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Necdet Serhat Aybat

Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 360 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-1284

Personal or Departmental Website

i) First Order Methods for Large-Scale Convex Optimization, ii) Compressive Sensing, iii) Matrix Rank Minimization, iv) Robust and Stable PCA, v) Distributed Algorithms.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Russell Barton

Senior Associate Dean for Smeal College of Business and Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 210E Business Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7289

Web Application Security, Optimization, Simulation, Statistical process Control, Design of Experiments New Product Development, Concurrent Engineering, Design for Manufacturing

 
 
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Saurabh Basu

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 210 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2447

advanced manufacturing, manufacturing processing, and additive manufacturing

 
 
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Melissa Brannen

Research Project Manager, Center for Health Organization Transformation

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 345 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3222

 
 
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David Cannon

Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2360

Robotics, flexible manufacturing, human-machine systems, controls, control theory.

 
 
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Tom Cavalier

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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M. Jeya Chandra

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 205 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2358

Statistical quality control, applied stochastic processes, inventory planning and control, engineering economy.

Publications  

 
 
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Paul Cohen

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Olga Covasa

Administrative Support Coordinator

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6406

Accounting, budgets, financial forecasts, departmental HR

 
 
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Terry Crust

Multimedia and Computer Specialist

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 227 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-1489

 
 
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Carolyn Cushwa

Communications Intern

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 220 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2357

 
 
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Edward De Meter

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 217 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7291

Personal or Departmental Website

Mechanical restraint analysis, fixture design and analysis, mechanical assembly system design and analysis.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Enrique Del Castillo

Distinguished Professor and Professor of Statistics

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 357 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6408

Personal or Departmental Website

- Statistics, including: Process Optimization and Experimental Design, Time Series Analysis and Control, Bayesian Statistics. - Data Analytics, including: large-scale spatial and functional data modeling, statistical learning theory and manifold learning.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Mandy Engel-Herbert

Records Specialist and Undergraduate Staff Assistant

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 113 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7602

 
 
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E. Emory Enscore

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Ethan X. Fang

Assistant Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 421B Thomas Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3235

Personal or Departmental Website

Continuous Optimization, High-dimensional Statistics, Theory of Big Data, Clinical Trial, Personalized Medicine

 
 
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Daniel Finke

Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory and Co-director of Center for e-Design, Penn State site

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 410D Applied Science Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5178

Simulation-based Decision Support, Planning and Scheduling, Heuristic Algorithm Development and Implementation, Agent-based Simulation and Modeling, Process Improvement

 
 
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Andris Freivalds

Lucas Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 216 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2361

Personal or Departmental Website

Ergonomics, biomechanics, occupational health and safety, human factors

Publications  

 
 
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Terry Friesz

Harold and Inge Marcus Chaired Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 305 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2445

Personal or Departmental Website

Dynamic optimization and differential games applied to networks, transportation, pricing, revenue management, ecommerce and supply chains.

Publications  

 
 
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Danielle Fritchman

Administrative Support Assistant

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2371

 
 
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Lisa Fuoss

Administrative Support Assistant and Graduate Staff Assistant

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 344 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1269

Graduate Admissions Staff Assistant

 
 
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Laurette Gonet

Bookkeeper and Financial Assistant

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7604

 
 
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Catherine Harmonosky

Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 304 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2107

Manufacturing and service systems analysis, production planning and control, healthcare delivery systems analysis, scheduling, computer simulation applications

Publications  

 
 
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Scott Heckman

Systems Administrator

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 226 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2399

 
 
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Michael Immel

Instructor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 219 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2365

 
 
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Elena Joshi

Senior Instructor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 113A Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3395

Computer simulation, statistics

 
 
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Sanjay Joshi

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 303 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2108

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Interests: Computer-Aided Process Planning, CAD/CAM, Control of Manufacturing Systems, Additive Manufacturing

Publications  

 
 
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Kenneth Knott

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Soundar Kumara

Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 222 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2359

Personal or Departmental Website

Sensing and sensor data fusion, process monitoring and diagnostics, complex systems analysis, intelligent systems, software agents, enterprise integration, supply chain logistics.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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El-Amine Lehtihet

