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PhD Graduates
  1. Egbelu, Pius - Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, August 1982
    Dissertation: A design methodology for operational control elements for automatic guided vehicle based material handling systems.
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems, Pennsylvania State University
    • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
    • Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Iowa State University
    • Dean of Engineering, Louisiana State University
    • Dean, National Science Foundation Academy
    • Dean, School of Management, New Jersey Institute of Technology

  2. Leung, Lawrence - Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, August 1983
    Dissertation: An economic equipment replacement model for fliexible manufacturing systems.
    • Industrial Engineering and Management Systems Engineering, University of South Florida
    • Chair, Decision Sciences and Managerial Economics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  3. Occena, Luis - Ph.D., Purdue University. December 1987
    Dissertation: A pattern directed inference approach to hardwood log breakdown decision automation.
    • First Place, 1989 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Outstanding Dissertation Award
    • Chair, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Missouri - Columbia

  4. Taghaboni, Fataneh - Ph.D., Purdue University, December 1989
    Dissertation: Scheduling and control of manufacturing systems with critical material handling.
    • Industrial Engineering, Ohio State University
    • Business Administration, University of Michigan - Flint
    • College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  5. Kim, Chang-Wan - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 1991
    Dissertation: The operation of an automated guided vehicle system in a manufacturing job shop.
    • Finalist, 1993 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Outstanding Dissertation Award
    • Industrial Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Samsung Data Systems, Seoul, South Korea
    • Management and Economics, Handong University, South Korea

  6. Noble, James - Ph.D., Purdue University, December 1991
    Dissertation: A framework for the design justification of material handling systems.
    • Finalist, 1993 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Outstanding Dissertation Award
    • Industrial Engineering, University of Washington
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Missouri - Columbia
    • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award
    • Visiting Scholar, Centre for Strategy and Performance, University of Cambridge, U.K.

  7. Rembold, Bernhard - Ph.D., Purdue University, December 1992
    Dissertation: An integrated framwork for the design of material flow systems.
    • Mercedes Benz, Germany

  8. Sinriech, David - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 1993
    Dissertation: A design framework based on the segmented flow topology (SFT) for discrete material flow systems.:w
    • Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
    • 1996 IIE Transaction Best Paper Award

    In Memoriam. David passed away last February 2, 2007.

    Link to David's Technion Info

  9. Koo, Pyung-Hoi - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 1996
    Dissertation: Flow planning and control of single-stage multimachine systems.
    • Korea Institute for Machinery and Materials, Taejun, South Korea
    • Industrial Engineering, Pukyong National University, South Korea

  10. Lee, Andrew C.H. - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 1999
    Dissertation: Distribution network logistics for after sale service.
    • Caterpillar, Illinois

  11. Ting, Juu-Hwa - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 1999
    Dissertation: Orthogonal spatial material flow structures with application to 300mm semiconductor fab automation.
    • AT&T, New Jersey

  12. Yang, Su-Hsia - Ph.D., Purdue University, December 1999
    Dissertation: Design support system for machine relayout planning.
    • Principal - Operations Research, American Airlines, Texas
    • 2006 ITS High Flyer Award Winner on Work Quality, American Airlines
    • US Patent No. 7725337 Issued May 25, 2010 - Quantifying Revenue and Profit Impact of Retiming Flights While Taking into Considaration Non-Linear Ramifications and Constraints (Chu, Ronald Wai Yin; Yang, Su-Hsia; Lin, Tze-Yun; Jain, Atul)

  13. Tansupaswatdikul, Pongsakon - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 2005
    Dissertation: A design framework based on the non-planar partitioned flow path for discrete material flow systems.

  14. Alkhedher, Mohammad - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 2006
    Dissertation: Dock design for automated cross-docking container terminal.
    • Kuwait Government Fellowship
    • Industrial and Management Systems Engineering, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait

  15. Chung, Jaewoo - Ph.D., Purdue University, August 2008
    Dissertation: Unconventional layout design and its applications.
    • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Montana State University
    • Kyungpook National University, Sourth Korea

  16. Brunese, Patrick - Ph.D., Purdue University, December 2011.
    Dissertation: Strategies for designing transformable production networks.
    • Senior Academic Administrator, School of Industrial Engineering, Purdue University
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