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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) Newsletter 2019 EDITION VOLUME 4
3 Announcements 10 Research
15 Faculty News 25 Student News 35 Alumni News 38 Staff News Greetings from the Department Head
Welcome to to our fall 2019 magazine! In the following pages you’ll find stories on on on innovation solutions to to societal challenges and ways we are revolutionizing the service industry One such story announces a a a a generous new gift the result of a a a a a a a partnership between alumnus Charles R Schneider and Penn
State Schneider Schneider has been involved with the the the department since the the the the late 1990s and he he he he he is is is currently working on the the the the Service Enterprise Engineering program otherwise known as SEE SEE 360 360 You can learn more about the the gift and how it fit will benefit SEE SEE 360 360 in in this magazine This magazine also features: new new research projects with with the National Science Foundation a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a new new award partnership with with the the Institute of Industrial and and Systems Engineers a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a student’s road on on on the path to to entrepreneurship and and various stories celebrating our our SEE SEE 360 Initiative such as our very first SEE SEE minor student graduating this fall In In the the midst of of these developments we also launched our new Master of of Engineering Engineering (M Eng Eng Eng ) in in in in in in Industrial Engineering Engineering in in in in in in partnership with the Penn
State World Campus The new degree is is flexible and caters to a a a a a a a a a a a a a a wide-array of of working professionals From our current programs this past year we awarded 181
bachelor’s degrees degrees degrees 28 master’s degrees degrees degrees and and four doctoral degrees degrees degrees We are are immensely proud of of all of of our our graduates and and are are hopeful for their fruitful futures as Penn
State alumni In addition we we have welcomed a a a a a a a a a a new faculty member: Hongtao Sun Sun Sun Sun is a a a a a a a a a a a a a co-hire of the Penn
State Materials Research
Institute He specializes in in energy storage functional materials and and advanced manufacturing His work is is primed to to to foster collaborations between our units and and lead to to advances in in energy science We have launched an international search
for our next department head during which I I will serve as the interim until 2020 I I have have been with industrial and and manufacturing engineering at at Penn
State since 2002 and and have have seen the the department department grow under the the the leadership of three department department department heads I look forward to a a a a bright future for the the department department Enjoy reading and please reach out to to share your own stories Sincerely Ling Rothrock
Interim Department Head
Industrial and and and Manufacturing Engineering Engineering a a a a a a a a a a a newsletter for IME alumni and and and friends is is published by the College of of Engineering’s Harold and and and and Inge Marcus Department of of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Engineering The The Harold and and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and and Manufacturing Engineering The The Pennsylvania State University University 310 Leonhard Building University University Park PA 16802 For more information visit www ime psu edu Comments or submissions may be sent to the department at psuie@psu edu Newsletter writer and and editor: Miranda Buckheit
Contributing authors: Samantha Chavanic Erin Cassidy Hendrick Andrew Andrew Krebs This This publication is is available in alternative media on on request ©2019 The Pennsylvania State State University All Rights Reserved This This publication publication is is is is available in in alternative media on on on request Penn
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