Lee College professor receives international honor

John Ziegert, a faculty member in the Lee College of Engineering Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science Department, is the 2017 recipient of the Frederick Taylor Research Medal, bestowed by SME (Society of Manufacturing Engineers).

The Taylor Research Medal honors significant published research leading to a better understanding of materials, facilities, principles, operations and their application to improve manufacturing processes.

Ziegert, who joined the University is 2011, is a fellow of SME and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He also is past president of the American Society for Precision Engineering and served as editor-in-chief for Precision Engineering – Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology from 2006-15. In 2009, Ziegert received the Arnold O. Beckman Founders Award from the Instrument Society of America.

A graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Ziegert earned a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a doctorate from the University of Rhode Island.