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Mingzhou Jin, PhD

Professor, Associate Head, and Director


University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Mississippi State University,  Mississippi State, MS

  • Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2008-2011
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2002-2008

Lucent, Intern Engineer, 2001

Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, Research Assistant, Industrial and Systems Engineering, 1998-2001

Courses Taught

  • Senior Design
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Engineering Economy
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Optimization Method in Industrial Engineering
  • Supply Chain Engineering
  • Linear Programming
  • Nonlinear Programming
  • Network Flows
  • Engineering Statistics II
  • Systems Engineering and Analysis
  • Logistics Engineering (Supply Chain Management)
  • Manufacturing Systems Modeling


  • Operations Research and Data Analytics
  • Modeling and Analysis for Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Logistics, Transportation, and Supply Chain Management (Director of the LTS lab)
  • Advanced Manufacturing (Director of the BEAM Center)


  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, 2001
  • MS, Management Science, Business School of Zhejiang University, 1998
  • BS, Electrical Engineering and Mixed Class, Zhejiang University, 1995

Professional Service

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Cleaner Production, 2015-present
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Production Economics, 2013-present
  • Editorial Board Member, The Engineering Economists, 2014-present
  • IISE Regional Vice President for the Mid-Atlantic Region, 2018-present
  • President  of the Logistics and Supply Chain Division of IISE, 2016-2017
  • President of the Engineering Economy Division of IISE, 2014-2015
  • Secretary of the Rail Application Society of INFORMS, 2014-2016
  • Track Chairs for Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference, 2014, 2015, and 2016

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2018 IISE Annual Conference, Best Paper award for the Logistics and Supply Chain Track
  • 2018 IISE Annual Conference, Second Best Paper award for the Engineering Management Track
  • IISE Fellow, Elected in 2018
  • 2018 Tickle College of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Service Award
  • 2017 Dr. Kenneth Kirby Endowed Faculty Award
  • 2016 IISE Outstanding Regional Faculty Advisor Award for the Mid-Atlantic Region
  • 2016 IIE Annual Conference Best Paper for the Engineering Economic Analysis Track
  • 2016 College of Engineering Outstanding Advising Award
  • 2015/2016 CTR Fellow
  • 2015 College of Engineering Teaching Fellow Award
  • 2014 Annual IIE Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Logistics and Supply Chain
  • 2014 1st Place in IIE Logistics and Supply Chain Case Study Competition (Advisor)
  • 2014 Distinguished Professor Awarded by the IIE Student Chapter at UT
  • 2011, 2010 State Pride Faculty Award at MSU
  • 2010 Hearin Faculty Excellence Award of Bagley College of Engineering, MSU
  • 2009, 2006 Best Paper of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at MSU
  • 2008 Mississippi State University Faculty Research Award for Bagley College of Engineering at MSU


  • Cokyasar[1], M. Jin*, A. Garcia, “Optimization of size and timing of base-salary increases”, Accepted by The Engineering Economist, 2019. DOI: 10.1080/0013791X.2018.1528408.
  • Xie, N. Liu, M. Jin, Z. Liu*, “Impacts of the Consumer Heterogeneity in Fuel Economy Valuation on Compliance with Fuel Economy Standards”, accepted by Energy, 2019.
  • D, Vance, Nimbalkar*, A. Thekdi, K. Armstrong, T. Wenning, J. Cresko, M. Jin, “Estimation of and Barriers to Waste Heat Recovery from Harsh Environments in Industrial Processes,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 222, 539-549, 2019.
  • Kelle*, J. Song, M. Jin, H. Schneider, C. Claypool, “Evaluation of operational and environmental sustainability tradeoffs in multimodal freight transportation planning,” International Journal of Production Economics, 209, 411-420, 2019.
  • Liu, W. Ma, Y. Hu, M. Jin*, K. Li, X. Chang, X. Yu, “Production planning for stochastic manufacturing/remanufacturing system with demand substitution using a hybrid ant colony system algorithm,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 213, 999-1010, 2019.
  • B. Oliveira, M. Jin, R.S. Lima, J.E. Kobza, J.A.B Montevechi, “The role of simulation and optimization methods in supply chain risk management: performance and review standpoints,” Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 92, 17-44, 2019.
  • Ding and M. Jin*, “Service and Pricing Strategies in Online Retailing under Carbon Emission Regulation,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 217, 85-94, 2019.
  • Bai, Y. Gong, M. Jin*, X. Xu, “Effects of carbon emission reduction on supply chain coordination with vendor-managed deteriorating product inventory,” International Journal of Production Economics, 208, 83-99, 2019.
  • He, R. Tang, M. Jin*, Y. Cao, and S. Nimbalkar, “Energy modeling and efficiency analysis of aluminum die casting processes,” Accepted by Energy Efficiency, 2018.
  • W. Forbes, J. Mao*, Jiafu, M. Jin*, et al. “Contribution of environmental forcings to US runoff changes for the period 1950-2010",  Environmental Research Letters, 13, 054023, 2018.

