Board of Management

The Board of Management is the Governing Body of the Society and is responsible for managing all business of the Society. On particular matters the Board of Management may delegate powers to appropriate bodies or individuals to act on behalf of the Society.

The Board of Management comprises five elected members of the Society including the President, Vice President and Secretary. The members of the Board of Management are elected by the members of the Society at the General Meeting, which is called every two years during ICED conferences. The normal term of a Board of Management member will be four years with opportunity for one further term.

The terms of the Board of Management ensures at least two members are subject to election every two years to ensure a degree of rotation and continuity.

The office of the President is limited to two terms of two years.

The officers of the Board of Management are decided by the Advisory Board, based on a proposal of the Board of Management.


Professor Panos Papalambros

Panos Papalambros (United States)

Integrative Systems and Design Division, Univ. of Michigan
2250 GG Brown, 48109 Ann Arbor

Phone: 734-647-8401
E-mail: pyp (at)

Vice President

Prof. Tim McAloone

Tim McAloone (Denmark)

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
Produktionstorvet, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby

Phone: (+45) 4525 6270
E-mail: tmca (at)


Dr. Claudia M. Eckert

Claudia M. Eckert (United Kingdom)

DDEM, The Open University
Walton Hall, MK7 6AA Milton Keynes

Phone: +44 (0)1223 332 758
Fax: +44 (0)1225 766 963
E-mail: c.m.eckert (at)

ex-officio Past President

Prof. Dorian Marjanović

Dorian Marjanović (Croatia)

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb
I. Lučića 5, 10000 Zagreb

Phone: 00358 1 6168368
E-mail: dorian.marjanovic (at)


Prof. Gaetano Cascini

Gaetano Cascini (Italy)

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano
Via La Masa 1, 20156 Milano

Phone: +39 02 2399 8463
Fax: +39 02 2399 8282
E-mail: gaetano.cascini (at)


Dr Georges Fadel

Georges Fadel (United States)

Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University
202 Fluor Daniel Bldg, 29634-0921 Clemson

Phone: +1 864-656-5640
Fax: 864-656-7299
E-mail: fgeorge (at)