Dr. Russell D. Meller honored with John L. Imhoff Outstanding Faculty Award for Research

 Russell D. Meller, professor of logistics and entrepreneurship in the industrial engineering department, received the College of Engineering's 2010 Imhoff Outstanding Researcher Award.

Dr. Meller holds the title of the Hefley Professor of Logistics and Entrepreneurship. He currently serves as director of the Center for Engineering Logistics and Distribution, a National Science Foundation Industry and University Cooperative Research Center with 10 universities, 30 member organizations and more than $5 million dollars in annual research expenditures.

Last year, he also won the Technical Innovation Award in Industrial Engineering from the Institute of Industrial Engineers for his work on “innovative aisle designs for warehouses. He was named a fellow of the Institute in the same year.

His research has been supported by more than 50 grants from government agencies including 6 from the National Science Foundation and companies in many industries.  Meller has consulted with many leading companies and three provisional patent applications have been filed under his name.

The award was presented at the annual Engineering Alumni Awards Banquet which was held recently in Northwest Arkansas.

Release date: 4/30/2010