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Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering Department

People and Events

Daniel Cheng (IE 81) honored at the Hall of Fame Public Unveiling

Daniel Cheng and family with Dr. Sadat  Daniel Cheng inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame
At left - Daniel with his family and IME Department Chair, Dr.. Abdul Sadat. At right - Daniel with Sima Parisay, Jack & Mary O'Neil, Phil Rosenkrantz and current students Maria Medina Alva and Emilio Moino.

Daniel Cheng (IE 81) was honored at the inaugural Engineeing Hall of Fame on February 20, 2014. The Engineering Hall of Fame will recognizes distinguished engineers and their achievements that willinspire future generations of students. Large framed photos of are placed throughout Buildings 9 and 17. Read about Daniel's amazing accomplishments here.

Maria Lacayo-Zuniga, IE Alumna

  • Industrial Engineering Alumna Maria Lacayo-Zuniga, Engineering manager, OASIS Medical Inc. is featured in the October 2013 issue of Industrial Engineer, the magazine of the Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Dr. Kamran Abedini - Outstanding Faculty and Advisor  Dr. Abedini and IME Students

  • Congratulations to Dr. Kamran Abedini on receiving both the College of Engineering Outstanding Advisor and Outstanding Teacher Awards for 2013. Dr. Abedini is one of the best teachers at the university. He is clearly one of the best overall advisors if you combine academic, project, club, and personal advising. What Dr. Abednini has done with IIE is exemplary. He has a way of cultivating student leaders and training them to excel. He is also great at preparing students for competition and motivating them to participate. His work with the Persian community on and off campus is a demonstration of outstanding visionary leadership.


Cal Poly Pomona WESTEC Team Lance Ideker receives the William B. Johnson Award
  • Manufacturing Engineering Students from the IME Department swept their available events at the WESTEC Manufacturing Challenge in Los Angeles on March 27. Team members are Robby Leuer, Dika Handayani, Lance Ideker, Trevor Law (not pictured), Xavier Lopez, Stephen Casillas, Elias Tahhan, Benjamin Nguyen, Brandin Watson, Diana Seanez, and Donato Corona. Also in the picture on the left are AMS Advisor Dr. Victor Okhuysen. On the right Lance Ideker is shown receiving the William B. Johnson Leadership Award and Scholarship for his great job leading the design effort as well as the student organization, AMS. The AMS team designed and built a 3D amazing job in a short perior of time. Thanks also to Prof. Dixon Davis for his contributions to the team's effort.

Full-Time Faculty Position Opening

  • The Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department will be begin accepting applications in Fall 2013 for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor of Manufacturing Engineering to begin Fall 2014. Position description and application

Part-Time Faculty Openings

  • We have periodic openings for part-time faculty. If interested, please send a letter of interest and a CV to the IME Department (email). Largest demand is for instructors who can teach 100 and 200 level courses (see catalog descriptions starting on page 274). Applicants must possess at least a masters degree..

Impaction Status!!!!!!

  • Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering are not impacted majors at this time. If you are interested in an exciting career in either of these fields, please apply or see below for additional information .

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Dr. Saeideh Fallah-Fini

  • Please welcome Dr. Saeideh Fallah-Fini to the IME Department as our newest tenure-track faculty member! She completed her PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2010. After graduation she was an Adjunct Faculty member and Postdoctoral Research Associate at Virginia Tech and most recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity. Dr. Fallah-Fini's research focuses on productivity and performance measurement as well as modeling behavior of complex dynamic socio-technical systems in public health and infrastructure management. Prior to graduate school Dr. Fallah-Fini worked as a Business Analyst and IT Consultant for the ADA IT Company (2002 – 2005). During that time she consulted with several organizations for modeling, improvement, and automation of their business processes and led a team that implemented a quality management system similar to ISO 9001:2000. Dr. Fallah-Fini will be teaching primarily in the areas of systems engineering, operations research, quality, and statistics. Her Office location is 17-2690, formerly occupied by Professors Phil Rosenkrantz and Dixon Davis. Dr. Rosenkrantz has relocated to 9-145 and Professor Davis has relocated to 17-1544b.

IME Valedictorians 2013 - Mandee Smith and Dika Handiyani  IME 2013 Valedictorians in the Processional

  • 2013 Valedictorians with the processional banners: Mandee Smith (left, Industrial Engineering) and Dika Handiyani (right, Manufacturing Engineering) team wins White House Recognition

  • Congratulations to Dr. Shokoufeh Mirzaei (second from the right), Professor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering. She was just invited to the White House Champions for Change event for her participation in developing a mobile app for the good of the community. Check it out here:


IIE Paper Competition Winners

  • Congratulations to James Ko, Abby Almonte, and Ryan Amigliore (shown above with Advisor, Dr. Kamran Abedini) for winning First Place in the 2013 IIE Western Regional Technical Paper Competition in February and First Place in the Cal Poly Project Symposium Showcase in June. Their project title was: Optimization of a Manufacturing Cell at Edwards Lifesciences.

  • The Cardboard Professor  - Dr. Okhuysen  The Cardboard Professor in the processional

  • The Cardboard Professor! - Since Dr. Victor Okhuysen was on sabbatical in Spain during the Spring quarter and could not attend graduation, Manufacturing Engineering graduates created the "cardboard professor" to accompany them during commencment!
  • Funeral Services for Bill Girouard - We are sad to report the passing of one of the favorite faculty members of the IME Department, Dr. William F. (Bill) Girouard on January 3, 2013, at the age of 91. (Obituary)

  • Bill Girouard Bill Girouard carving a turkey at the IME Thanksgiving Feast Bill at commencement

    Funeral services will be held on January 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Family Church in South Pasadena. Reception following (see obituary for details and information about donations in lieu of flowers).

    Bill retired from industry at the age of 65 and immediately began teaching full time in the IME Department for the next 20 years. During those years Bill was actively involved with the department, college, and university in a variety of capacities including charing major committees. Bill was a great friend to everyone and a favorite teacher among the students. In 2002 Bill was awarded the highest honor given to a faculty member: The George P. Hart Award for Outstanding Faculty Leadership (press release). Bill said many times that his work at Cal Poly Pomona was the most satisfying of his career. (Polycentric article)

  • Derek Nakamoto - American Ninja Participant
  • IE major Derek Nakamoto is participating in American Ninja program on TV. He learned how to compete by taking the IME Ninja Option and learning all his tricks from Ninja masters Drs. Abedini and Okhuysen. Click here to see Derek in action
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  • IE Graduate Linda Russell (2004) (bio) has been writing and recording music for her latest musical group Light Drive. Click here to visit her website and hear some of her music.
  • College of Engineering Teaching Award Recipient, Dr. Phil Rosenkrantz

  • Dr. Phil Rosenkrantz received the 2012 College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award. Shown with Associate Dean Cordelia Ontiveros and Dean Mahyar Amouzegar

  • IE Student Kim Collins (far right) is a member and past President of the Broncettes Dance Team of Cal Poly Pomona. The Broncettes perform at basketball games and other campus events
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  • IME on the JMT - Aleksandra Davis (BS Business, MS Business), Dixon Davis (MFE, MSEM), David Rosenkrantz (MFE student), IME Professor Phil Rosenkrantz, and Bill De Witt (MFE) on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California

    IME on the JMT