Tao Jia

May 31, 2017

Tao Jia (MS COMP SCI ’12, PhD MECH EGR ’12) has been named a 2017 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer.Tao Jia is a 2017 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer.

She is among 17 engineers, age 35 or younger, recognized for exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry. 

Jia works in the Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technology Center at General Electric Healthcare in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Her responsibilities include leading digital manufacturing effort to reduce manufacturing cost and applying data analysis to improve manufacturing process. 

She received a master’s degree in computer science in 2012 and a PhD in mechanical engineering in 2012 from Michigan State University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

Her research interests are computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) related to direct digital manufacturing and additive manufacturing. Jia has done seminal work on enabling design for manufacturing via integration of digital thread, driving cost reduction and time-to-market. She is also working on promoting model-based definition to manufacturing process, enabling integration of product and manufacturing information in to CAD models.

She is actively involved in the GE women’s network to promote women’s presence in manufacturing field and to foster girls’ interest in STEM.

Read more at: http://www.sme.org/2017-outstanding-young-manufacturing-engineers/