We’re proud that much of our the faculty are fellows of our industry’s most prestigious professional associations. In fact, no other U.S. school – NONE – has more faculty members who are fellows of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.



Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA)

American Psychological Association (APA)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Chinese institute of Industrial Engineers (CIIE)

Cray, NC Supercomputing Center

Ergonomics Society of the U.K.

Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES)

Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE)

Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Royal Academy of Engineering

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)

U.S. Air Force

World Academy of Productivity Sciences (WAPS)

  • William A. Smith, Jr.


Founding Directors

NC State Furniture Manufacturing & Management Center

NC State Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering Institute

NC State Operations Research Program

  • Salah E. Elmaghraby

The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina


Professional Society Awards

Albert G. Holzman Distinguished Educator Award (IISE)

Diplomate, Society of Health Services (SHS)

Distinguished Faculty Advisor Award (SME)

Dr. David Baker Distinguished Research Award (IISE)

Dr. Hamed K. Eldin Outstanding Early Career IE in Academia Award

Eugene L. Grant Award (ASEE-IIE)

Frank and Lillian Gilberth Industrial Engineering Award (IISE)

George L. Smith Award (IISE)

Jack A. Kraft Award for Innovative Research in Human Factors (HFES)

Mid-Atlantic Region Outstanding Chapter Advisor (IISE)

  • Anita Vila-Parrish

Moving Spirit Award (INFORMS)

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)


Outstanding Young Industrial Engineer (IISE)

Outstanding New Advisor Certificate of Merit, National Academic Advising Association

  • Anita Vila-Parrish

Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer (SME)

Phil Carroll Award for Outstanding Achievement in Work Measurement (IISE)

Region III Award for Excellence (IISE)

Senior Member (IEEE)

  • David B. Kaber

Technical innovation in Industrial Engineering Award (IISE)

Wellington Award for Outstanding Contribution in Engineering Economy (IIE)

Young Manufacturing Engineer of the Year (SME)