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Department Spotlights

Clemson IE Summer Study Abroad 2022 Highllights

Tuesday September 27, 2022

Over this past summer during May and June, the Clemson Industrial Engineering Department, along with the School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, led a new study abroad opportunity to travel to France.


Clemson’s IE department ranked 11th among public universities

Friday September 23, 2022

For the 2023 US News & World Report, Clemson’s Industrial Engineering program has ranked 16th among all universities nationwide and 11th among all public universities. This is a move up from 24 (overall) and 18 (public).


Kapil Chalil Madathil wins NSF Grant

Tuesday April 12, 2022

Dr. Tanju Karanfil (Environmental Engineering) and Dr. Kapil Chalil Madathil (Industrial Engineering) received an NSF grant to support water treatment operations. Empirical studies will determine the efficacy of mixed reality technology to support the training needs of water treatment technicians.


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IE Spotlights

Persia Ghotbi-Taheri

Persia profile"Once I set foot on campus, I just knew it was the perfect place for me." Persia, now an industrial engineering major at Clemson, is making the most of her time on campus by supporting her peers. She is serving a year as president of the Clemson chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). More Info»


Eliza Macaulay

Eliza profile"Placed first in the IISE Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference technical paper competition." Eliza Macaulay, a junior in the Industrial Engineering department at Clemson University, placed first in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference technical paper competition for her paper titled “Understanding the Vulnerabilities of Youth to Sex Trading in Minnesota Districts.”  More Info»


Dr. Yongjia Song

Song profile"Awarded prestigious NSF Career" Dr. Yongjia Song has received the prestigious NSF Career Award for his grant titled "An Adaptive Stochastic Look-ahead Framework for Disaster Relief Logistics under Forecast Uncertainty". More Info»