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Dr. Yuri Hovanski Featured in SME's 20 Most Influential Academics

While leading the development of new smart manufacturing curriculum, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers named Dr. Yuri Hovanski as one of the top 20 most influential academics.

As a leader of the new curriculum in smart manufacturing, Associate Professor Dr. Yuri Hovanski has made a wide-reaching impact on students, universities, and the community. Naturally, his influence did not go unnoticed, and Hovanski recently received the honor of being featured in the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) 20 Most Influential Academics.

Most nominated professors were selected for their research. Hovanski had also been distinguished for his research in the past, but SME’s recognition was given for his leadership of academic development within smart manufacturing. "That meant a whole lot…” Hovanski said, “The changes we have made here in the department with our curriculum are really being recognized by the national community.”

Before becoming a professor at BYU, Hovanski was an undergraduate student at the university, forming close ties with the school. He appreciates the unity within the faculty, acknowledging that each person wants to do what’s right for the students. “From the level of the dean all the way down we have had wonderful support,” Hovanski said.

To read and learn more, visit his SME feature.