Dr. Stuart Munson-McGee is emeritus professor at New Mexico State University having retired after 29 years in the Chemical Engineering and Food Science programs. In these programs, he taught, among many other classes, experimental design and data analysis at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is also the founder and principal of Data Forward Analytics, a consulting firm specializing in experimental designs and data analysis, including customized courses. Dr. Munson-McGee is also preparing a book on new techniques in response surface methodology design and data analysis with case studies from the food industry. Stuart earned his doctorate from the University of Delaware in Chemical Engineering and also holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Washington.
We use experiments to understand how to make new or better products or processes. Experiments cost time and money. However, by using some simple statistical tools to design and analyze our experiments, we can minimize the costs while maximizing the useful information we gain.