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Enrique Macias de Anda, PhD

Research Assistant Professor


Enrique Macias de Anda is a Research Assistant Professor and the Industry Liaison within CASRE. He obtained his PhD in Industrial Engineering at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville under the supervision of Dr. Rupy Sawhney. He holds a BS. in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Systems Engineering, and a MS. in Quality and Productivity Systems, both from Monterrey’s Technological Institute of Higher Education (Monterrey Tech) in Mexico.

He served as Undergraduate Program Director and Academic Advisor in the Industrial Engineering Department for the Aguascalientes Campus of Monterrey’s Technological Institute of Higher Education. He also has industrial experience in the automotive and electronics sectors, in the areas of quality management systems (formerly known as ISO TS16949), lean production systems, environmental health and safety systems, and corporate responsibility programs.


Lean Manufacturing

Work Systems Design

Human Factors


B.S. Industrial Engineering, Minor Systems Engineering. Monterrey’s Technological Institute of Higher Education

M.S. Quality and Productivity Systems. Monterrey’s Technological Institute of Higher Education

PhD. Industrial Engineering. University of Tennessee


Select publications are:

  • Sawhney, R., & Macias de Anda, E. (2014). Industrial engineers articulate their critical thinking for problem solving via the DRIVES model. QScience Proceedings3, 23.
  • Mallesh, D. A., Sawhney, R., & De Anda, E. M. (2015, January). Implementation of serialization and traceability in a pharmaceutical packaging company. In IIE Annual Conference. Proceedings (p. 1). Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE).
  • Sawhney, R. S., & de Anda, E. M. (2017). Sawhney Lean Educational Maturity Model at the University of Tennessee. In Lean Education: An Overview of Current Issues (pp. 99-124). Springer, Cham.

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