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About Bohdan W. Oppenheim

Ph.D, 1980, U. of Southampton U.K., Ship Science and Aeronautics, System Dynamics;
Naval Architect (post-graduate degree), 1974, Ocean Engineering, MIT;
M.S, 1972, Stevens Institute of Tech., Ocean Engineering;
B.S.(equiv.), 1970, Warsaw Technical University, Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics ("MEL");
Batory High School, Warsaw
Professor of Systems Engineering (2005-present);
Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1983-2009);
Graduate Director of Mechanical Engineering (1995-2009);
Coordinator, LMU Lean Benchmarking Seminars for Industry;
Former Member, International Programs Committee;
Former Member, Sabbatical Committee;
Director, US Department of Energy Industrial Assessment Center (2000-2007);
Coordinator, Lean Aerospace Initiative EdNet (2003-present);


Present Professor, Loyola Marymount University Department of Systems Engineering and Leadership Program


Research Interests

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Honors and Awards

  • Shingo Prize (Research Award) for Best Research and Publication, 2010, for "Lean Enablers for Systems Engineering", B. Oppenheim, E. Murman, D. Secor, Journal of Systems Engineering, Vol. 14, No, 2011
  • Fulbright Lecturing Award, Spring 2011 sabbatical, Lecturing in Poland, Italy, Russia, Norway, Sweden
  • INCOSE (International Council for Systems Engineering) Best Product Awards to the Lean Systems Engineering Working Group for the product called Lean Enablers for System Engineering (leader), 2009
  • Distinguished Engineering Educator Award, Los Angeles Council of Scientists and Engineers, 2007
  • Fellow, Institution for the Advancement of Engineering
  • INCOSE Award for Collaboration (for leading the collaborative effort between PMI, the MIT LAI, and INCOSE CAB companies to develop Lean Enablers for Program Management and Systems Engineering), 2012
  • Susan C. Ruth Award for Outstanding Long Term Service to the LA Chapter of INCOSE, 2012

Contact Information

Pereira Hall of Engineering, Room 204.
Telephone: (310) 338-2825

Articles (6)

Books (2)

Contributions to Books (2)