The Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems (ISSACS) has added two associate faculty directors to its leadership team to expand and coordinate health- and manufacturing-related research activities.
The two new associate faculty directors will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for ISSACS’ Connected Health and Future Manufacturing concentration areas as part of the institute’s overall Industry + Technology Hub activities.
Michael De Georgia, an internationally recognized expert in neurocritical care and cerebrovascular disease, becomes associate faculty director for connected health. De Georgia is the director of the Neurocritical Care Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, where he holds the Maxeen Stone and John A. Flower Endowed Chair in Neurology. He also is the chief of neurology at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center and a professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. De Georgia is the author of nearly 200 articles, abstracts and book chapters and co-author of the book Neurocritical Care Informatics: Translating Raw Data into Bedside Action (Springer Publishing AG).
John Lewandowski, director of CWRU’s Advanced Manufacturing and Mechanical Reliability Center, becomes associate faculty director for future manufacturing. Lewandowski is the Arthur P. Armington Professor of Engineering II in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Case School of Engineering. He has received more than 160 grants, exceeding $45 million in research funds, and has worked with some of the leading companies in the field of materials, including General Electric, Boeing and Lincoln-Electric. In 2021, Lewandowski was named a Distinguished University Professor and a fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. He also is the CWRU PI on the recently announced and OSU-led NSF-ERC on Hybrid Autonomous Manufacturing Moving from Evolution to Revolution (HAMMER), five-year $26 million grant with potential for renewal for an additional five years and $26 million.