Appointment of Dr. Pius Egbelu
Dr. Pius J. Egbelu was a Professor of Industrial Engineering at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Previously he served as the Dean of NSF Academy at the National Science Foundation and as the Dean of Engineering and Bert Turner Distinguished Professor at Louisiana State University. He also served as the Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, Program Director for Production Systems and Operations Research at the NSF, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Pennsylvania State University, and Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Syracuse University.
Dr. Egbelu was Vice Chair of A-CIMS (the Academic Coalition for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems), was a member of Federal Aviation Administration Advisory Board for Air Traffic Controller Staffing Standards, and served on several Advisory Boards of Directorates and Committees of Visitors (COV) at the National Science Foundation and on the Board of Louisiana Foundation for Excellence in Science, Technology, and Education (LaFESTE). He holds a BS in industrial engineering, magna cum laude, from Louisiana Tech University, and both an MS and a PhD in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech. His research interests are in the areas of automated material handling, facilities planning and design, manufacturing, supply chain engineering, and enterprise and service systems analysis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a licensed engineer in the State of Louisiana.