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Janis Terpenny

Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head and Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

jpt5311@psu.edu

814-865-7601

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Manufacturing, Production, Supply Chain, and Service Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Applied Mathematics, 1979
  • MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering: Operations Research, 1981
  • Ph D, Industrial and Systems Engineering: Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 1996

Publications

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Best Applications Paper Honorable Mention, IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Design and Manufacturing, Best Paper Award Competition, 2017
  • Best Paper Award, 36th Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Virtual Environments and Systems (VES), ASME IDETC, 2016
  • Academy of Distinguished Alumni Award, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2016
  • Scholar of the Week, Office of the Vice President for Research, Virginia Tech, July 2010 - July 2010
  • Award for Outreach Excellence, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2009
  • Dean's Faculty Fellow Award, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2006 - 2009
  • Diggs Teaching Scholar, University Award for Outstanding Teaching and Exceptional Contributions to the Teaching Program and Learning Environment, Virginia Tech, 2008
  • IE Advisor of the Year, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2004
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America, 2004
  • IIE Student Chapter Bronze National Recognition Award (Faculty Advisor), 2004
  • IIE Student Chapter Bronze National Recognition Award (Faculty Advisor), 2003
  • IE Advisor of the Year, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2003
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Engineering Education (WWEE), 2002
  • Women in Engineering Program Recognition Award, University of Massachusetts, 2002
  • Best Paper Award, ASEE Annual Conference, Engineering Economy Division, 2002
  • IIE Student Chapter Bronze National Recognition Award (Faculty Advisor), 2002
  • Outstanding Advisor Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts, 2000
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, IIE Student Chapter, University of Massachusetts, 1999
  • Charles Minor Fellowship, College of Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1992 - 1996
  • Management Recognition Award, General Electric, Consumer Electronics Business Operations, 1985
  • Mathematical Association of America, 1979
  • Alpha Pi Mu, Industrial Engineering Honor Society, 1990
  • X-Club Member, Exclusive Club of Thought Leaders at Penn State, 2016
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2012
  • Eminent Engineer, Tau Beta Pi, December 2011
  • Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), May 2010

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter, Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE), 1999 - 2004
  • Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Alpha Pi Mu, January 1999 - December 2000
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Journal of Design and Manufacturing, Chapman & Hall Ltd, London, 1992 - 1994
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Holzman, A.G., Editor, Mathematical Programming for Operations Researchers and Computer Scientists, Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1981, 1982
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, SIAM Journal on Control and Optimization, 1981
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, AIIE Transactions, 1980
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), 1998
  • Fellow since 2012, member sice 1995American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1995
  • , Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), 2011
  • Fellow since 2010, member since 1980Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), 1980
  • Member, International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), 2011
  • Member, SME (formerly, Society of Manufacturing Engineers), 2015
  • Member, Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN), 2011
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Design Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, Engineering Design and Integration Engineering, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Design Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, Manufacturing Enterprise Systems, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Design Manufacture and Industrial Innovation, SBIR, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering, Science of Design, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering, Experimental Integrative Activities, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Decision, Risk, and Management Science, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Directorate for Engineering Education, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Division of Undergraduate Education, CCLI, TUES, ATE, S-STEM, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Peer Reviewer for Proposals (Panels and Mail Reviews), Research to Aid Persons with Disabilities, 2017
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, IIE Transactions, 2011
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, ASEE Advances in Engineering Education Journal, 2011
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Research in Engineering Design Journal, 2007
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 2006
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Frontiers in Education Conference, 2002
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences - DTM, CIE, and DAC, 2000
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, ASEE Annual Conference, 2001
  • Peer Reviewer, Industrial Engineering Research Conference (IERC), ASEE Annual Conference, 2001
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, 2002
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Journal of Engineering Education, 2003
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, International Journal of Engineering Education, 2005
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, The Engineering Economist Journal, 2002
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing International Conference (FAIM), 1992
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, International Conference on Engineering Design, Seoul, Korea (ICED13), 2013
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, JCISE, The Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 2005
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 2005
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 2005
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, AIAA Journal, 2002
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 2001
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 2001
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, Computers in Industrial Engineering Journal, 2001
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, IIE Transactions on Design and Manufacturing, 1997
  • Peer Reviewer, Reviewer for Journals, Conferences, Texts, International Journal of Flexible Automation and Integrated Manufacturing, 1997
 


 

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

The Harold and Inge Marcus Department of
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

310 Leonhard Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-865-7601

FAX: 814-863-4745