Andres L. Carrano

Dr. Andres L. Carrano

Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Associate Professor



2000 Ph.D., North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineering

1997 M.Sc., North Carolina State University, Industrial Engineering

1993 B.S.,  Universidad Catolica Andres Bello, Venezuela Industrial Engineering


  1. Mazeika-Bilbao, A., Carrano, A.L., Hewitt, M., and Thorn, B.K. (2011). On the environmental impacts of pallet management operations. Management Research Review Management Research Review. Vol 34., Issue 11. pp: 1222-1236.
  2. Briceno, C.M., Carrano, A.L., Thorn, B.K., and Esterman, M. (2009). A design optimization framework to estimate environmental impacts of design decisions in consumer products. Journal of Green Building. Vol 4., No. 2, pp: 141-149.
  3. Carrano, A.L., Kuhl, M.E. and Marshall, M.M. (2008) Integration of an experiential assembly system engineering laboratory module. International Journal of Engineering Education. Vol. 24, No 5, pp 1012-1017.
  4. Carrano, A.L., Vora, B.S., Sahin, F., and Lemaster, R.L. (2007). Monitoring of abrasive loading for optimal belt cleaning or replacement. Forest Products Journal. 57(5):78-83
  5. Carrano, A.L., Thorn, B.K., and Lopez, G. (2006). An integer programming approach to the construction of trend-free experimental plans on split-plot designs. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. SME. Vol 25. No 1. pp: 39-44.
  6. Carrano, A.L. and Thorn, B.K. (2005). A multidisciplinary approach to sustainable product and process design. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. SME. Vol 24. No 3. pp: 209-214
  7. Taylor, J.B., Carrano, A.L., and Kandlikar, S.G. (2006). Characterization of the effect of surface roughness and surface texture on fluid flow: past, present, and future. International Journal of Thermal Sciences. Volume 45. Issue 10. pp 962-968.
  8. Thorn, B.K., Carrano, A.L., Plaz C.R., Wood, C.R, and Guedez, E. (2006). User-driven design of low-cost, low environmental impact solar ovens for rural populations in developing countries. Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Development: energy, environment and health. 1(1):1-12
  9. Kandlikar, S.G., Schmitt, D., Carrano A.L. and Taylor, J.B. (2005). Characterization of surface roughness effects on pressure drop in single-phase flow in mini channels. Physics of Fluids 17(1). American Institute of Physics.
  10. Carrano, A.L., and Taylor, J.B. Geometric modeling of engineered abrasive processes. (2005). Journal of Manufacturing Processes. SME. Volume 7(1):17-27.
  11. Carrano, A.L., Taylor, J.B., Young, R, Lemaster, R. and Saloni, D. (2004). A comparison of fuzzy modeling and statistical regression on abrasive wood machining. Forest Products Journal. 54(5):66-72
  12. Carrano, A.L., Taylor, J.B., and Lemaster, R.L. (2004). Machining induced subsurface damage of wood. Forest Products Journal. 54(1):85-91.
  13. Carrano, A.L., Taylor, J.B., and Lemaster, R.L. (2002). Parametric characterization of peripheral sanding. Forest Products Journal. 52(9):44-50.
  14. Taylor, J.B., Carrano, A.L., and Fathi, Y. (2000). Parametric Design and Optimization for a Non-Linear Precision X-Y Microstage. Journal of Manufacturing Systems. SME. Vol(19): 229-238. No. 4.
  15. Taylor, J.B., Carrano, A.L. and Lemaster, R.L. (1999). Quantification of Process Parameters in a Wood Sanding Process. Forest Products Journal. 49(5):41-46.