Dr. Helu’s research interests focus on improving the security and resiliency of production supply chains through measurement and modeling of manufacturing systems and equipment. He is the Chair the Executive Committee of the ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (2021-22), an Associate Member of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP), and a Member of the MTConnect Standards Committee. Dr. Helu is on the editorial boards of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Manufacturing Letters, and International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology. He has also been recognized by SME as one of the 25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing (2021) and is an alum of the NAE US Frontiers of Engineering (2019) and German-American Frontiers of Engineering (2021) Symposiums.
Named one of 25 Leaders Transforming Manufacturing by SME for contributions to technology transfer (2021)
Received US Department of Commerce Gold Medal for NIST Smart Manufacturing Systems Test Bed (2019)