  • Liu, J., Zhang, M. Jin*, S. Liu, X. Chang, N. Xie, and Y. Wang “Key Indices of the Remanufacturing Industry in China Using a Combined Method of Grey Incidence Analysis and Grey Clustering,” Journal of Cleaner Production, 168, pp. 1348-1357, 2017.

  • L. Zhang, M. Jin*, Z. Ye, H. Li, D. Clarke, and Y. Wang “Macro-Level Classification Yard Capacity Modeling,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2608, pp. 125-133 2017.
  • W. Li, M. Jin*, M. Lai, “Two-stage Remanufacturing Decision Makings Considering Product Life Cycle and Consumer Perception,”Journal of Cleaner Production, 161, pp. 581-590, 2017.
  • M. Jin*, R. Tang, Y. Ji, F. Liu, L. Gao, and D. Huisingh, "Impact of Advanced Manufacturing on Sustainability," Journal of Cleaner Production, 161, 69-74, 2017.
  • H. Li, M. Jin*, S. He, Z. Ye, and J. Song, “Optimal Track Utilization in Electric Multiple Unit Depots,” Computers and Industrial Engineering, 108, pp. 81-87, 2017.
  • K. He, R. Tang, and M. Jin*, Pareto Fronts of Machining Parameters for Trade-off among Energy Consumption, Cutting Force and Processing Time, International Journal of Production Economics, 185, pp. 113-127, 2017.
  • J. Mao, A. Ribes, B. Yan, X. Shi, R. P. Thornton, R. Séférian, P. Ciais, R. B. Myneni,, H. Douville, S. Piao, Z. Zhu, R. E. Dickson, Y. Dai, D. M. Ricciuto, M. Jin, F. M. Hoffman, B. Wang, M. Huang, and X. Lian,  Human-induced greening of the northern extratropical land surface, Nature Climate Change, Published online, 27 June 2016.
  • C. Wang, Z. Ye, W. Wang, and M. Jin “Traffic-related heavy metal contamination in urban areas and correlation with traffic activity in China,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, 2571, pp. 80-89, 2016.
  • M. Roni, S. Eksioglu, M. Jin, and S. Mamun, “A hybrid inventory policy with split delivery under regular and surge demand,” International Journal of Production Economics, 172, pp. 126–136, 2016.
  • H. Li, M. Jin, R. Song, S. He, and J. Song, “Dynamic Railcar Connection Planning in Classification Yards,” Transportation Letters, The International Journal of Transportation Research, 8 (2) pp. 77-89 2016.
  • Q. Zhong, R. Tang, J. Lv, S. Jia, and M. Jin,” Evaluation on models of calculating energy consumption in metal cutting processes: a case of external turning process”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 16, pp. 1-13, 2015.
  • H. Li, M. Jin, and S. He “Sequencing and Scheduling in Railway Classification Yards,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of Transportation Research Board, Volume 2475, pp. 72-80, 2015.
  • M. Jin and A. Yu, “Procurement Auctions and Supply Chain Performance,” International Journal of Production Economics, 162, pp. 192-200, 2015.
  • A. Khaled, M. Jin, D. Clarke, and M.A. Hoque, “Train Design and Routing Optimization for Evaluating Criticality of Freight Railroad Infrastructures,” Transportation Research B, 71 (1), pp. 71-84, 2015.
  • Roni, M. Jin, and S. Ekisoglu, “A Hybrid Inventory Management System Responding to Regular Demand and Surge Demand,” OMEGA: The International Journal of Management Science, 52, pp. 190-200, 2015.
  • M. Jin, N.A. Granda-Marulanda, and I. Down, “The Impact of Carbon Policies on Supply Chain Design and Logistics of a Major Retailer,” the Journal of Cleaner Production, 85, 453-461, 2014.
  • X. Zhu, A. Garcia-Diaz, M. Jin, and Y. Zhang, “Vehicle Fuel Consumption Minimization in Routing Over-Dimensioned and Overweight Trucks in Capacitated Transportation Networks,” the Journal of Cleaner Production, 85, pp. 331-336, 2014.
  • N. Nan, J. Savolainen, Z. Niu, M. Jin, J. C. Cheng, “A Systems Approach to Product Line Requirements Reuse,” IEEE Systems Journal, 8 (3), pp. 827-836, 2014.
  • Wen, L. Zhang, Z. Huang, M. Jin, “Incorporating transportation network modeling tools within transportation economic impact studies of disasters,” Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering, 1 (4), pp. 247-260, 2014.
  • H. Parsaand and M. Jin, “An Improved Approximation for the Renewal Function and Its Integral with an Application in Two-Echelon Inventory,” International Journal of Production Economics, 146 (1), pp. 142-152, 2013.
  • M. Jin and G. Agirbas, “Lateral Transshipment of Slow Moving Critical Medical Items,” IIE Transactions for Healthcare Systems Engineering, 3 (3), 1930-206, 2013.
