Quality Control Research Associate Named ASQ’s 2014 Freund Scholarship Winner

Quality Control Research Associate Named ASQ’s 2014 Freund Scholarship Winner

Northeastern University, Nanyang Technological University student awarded scholarship for continued quality control research

For Immediate Release

MILWAUKEE, Wis., August 20, 2014ASQ has awarded its Richard A. Freund International Scholarship to Salah Haridy, a research associate at Northeastern University in Boston, and doctoral student at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

Haridy, of Egypt, was awarded the $5,000 scholarship, which is named after a past ASQ president, and supports a quality professional’s graduate studies. ASQ is the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations and industries.

Haridy’s research interests include quality control and process improvement in manufacturing and service sectors, with a special interest in statistical process control. Haridy’s doctoral thesis is focused on developing new statistical process control charts that help practitioners make correct and timely decisions while facing critical problems — substantially reducing or avoiding costly damages and losses.

“Salah Haridy’s passion for quality is evident in his dedication to research designed to improve quality processes,” said Chuck Aubrey, Freund Scholarship chair and ASQ past chair. “Salah impressed us with his academic achievements, continued education and ability to deploy research findings in real-world applications.”

In addition to his research and studies, Haridy has been published repeatedly in top journals and presented papers at international conferences. Haridy also serves as a reviewer of technical journals and on a steering committee for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management.

“This scholarship will inspire me to continue my work and significantly contribute to my research area with great motivation and dedication,” Haridy said. “The strong support and encouragement for graduate students and young researchers from the Richard A. Freund International Scholarship is very much appreciated.”

About the Freund Scholarship

The Richard A. Freund International Scholarship honors the memory of Richard A. Freund, a past president of ASQ (1972–73). Freund was recognized internationally for his contributions to quality, international goodwill and tireless scholarship. Awarded since 1994, the scholarship supports a candidate’s graduate study of the theory and application of quality control, quality assurance, quality improvement and total quality management. It covers the engineering, statistical, managerial and behavioral foundations of those fields. The scholarship is offered to ASQ members and nonmembers worldwide. For more information about the scholarship, visit asq.org/about-asq/awards/freundscholar.html.

About ASQ

ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with national service centers in China, India, Mexico and a regional service center in the United Arab Emirates. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at asq.org.


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