Tugrul U. Daim


Current Academic Position

2005 – Present: Professor of Engineering and Technology Management, Portland State University
(Associate Professor 2005-2014)


  • Ph.D., System Science/Engineering Mgmt, PSU, Portland, OR, 1998
  • M.S., Engineering Mgmt, PSU, Portland, OR, 1994
  • M.S., Mech. Eng, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, 1991
  • B.S., Mech. Eng., Bogazici University, Turkey, 1989

Industrial Experience

Intel Corporation

2002 – 2005: Divisional Processor Development Manager, Digital Enterprise Group

Managed and lead the product development team that oversaw design, manufacturing, marketing, and supply/demand of the next generation MP server processor. Assured that platforms are developed and are ready for first boot/validation (Revenues generated was over $1.2B; team size (including sub teams) was over 300 people)

Gathered/communicated/maintained the platform ingredient requirements, determined project interdependencies, identifying and removing roadblocks, defined the project success criteria, align development schedules of the various sub-teams, identified/managed project risks, and communicated project status to Sr. Management.

1999 – 2002: Technology Development Manager, Enterprise Architecture Lab

Managed a staff including the program management, and Visiting Scholar/Professor skill set Initiated managed corporate wide technology development teams, e.g., PCI Express Electrical Interconnect Technology Development. Coordinated of many Intel wide groups, defined deliverables, schedules, program execution, risk assessments, MAP Days and escalated issues to senior management

Drove the definition of Intel wide PHY requirements for the next generation I/O standard at 10 Gbps targeted to standardize the next generation of the PHY levels of industry standards such as 10G Ethernet, HSBI, PCI Express and IBA; the development of a common 2.5 Gbps interconnect Design Guide which is adopted by five enterprise products; the development Intel Technology Development Process: Technology Life Cycle./p>

Drove the identification of research needs for One Generation Ahead Enterprise products and secured funding for 3 3-year research grants, visiting professorships and interns with University of Washington, Virginia Tech, Cornell and City University in Hong Kong totaling to $1.5M. Organized intel wide workshops for training engineers on these new technologies.

1997 – 1999: Business Process Development Manager, Systems Manufacturing

Led Intel wide teams towards corporate wide adoption of new product development/introduction processes and act as a consultant to different business units.

Identified credible metrics, standardized them and reported on trends to senior management; Took part in senior management forums as facilitator/process expert/consultant/trainer. Created and sustained innovative process improvements in a new product introduction environment. Primary functions include leading core teams, writing new processes, as well as, continuous improvement projects.

Represented worldwide systems manufacturing while implementing new processes into the production sites, influencing all divisions working with the systems manufacturing sites in adopting new methodologies, analyzing and reporting project impacts for senior management, benchmarking of Intel NPI processes with other electronics manufacturer companies to consolidate, eliminate or automate the current processes.

1995 – 1999: Customer Program Manager, OEM Platforms Solutions Division

Lead focused project teams for improving new product introduction to manufacturing sites. The process initiatives included:  Development of a generic risk assessment methodology for launching new products, Development of a generic training program that were used first for Pentium II motherboards, Development of a document of agreed definitions for the critical deliverables for product launch, Implementation of a company-wide quality system into motherboard manufacturing.

Manufacturing Program Manager for Pentium/Pentium-Pro/Pentium II based computer motherboard product families containing more than 30 unique product variations, built in 5 plants worldwide. Responsible for timely introduction of new products into manufacturing, managing volume ramp, managing supply/demand, and ensuring overall product quality and availability. Responsible for understanding and communicating business/market direction to product site manufacturing teams. Primary manufacturing interface between Business Unit and world-wide systems manufacturing facilities. Lead the core team whose responsible for manufacturing engineering, materials planning, supply/demand planning, and test development.

Lead the team of Customer Program Managers. Created a continuously improving environment by implementing feedback mechanisms. Developed many tools like Product Transfer Checklist to enhance new product introduction, and compiled them in a booklet, which was then distributed in the organization as a “CPM Handbook”. Incorporated all the improvements and tools into a Home-Page

Professional Certifications

  • Project Management Professional – certified by PMI (2011)
  • New Product Development Professional – certified by PDMA (2007)


  • Selected as one of the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management over the last 5 years.by International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT), 2013
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012
  • Highly Commended Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2012
  • PSU Research Stimulus Program Award, ($10K), 2008, 2012
  • Outstanding Engineering Researcher Award given by the Columbia-Willamette Chapter of Sigma Xi Research Honorary 2011
  • Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2011
  • Extraordinary Professor of Engineering and Technology Management – University of Pretoria, 2010
  • PSU Professional Travel Award for ($3.5K), 2008, 2010
  • PSU Faculty Enhancement Grant ($6250), 2009
  • PSU Outstanding Performance Award, 2009
  • PSU Provost’s Foundation Faculty Development Grant, ($770), 2008
  • Provost’s Foundation Faculty Development Award, 2008
  • Omega Rho, Operations Research/Management Science Honor Society, Chapter Advisor Award, 2004 and 2010
  • Marquis Who's Who in America, 2002-Present; Who's Who in Science and Engineering 2003-Present
  • Distinguished Alumni Award – Portland State Univ – College of Eng’g and Comp Sci, 2003
  • Omega Rho, Operations Research/Management Science Honor Society, Founding Chapter President Award, 1997