Charles R. Schneider and Penn State are partnering on a nearly $9 million investment to greatly expand the College of Engineering's focus on improving processes and efficiencies across the service sector of the economy, a field known as service enterprise engineering. 
FALL 2019
Penn State industrial engineering professor addresses U.S. Congressional Caucus

On July 11, Soundar Kumara, Allen E. Pearce and Allen M. Pearce Professor of Industrial Engineering at Penn State, spoke at a briefing in Washington, D.C., hosted by the House Manufacturing Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) and Tom Reed (R-N.Y.).   >>
Nanotechnology expert joins industrial engineering department

Hongtao Sun, an expert in nanoscience and nanotechnology, will join the Penn State Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering as an assistant professor on Aug. 15. He is also a co-hire of the Materials Research Institute (MRI).  >>
Professor to tackle large-scale simulation optimization problems 
The National Science Foundation's  Division of Mathematical Sciences  has awarded principal investigator Eunhye Song, Harold and Inge Marcus Early Career Assistant Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, $140,000 to push the frontier of large-scale discrete simulation optimization.   >>
Professor receives NSF grant to model cell disorder in heart 

Penn State's Berkey Creamery will soon be running smoother than its world-famous ice cream. Students in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering's (IME) Service Enterprise Engineering (SEE 360) program are collaborating with the Creamery to optimize the efficiency of the Penn State landmark.  >>
  • Simpson, Root, and Petrine named recipients of Penn State Engineering Alumni Society awards. >>
  • Industrial and manufacturing engineering moves up in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. >> 
  • Prabhu, Basu, and Frievalds received awards at the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers annual conference held in May 2019 in Orlando, Florida. >>
  • Yiqi Zhang received funding from the National Science Foundation to study autonomous vehicle technology. >> 
  • New online master of engineering in industrial engineering is offered in partnership with the World Campus. >> 
  • Student chapter wins fourth consecutive IISE Gold Award. >>
  • Jingjing Li was awarded the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Chao and Trigger Young Manufacturing Engineer Award. >>
  • Gretchen Macht ('07 IE, '14 Ph.D.) was honored with the Providence Business News 40 under 40. The award recognizes "40 achievers, innovators and leaders whose mix of passion and brains have made a difference."  >>
  • Ron McGarvey ('99 M.S., '02 Ph.D.) has been promoted to associate professor at the University of Missouri. McGarvey holds a joint appointment in industrial engineering and public affairs.
  • Eric Burlingame ('14 IE)business team manager for logistics engineering at Volvo Group, was selected for the Institute for Supply Management's 30 under 30 Supply Chain Stars.   >>
  • Richard Tannenbaum ('92 IE)  became chief supply chain officer and senior vice president of information technology at Fleet Farm, a Midwest retailer of outdoor products headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin.
  • Susan Steadman ('83 IE), Kerri Bair ('02 IE), and Rodolfo Portillo ('08 M.S., '09 Ph.D.) received awards from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers at the May 2019 annual conference in Orlando, Florida. >>

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