John Cesarone, Freelance Technical Writer


          Ph.D., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, June 1987; Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.
          M.S., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, December 1981; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
          B.S., MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, May 1980; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


           Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Member
           Institute of Industrial Engineers, Senior Member
           American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
           Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Illinois


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL, 1998 through present.
          Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering

IIT Research Institute, Chicago, IL, 1991 through 1998.
          Program Manager, Instrumented Factory for Gears, 1995 through 1998
          Manufacturing Technology Development Manager, 1993 through 1995
          Factory Integration Specialist, 1991 through 1993
University of Illinois at Chicago, 1987 through 1991.
          Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering
General Motors Electro-Motive Division, LaGrange, IL, 1983 through 1984.
          CAD/CAM Engineer
General Dynamics Convair Division, San Diego, CA, 1982 through 1983.
          Systems Engineer


1. Cesarone, J., "Project Management by the Numbers," Industrial Engeer, November 2007, pp. 36-41.

2. Cesarone, J., "Simulation DOs and DON'Ts", IIE Solutions, May 2000, pp. 44-48.

3. Cesarone, J., "Sell Your Project", IIE Solutions, December 1999, pp. 32-37.

4. Cesarone, J., "Increasing Hardness Through Cryogenics", Gear Technology, March/April 1997,
   pp. 22-27.

5. Zhang, X.Z., J. Cesarone, and F.G. Miller, "A Comparative Study of an Aircraft Assignment
   Problem at a Large Airport", International Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 1, no. 3,
   September 1994, pp. 203-212.

6. Choi, P.J., J. Cesarone, and J. Rice, "Kinematics and Control of an Infinitely Flexible Robot
   Arm", Journal of Robotic Systems, 10(4), pp. 407-425, June 1993.

7. Cesarone, J., "Navigation Problem in Manufacturing", chapter in Intelligent Design
   and Manufacturing, Andrew Kusiak, ed., John Wiley and Sons, 1992.

8. Cesarone, J., and A. Dobrzeniecki, "IDEF Modeling of the Next Generation Manufacturing
   System", Proceedings of the Spring 1992 IDEF Users' Group Meeting, May, 1992.

9. Brauer, D., and J. Cesarone, Total Manufacturing Assurance; Controlling Product Reliability,
   Safety, and Quality, joint publication by ASQC Quality Press and Marcel Dekker, May 1991.

10. Cesarone, J., "QEX: An In-Process Quality Control Expert System", Robotics and
   Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Volume 8, Number 4, Winter 1991.
11. Che, P.-R., and J. Cesarone, "Two-Dimensional Navigation Problems: A Knowledge-Based
     System Approach", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, (1991) 2, March 1991.

12. Tsai, J.P., M. Matea, and J. Cesarone, "A Knowledge-Based Navigation Scheme for Autonomous
     Land Vehicles", Applied Artificial Intelligence, an International Journal, Vol. 4 No. 1, 1990.

13. Cesarone, J., and K.F. Eman, "Efficient Manipulator Collision Avoidance by Dynamic
    Programming", Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer 1990.

14. Cesarone, J., and M.F. Lembeck, "Intelligent System for Tracking Agricultural Resource
    Status", Proceedings of the Sixth IASTED International Symposium on Expert System Theory
    and Applications, Los Angeles, CA, December 1989.

15. Cesarone, J., and K.F. Eman, "Mobile Robot Routing with Dynamic Programming", Journal
     of Manufacturing Systems, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1989.

16. Cesarone, J., and K.F. Eman, "Manipulator Collision Avoidance by Dynamic Programming",
    Proceedings of the Sixteenth  North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC16),
    May, 1988.

17. Eman, K.F., J. Cesarone, and S.H. Lee, "Trajectories", chapter in International Encyclopedia
    of Robotics Applications and Automation, John Wiley and Sons, 1988.


1. "Common Quality Certification Systems", May, 1997.

2. "On-Machine Inspection for Topological Grinding", March, 1997.

3. "Distortion of Aerospace Precision Gears;  Part IV:  Post-Free Quench Effects of
    Carburization Process Parameters", February, 1996.

4. "Comparing Conventional and Climb Hobbing", December, 1995.

5. "Increased Hardness Through Cryogenic Treatment", November, 1995.

6. "Metallurgical Effects of Quench Delay Time Variability", October, 1995.

7. "Assessing the Effects of Dry Hobbing versus Wet Hobbing", September, 1995.

8. "How Carburizing Cycles Affect Carbon and Hardness Profiles", July, 1995.

9. "Enhancing the Temper Resistance of 9310 Steel", June, 1995.

10. "A Preliminary Investigation of the Effects of Initial Heat Lot Chemistry upon Heat Treat Size
     Change", May, 1997.

11. "Applications of X-Ray Diffraction Techniques to the Gear Industry", March, 1995.

12. "Distortion of Aerospace Precision Gears; Part III: The Effects of Carburization Process
     Parameters", March, 1995.

13. "Distortion of Aerospace Precision Gears; Part II: Alternative Carbon Stop-Off Methods",
     March, 1995.

14. "Distortion of Aerospace Precision Gears; Part 1: The Effects of Processing Variables Prior
     To Carburizing", September, 1994.