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Journal Publications

Note: My graduate student is the first author on all articles marked with an asterisk (*).

  • Rojas-Santiago, M., S. Muthuswamy, P. Damodaran, M. Velez-Gallego (accepted). Scheduling batch processing machines in a no-wait flow shop using ACO to minimize makepsan.  International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  • *Suhaimi, N., C. Nguyen, P. Damodaran (2016). Lagrangian approach to minimize makespan of non-identical parallel batch processing machines. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 101, 295-302. 
  • *Wiechman, N., P. Damodaran (2015). A column generation approach for scheduling a batch processing machine with makespan objective. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 21(3), 334-355.
  • *Kanaganayagam, K., S. Muthuswamy, P. Damodaran (2015). Lean methodologies to improve assembly line efficiency: An industrial application. International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 20(1), 104-116.
  • Damodaran, P., P. Vohra, O. Ghrayeb (2014). Curricular innovation: engineering management for global audience. Global Journal of Engineering Education, 16(1), 43-46.
  • *Rayon, A., P. Damodaran, O. Ghrayeb (2013). Improving the quotation process: A lean case study at a job shop. To appear in International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing, 3(4), 248-265.
  • *Rojas-Santiago, M., P. Damodaran, S. Muthuswamy, M.C. Velez-Gallego (2013). Makespan minimization in a job shop with a BPM using simulated annealing. To appear in International Journal of Advanced manufacturing Technology, 68(9-12), 2383-2391.
  • Damodaran, P., O. Ghrayeb, M.C. Guttikonda (2013). GRASP to minimize makespan for a capacitated batch processing machine. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 68(1-4), 407-414. 
  • Ghrayeb, O., P. Damodaran (2013). A hybrid random-key genetic algorithm to minimize weighted number of later deliveries for a single machine. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 66, 15-25.
  • Giachetti, R., P. Damodaran, S. Mestry, C. Prada (2013). Optimization based decision-support system for crew scheduling in the cruise industry. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 64, 500-510.
  • Damodaran, P., A.G. Rao, S. Mestry (2012). Particle Swarm Optimization for scheduling batch processing machines in a permutation flowshop. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 58, 1131-1140.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Hulett (2012). Analytical approximations to predict performance measures of manufacturing systems with general distributions, job failures and parallel processing. European Journal of Operational Research, 221(1), 74-86.
  • Damodaran, P., D.A. Diyadawagamage, O. Ghrayeb, M.C. Velez-Gallego (2012). A particle swarm optimization algorithm for minimizing makespan of non-identical batch processing machines in parallel. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 58, 1131-1140.
  • Damodaran, P., M.C. Velez-Gallego (2012). A simulated annealing algorithm to minimize makespan of parallel batch processing machines with unequal job ready times. Expert Systems with Applications, 39(1), 1451-1458.
  • Velez-Gallego, M.C., P. Damodaran, M. Rodriguez (2011). Makespan minimization on a single batch processing machine with unequal job ready times. International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, 18(10) 536-546.
  • *Hulett, M., P. Damodaran (2011). Analytical approximations to predict performance measures of Markovian type manufacturing systems with job failures and parallel processing. European Journal of Operational Research, 212(1), 89-99.
  • *Mestry, S., P. Damodaran, C-S. Chen (2011). A Branch and Price Solution Approach for Order Acceptance and Capacity Planning in Make-to-Order Operations. European Journal of Operational Research, 211(3), 480-495.
  • Ghrayeb, O., P. Damodaran, P. Vohra (2011). Art of triangulation: an effective assessment validation strategy. Global Journal of Engineering Education, 13(3), 96-101.
  • *Manjeshwar, P., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2011). Genetic Algorithms for minimizing makespan in a flow shop with two capacitated batch processing machines. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 55(9-12), 1171-1182.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Velez-Gallego, J. Maya (2011). A GRASP approach for makespan minimization on parallel batch processing machines. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 22, 767-777.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Velez-Gallego (2010). Heuristics for makespan minimization of parallel batch processing machines with unequal job ready times. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 49, 1119-1128.
  • Chen, C-S., S. Mestry, P. Damodaran, C. Wang (2009). The capacity planning problem in make-to-order enterprises. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 50, 1461-1473.
