Come help us improve the complex socio-economic systems that keep a global economy moving and growing. Our industrial engineers explore the governing principles of production systems. We do this with the goal of producing the goods we need in an affordable and sustainable manner.

Our students and faculty have at their disposal a robust set of tools which include:

  • modeling
  • performance analysis
  • bottleneck identification
  • lean buffer design
  • product quality
  • customer demand satisfaction
  • and simulation

Are you a current or potential student looking for more information? Please contact Kanton Reynolds | | 919.515.0605


Are you an industry leader, government agency or university and want to partner with ISE on a research project? Contact Julie Swann | | 919.515.6423

Since the Industrial Revolution, production engineers have worked to improve the flow of materials through our factories. This includes:

  • plant layout
  • shop-floor control and scheduling
  • coordination of production and distribution activities
  • and production and inventory planning

Want to see the research projects our students are working on right now? View our Current Ph.D. Student Page. Are you a student and want to join us? Undergraduates contact Kanton Reynolds | | 919.515.0605 and graduates and graduates contact Cecilia Chen | | 919.515.6410


Production Systems Faculty

Thom Hodgson

Distinguished University Professor


Michael Kay

Associate Professor


Russell King

Foscue Distinguished Professor


Reha Uzsoy

Clifton A. Anderson Distinguished Professor


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