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ISE PhD Grads Land University Job

Shima Mohebbi, graduated from ISE in 2015, currently a postdoc fellow at the University of South Florida, will be joining the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Oklahoma as an assistant professor, in the fall of 2017. Her advisor at UT was Dr, Xueping Li. Mohebbi has been conducting research on improving resiliency of critical infrastructure at USF. She is a co-PI of a project entitled “Integrative Decision Making Framework to Enhance the Resiliency of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures,” funded by the NSF CRISP program ($1.96M, #1638301). During her time at UT she received the Chancellor’s Extraordinary Professional Promise Award and the Chad/Ann Blair Holliday Fellowship. Mohebbi was a finalists for the 2014 IIE Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship. She was nominated by IISE in 2015 for the New Faces of Engineering national program, and was featured on


Nelson Granda is now an Assistant Professor at West Carolina University while continuing his PhD work at UT. His research is about additive manufacturing and sustainability. His advisor is Dr. Mingzhou Jin.






Dr. Seyed Ahmad Niknam

is now Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management at Western New England University.