  • *Pradhan, S., P. Damodaran (2009). Performance characterization of complex manufacturing systems with general distributions and job failures. European Journal of Operational Research, 197, 588-598.
  • *Manjeshwar, P., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2009). Minimizing makespan in a flow shop with two batch-processing machines using simulated annealing. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 25, 667-679.
  • Damodaran, P., N.S. Hirani, M.C. Velez-Gallego (2009). Scheduling identical parallel batch processing machines to minimize makespan using Genetic Algorithms. European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 3(2) 187-206.
  • *Pradhan, S., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2008). Prediction of performance measures for Markovian type of manufacturing systems with product failures. European Journal of Operational Research, 184, 725-744.
  • *Iyer, S., S. Sajjala, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2008). Implementing 0201's on high density lead-free memory modules. IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 31(1), 41-50.
  • Damodaran, P., P.Y. Chang (2008). Heuristics to minimize makespan of parallel batch processing machines. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 37, 1005-1013.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Krishnamurthi, K. Srihari (2008). Lower bounds for hierarchical Chinese postman problem. International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, 15(1), 36-44.
  • P. Damodaran, S. Mestry, M. Krishnamurthi (2008). Genetic algorithms to minimize makespan of a capacitated batch processing machine. Journal of Management, Engineering, and Integration, 1(2), 71-76.
  • *Manjunath, D., S. Iyer, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2007). Developing a repeatable and reliable rework process for lead-free fine pitch BGAs. IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 30(4), 270-278.
  • Wilhelm, W.E., N.D. Choudhry, P. Damodaran (2007). A model to optimize placement operations on dual-head placement machines. Discrete Optimization, 4, 232-256.
  • Damodaran, P., K. Srihari, S. Lam (2007). Scheduling a capacitated batch processing machine to minimize makespan. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, 23(2), 208-216.
  • *Wable, G.S., Q. Chu, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2006). Wave soldering using Sn/3.0Ag/0.5Cu solder and water soluble VOC-free flux. IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, 29(3), 202-210.
  • *Manjunath, D, S. Iyer, S. Eckel, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2006). Minimizing flux spatter in a lead-free reflow assembly. Soldering and Surface Mount Technology, 18(3), 19-23.
  • Damodaran, P., P. Manjeshwar, K. Srihari (2006). Minimizing makespan on a batch processing machine with non-identical job sizes using genetic algorithms. International Journal of Production Economics, 103(2), 882-891.
  • *Iyer, S., N. Nagarur, P. Damodaran (2006). Model based approaches for selecting reliable underfill-flux combinations for flip chip packages. Journal of Surface Mount Technology, 19(2), 19-25.
  • Damodaran, P., W.E. Wilhelm (2005). Branch-and-Price approach for prescribing profitable feature upgrades. International Journal of Production Research, 43(21), 4539-4558.
  • *Wable, G.S., Q. Chu, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari (2005). A systematic procedure for the selection of a lead-free solder paste in an electronics manufacturing environment. Soldering and Surface Mount Technology, 17(2), 32-39.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Krishnamurthi (2005). A continuous simulation model for snow removal. International Journal of Industrial Engineering – Theory, Applications and Practice, 12(2), 188-197.
  • Damodaran, P., K. Srihari (2004). Mixed integer formulation to minimize makespan in a flow shop with batch processing machines. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 40(13), 1465-1472.
  • Chang, P.Y., P. Damodaran, S. Melouk (2004). Minimizing makespan on parallel batch processing machines. International Journal of Production Research, 42(19), 4211-4220.
  • Damodaran, P., W.E. Wilhelm (2004). Branch-and-Price methods for prescribing profitable upgrades of high-technology products with stochastic demands. Decision Sciences, 35(1), 53-80.
  • Melouk, S., P. Damodaran, P. Y. Chang (2004). Minimizing makespan for a single machine batch processing with non-identical job sizes using simulated annealing. International Journal of Production Economics, 87(2), 141-147.
  • Wilhelm, W.E., P. Damodaran, J. Li (2003). Prescribing the content and timing of product upgrades, IIE Transactions, 35(7), 647-663.
  • Damodaran, P., S. Melouk (2002). Comparison of push and pull systems with transporters: a metamodelling approach. International Journal of Production Research, 40(12), 2923-2936.
  • Panneerselvam R., M.T. Thiagarajan, D. Purushothaman (1996). Heuristic for partial covering problem. Industrial Engineering Journal, Vol. XXV No. 10, 11-16.

