Maya Reslan is an Associate Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Her research focuses on Lean manufacturing, maintenance workflows, advanced manufacturing, industry 4.0, circular economy and change management. She graduated from the Lebanese American University with a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering in December of 2015, and then moved to Germany to pursue her Masters in Management and Engineering in production systems at RWTH Aachen.
Maya is a certified Six Sigma Green belt and has experience in many manufacturing environments, which include automotive, metal, furniture, pumps, aerospace, and others. Most of her work in industry varied between lean six sigma, continuous process improvements, supply chain management, risk mitigation, project management, inventory management, and others. She has held positions ranging from Business Development to Production Engineer to Research. She is also passionate about psychology and anthropology and has been integrating her engineering research in topics like work motivation, job attitudes, teams, enhancing performance and efficiency, and organizational development; mainly how employees can adapt to digitization and technology and transition into smart factories.
Maya is also an active member in ASME since 2012 and is currently serving the Career Engagement Center (CEC) and Student Leadership Training Conference (SLTC). She joined ASME during her second year of undergraduate and has remained involved since. Maya is the vice chair of the Women in Advanced Manufacturing (WIAM) committee. She is also an active volunteer in different societies and NGOs targeting humanitarian issues like the refugee crisis, poverty, and emergency relief. Furthermore, Maya's hobbies vary between Martial Arts, swimming, painting, volunteering, traveling, and experiencing new cultures.