Dr. Kailash (Kal) C. Kapur was the Director of Industrial Engineering at the University of Washington from January 1993 to September 1999 and has been at UW since August 1992. He was a Professor and the Director of the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma from 1989-1992 and a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Kapur received the Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley, California and MTech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
He received the Allan Chop Technical Advancement Award from the Reliability Division and the Craig Award (twice) from the Automotive Division of American Society for Quality. He is a Fellow of American Society for Quality, a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, and a registered professional engineer.
He has co-authored three textbooks on reliability engineering and published over 100 research papers. Publications include:
Kapur, K.C. and Lamberson, L.R., Reliability in Engineering Design, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY 1977, 586 pages.
Kapur, K. C. and Pecht, M. G., Reliability Engineering, John Wiley & Sons, N.Y., April 2014, 489 pages.
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