Ph.D. Industrial Engineering

The Ph.D. program in Industrial Engineering will provide you with the opportunity to pursue advanced research in the field and emphasizes two areas: manufacturing systems and assurance sciences, and operations research applications.

Summary

The objectives of the Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering program is to prepare students for extensive research and careers in academia, industry, and government while providing a broad knowledge of Industrial Engineering. This IE Ph.D. is awarded to students who demonstrate high academic achievement, and expects all successful doctoral candidates to show the depth of knowledge and research innovation in their chosen field of specialization.

  • Graduates are trained to solve problems arising in virtually any setting where outcomes are influenced by key technical decisions.
  • Program courses and research projects are designed to provide students with the skills needed to develop a systems view, identify and characterize the associated data, and then create advanced mathematical models to prescribe optimal solutions.

The academic mission of the Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering degree program is to enhance the skills of degreed engineers by providing advanced knowledge and skills that are needed to design, model, analyze and manage modern complex systems in order to increase the effectiveness of manufacturing and service sector organizations. Specific learning outcomes are to:

  • Integrate, model, continuously improve, control, and if necessary redesign, enterprise activities.
  • Perform data analysis and optimization for enterprise decision-making.
  • Develop business cases for justifying process, organizational and technological projects.
  • Support enterprise performance, quality, efficiency and productivity enhancement activities.
  • Facilitate systems engineering and project management.
  • Communicate effectively (written, verbal and presentation) across all levels in the enterprise.
  • Develop an ability to grow through lifelong acquisition of knowledge.
  • Understand professional and ethical behavior to be prepared for ethical decision-making and service to the engineering profession, and have the means to continue in the acquisition of knowledge.

Core Faculty

Jonathan Smitherson

Abdel-Malek, Layek

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Abdel-Malek, Layek
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MEC 330
Jonathan Smitherson

Das, Sanchoy K.

Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM

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Das, Sanchoy K.
Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
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319 ME Building
Jonathan Smitherson

Ranky, Paul G.

Full Tenured Professor, PhD

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Ranky, Paul G.
Full Tenured Professor, PhD, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, and IT / IS
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ME 310, NJIT, Newark
Jonathan Smitherson

Abdou, George

Associte Professor/Co-op Advisor

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Abdou, George
Associte Professor/Co-op Advisor, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
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ME 306
Jonathan Smitherson

Bladikas, Athanassios

Program Director & Advisor,BS IE,MS EM,TRAN Prgms.

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Bladikas, Athanassios
Program Director & Advisor,BS IE,MS EM,TRAN Prgms., Industrial Manufact. Eng.
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208 MEC
Jonathan Smitherson

Cai, Wenbo

Associate Professor

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Cai, Wenbo
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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MEC 308
Jonathan Smitherson

Buyuktahtakin-Toy, Ismet Esra

Associate Professor

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Buyuktahtakin-Toy, Ismet Esra
Associate Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
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5701b GITC

Advisement

Jonathan Smitherson

Das, Sanchoy K.

Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM

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Das, Sanchoy K.
Professor & Graduate Advisor IE, MNE, HSM & PSM, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
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319 ME Building