This week, IFPR lost one of its recent Board Member. On Tuesday, July 13, Professor Gürsel Süer passed away. He had been selected to the board at ICPR 25 in Chicago 2019. Professor Dr. Gursel A. Suer joined the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Ohio University after working 12 years at the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. He was on the editorial board of various journals. He was serving as the manufacturing area editor of the Computers and the Industrial Engineering Journal. He co-chaired two Computers and Industrial Engineering Conferences (1997-Puerto Rico, 2005-Istanbul). He also initiated Group Technology/Cellular Manufacturing Conferences held in Puerto Rico (2000), Ohio (2003), Netherlands (2006), and Japan (2009).
He was the program chair for ICPR 25 and also the co-editor conference proceedings titled “Manufacturing Innovation: Cyber Physical Manufacturing ” Procedia of Manufacturing Volume 39/C published by Elsevier, Science Direct. Most of his research has been motivated by his projects and observations in industrial settings. He has edited seven conference proceedings and three special issues with different journals. He has published more than 110 papers in journals, edited books, conference proceedings and made more than 100 technical presentations. He has also advised more than 40 graduate students.
Over his career, Professor Süer impacted countless students. He was an outstanding professor and was dedicated to his students and to the field of industrial engineering. But his greatest passions were his family and his soccer. He will be missed greatly. Rest in Peace Gursel.