Dr. Patrick Hammett is the Lead Faculty for the University of Michigan College of Engineering's Six Sigma Programs and teaches related Quality and Statistical Analysis Method courses as a Lecturer for the Integrative Systems +Design Department. As lead instructor for live and online Six Sigma training, including Lean-Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt, Master Black Belt, and Design for Six Sigma courses, Dr. Hammett has taught over 10,000 students and mentored hundreds of continuous improvement and student research projects. Additionally, Pat also teaches several courses in the ISD Automotive Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering degree programs.
Outside his teaching duties, Dr. Hammett's primary research focus involves data analysis methods to support the validation phase of new product development. Among his areas of interest are dimensional engineering, usability engineering, tolerance adjustment methods, functional build manufacturing validation strategies, and 3D non-contact measurement technology. Among his past research sponsors are General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Visteon, and Harley Davidson.
Outside his University work, Dr. Hammett is president of two small companies, QETools and Manufacturing Validation Solutions, LLC. Dr. Hammett received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. He was recognized recently by General Motors as an outstanding distance learning instructor when he received their 2014 GM Technical Education Program Diamond Faculty Award.
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