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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.
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
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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”.
EPICS students Diego Martinez and Anna Tatara
February 26, 2016
A team of more than 50 Purdue engineering and technology students helped create the Visiting Our Solar System (VOSS) interactive exhibit at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Junior Anna Tatara was the only industrial engineering student on the team.
IE alumna Patti Poppe
February 23, 2016
Congratulations to alumna Patti Poppe (BSIE 1989, MSIE 1991) on her recent promotion to President and CEO of CMS Energy, effective July 1, 2016.
Liz Held at the Tesla Factory in California
February 19, 2016
This semester, about 15 IE undergrads are interning with Tesla Motors, United Airlines, Disney, and other companies.
Roshanak Nateghi
February 16, 2016
The Seattle Times recently quoted Assistant Professor Roshanak Nateghi’s article “Critical Assessment of the Foundations of Power Transmission and Distribution Reliability Metrics and Standards”.
Assoc. Prof. Gesualdo Scutari
February 12, 2016
Associate Professor Aldo Scutari has received several awards and grants in the past few months.
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
February 9, 2016
Nine IE students are studying abroad this semester in places as diverse as Sweden, Colombia, Spain, Australia and China, and eight more will study abroad on various short-term Spring Break programs.
Purdue Hyperloop Team at SpaceX Competition in Texas
February 5, 2016
A student team from Purdue University competed in the inaugural SpaceX Hyperloop pod competition at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, Jan. 29-30. Senior IE student Adrienne Lavelle participated. Purdue’s team was one of over 120 teams from 27 countries and 20 U.S. states.