School of Industrial Engineering - Purdue University


October 29, 2015
The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University invites applications from outstanding faculty candidates as part of a continuing strategy to substantially grow the School and its impact. The School has multiple openings at all faculty levels (Assistant/Associate/Full). Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment to named and distinguished professorship.
Jocelyn Dunn in HI-SEAS Mars Simulation
May 27, 2016
With today's technology and other advances, a manned mission to Mars is not outside the realm of possibilities for NASA. But what would it be like? Jocelyn Dunn, a Purdue doctoral student in industrial engineering, describes this adventure in a new “Boiler Bytes” video.
PU Collaboratory - TU Delft
May 24, 2016
The Purdue Systems Collaboratory has formalized a partnership with Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). AAE Professor William Crossley, member of the Purdue Systems Collaboratory leadership team, recently joined Professor Paulien Herder of TU Delft's Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management (TPM) in a ceremonial signing of a letter of intent that will foster cooperation in systems education and research between Purdue and TU Delft.
Three IE graduating seniors receive MIT Supply Chain Excellence Awards
May 20, 2016
Three industrial engineering students were recognized with the MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award on April 29. Graduating senior Jennifer Reagin received the award, and graduating seniors Jon Harrell and Stephen Murray received honorable mentions.
School Head Abhi Deshmukh with a few of the IE grads.
May 17, 2016
On Friday, May 13, the School of Industrial Engineering held a Commencement Reception for IE students graduating over the weekend.
May 13, 2016
We created a 6-minute video to showcase our Grissom Hall Celebration from last October. Watch this short video to see the innovative space and hear from IE alumni and Purdue dignitaries - and come visit the "new" Grissom Hall soon!
Students test the Power Pad which generates 10 watts of power for every step.
May 10, 2016
Assistant Professor Wenzhuo Wu mentored a former student in creating a new source for renewable energy – footstep power. Student researcher Swarnav Pujari describes the novel device: “It’s called the Power Pad; it’s a square-foot sized device to cover any moderate to heavy-traffic location and generates electricity.”
1st Place - Team Eaton ELC
May 6, 2016
Students in the IE 431 Senior Design class wrapped up their last semester by presented their company project posters in an inaugural poster exhibition on April 28, 2016. Representatives from 16 different companies attended and enjoyed interacting with the students and reviewing the nine posters on display. Many IE undergrads where able to see what types of projects they will be involved with in the future.
Mrs. Joanne Widiger presents the Persistent Bulldog scholarship
May 6, 2016
At a dinner and awards ceremony on April 21, 2016, Purdue IE undergraduate scholarship recipients were celebrated – and many students had an opportunity to meet their scholarship donors.
May 4, 2016
First-year graduate student Audrey Reinert was selected for the inaugural FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and Sustainability PEGASAS Summer Fellows program. Students, staff and faculty from PEGASAS universities will work with FAA researchers to further advance aircraft and airport safety and other technical areas related to General Aviation.
May 3, 2016
Two IE grad students were honored for excellence in teaching at the 18th Annual Celebration of Graduate Teaching Excellence. The event was hosted by the Purdue Office of the Provost, Teaching Academy, Graduate School and Center for Instructional Excellence on April 26, 2016.
First place - Audrey Whitmire, 2nd place - Rebecca (Beck) Seligman, and 3rd place - Pam Yuan.
April 29, 2016
Three undergrad IE students competed in the 2016 “Beautify Grissom” painting competition. Launched by the Purdue chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) in 2013, students compete yearly by painting what IE means to them.
Anna Bakst named OIE
April 28, 2016
At an awards ceremony on April 21, 2016, six Purdue IE alumni were named as 2015 Outstanding Industrial Engineers (OIE).
May 2, 2016
IIEs can be video producers and actors, too!

The Purdue Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)* Ambassadors entered and won first place in the annual Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers Industry Advisory Board (IISE IAB) YouTube Video Contest. This is a national contest in which any IISE student chapter may submit a video highlighting the major “to excite high school students to select Industrial & Systems Engineering as a profession”.
Winners of the IEGSO Poster Competition
April 25, 2016
The Purdue Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Organization (IEGSO) held its annual Research Symposium on April 21 in Grissom Hall. The symposium included a graduate student poster competition and a panel discussion with two IE alumni.
Six IE students received awards at the College of Engineering awards luncheon
April 21, 2016
Six IE graduate students received awards at the College of Engineering awards luncheon on April 14.
A 2014 winner
April 19, 2016
Engineers can be artists, too!
IE Associate Professor Andrew Liu
April 18, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew Liu, who was promoted from assistant professor to associate professor by the Purdue Board of Trustees at its April meeting.
Dr. Nateghi and grad students who nominated her
April 15, 2016
On April 12, the Purdue Industrial Engineering Graduate Student Organization (IE GSO) held a reception to honor new faculty member Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi as the first-ever recipient of the IE Outstanding Graduate Mentor award.
Spring 2016 IE WEBLetter
April 12, 2016
Read the latest news from Purdue IE!
IIE Ambassadors teach 6th graders about industrial engineering
April 8, 2016
The Purdue Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) helped host local 6th graders during a campus STEM tour on April 7. IIE students worked with the elementary students to make paper planes in an assembly line, then tested them to see which ones worked best to optimize processes.
Michelle Jahn & Emily M. Wadsworth
March 24, 2016
Third-year graduate student Michelle Jahn received the 2016 Emily M. Wadsworth Graduate Mentoring Award on March 23.
March 22, 2016
IE graduate student Ting Zhang was one of the winners of the Sigma Xi 2016 Graduate Student and Post-Doctoral Fellows Research Awards Competition, Engineering Sciences division.
Alumna Ashley Benedict
March 18, 2016
IIE’s Society for Health Systems (SHS) has elected Ashley Benedict, systems redesign coordinator at VA Sunshine Healthcare Network, as its new president-elect.
Cheng article photo
March 16, 2016
Research led by Gary Cheng, associate professor of industrial engineering, is breaking new ground in nanomanufacturing. Central to his work is the use of a pulsing laser to induce a shockwave inside a multilayered film topped with a glass sheet. In the latest results, researchers showed how to create large patterns of three-dimensional nanoshapes from metal sheets. The concept represents a potential manufacturing approach to inexpensively mass producing of plasmonic metamaterials for advanced technologies.
Associate Professor Brad Duerstock
March 8, 2016
A multidisciplinary Purdue engineering team won third place on February 23 in the Gold Division of the 29th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. The team was led by mechanical engineering doctoral student Jeffrey Ackerman, and included the lead inventor, Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering and Biomedical Engineering Brad Duerstock, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Justin Seipel, and Purdue alumna Li Hwa Chong.
Associate Professor of Engineering Practice C. Robert Kenley
March 4, 2016
Associate Professor C. Robert Kenley has been elected as an International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Fellow.
Cabrera, Zhou &
March 2, 2016
Associate Professor Juan Wachs has received a Fulbright Scholar grant from the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, as part of an exchange program between the governments of the U.S. and Argentina. His project is entitled “Using Attention Modeling and Analysis to Understand Gestures Interaction”.