:

Other relevant publications:

**Zhan, W**., “Application of Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility in Root Cause Analysis,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2018, pp. 283-291.- Zhang, Y. and
**Zhan, W.,**“Off-line Optimization for Aerial Spray to Fields with Non-uniform Needs,” Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Vol. 9, No. 2, Winter 2016, pp. 6-13. **Zhan, W**., “A Lean Six Sigma Project on Writing a Lean Six Sigma Textbook,” Journal of Management and Engineering Integration, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016, pp. 110-117.**Zhan, W**., Bocanegra, C.*, Joya, O.*, Walters, S.*, Houghton, T.*, “Cycle Time Reduction in Course Scheduling: A Lean Six Sigma Project,”*Journal of Management and Engineering Integration,*8, No. 1, 2015, pp. 49-56.- Morgan, J. A.,
**Zhan, W**., and Matt Leonard, “K-12 Project Management Education: NASA HUNCH Projects,”*American Journal of Engineering Education,*4, No. 2, 2013, pp. 105-118*.* **Zhan, W**., “Increasing the Profit Margin for Krisys Robot Kits–A Six Sigma Course Project,”*Journal of Management and Engineering Integration,*Vol. 6, No. 1, 2013, pp. 122-131.- Niu, S.* and
**Zhan, W**., “Analysis of confidence lower limits of reliability and failure rate for electronic stability control systems,”*Quality and Reliability Engineering International*, July, 2013, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 621-629. - Morgan, J. A.,
**Zhan, W**., and Porter, J.R., “Product Development Process in Capstone Projects,”*Journal of Management and Engineering Integration,*5, No. 1, 2012, pp. 13-22. - Huang, Y.,
**Zhan, W.,**Fritz, B., and Thomson, S., “Optimal selection of controllable variables to minimize downwind drift from aerially applied sprays,”*Applied Engineering in Agriculture*, 28(3), 2012, pp. 307-314. **Zhan, W.**and Morgan, J. A., “Visual project management tools and their application,”*Journal of Management and Engineering Integration,*Vol. 4, No. 1, 2011, pp. 137-144.**Zhan, W**., “Reducing simulation time using Design of Experiments,”*International Journal of Lean Six Sigma*, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011, pp. 75-92.**Zhan, W**., Fink, R., and Fang, A., “Application of Statistics in Engineering Technology Programs”,*American Journal of Engineering Education*, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, pp. 65-78.**Zhan, W**., “Modeling, Simulation, Six Sigma, and Their Application in Optimization of Electrical Vehicle Design,”*Quality Management and**Six Sigma*, 2010, pp. 207-224**.****Zhan, W.,**McDermott, M., Zoghi, B., and Hasan, M., “Modeling, simulation, and analysis for battery electric vehicles,”*Machine Learning and Systems Engineering*, S.-I. Ao*et al*. (eds.), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Vol. 68, Springer, 2010, pp. 227-241.- Huang, Y.,
**Zhan**,**,**Fritz, B., Thomson, S. and Fang, A., “Analysis of impact of various factors on downwind deposition using a simulation method,”*American Society for Testing and Materials*, 7(6), 2010, pp. 1-10. **Zhan, W.**and Porter, J. R., “Using project-based learning to teach Six Sigma principles,”*International Journal of Engineering Education*, V. 26, No. 3, 2010, pp. 655-666.- Goulart, A.,
**Zhan, W**., and Arnold, R., “Optimal Selection of Wireless Channels for Mobile Multimedia Uplink Transmissions”,*Journal of Mobile Multimedia*, V. 5, No. 4, pp. 271-286, 2009. **Zhan, W**. and Goulart, A., “Statistical Analysis of Performance of Uplink Traffic over a 3G Network Using Real Test Data,”*Journal of Communications*, V. 4, No. 5, 2009, pp. 320-328.**Zhan, W.**, “Monte Carlo Analysis for The Inverse Problem for Motor PWM Control”,*IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies,*Volume II, 2009, pp. 186-197.**Zhan, W.**, Zoghi, B. and Fink, R., “The Benefit of Early and Frequent Exposure to Product Design Process”,*Journal of Engineering Technology*, Spring 2009, pp. 34-43.**Zhan, W.**, “A Six Sigma Approach for Robust Design of Motor Speed Control Using Modeling and Simulation”, International Journal of Six Sigma for Competitive Advantage, Vol. 4, No.2, pp. 95-113, 2008.**Zhan, W.**, “Robust Design of Motor PWM Control Using Modeling and Simulation”,*Advances in Computational Algorithms and Data Analysis, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering,*Vol. 14, Ao, Sio-Iong; Rieger, Burghard; Chen, Su-Shing (Eds.), Springer, 2008, pp. 439-450.**Zhan, W.,**“Student recruitment: A Six Sigma project,” Accepted by the 2017 Annual IEMS International Conference.**Zhan, W**., “Gauge R&R and Troubleshooting,” 2016 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings.**Zhan, W**., “Six Sigma and Applied Statistics: A New Course in Electronic Systems Engineering Technology,” Proceedings of the annual CIEC Conference, 2016.- Porter, J., Morgan, J., and
**Zhan, W**., “The Product Innovation Cellar: A Resource to Support Product Development in Engineering Technology,” Proceedings of the 2014 ASEE Gulf Southwest Annual Conference. - Morgan, J. A.,
**Zhan, W.,**and Leonard, M., “Project Management for Undergraduate and High School Students,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2013. - Morgan, J. A., Porter, J. R., and
**Zhan, W**., “A New Course On Product Development For Electronics Engineering Technology,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2013. - Porter, J. R., Morgan, J. A., and
**Zhan, W.,**“Product and System Development: Creating a New Focus for an Electronics Engineering Technology Program,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2012. - Morgan, J. A., Porter, J. R., and
**Zhan, W.**, “Krisys: A Low-Cost, High-Impact Recruiting and Outreach Tool,” Proceedings of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, 2011. **Zhan, W**., McDermott, M., Zoghi, B., and Hasan, M., “Requirement Development for Electrical Vehicles Using Simulation Tools,” Proceedings of The International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Control 2009, pp. 932-937.- Huang, Y.,
**Zhan**,**W.,**Fritz, B., Thomson, S. and Fang, A., “Analysis of impact of various factors on downwind deposition using a simulation method,” Proceedings of the 30th Symposium on Pesticide Formulations and Delivery Systems: Regulations and Innovation, 2009. **Zhan, W**., Fink, R., and Fang, A., “Teaching Statistics to Electronics Engineering Technology Students”, Proceedings of the 2009 ASEE Annual Conference.- Zhang, W.* and
**Zhan, W.**, “Sensitivity Analysis of Motor PWM Control”, Proceedings of The International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Control 2008, pp. 835-839. **Zhan, W.**, and Porter, J., “Teaching Six Sigma in a Course Project”, AC2008-288: Proceedings of the 2008 ASEE Annual Conference.**Zhan, W.**, “Robustness Analysis of Pulse Width Modulation Control of Motor Speed”, Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2007, San Francisco, pp. 817-821.**Zhan, W.**, “Robust Design For Pulse Width Modulation Control Using Six Sigma Tools”, Proceedings of The 12th Annual International Conference on Industry, Engineering, and Management Systems, Florida, pp. 445-452.**Zhan, W.**, Zoghi, B. and Fink, R., “Course Project Designed To Follow Product Development Process”, Proceedings of the 2007 ASEE Annual Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, AC 2007-819.