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Refereed Conference Proceedings

  • Hulett, M., Damodaran, P., A particle swarm optimization algorithm for minimizing the number of tardy jobs of non-identical parallel batch processing machines, Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Anaheim, May 21-24, 2016.
  • Rojas-Santiago, M., Hulett, M., Muthuswamy, S., Damodaran, P., Scheduling a flow shop with setup times in a food processing industry, Proceedings of the 2016 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Anaheim, May 21-24, 2016.
  • Hulett, M., Damodaran, P., Fork and Join queuing networks to predict order picking times at a warehouse. Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2014.
  • *Suhaimi, Nurul, Damodaran, P., Lagrangian approach to minimize makespan of non-identical parallel batch processing machines. Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2014.
  • *Decker, A., Tregler, B., Damodaran, P., Improving throughput at a hydraulic pump assembly facility. Proceedings of the 2013 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 31 – June 3, 2014.
  • Damodaran, P., Barough, H.A., Nazanin, Z., Pradhan, S., A simulation model for optimizing the material flow at an electronics manufacturing firm. Proceedings of the 2013  Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-23, 2013.
  • Hulett, M., Damodaran, P., Predicting order picking times at a warehouse. Proceedings of the 2013  Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-23, 2013.
  • Rojas-Santiago, M., Muthuswamy, S., Damodaran, P., Velez-Gallego, M.C., Minimizing makespan in a no-wait flow shop using ACO. Proceedings of the 2013  Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-23, 2013.
  • Damodaran, P., Sharma, H.V., Moraga, R., Scheduling unrelated parallel machines with sequence dependent setup times to minimize makespan. Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, May 19-23, 2012.
  • *Zinouri, N., Muskeyvalley, R., Damodaran, P., Ghrayeb, O., Scheduling a batch processing machine to minimize total weighted tardiness. Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, May 19-23, 2012.
  • *Rojas-Santiago, M., Velez-Gallego, M.C., Muthuswamy, S., Damodaran, P., Scheduling a Job Shop with a BPM using Simulated Annealing. Proceedings of the 2012 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, May 19-23, 2012.
  • Damodaran, P., M. Rojas-Santiago., Mathematical formulation to minimize makespan in a job shop with a batch processing machine. Proceedings of Ninth Latin American and Caribbean Conference, Medellin, Colombia, August 3-5, 2011.
  • Damodaran, P., Diyadawagamage, D.A., Ghrayeb, O., PSO for minimizing makespan of non-identical parallel batch processing machines. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, May 21-25, 2011.
  • Velez-Gallego, M.C., Maya, J., Damodaran, P., Minimizing total weighted tardiness on a batch processing machine with non-identical job sizes and non-zero ready times, Proceedings of the 20th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Reno, May 21-25, 2011.
  • Velez-Gallego, M.C., Rodriguez, M., Damodaran, P., Makespan minimization on a single batch processing machine, Proceedings of the 5th Americas International Conference on Production Research, Bogota, Colombia, July 21 – 23, 2010.
  • Damodaran, P., Mestry, S., Zuniga, M., Perez, J., Brearley, R., Arteta, B., A mathematical model for scheduling shipboard crew in cruise lines, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.
  • Damodaran, P., Marcellus, R., Crew replenishment for pleasure cruise ships, Proceedings of the 19th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Cancun, Mexico, June 5-9, 2010.
  • *Rojas, M., Damodaran, P., Makespan minimization of a capacitate batch processing machine using Lagrange Relaxation. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30-June 3, 2009.
  • *Hulett, M., Damodaran, P., Analytical approximations to predict performance measures of an assembly line. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30-June 3, 2009.
  • *Mestry, S., Damodaran, P., Rao, A., Particle Swarm Optimization for scheduling batch processing machines in permutation flowshops. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30-June 3, 2009.
  • *Velez-Gallego, M., Montoya, J.A., Damodaran, P., A simulated annealing algorithm for makespan minimization on non-identical batch processing machines. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Miami, May 30-June 3, 2009.
