Dr. Merwan B. Mehta

Merwan Mehta
Sci-Tech 204

Teaching Interests

Dr. Merwan Mehta’s teaches courses in Engineering Economics at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has authored a book on the subject titled, “Applied Engineering Economics Using Excel.” His other teaching interests are in the areas of Lean manufacturing, Lean Six-sigma (White, Yellow, Green and Black-Belt levels), Statistics for Manufacturing, World-class Process Excellence for Executives and Champions, Kanban implementation, total productive maintenance (TPM) and predictive maintenance, value stream mapping (VSM), design for manufacturing and assembly (DFM&A), geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T), and design of experiments (DOE).

Research Interests

Dr. Merwan Mehta’s present research interests are enhancing manufacturing and business processes through Lean principles and theory of constraints, and the pursuit of quality and variation control through Six-sigma and design of experiments. Prior to joining academics in 2004, he has over twenty years of experience in business and industry as a business owner in two businesses, vice-president, manufacturing manager, project director, industrial engineer, machine tool design engineer, and manufacturing engineer. He has worked as a Lean Six-sigma process improvement consultant helping businesses become more profitable and productive since 2000. He has been an examiner for the Missouri Quality Award based on the Baldrige criteria for 3 seasons. Dr. Mehta conducts workshops in the above subject matter in the U.S. and internationally.