Cecilia Martinez moved to Potsdam from Monterrey, Mexico without having a clear idea of how cold winters can be in upstate New York. She studied industrial and systems engineering at Monterrey Tech in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Then, she discovered her passion for solving problems and helping people do their jobs more easily and effectively, and ultimately help save money to companies. Then she pursued a master's degree in manufacturing systems and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management Systems and a doctorate in Engineering Science. She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black belt and has worked for the automobile and electronics industries and has served as a process improvement consultant across the different functions of businesses from the manufacturing and service sectors. She is currently an assistant professor of Engineering and Management at the School of Business. In addition to being an assistant professor, she is a wife and a mother of an adorable toddler girl. She enjoys spending time with her family and furry kids and promoting the Spanish language in the community through the Clarkson Spanish Club activities.
Texas Tech University
Quality Management: Design and management of performance improvement initiatives for product development, manufacturing, construction and service (healthcare) environments; Integrative approaches for process improvement techniques (e.g., lean) and statistical-based methodologies (e.g., six sigma); Applied statistics (e.g., design of experiments and Six Sigma).
- Project Management: Stochastic process modeling and optimization (e.g., stochastic project management).¨ Operation Management: Design and integration of process architecture frameworks; Organizational assessment and performance measurement; Risk management; Suitability measurement for management science models and implications for engineering practice.
- Lean Systems Engineering: Lean product development (process modeling amenable to computer analysis); Lean for Healthcare, Lean for Sustainability, and Lean Manufacturing.
Ortmeyer, T., Bird, S., Frascatore, M., Martinez, C., Burns, C., Li, J., Wu, L., Hou, D., Barker, P., Developing Advanced Planning and Design Methods for Improving Electric Power Grid Response to Critical Events, NSF: PFI: BIC, ($999,720), September 2015.
Draper, M., Martinez, C., Milne, R.J., and Sethi, R., “Facilitating the Development, Protection, and Commercialization of Inventions,” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Grant, ($5,000), Clarkson University School of Business, May 2013.
Martinez Leon, H. C. and Farris, J.A., (2011) Lean Product Development: A Review of the Current State of Research and Practice, Engineering Management Journal, 23(1), 29-51.
Martinez Leon, H. C., Temblador, C., Beruvides, M.G., and Farris, J.A., (2012) Integrating Six Sigma tools using team-learning processes, International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, 3(2), 133-156.
Martinez Leon, H. C., Farris, J.A., Letens, G., and Hernandez, A., (2013) Analytical Methodology for Designing and Evaluating Project Schedules for Iterative and Uncertain Processes, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, 30(1), 45-71.
Martinez, Leon, H. C., Farris, J., and Letens, G., (2013) Improving product development through front-loading and enhanced iteration management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 60(3), 552-565.
Martinez Leon, H. C. and Calvo-Amodio, J. (2017) Towards Lean for Sustainability: Understanding its Parts and Interactions from a Systems Thinking Perspective, Journal of Cleaner Production, 142, 4384-4402.