Industrial Engineering


The Industrial Engineering faculty conducts research across a wide variety of disciplines, with a research portfolio supported by federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and Air Force Office of Scientific Research, as well as companies such as Boeing, Ford, and Kodak.

Primary research efforts focus on two areas: Integrated Logistics Systems and Bio-Industrial Systems, allowing IE to capitalize on research opportunities unique to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Integrated Logistics builds on the long-time strengths of industrial engineering, including operations research and supply chain management. Bio-Industrial Systems applies industrial engineering techniques primarily in the areas of healthcare, medical equipment and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and statistical applications in medical and biological research.