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Faculty Member Kuldeep Agarwal Receives Honor

Agarwal is one of 11 international recipients of 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 3-26-2015

Mankato, Minn. – The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has named Minnesota State University, Mankato faculty member Kuldeep Agarwal (pictured below) one of 11 international recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

According to its website, since 1980, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers has presented the award to recognize “manufacturing engineers, age 35 or younger, who have made exceptional contributions and accomplishments in the manufacturing industry.”

This year’s awardees, according to a Society of Manufacturing Engineers press release, were selected based on their research and development efforts in emerging manufacturing applications, published works, design ingenuity, entrepreneurship and leadership. Agarwal is the only recipient from a Minnesota college or university.

Agarwal will receive his award during the 43rd SME North American Manufacturing Research Conference that will be held June 8-12 at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Agarwal is an assistant professor in the Department of Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, which is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology. He received his doctorate in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University in 2011 and recently was elected to a three-year term as a Council on Undergraduate Research Councilor in the engineering division.

For more information, please contact Agarwal by email at or by phone at 507-389-6157.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,376 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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