Grant & Funding

2019 ISE Spring Newsletter

May 16, 2019


Congratulations to Sandra, Lesley, and Hugh on their cross-college grant awards

Congratulations to Sandra, Lesley, and Hugh on their award associated with the cross-college grant program. • Sandra Eksioglu, industrial and systems engineering, “Year 2: Energy Institute Working Group.” • Lesley Strawderman, industrial and systems engineering, “Transportation Safety.” • Hugh Medal, industrial and systems engineering, “Mitigating the Effects of Wildfires by Efficiently Allocating Fuels Treatment Resources.”

December 4, 2013


DOT awards a Tier 1 UTC to ISE

Dr. Burak Eksioglu, Associate Professor of Industrial and System Engineering, has been awarded a $3.5M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) to establish a Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC). After a very competitive selection process, USDOT awarded ten Tier 1 UTCs, each of which will try to advance U.S. technology and expertise…

April 30, 2012


New Cage Washer Helps Work Flow

By Bonnie Coblentz MSU Ag Communications MISSISSIPPI STATE – Mississippi State University engineering students helped analyze work flow and equipment performance to document the need for new animal cage washing facilities, which were paid for by a federal grant of nearly $300,000. Lucy Senter, director of Laboratory Animal Resources and the university veterinarian for MSU,…

September 21, 2010


ISE and CAVS Helping to Improve Prospective Automotive Plant Sites

Professors Burak Eksioglu, Sandra Eksioglu, and Mingzhou Jin of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) are Co-Principal Investigators with Clay Walden and Steve Puryear from CAVS Extension of a $131,000 grant from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). Their goal is to assist MDOT with preliminary site planning for prospective automotive manufacturing plants….

August 27, 2007


ISE and CAVS Helping Iowa to Build Virtual Soldier

Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves, Assistant Professor of ISE, is co-principal investigator on a project entitled “Validation of Optimization-Based Formulations and Performance of Dynamic Human Models: A comparison of real and simulated design assessments”. This $1.2 million CAVS initiated project is being performed in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s Virtual Soldier Research program for the U.S….

July 6, 2007


ISE Professors Determine True Value of Outsourcing

Dr. Burak Eksioglu, Assistant Professor of ISE, is principal investigator of a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration to study aspects of the furniture industry in Mississippi. The $62,000 grant was facilitated by MSU’s Franklin Furniture Institute directed by Dr. Steve Taylor. Dr. Eksioglu and co-principal investigators Dr. Jilei Zhang from Forest Products, and…

June 29, 2007


MSU Helping to Secure Electric Power Grid

Professor Kari Babski-Reeves of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) is a Co-Principal Investigator for a $588,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The Principal Investigator for the project is Professor Nick Younan of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). Other Co-Principal Investigators include ECE Professors Noel Schulz and Roger…

November 1, 2006


ISE Designing National Emergency Communications System

Professors Sandra Eksioglu and Burak Eksioglu of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are Co-Principal Investigators for a $497,000 grant from the United States Department of Homeland Security. The project is a joint effort between Mississippi State University and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The Principal Investigator for the project is Professor Lori Bruce…

October 27, 2006


ISE Improving Safety and Performance of UPS Drivers

Dr. Kari Babski-Reeves is the contract Principal Investigator for a $450,000 grant from United Parcel Service (UPS). This effort is being conducted in conjunction with researchers in the Human Factors and Ergonomics option at Virginia Tech. The focus of the research is the development and enhancement of current delivery service provider training programs to improve…

October 24, 2006