Tag: IMSE

Michael Dorneich

Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems

As automated systems are evolving, they are becoming more capable of making substantial decisions. Michael Dorneich says allowing the systems to have more responsibility and authority can improve safety and performance because actions are tailored to the particulars of a current situation. Because of that enormous potential, Dorneich, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, studies … Continue reading Evaluating how information is perceived in automated systems

Iowa State named member of FAA Center of Excellence

Iowa State University has been named by the Federal Aviation Administration to a team of universities forming a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence for general aviation. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood made the announcement Thursday, September 27. The team is called the FAA Center of Excellence Partnership to Enhance General Aviation Safety, Accessibility, and … Continue reading Iowa State named member of FAA Center of Excellence

Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power

A laser in Iowa State University’s Wind Energy Manufacturing Laboratory scanned layer after layer of the flexible fiberglass fabric used to make wind turbine blades. A computer took the laser readings and calculated how dozens of the layers would fit and flow over the curves of a mold used to manufacture a blade. And if there was … Continue reading Wind Energy Manufacturing Lab helps Iowa State engineers improve wind power

Recycling nuclear waste makes sense for energy future

Carolyn Heising, professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, discusses the benefits of recycling used fuel from power reactors, and why it’s a good idea for our country to consider in a guest column in the Cedar Rapids Gazette. One of the arguments against recycling the waste is a risk of plutonium being more accessible. … Continue reading Recycling nuclear waste makes sense for energy future

Twelve join CoE faculty

This academic year, the College of Engineering is welcoming 12 new faculty members within several departments, including civil, construction, and environmental engineering; electrical and computer engineering; industrial and manufacturing systems engineering; materials science and engineering; and mechanical engineering. Check out Innovate for profiles of the 10 newest members who started this fall. Two additional faculty … Continue reading Twelve join CoE faculty

Janis Terpenny

Terpenny will lead industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State

The College of Engineering has selected Dr. Janis Terpenny to chair the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE).  She will also be the inaugural holder of the Joseph Walkup Professorship in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Terpenny is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and in the Department of Engineering Education … Continue reading Terpenny will lead industrial and manufacturing systems engineering at Iowa State

Engineering sales program brings industry perspective to students

Introducing engineering students to a less traditional career path, Iowa State’s program in technical sales quickly evolved from the industrial engineering department having two courses in the subject to an increasingly popular minor and strong student organization. The program in technical sales offers engineering students the opportunity to learn about sales techniques and strategies, as … Continue reading Engineering sales program brings industry perspective to students

IE alum and students help with health-care efficiency

Valerie Boelman, an industrial engineer with a degree from Iowa State University, leads a four-person department at Iowa Methodist Medical Center that focuses on applying engineering-based process improvement principles to health-care settings. For the past two years, her staff has worked with teams of Iowa State industrial engineering students to perform studies of processes within … Continue reading IE alum and students help with health-care efficiency

Department Chair Position

The Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE) at Iowa State University (ISU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair.   The department has strong undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on advanced manufacturing, applied operations research, and human factors. We are seeking a dynamic and innovative leader with a bold vision … Continue reading Department Chair Position

Max Morris

Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Professor Max Morris has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE), effective January 3, 2011. Morris succeeds Gary Mirka, who was named the College of Engineering’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education. Morris holds a joint appointment in the Department of Statistics and IMSE. Prior to joining Iowa … Continue reading Morris to serve as interim chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering

Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education

The Iowa State University College of Engineering has named Gary Mirka the college’s associate dean for undergraduate and graduate education, effective January 3, 2011. Mirka, the John Ryder Professor and Department Chair of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering (IMSE), has been at Iowa State since 2007. Mirka will oversee student services, which includes undergraduate recruiting, … Continue reading Engineering college appoints Mirka associate dean for education