  • Damodaran, P., Velez-Gallego, M.C., Makespan minimization on parallel batch-processing machines with unequal job ready times, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, May 17-21, 2008.
  • *Perez, J., Mestry, S., Damodaran, P., Heuristics for minimizing makespan of batch-processing machines in a flowshop, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Vancouver, May 17-21, 2008.
  • *Thiagarajan, A., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Optimizing the cycle time of a multi-spindle pick-and-place machine, Proceedings of the InterPACK 2007 Conference, Vancouver, July 8-12, 2007.
  • *Vishwanathan, K., Kulkarni, N., Pachamuthu, A., Santos, D., Damodaran, P., A comparative study of dispatching rules in hybrid flow shops with discrete and batch processors, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • Green, C., Damodaran, P., Artificial neural networks for reflow profiles in electronics assembly, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • Melouk, S., Damodaran, P., Analysis of the passenger security screening process using simulation optimization, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • *Subbarayan, G., Kinyanjui, R. Tsai, P.F., Srihari, K., Damodaran, P., Effect of lead-free PCB surface finishes on the formation of microvoids and kirkendall voids, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • *Ramakrishnan, S., Damodaran, P., Testani, M., Srihari, K., A systems approach to evaluate discrete event simulation softwares, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • *Kulkarni, N., Damodaran, P., Srihari, S., Wirebonding and plasma cleaner: Issues in manufacturing, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • *Mestry, S., Damodaran, P., Krishnamurthi, M., Scheduling a capacitated batch processing machine using genetic algorithms, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 19-23, 2007.
  • *Mestry, S., Damodaran, P., Chen, C., Wang, C., A capacity planning model for make-to-order enterprise, Proceedings of the 13th Annual International Conference of Industry, Engineering and Management Systems, Cocoa Beach, FL, March 12-14, 2007.
  • *Subbarayan, G., Warnock, B., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Arellano, J., An experimental study of lead-free wave soldering using SAC 305 and no-clean flux, Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, November 5-10, 2006.
  • *Bruno, F., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Subbarayan, G., An experimental study on voids in mixed alloy assemblies, Proceedings of 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Chicago, IL, November 5-10, 2006.
  • Damodaran, P., Pallipat, P., Srihari, K., Heuristics to improve the performance of a dual head placement machine, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2006.
  • Damodaran, P., Manjeshwar, P., Srihari, K., Minimizing the makespan on two batch processing machines in flow shop, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Orlando, FL, May 20-24, 2006.
  • *Manjunath, D., Iyer, S., Eckel, S., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., A repeatable and reliable rework process for lead-free fine pitch BGAs, Proceedings of 2005 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orlando, FL, November 5-11, 2005.
  • *Pradhan, S., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Performance analysis of manufacturing system with job failures using Jackson networks, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 14-18, 2005.
  • Damodaran, P., Koli, S., Kimler, B., Srihari, K., Optimal product slotting, Proceedings of the 14th Annual Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 14-18, 2005.
  • *Ramachandran, P., Agnihothri, A., Ono, S., Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Madden, P.H., Optimal placement by Branch-and-Price, Proceedings of the 14th Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference, Shanghai, China, January 18-21, 2005.
  • *Pradhan, S., Arbulich, J, Damodaran, P., Srihari, K., Testability of erbium doped fiber amplifiers – An approach towards yield improvement, Proceedings of 2004 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Anaheim, CA, November 13-19, 2004.
  • Krishnamurthi, M., Damodaran, P., A modified postman tour heuristic for efficient snow removal planning, Proceedings of the 7th Industrial Engineering Research Conference, Banff, Canada, May 9-12, 1998.