  • L. Zhang, J. Gou, and M. Jin, “A Model of Integrated Corridor Traffic Optimization,” Transportation Research Record, Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2311, pp. 108-116, 2012.
  • L. Li, M. Jin, and L. Zhang, “Sheltering Network Planning and Management Responding to Natural Disasters,” International Journal of Production Economics, 131 (2), 4 pp. 31-440, 2011.
  • N. Niu, M. Jin, and J.C. Cheng, “A Case Study of Exploiting ERP Requirements,” Information Systems, 5 (2), pp. 183-206, 2011.
  • S. N. Proon and M. Jin, “A Genetic Algorithm with Neighborhood Search for the Resource-Constrained Project Scheduling Problem,” Naval Research Logistics, 58 (2), pp. 73-82, 2011.
  • B. Eksioglu, S. Eksioglu, J. Zhang, and M. Jin, “A Simulation Model to Analyze the Impact of Outsourcing on Furniture Supply Chain Performance,” Forest Products Journal, 60 (3), pp. 258-265, 2010.
  • S. D. Eksioglu, B. Eksioglu, C. T. Walden, M. Jin and A. Acharya, “Automotive Distribution Network Design: A Support System for Transportation Infrastructure Decision Makers,” International Journal of Business and Systems Research, 4 (4), pp. 379 - 401, 2010.
  • M. Jin and B. Eksioglu, “Optimal Routing of Vehicles with Communication Capability in Disasters,” Computational Management Science, 7 (2), pp. 121-137, 2010.
  • M. Jin, S. Eksioglu, B. Eksioglu and H. Wang, “Mode Selection for Automotive Distribution with Quantity Discounts,” Networks and Spatial Economics, 10 (1), pp. 1-13, 2010.
  • R. Q. Hu, W. Hu, M. Jin and Y. Qian, “Wavelength Retuning without Service Interruption in an All-Optical Survivable Network,” International Journal of Communication Systems, 22 (6), pp. 719-738, 2009.
  • J. Willers, M. Jin, B. Eksioglu, A. Zusmanis, C. O’Hara and J. Jenkins, “A Post-Processing Step Error Correction Algorithm for Overlapping LiDAR Strips from Agricultural Landscapes,” Computers and Electronics in Agriculture, 64 (2), pp. 183–193, 2008.
  • M. Jin, M. Swizter and G. Agirbas, “Six Sigma and Lean in Healthcare Logistics Center Design and Operation: A Case at North Mississippi Health Service,” International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 4 (3), pp. 270-288, 2008.
  • M. Jin, Y. Luo and S. Ekioglu, “Integration of Production Sequencing and Outbound Logistics in the Automotive Industry,” International Journal of Production Economics, 113 (2), pp. 766-774, 2008.
  • B. Eksioglu, M. Jin, I. Capar and Z. Zhang, “Highway Traffic Management in Incidents of National Significance,” Journal of Emergence Management, 6 (1), pp. 23-36, 2008.
  • M. Jin, K. Liu and B. Ekioglu, “A Column Generation Approach for the Split Delivery Vehicle Routing Problem,” Operations Research Letters, 36 (2), pp. 265-270, 2008.
  • Z. Zhang and M. Jin, “Iterative Multi-attribute Multi-unit Reverse Auctions,” The Engineering Economist, 52 (4), pp. 333- 354, 2007
  • M. Jin and S. D. Wu, “Capacity Reservation Contracts for High-Tech Industry,” European Journal of Operational Research, 176 (3), pp. 1659-1677, 2007.
  • M. Jin, K. Liu and R. O. Bowden, “A Two Stage Exact Approach to the Split Delivery Vehicle Routing Problem with Valid Inequalities,” International Journal of Production Economics, 105 (1), pp. 228-242, 2007.
  • H. Wang and M. Jin, “Transportation Performance Measurement System with a Case Study in Mississippi,” The Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, 45 (3), pp. 19-37, 2006.
  • M. Jin, S. D. Wu and M. Erkoc, “Multiple unit auctions with Economies and Diseconomies of Scale,” European Journal of Operational Research, 174 (2), pp. 816-834, 2006.
  • M. Jin and S. D. Wu, “Supplier Coalitions in On-Line Reverse Auctions: Validity Requirements and Profit Distribution Scheme,” International Journal of Production Economics, 100 (2), pp. 183-194, 2006.
  • M. Jin and W. Guo, “EZ M-parking System,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 1944, pp. 67-71, 2006.
  • Q. Hu, R. Best, Y. Qian and M. Jin, “A Scheduling Algorithm in a Core Optical Router with Heterogeneous Traffic,” International Journal on Wireless & Optical Communications, 3 (1), pp. 1-22, 2006.
  • M. Jin, R. Q. Hu, Z. Zhang and W. Hu, “Integer Linear Programming Models and Performance Evaluation on Wavelength Rearrangement in a Mesh-Restored All-Optical Network,” IEEE Communications Letters, 10 (2), pp. 111-113, 2006.

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