February 24, 2009
Sandra Eksioglu, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, received a Visiting Industrial Scholar Award from the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The award is designed to facilitate visits by senior industrial scientists to ORAU member institutions. The primary goal of the awards program is to foster interactions between faculty and students at member institutions and industrial scientists.
Dr. Eksioglu will use the award to bring Dr. Shahab Sokhansanj to MSU. Dr. Sokhansanj is a Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada and a Distinguished Researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is an expert in the area of biomass feedstock supply and logistics analysis. Dr. Sokhansanj has developed models and analysis tools that identify optimum equipment and infrastructure for biomass collection and transport to conversion facilities.
The Transportation Working Group at Mississippi State University, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the National Center for Intermodal Transportation are hosting Dr. Sokhansanj on September 10, 2009. Dr. Sokhansanj will give a seminar on his recent research titled “Development of the Integrated Biomass Supply Analysis and Logistics Model.” In addition, Dr. Sokhansanj will meet with MSU faculty members and students interested in the areas of transportation, and biomass supply and logistics management.