Mikell P. Groover

Mikell P. Groover


Professor Emeritus


Ph.D., Lehigh University

Research Area: 

Manufacturing Processes
Automation & Robotics
Production Systems
Material Handling & Facilities Planning

Classes Taught: 

Manufacturing Processes
Automation and Production Systems
Material Handling and Facilities Planning
Work Systems
Assembly Processes and Systems
Metal Machining Analysis


Manufacturing Engineering
Manufacturing Processes
Production Systems
Material Handling

Dr. Groover taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the above topic areas and is the recipient of several Lehigh University and national teaching awards. His book, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing: Materials, Processes, and Systems (Prentice Hall, 1996) won the 1996 IIE Joint Publishers Book of the Year Award. The sixth edition of this book will be released in Fall 2015. The 4th edition of his book Automation, Production Systems, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, was published in June 2014. Dr. Groover served as the Director of the George E. Kane Manufacturing Technology Laboratory. He has been the principal investigator and contract administrator for research contracts sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Ben Franklin Partnership Program in Pennsylvania, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), and several industrial companies. Dr. Groover taught courses and did research in the areas of manufacturing processes, metal cutting theory, automation, production systems, robotics, material handling, operations management, and agile manufacturing. He joined the faculty in 1966 after several years in industry and retired in December 2010.