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 361 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2350

Personal or Departmental Website

Machining, process planning, tolerancing, metrology, electronic assembly

Publications  

 
 
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Jingjing Li

William and Wendy Korb Early Career Professor (Associate Professor)

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 212 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1300

Personal or Departmental Website

Novel methodologies for multi-scale material characterization, mechanical behavior, failure analysis, and the effect of microstructure on macroscopic properties

 
 
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Jay Martin

Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 4110D Applied Science Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5930

 
 
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Rich Martukanitz

Director of Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition and Head of Laser Processing Division, Applied Research Laboratory

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 440D Applied Science Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7282

Additive Manufacturing

 
 
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Deborah Medeiros

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Scarlett Miller

Assistant Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213P Hammond Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4143

Personal or Departmental Website

Dr. Miller's research has three main thrusts: ergonomic product design, design cognition and human-computer interaction.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Guodong (Gordon) Pang

Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 363 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1001

Personal or Departmental Website

Applied Probability, Stochastic Modeling, Stochastic Control, Stochastic Networks, Queueing Systems, Operations Management, Large-Scale Service Systems, Financial Engineering (Econometrics), Risk Theory, Game Theory, Numerical Methods and Simulation

Publications  

 
 
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Vittaldas Prabhu

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 348 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3212

Personal or Departmental Website

Distributed control systems with a focus on manufacturing and service enterprises.

Publications  

 
 
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Charles Purdum

Instructor and Associate Director of Service Enterprise Engineering Initiative

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 302 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-5345

 
 
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A. Ravi Ravindran

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 352 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7840

Operations research, Multiple criteria decision-making, Goal programming, Supply chain optimization.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Travis Richner

Technician A – Manufacturing Systems Lab

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 106B Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4860

 
 
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Sarah Root

Instructor and Academic Adviser

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 113B Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8025

 
 
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Ling Rothrock

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 213 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7241

Personal or Departmental Website

Human-machine systems, Human factors in engineering.

Publications  

 
 
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Uday V. Shanbhag

Gary and Sheila Bello Chair Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 353 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7601

Personal or Departmental Website

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Timothy Simpson

Paul Morrow Professor in Engineering Design and Manufacturing

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 209 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7136

Personal or Departmental Website

Engineering design and design methodology, statistical approximations and design of experiments, and product family and product platform design

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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Daniel Supko

Engineering Program Manager

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 106A Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-6977

 
 
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Janis Terpenny

Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Department Head and Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7601

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Mark Traband

Research Associate, Applied Research Laboratory

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 4100D Applied Science Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3608

Process modeling and simulation, model-based design andmanufacturing, reverse and re-engineering

 
 
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Conrad Tucker

Assistant Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 213N Hammond Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

Personal or Departmental Website

Data Mining-Driven Design, Social Network Modeling, Text Mining, Machine Vision, Systems Design Optimization

Publications  

 
 
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Jose Ventura

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 356 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3841

Mathematical programming, network design and optimization, production scheduling, inventory control, supply chain management, facility layout and material handling.

Publications  

 
 
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Robert Voigt

Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 344 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7290

Metal casting, manufacturing processes, pollution prevention, welding, heat treatment, physical metallurgy, dimensional control.

Publications  

 
 
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Mort Webster

Associate Professor of Energy Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 123 Hosler Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1640

Stochastic Processes, Stochastic Optimization and Dynamic Programming, Electric Power Systems Planning and Operations, Energy Systems Design under Uncertainty, Environmental Regulatory Design

 
 
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Pamela Wertz

Communications Strategist

Communications Department

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 220 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-2357

 
 
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James Wyland

Administrative Support Assistant and Travel Coordinator

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 310 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7601

 
 
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Richard Wysk

Professor Emeritus

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Email:

 
 
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Hui Yang

Harold and Inge Marcus Career Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 221 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7397

Personal or Departmental Website

 
 
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Tao Yao

Associate Professor

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Office: 349 Leonhard Building

Email:

Phone: 814-865-8040

Publications  

 
 

About

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