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MIE Alum Shittu Gets $500,000 NSF CAREER Award

Ekundayo Shittu

Ekundayo Shittu

Alumnus Ekundayo Shittu, who is currently on the faculty of the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering at George Washington University (GWU) in the District of Columbia, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000, Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program grant from the National Science Foundation. His CAREER project is titled “Adaptive Investments into Resilient Electricity Infrastructure Systems.” At UMass, Dr. Shittu was a Ph.D. student of Professor Erin Baker in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Department.

MIE Alumna Britton Featured in LMI Article

Karen Britton

Karen Britton

A recent article by LMI, a consulting firm dedicated to improving the management of government, focused on a UMass alumna and graduate of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, Karen Britton ’87, who is now LMI’s vice president of digital services. She earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UMass. Britton returned to UMass on November 30, 2017, to give the 18th annual Tang Lecture.

Rising Researcher Award

Rebecca Castonguay image

Rebecca Castonguay

The MIE Department would like to offer it's congratulations to Rebecca Castonguay, this year's recipient of the UMass Amherst Rising Researcher student achievement award.

The Rising Researcher award recognizes exceptional UMass Amherst undergraduate students who excel in research, scholarship, or creative activity. Professors Hari Balasubramanian and Chaitra Gopalappa, mechanical and industrial engineering, nominated you for this award in recognition of your research that explores various aspects of mathematical modeling to aid healthcare decision-making. We applaud your hard work and dedication, and we appreciate the contributions you have made to our academic community.

MIE’s Jiménez Receives NSF CAREER Grant to Research Blood Flow and Arterial Stents

Juan Jiménez with graduate student

An article by the UMass Amherst News Office describes how Juan M. Jiménez, an assistant professor in the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department, has received a five-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how blood flow around artificial stents in coronary arteries affects the cells that line the arteries and direct how they heal. The grant is from the very prestigious NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program.

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