Daniel Coop­er is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Michi­gan. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doc­tor­al degrees in mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge before com­plet­ing a three year post-doc­tor­ate at MIT (spon­sored by Ford Motor Com­pa­ny). His research, which focus­es on mak­ing impact­ful con­tri­bu­tions to the areas of man­u­fac­tur­ing and sus­tain­abil­i­ty, con­sid­ers mul­ti­ple scales: iden­ti­fy­ing sig­nif­i­cant oppor­tu­ni­ties to cut emis­sions and/​or costs by con­duct­ing large scale analy­ses on process­es, fac­to­ries and mate­r­i­al sup­ply chains, and pur­su­ing a rig­or­ous tech­ni­cal analy­sis in order to cap­i­tal­ize on the opportunities.
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