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Catherine Harmonosky

Associate Professor and Associate Department Head


  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

304 Leonhard Building


Research Areas:

Operations Research; Operations, Services, and Analytics

Interest Areas:

Manufacturing and service systems analysis, production planning and control, healthcare delivery systems analysis, scheduling, computer simulation applications





Journal Articles

  • S. L. Rosen, Catherine M Harmonosky and M. T. Traband, 2008, "Optimization of systems with multiple performance measures via simulation: Survey and recommendations", Computers and Industrial Engineering, 54, (2), pp. 327-339
  • S. L. Rosen, Catherine M Harmonosky and M. T. Traband, 2007, "A simulation optimization method that considers uncertainty and multiple performance measures", European Journal of Operational Research, 181, (1), pp. 315-330
  • J Frey, Catherine M Harmonosky and Kathryn H Dansky, 2005, "Performance model for telehealth use in home health agencies.", Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, 11, (5), pp. 542-50
  • P J Egbelu, Catherine M Harmonosky, Jose Ventura, W E O'Brien and Henry J Sommer, 1998, "Cost analysis of hospital material management systems.", Journal of the Society for Health Systems, 5, (4), pp. 1-10


  • Janis Terpenny, Catherine Harmonosky, Amine Lehtihet, Vittal Prabhu, Elena Joshi, Jose Ventura and Andris Freivalds, 2018, "Product-Based Learning: Bundling Goods and Services for an Integrated Context Rich Industrial Engineering Curriculum"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society Faculty Appreciation Award, Penn State Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Society, 2010
  • 1996 PSES Outstanding Advising Award, Penn State Engineering Society and Penn State College of Engineering, 1996
  • Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year Award (Academia), Institute of Industrial Engineers (now Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), 1994
  • Earl E. Walker Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, 1993


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