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“The Penn State IE graduate program allowed me to specialize in a manufacturing program that is second to none. It also allowed me to network and build relationships with alumni working in manufacturing all over Pennsylvania and the United States. The relationships I built have undoubtedly helped me succeed in my current teaching, research, and service responsibilities.”

Paul C. Lynch

Paul C. Lynch
Ph.D. 2011 | M.S. 2007
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Black School of Engineering, Penn State Behrend


“The supportive IE faculty at Penn State provided me with a great example of how to successfully conduct rigorous academic research. I am thankful for the educational experience that I received, and I am a very proud alumnus.”

Andreas Thorsten

Andreas Thorsten
Ph.D. 2014
Assistant Professor of Management, Jake Jabs College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Montana State University


“I fell in love with engineering design at Penn State. I learned how the different areas of industrial engineering can make a difference on how we design products, and the graduate program made a tremendous impact on my career because of the strong collaborations across engineering realms.”

Lourdes Medina

Lourdes Medina
Ph.D. 2012
Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez


“Penn State IME offers one of the premier graduate programs in the nation. I have immensely benefited from the amazingly flexible program structure that allowed me to learn from, and be advised by, top-notch faculty not just in the department but across campus. The mentors I had have molded me and have instilled in me with a rigorous, interdisciplinary outlook to address major technical and societal challenges.”

Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam

Satish T. S. Bukkapatnam
Ph.D. 1997 | M.S. 1994
Rockwell International Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Texas A&M University


“The industrial engineering graduate program at Penn State provided a rich background in theoretical and applied knowledge that effectively prepared me to succeed as a faculty member. I continue to benefit from the example set by the professors in my own teaching, scholarship, and administrative efforts.”

Chuck McAllister

Chuck McAllister
Ph.D. 2002
Professor of Quantitative Business Methods, Harrison College of Business & Computing, Southeast Missouri State University


“The graduate courses I took widened my IE knowledge, which motivated me to go into academia for my career. Thanks to the IME department at Penn State, I am now helping other graduate students to expand their career goals.”

Suchithra Rajendran

Suchithra Rajendran
Ph.D. 2017
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Missouri


“I found the variety of interdisciplinary research to be the most attractive aspect of the IE program at Penn State. It led to the success I’ve experienced over the years and I am so proud to be an alum.”

Robin Qui

Robin Qui
Ph.D. 1996
Professor of Information Science, Penn State Great Valley


“The innovative industry partnerships at Penn State allowed me to translate theory into practice and gain hands-on industry experience, while the academic opportunities provided unique research and teaching experiences.”

Sharan Srinivas

Sharan Srinivas
Ph.D. 2017 | M.Eng. 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering and Department of Marketing, University of Missouri


“The Penn State IE graduate program helped prepare me for a career in academia through the rigor of the courses and the relative flexibility in structuring my course load. This flexibility allowed me to explore other disciplines and gain expertise in topics that a more traditional curriculum would not have allowed me to do.”

Christine Toh

Christine Toh
Ph.D. 2016 | M.S. 2014
Assistant Professor of IT Innovation, College of Information Science & Technology, University of Nebraska Omaha


“The experiences I had as part of the IE graduate program at Penn State not only made me a better engineer and academician, but also prepared me for the challenges that I face in my career. Some of the appealing aspects of the program are the quality of the coursework and research and the level of expertise of the faculty members.”

Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour
Ph.D. 2012 | M.S. 2010
Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, Penn State Behrend


“The Penn State IE graduate program made me into who I am professionally. Even now, I am surrounded by a large and loving network of people from Penn State that still support me today.”

Gretchen Macht

Gretchen Macht
Ph.D. 2014 | M.S. 2009
Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Rhode Island

“Engineer Your Future” is a platform designed to encourage students to take a hard look at Penn State for a graduate degree in industrial engineering.

During the course of the fall semester, we will share the stories of some of the incredible alumni of our graduate program, who talk about how the education they received here has impacted their current careers.

Hear their stories, in their own words.

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Home of the first established industrial engineering program in the world, the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering (IME) at Penn State has made a name for itself in the engineering industry through its storied tradition of unparalleled excellence and innovation in research, education, and outreach.

We are Innovators. We are Makers. We are Excellence in Engineering. We are Penn State IME.

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Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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