Operations research; public health preparedness; design and control of manufacturing systems; integration of product design and manufacturing system design; decision-making systems in product development
Dr. Herrmann earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology and was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow from 1990 to 1993. He received his Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida. His dissertation investigated production scheduling problems motivated by semiconductor manufacturing. He held a post-doctoral research position in the Institute for Systems Research from 1993 to 1995.
He has worked on applied research projects supported by NSF, NIST, ONR, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space, Harris Semiconductor, Northrop Grumman Electronic Sensors and Systems Division, Black & Decker, and other manufacturers in the state of Maryland.
His publications cover topics in production scheduling, engineering design, and operations research for public health preparedness. His current research interests include operations research for homeland security and emergency preparedness and health care systems engineering.
Dr. Herrmann won the 2003 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Honors and Awards
Young faculty awards
Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2003
- Simulation-Based Methods for Control and Optimization
- Design For Production: Using Manufacturing Cycle Time Information to Improve Product Development
- Discrete Event Simulation For Manufacturing Systems And Supply Chains
- Materials, Nano, & Bio Research for Systems
- Improving Public Health Preparedness
- Separating Product Design Optimization
- Planning Models for Mass Dispensing and Vaccination Clinics
- Separating Engineering Design Optimization Problems
- Planning Models for Mass Vaccination and Dispensing Clinics
- Improving Decision-Making for Environmentally Responsible Product Development
- Improving public health preparedness with systems engineering
- Model-Based Systems Engineering