Eksioglu Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award

September 7, 2011

Dr. Sandra D. EksiogluDr. Sandra D. Eksioglu, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).  This is NSF’s most prestigious grant award in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education, and the integration of education and research.

Dr. Eksioglu’s research objective is to build mathematical models for integrated supply chain design and management for biofuels. The goal is to improve the performance of the supply chain and consequently increase the practicality of biofuels as a source of energy.  The research has the potential to positively impact our society by creating substantial economic value for farmers and biorefineries.  Another major contribution of this grant award will be its impact on the education of undergraduate and graduate students at Mississippi State.
This is an outstanding accomplishment, and we are very proud of Dr. Eksioglu.  For additional details about the grant award, go to this website.