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Unrefereed Conference Proceedings

  • *Bruno, F., K. Srihari, P. Damodaran, M. Abtew. A systematic approach to qaulify lead free assembly for an electronics manufacturer. Proceedings of International Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, Limerick, Ireland, June 26-28, 2006.
  • *Subbarayan, G., P. Damodaran, K. Srihari, R. Kinyanjui, D. Korf. Impact of lead-free PCB surface finishes on microvoiding. Proceedings of SMTA International, Chicago, IL, September 2006.
  • *Sajjala, S., S. Iyer, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari. Stencil evaluation for lead-free 0201s. Proceedings of IPC/JEDEC 9th Annual International Conference on Lead Free Electronic Assemblies and Components, Santa Clara, CA, April 2006.
  • Damodaran, P., G. George, K. Srihari. Improving Sales Force Efficiency at a Warehouse. Proceedings of 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice, Clearwater Beach, FL, December 4-7, 2005.
  • Damodaran, P., A. Thiagarajan, K. Srihari. Improving the Performance of a Pick-and-Place Machine Proceedings of 10th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Theory, Applications and Practice, Clearwater Beach, FL, December 4-7, 2005.
  • *Manjunath, D., S. Iyer, S. Eckel, D. Le, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari. Minimizing flux residue on component body. Proceedings of SMTA International, Chicago, IL, September 25-29, 2005.
  • *Iyer, S., N. Nagarur, P. Damodaran . Model based approach for selecting reliable underfill-flux Combinations for flip chip packages. Proceedings of SMTA International, Chicago, IL, September 25-29, 2005.
  • *Manjeshwar, P., M. Castro, P. Damodaran, J. Craig, K. Srihari. Stencil printing and reflow parameter 'optimization' during the assembly of 0201 components. Proceedings of SMTA International, Chicago, IL, September 25-29, 2005.
  • *Subbarayan, G., M. Abtew, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari. Modeling printed circuit assembly cost in RoHS compliant manufacturing. Proceedings of IPC/JEDEC 9th International Conference on Lead Free Electronic Assemblies and Components, Singapore, September 12-16, 2005.
  • *Manjunath, D., S. Iyer, S. Eckel, P. Damodaran, K. Srihari. Flux spatter evaluation using lead-free solder pastes. Proceedings of IPC/JDEC 8th Annual International Conference on Lead-free electronic assemblies and components, San Jose, CA, April 19-20, 2005.
  • *Wable, G. Q. Chu, P. Damodaran , K. Srihari. and others. A Manufacturability Study on Tin-Lead to Lead Free Product Conversion. Proceedings of IPC/JDEC 5th Annual International Conference on Lead-free electronic assemblies and components, San Jose, CA, March 17-19, 2004.
  • *Wable, G., Q. Chu, P. Damodaran, P. Verbeist, K. Srihari. A comparison of lead-free solder pastes with no-clean and water-soluble flux chemistries. Proceedings of IPC/JDEC 3rd Annual International Conference on Lead-free electronic assemblies and components, San Jose, CA, 2003.
  • *Wable, G., Q. Chu, P. Damodaran, S.S. Phadnis, K. Srihari. A systematic procedure for selection of a lead-free solder paste at an electronics manufacturing environment. Proceedings of 13th Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing Conference, Tampa, FL, June 9-11, 2003.

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Contact Info

Purush Damodaran
Engineering Building 230
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115
 
815-753-5660
pdamodaran@niu.edu