College of Engineering Announces Imhoff Award Recipients

 The University of Arkansas College of Engineering will recognize Manuel Rossetti and Brady Cox, the 2012 recipients of the John L. Imhoff Awards for Teaching and Research, at its annual Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 21. This award was established in 2004 by John Imhoff, former head and founder of the industrial engineering department, to recognize faculty members who have excelled in research and teaching in the College of Engineering.

Rossetti, professor of industrial engineering, will be receiving the Imhoff Award for Teaching. He received his PhD in industrial and systems engineering from The Ohio State University. Rossetti began teaching at the University of Arkansas in 1999 and currently holds the John L. Imhoff Chair in Industrial Engineering.

Rossetti, teaches courses in the area of simulation, transportation and logistics, database systems, and inventory management. He was selected as a Lilly Teaching Fellow in 1997/98, was twice voted Best IE Teacher by IE students and has won the industrial engineering department’s Outstanding Teacher Award three times.

In his research, Rossetti focuses on the design, analysis, and optimization of logistics, manufacturing, health care, and transportation systems using computer simulation and operations research techniques.

Rossetti is currently serving as associate department head and he is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Modeling and Simulation. He has also achieved national recognition for his recent publication of a textbook “Simulation Modeling and Arena”, and was elected a Fellow by the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Release date: 4/20/2012