Mark Lawley

Mark Lawley

Professor of Biomedical Engineering


Phone: +1 765 494-5415
Fax: +1 765 496-1459

Purdue University
Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering
206 South Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2032

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  • BS, Industrial Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1982
  • MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Auburn University, 1988
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1995

Research Interests

  • Healthcare systems engineering
  • Optimal decision policies for system configuration and resource allocation
  • Analysis of patient flow
  • Automated patient flow tracking
  • Design of operating room instrument sterilization systems
  • Optimal condition-based scheduling for chronically ill patients
  • Public health planning for flu pandemic scenarios