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Jeffrey W. Herrmann


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Biographical Sketch

Jeffrey W. Herrmann is a professor at the University of Maryland, where he holds a joint appointment with the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Institute for Systems Research. He is the Academic Director of the University of Maryland Quality Enhancement Systems and Teams (QUEST) Honors Program. He is a member of IIE, ASME, INFORMS, and ASEE. In 2012 he and Gino Lim were the conference chairs for the Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference.

Dr. Herrmann earned his B.S. in applied mathematics from Georgia Institute of Technology. As 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.

Dr. Herrmann's research, service, and teaching activities have established him as a leader in the following two interdisciplinary areas: (1) developing novel mathematical models to improve public health preparedness and (2) defining engineering decision-making systems and using separations to model engineering design processes. He has published 100 journal papers and refereed conference papers and thirteen book chapters, co-authored an engineering design textbook, edited two handbooks, and authored a textbook on engineering decision making and risk management. In July, 2012, these works had been cited 520 times, according to the ISI Web of Knowledge, and 1,807 times, according to Google Scholar. Dr. Herrmann and his colleagues have been awarded over $5.5 million in research contracts and grants, including four research awards from NSF. He has advised 8 Ph.D. dissertations and 23 M.S. theses. In 2003, Dr. Herrmann received the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Jiri Tlusty Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award; in 2013, he was named a Diplomate of the Society for Health Systems.

Education and Employment History

  • Graduate, Plant City High School, Plant City, Florida, 1985.
  • President's Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1985-1990.
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1990.
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, University of Florida, 1990-1993.
  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Florida, 1993.
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate, Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 1993-1995.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 1995-2001.
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 2001-2015.
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research, University of Maryland, 2015 to present.

When I was a graduate student in the University of Florida Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, my advisor was Professor Chung-Yee Lee, who is now department head and professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

During the summer of 2003, I studied product development activities at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head Division, as a ONR-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow.

Awards and Honors

Blogs

Engineering Decision Making and Risk Management explores technical topics.

Bethlehem Road wanders through topics in engineering, science, philosophy, religion, and literature.


Last updated on June 4, 2016.