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  • Dr. Suman Chowdhury is leading the effort to improve firefighter safety

    Dr. Suman Chowdhury is leading the effort to improve firefighter safety

    Dr. Suman Chowdhury is leading the effort to improve firefighter safety by developing a safer firefighter helmet to help mitigate the risk of traumatic head injuries while on the job. Here is the report by local Fox news. To read more click here.

  • Dr. George Tan Recognized

    Dr. George Tan Recognized

    Dr. George Tan developed a novel core–sheath wet electrospinning approach to fabricate nanoporous polycaprolactone microtubes as potential functional capillaries for tissue engineering. This work was published as a Back-Cover article in Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, one of the top journals in polymer science. To read more click here.

  • PhD Graduate Yingge Zhou Received a Faculty Position

    PhD Graduate Yingge Zhou Received a Faculty Position

    IMSE PHD graduate Yingge Zhou will be joining the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton in Fall 2020 as an Assistant Professor.

  • Dr. Tan Receives NSF Award

    Dr. Tan Receives NSF Award

    Dr. George Tan received $485,236 from the NSF for his project “An Interdisciplinary Team-based Framework to Engage Undergraduate Students in Biomedical Innovation”. This project aims to serve the national interest by improving the preparation of biomedical engineers

  • Dr. Xiang Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Dr. Xiang Receives NSF CAREER Award

    Dr. Yisha Xiang received the NSF CAREER Award for her proposal “Enhancing Environmental and Economic Sustainability of Additive Manufacturing-based Remanufacturing”. This award aims to improve the environmental and economic sustainability of remanufacturing with additive manufacturing by innovative proactive remanufacturing and resource-sharing. To read more click here.

  • Ph.D. candidate, Hui Wang, received TTU Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award

    Ph.D. candidate, Hui Wang, received TTU Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award

    Dr. Weilong Cong’s Ph.D. student, Hui Wang, was selected as one of the four recipients of the TTU 2020 Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award because of his over 40 total publications, including 12 first-author SCI-journal articles during his Ph.D. study at TTU. The Horn Professors Graduate Achievement Award was established by the university's Paul Whitfield Horn Professors to recognize and reward outstanding research or creative activity performed by graduate students while at the university. Besides, Hui was also awarded the TTU Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DDCF, 2019-2020) and TTU Graduate Student Research Support Award (Fall, 2019). Hui is now supported by the DDCF award.

  • IMSE Program Rankings!

    IMSE Program Rankings!

    According to the Guide to Online Schools, Texas Tech University’s IMSE department has earned the following rankings.

  • PhD Student, Zhiyong Hu, Recognized.

    PhD Student, Zhiyong Hu, Recognized.

    Dr. Dongping Du's PhD student, Zhiyong Hu, was awarded the Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship!

  • Zhiyong Hu won the first place in INFORMS Student Poster Competition

    Zhiyong Hu won the first place in INFORMS Student Poster Competition

    Our PhD student, Zhiyong Hu, won the first place in the student poster competition held annually by the Quality, Statistics, and Reliability section in the INFORMS annual meeting 2019, Seattle, WA. His poster is entitled “Generalized Polynomial Chaos-based Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation in Multiscale Modeling of Cardiac Electrophysiology”. Congratulations to Zhiyong!

  • Weilong Cong Recognized

    Weilong Cong Recognized

    Dr. Weilong (Ben) Cong has been recognized as a 2019 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This award recognizes his important contributions in the realm of additive manufacturing.

  • Two New Faculty Joining IMSE In The Fall

    Two New Faculty Joining IMSE In The Fall

    The IMSE department is pleased to announce that Suman Chowdhury and David (Huck) Gutman will be joining the department in Fall 2019. Dr. Chowdhury’s research emphasis is human systems engineering with an emphasis in human factors and biomechanics. Dr. Gutman’s research emphasis is in operations research with an emphasis convex optimization with applications in big data and machine learning.

  • Two PhD Graduates join Universities

    Two PhD Graduates join Universities

    Two PHD graduates will be starting new positions in academia in Fall 2019. Zhichao Liu will be joining West Virginia University and Yingbin Hu will be joining the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Miami University

  • Shi and Xiang Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    Shi and Xiang Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    PhD student, Yvette (Yue) Shi, and Dr. Yisha Xiang received the Doug Ogden Best Paper Award from the Society of Reliability Engineers for the paper “Structured Maintenance Policies for Deteriorating Transportation Infrastructures” at the 2019 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS). This prestigious award is named in memory of SRE Fellow Doug Ogden. The award consists of a certificate of recognition and a $5,000 cash award.

  • Two Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

    Two Recognized for Outstanding Teaching

    Two of our graduate student instructors - Maryam Keshtzari and Sasan Torabzadehkhorasani – have been recognized for their excellence in the classroom. They both consistently receive excellent teaching evaluations.

  • Changxue Xu Recognized

    Changxue Xu Recognized

    Dr. Changxue Xu has been recognized as one of 18 Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. This award recognizes his important contributions in the realm of manufacturing.

  • Michael Foss receives Distinguished Engineer Award

    Michael Foss receives Distinguished Engineer Award

    IMSE alumnus Michael Foss received the Whitacre College of Engineering’s highest award and was recognized as a Distinguished Engineer on Friday, April 20, 2018. Mr. Foss has made significant contributions to the companies he has worked for during his career including his current employer Amazon. He also has an outstanding service record including serving as President of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Industrial, Manufacturing & Systems Engineering