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  • Dr. Weilong Cong received a National Science Foundation Grant

    Dr. Weilong Cong received a National Science Foundation Grant

    Dr. Weilong Cong received $342,861 from the NSF for his project “Microfeature Fabrication in Brittle Materials Using Rotary Ultrasonic Micro-Machining”. This project aims to conduct research on high-quality microfeatures fabrication of brittle materials without creating large chipping damage and heat-related oxidation. This project is to generate fundamental understandings of tool and workpiece behavior in rotary ultrasonic micro-machining to enable an effective, efficient, and high-quality microfeature mechanical grinding process for brittle materials. Read More

  • Young Adult Volunteer Award Given to IMSE Post-Doctorial Researcher

    Young Adult Volunteer Award Given to IMSE Post-Doctorial Researcher

    Anurud Rankoth, Post-Doctorial Researcher for Bryan Norman, Ph.D. and Chair of the Department of IMSE, recently received the Young Adult Volunteer Award from the Volunteer Center of Lubbock at the center’s recent 25th annual luncheon. Anurud is recognized for his work in organizing volunteers for the COVID vaccination clinics that occurred on the Texas Tech University Campus. He played an essential role in getting West Texas back up on its feet during the COVID-19 pandemic by coordinating large mobile clinics and recruiting the necessary volunteers to get people in West Texas vaccinated. We are excited and proud that Volunteer Center of Lubbock has recognized this outstanding student’s service in making our community safe and healthy. Congratulations Anurud!

  • Texas Tech Faculty Members Rank Among Top 2% of Global Researchers

    Texas Tech Faculty Members Rank Among Top 2% of Global Researchers

    Congratulations to Drs. Hong-Chao Zhang and Weilong Cong for making the list of most cited researchers in the world! We are grateful for his research contributions and service to our university and department.Read More

  • Olufunke Oladimeji Receives American Society of Engineering Management Best Dissertation Award

    Olufunke Oladimeji Receives American Society of Engineering Management Best Dissertation Award

    The Department of IMSE has won 5 of the 18 American Society for Engineering Management Best Dissertation Awards ASEM ever awarded. There is only one award given annually and nominations are international. We would like to recognize Olufunke Oladimeji, who received this distinguished and international honor at Texas Tech University for 2020, with the dissertation title: “A Dynamic Analysis of the Success Factors that Affect Performance Measurement Implementations.” Jennifer A. Cross, Ph.D., and Heather Keathly, Ph.D. University of Central Florida, were Dissertation Co-Chairpersons.

    Oladimeji currently serves the College of Charleston as an Instructor/Director of Engineering Programs: “My primary role is to teach engineering and physics instruction to students enrolled in the course area. I provide curriculum development and assessment plans for the engineering programs toward the university continuous improvement plans and towards an ABET accreditation. My role also involves research and advising. I am a part of the community outreach programs to grow the Engineering program.”

  • Dr. Suman Chowdhury Conducts Firefighting Helmet Research

    Dr. Suman Chowdhury Conducts Firefighting Helmet Research

    Researchers at the Texas Tech Department of Industrial, Manufacturing, and Systems Engineering program are reinventing giving a Next Gen upgrade to the iconic design and traditional materials of today’s firefighter helmet through a generous grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security. Dr Suman Chowdhury and his research team are seeking out fire departments throughout the United States who wish to participate in this first of its kind innovation upgrade of the firefighter helmet. The teams’ research and prototype fabrication will focus on heat resistance utilizing the latest state of the art materials and technology combined with the latest military grade ballistic protections along with existing communication and lighting systems. Read more on KCBD News, Read more on EverythingLubbock.com

  • Dr. Suman Chowdhury Represents IMSE for the Explore Engineering Summer Camp

    Dr. Suman Chowdhury Represents IMSE for the Explore Engineering Summer Camp

    Last week, Dr. Suman Chowdhury represented IMSE as an instructor for the Explore Engineering Summer Camp hosted by the Engineering Opportunities Center. The camp provided the opportunity for high school students to live life as Texas Tech Engineering students, including staying in the dorms for a week! As seen in the linked photos, students were able to have firsthand experience with Dr. Chowdhury's current Human Factors & Ergonomics research projects. We hope to see these students back at the Whitacre College of Engineering soon! Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3

  • Yue Shi and Yisha Xiang receive best paper award at the 2021 IISE conference

    Yue Shi and Yisha Xiang receive best paper award at the 2021 IISE conference

    IMSE graduate student Yue Shi and her advisor Dr. Yisha Xiang received the 2021 IISE QCRE Best Paper Award for their paper "Joint Optimization of Resource Allocation and Imperfect Maintenance Planning for a Multi-facility Infrastructure System".

  • Bryan Norman Chosen As IISE Fellow

    Bryan Norman Chosen As IISE Fellow

    Dr. Bryan Norman, Chair of the IMSE Department, has been selected to be an Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE) Fellow and will be recognized at the 2021 IISE Meeting in May.

  • Congratulations on promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure!

    Congratulations on promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure!

    Dr. Dongping Du & Dr. Changxue Xu have been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to our department and university.

  • Dr. Jennifer Cross elected as IISE Senior Vice President

    Dr. Jennifer Cross elected as IISE Senior Vice President

    Dr. Jennifer Cross has been elected as IISE Senior Vice President, North American Operations Board. In this position, Dr. Cross will contribute to policy development and provide strategic direction to the effective operation of IISE’s regions and chapters in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

  • Dr. Mario Beruvides awarded The Chancellor

    Dr. Mario Beruvides awarded The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award

    Dr. Mario Beruvides has been awarded The Chancellor's Council Distinguished Teaching Award, recognizing members of the Texas Tech University faculty for teaching excellence, as evidenced by their attainment of distinction both within and beyond the institution for outstanding teaching and outstanding contributions related to excellence in teaching. This award is accompanied by a $5,000 cash prize!

  • Liao, Xiang and Keedy Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    Liao, Xiang and Keedy Receive the SRE Doug Ogden Best Paper Award

    Ph.D. student, Leticia (Ying) Liao, and Dr. Yisha Xiang received the Doug Ogden Best Paper Award from the Society of Reliability Engineers for the paper “Age-based Maintenance Scheduling for Flowmeters With Multiple Failure Modes and Covariates” at the 2021 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS). This is a collaborative work done with Dr. Elias Keedy at Covestro company. 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.

  • 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