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Dr. Sandra D. Eksioglu

Dr. Sandra D. EkşioğluAssociate Professor

Department of Industrial Engineering
277-C Freeman Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634-0920

Phone: (864) 656-7889
Fax: (864) 656-0795

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BS, Business Administration
University of Tirana, Albania 1994

MS, Economics and Management Sciences
MAICh, Greece 1996

PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering
University of Florida, 2002

Research Areas

Developing models and solution algorithms to solve large-scale problems that arise in the areas of transportation, logistics, and supply chain. In particular, in the application of these tools to the biofuel supply chain.


Eksioglu, S. D., M. M.  şeref, R. K. Ahuja, W.L. Winston, “Developing Spreadsheet-Based Decision Support Systems,” 2nd Edition, Dynamic Ideas Publishers, 2011 ( index.html).

“Handbook of Bioenergy” S.D. Eksioglu, S. Rebennack, P.M. Pardalos (eds), Springer Publishers, 2015. 

Selected Publications

Wang, S., H. Gangammanavar, S.D. Eksioglu, S. Mason “Stochastic Optimization for Energy Management in Power Systems with Multiple Microgrids,” To appear in IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid.

Marufuzzaman, M, S.D. Eksioglu, “Designing a Reliable and Dynamic Intermodal Hub-and-Spoke Supply Chain for Biomass,” Transportation Science, Vol 51(2), 494-517, 2017 (

Roni, MD, S.D. Eksioglu, K.G. Cafferty, J.J. Jacobson “A multi-objective, hub-and-spoke model to design and manage biofuel supply chains,” Annals of Operations Research, Vol. 249, 2017, 351-380, (

S.D. Eksioglu, H. Karimi, B. Ekşioğlu “Optimization Models to Integrate Production and Transportation Planning for Biomass Co-Firing in Coal-Fired Power Plants”, IIE Transactions, Vol. 48(10), 2016, 901-920. (Featured in the Sept. 2016 issue of ISE Magazine).

Marufuzzaman, M, S.D. Eksioglu, R. Hernandez, “Environmentally Friendly Supply Chain Planning and Design for Biodiesel Production via Wastewater Sludge,” Transportation Science, 48(4), 555-574, 2014.

Professional Awards

ASEE-SE Mid-Career Teaching Award, 2015
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2011
INFORMS Moving Spirit Award for Chapters, 2010

Mississippi State University Awards

Inducted to Bagley College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Teachers, Mississippi State University, 2012
Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor, Mississippi State University Alumni Association, 2012
StatePride Faculty Award, Mississippi State University, 2010
Bagley College of Engineering Hearin Faculty Excellence Award, Mississippi State University, 2010, 2012

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Engineering Education
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
Senior Member of Institute of Industrial Engineers

Editorial Board

Energy Systems