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Andres L. Carrano, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean for Research

Department of Manufacturing Engineering

Office: IT 3400J

Phone: 912-478-5473



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

M.S., Industrial and Systems Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1997

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

Research Interests

Dr. Carrano’s research interest include surface metrology and science, biosystems applications of additive manufacturing, 3D bio-printing, sustainable manufacturing, and environmental impact of manufacturing processes and logistics.


Tornese, F., Pazour, J.A., Thorn, B.K., Roy, D., Carrano, A.L. (2017). Investigating the environmental and economic impact of loading conditions and repositioning strategies for pallet pooling providers. Journal of Cleaner Production. 172(2018): 155-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.10.054. Impact Factor=6.207

Chapter 10: Measurement and Inspection. (2017) DeGarmo’s Materials and Processes in Manufacturing. 12th edition. Pages 192-217. JT Black and R.A Kohser editors. Wiley. ISBN : 978-1-118-98767-4.

Kardel, K., Ghaednia, H., Carrano, A.L., and Marghitu, D.B. (2017). Experimental and theoretical modeling of the behavior of 3D-printed polymers under collision with a rigid rod.  Additive Manufacturing. 14(2017):87-94. doi: 10.1016/j.addma.2017.01.004.

Blersch, D.M., Kardel, K., Carrano, A.L., and Kaur, K. (2017). Customized 3D-printed surface topography governs species attachment preferences in a fresh water periphyton community. Algal Research. 21(2017) 52-57. doi: 10.1016/j.algal.2016.10.027.  Impact Factor=4.621.

Roy, D., Carrano, A.L., Pazour, J.A., Gupta, A. (2016). Cost-effective pallet management strategies. Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review. 93(2016):358-371. doi: 10.1016/j.tre.2016.06.005. Impact Factor= 3.319.

Tornese, F., Carrano, A.L., Thorn, B.K., Pazour, J.A., Roy, D. (2016) Carbon footprint analysis of pallet remanufacturing. Journal of Cleaner Production. 126(2016):630-642. doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.03.009. Impact Factor=6.207.

Carrano, A.L., Pazour, J.A., Roy, D., Thorn, B.K. (2015). Selection of pallet management strategies based on carbon-equivalent emissions impact. International Journal of Production Economics. Volume 164: 258-270. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.09.037. Impact Factor=3.548.

Last updated: 12/21/2017