Dharmaraj ("Raj") Veeramani

Robert Ratner Chair Professor; Exec. Director, UW E-Business Consortium and UW E-Business Institute

Room: 4101
Mechanical Engineering Building
1513 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-0861
Fax: (608) 262-8454
raj.veeramani@uwebc.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

Dr. Raj Veeramani is the Robert Ratner Chair Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with joint appointments in the College of Engineering and the School of Business. He is the Executive Director of the campus-wide UW E-Business Institute and UW E-Business Consortium, which is Wisconsin’s leading university-industry partnership helping industry gain competitive advantage through e-business strategies and best practices.

Dr. Veeramani is an internationally recognized scholar, educator and business advisor. His expertise runs deep in several areas: e-business strategy, supply chain management, IT-business alignment, and building customer-centered organizations. His research focuses on new frontiers of e-business, RFID technologies and applications, and supply chain management. Dr. Veeramani is recognized for his practical, real-world perspective. His work has embodied active collaboration with leading companies in a variety of industries, helping them develop e-business. supply chain and RFID strategies and implementation roadmaps. 

Dr. Veeramani has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. The American Society for Engineering Education chose him to be the inaugural recipient of the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry. He has also received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers' Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers' Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Dr. Veeramani’s efforts and contributions to foster university-industry collaboration have also been recognized by former Wisconsin Governors Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum and Jim Doyle.

Dr. Veeramani received his PhD and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.

Education

  • PhD 1991, Industrial engineering, Purdue University
  • MS 1987, Industrial engineering, Purdue University
  • BS 1985, Mechanical engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India

Research Interests

  • Supply chain management and optimization
  • RFID/AIDC (automatic identification and data capture) systems and applications
  • E-business technologies and strategies 
  • Quick response quoting and manufacturing

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • 2011 Inaugural recipient of the American Society of Engineering Educations\'s Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry
  • 1998 Alpha Pi Mu Outstanding Undergraduate Industrial Engineering Professor Award
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers\' 1997 Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
  • Society of Automotive Engineers\' 1997 Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
  • National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award, 1994-1997
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)
  • Alpha Pi Mu (Industrial Engineering Honor Society)
  • Omega Rho (International Operations Research Honor Society)
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Merit Scholar

Publications


Selected recent publications:

  • R. Davis, J. Gottschall, A. Gutierrez, C. Hohberger, S. Graminske, D. Veeramani, and J. Holcombe, “Absence of acute adverse in vitro effects on aged AS-1 red blood cells and thawed plasma after prolonged exposure to 13.56-MHz radio energy,” Transfusion Journal, in press.
  • C. Hohberger, R. Davis, L. Briggs, A. Gutierrez, and D. Veeramani, “Applying Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in transfusion medicine,” Biologicals Journal, published online November 2011.
  • R. Davis, J. Gottschall, A. Gutierrez, C. Hohberger, and D. Veeramani, “Absence of acute adverse in-vitro effects on AS-1 red blood cells and whole blood platelets following prolonged exposure to 13.56 MHz radio energy,” Journal of Blood Services Management, Volume 50, Issue 7 pt2, July 2010.
  • R. Davis, B. Geiger, A. Gutierrez, J. Heaser, and D. Veeramani, “Tracking Blood Products in Blood Centres Using Radio Frequency Identification: A Comprehensive Assessment,” Vox Sanguinis, Vol. 90, 2009, pp. 50-60.
  • L. Briggs, R.  Davis, A. Gutierrez, M. Kopetskly, K. Young, and D. Veeramani, “RFID in the Blood Supply Chain - Increasing productivity, quality and patient safety,” Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Vol 23, No. 4, Fall 2009, pp. 54-63.
  • C. Oh, C. Dighero, S. Thomas and D. Veeramani, “Tag performance evaluation and optimization of Gen2 reader communication for Radio Frequency Identification deployment in supply chains,” Intl Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications, Vol 1, No. 3, September 2009, pp. 151-168.
  • C. Oh and D. Veeramani, “Variation of signal strength and electromagnetic field pattern in conveyor-based Radio Frequency Identification systems,” Int. J. of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2011.

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Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ISYE 476 - Industrial Engineering Projects
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • INFOSYS 671 - E-Business: Technologies, Strategies and Applications
  • ISYE 990 - Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ISYE 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ISYE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ISYE 671 - E-Business: Technologies, Strategies and Applications
  • OTM 671 - E-Business: Technologies, Strategies and Applications
  • Profile Summary

    Dr. Raj Veeramani is the Robert Ratner Chair Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with joint appointments in the College of Engineering and the School of Business. He is the Executive Director of the campus-wide UW E-Business Institute and UW E-Business Consortium, which is Wisconsin’s leading university-industry partnership helping industry gain competitive advantage through e-business strategies and best practices.

    Dr. Veeramani is an internationally recognized scholar, educator and business advisor. His expertise runs deep in several areas: e-business strategy, supply chain management, IT-business alignment, and building customer-centered organizations. His research focuses on new frontiers of e-business, RFID technologies and applications, and supply chain management. Dr. Veeramani is recognized for his practical, real-world perspective. His work has embodied active collaboration with leading companies in a variety of industries, helping them develop e-business. supply chain and RFID strategies and implementation roadmaps. 

    Dr. Veeramani has received numerous awards in recognition of his work. The American Society for Engineering Education chose him to be the inaugural recipient of the Isadore T. Davis Award for Excellence in Collaboration of Engineering Education and Industry. He has also received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers\' Ralph E. Cross Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award and the Society of Automotive Engineers\' Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award. Dr. Veeramani’s efforts and contributions to foster university-industry collaboration have also been recognized by former Wisconsin Governors Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum and Jim Doyle.

    Dr. Veeramani received his PhD and MS degrees in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992.


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