Pioneering Industrial Engineering Research

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The University of Arkansas Department of Industrial Engineering drives innovation through cutting-edge research in data analysis, logistics, healthcare, and more. Our faculty are experts in transportation, reliability engineering, and management, using quantitative modeling to solve real-world problems.

Our unique access to world-class logistics companies allows us to tackle industry-wide challenges. We've revolutionized business practices, optimized distribution centers, and even created new global identification standards.

Exploring Our Research Expertise

Our research capabilities span a diverse array of critical areas, positioning us at the forefront of innovation and problem-solving. Including the following areas:

Industrial Engineering Research in Action

Research in the department of industrial engineering is backed by an array of research centers, each dedicated to advancing knowledge and innovation in specific areas.

These centers serve as hubs of collaboration, bringing together faculty, researchers, industry partners, and students to tackle complex challenges and pioneer breakthrough solutions in industrial engineering and related fields.

Our research areas are supported by the following centers:

Specialized Industrial Engineering Research Labs

In the Department of Industrial Engineering, our research labs are designed to offer students unparalleled access to state-of-the-art software and resources. These cutting-edge facilities serve as dynamic learning environments where students can engage with premier tools and technologies, fostering a hands-on approach to education.

Moreover, our research labs are strategically aligned with the ongoing research endeavors of our faculty, providing students with the opportunity to directly interface with innovative projects and contribute to groundbreaking discoveries. This integration of classroom learning with real-world research not only enhances student engagement and understanding but also cultivates a culture of innovation and collaboration within our academic community.

Research Grants

Our faculty members are adept at securing research funding from a diverse array of sources, reflecting their commitment to advancing knowledge across various domains. Through their tireless efforts, our department continues to thrive as a hub of innovation and discovery. Explore Current Research Grants

Research Publications

The faculty of industrial engineering are not only dedicated educators and researchers but also prolific contributors to scholarly publications that underpin our department's research endeavors. Their commitment to sharing knowledge, insights, and discoveries with the academic community and beyond serves as a cornerstone of our research mission. View Latest Research Publications

Get the Latest I.E. Updates

Stay informed on the latest news and research by checking our annual State of the Department reports and the Department Newsletters, published each spring, summer and fall. Stay Updated: News & Reports