Linkan Bian

Linkan Bian

Thomas B. & Terri L. Nusz Professor, NSF Program Director and Professor

Office: 260H McCain Hall
P 662.325.7621

Research Lab Page: CAVS Additive Lab

Effective June 21, 2022, Dr. Bian is currently on detail as a program director in the Advanced Manufacturing (AM) cluster of CMMI division of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Dr. Linkan Bian is a Thomas B. & Terri L. Nusz Endowed Professor in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Mississippi State University. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, and B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Beijing University. The major themes of Bian’s research focus on understanding and modeling the process-structure-property relationships for advanced manufacturing, as well as the investigation of how AI/ML can transform the modeling and experimental approaches. His research has also been applied to other areas including a predictive maintenance, cybersecurity, and human-machine interface.

Dr. Bian has published one book and over 60 peer-reviewed papers. His research has received federal funding from NSF, NIH, DoD, DoE, and industrial companies. Dr. Bian received the Outstanding Young Investigator Award from Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering (IISE), as well as multiple Best Paper Awards. He was the president for IISE Quality Control and Reliability Engineering division, and is currently serving as Associate Editor for multiple IISE and ASME journals.


  • Ph.D., Industrial and Systems Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013.
  • B.S., Applied Mathematics, Beijing University.