Industrial Engineering

New Findings on Biomass Cofiring from Clemson’s IE Department

Governmental regulations are pressuring coal-fired power plants in the United States to curb their greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). There are a few alternatives to reduce GHG emissions, one of which is biomass co-firing. New research from Clemson University’s Industrial Engineering department evaluates the economic and environmental impacts of this technology in an effort to help […]

Teirra Holloman: Engineered to Blossom

Teirra Holloman

Rudyard Kipling once said, “Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade,” and Clemson graduate and Virginia Tech PhD student, Teirra Holloman knows firsthand what it takes to make beautiful gardens grow. Whether it’s being a tutor and a mentor, presenting at conferences, or just painting with friends, Teirra […]

New Findings on Biomass Cofiring from Clemson’s Dept. of IE

New Findings on Biomass Cofiring from Clemson’s IE Department   Coal-fired power plants in the United States face a major decision: shutting down plants or investing in transforming their current electricity generation technology. New research from Clemson University’s Industrial Engineering department investigates how biomass can help coal plants transition smoothly toward a low/zero carbon economy. […]

Gamifying Grad School: How IE Students Have Leveled Up Their Socializing

If you’ve worked through a doctorate degree or know someone who has done so, you probably understand that obtaining a coveted hour of social time can be rare. A doctorate is hard work; even at your most productive, you still may not feel productive enough. Between hours of intense research and teaching, “free time” starts […]

IE Seminar Series: Col Paul Goethals, Ph.d.

An Exploration of Cyberspace: An Industrial Engineering Perspective Every aspect of our lives and our future security is now dependent on information technology and “cyberspace.” The expanding Internet of Things, the evolution of digitization, and the speed of innovation, suggest that this dependence will continue to strengthen in the foreseeable future. The domain of cyberspace, […]

IE Seminar Series: Site Wang

  We develop a multi-period stochastic optimization framework for identifying operating reserve requirements in power systems with significant penetration of renewable energy resources. Our model captures different types of operating reserves, uncertainty in renewable energy generation and demand, and differences in generator operation time scales. Along with planning for reserve capacity, our model is designed […]

Rob Curry: Engineered to Run

What do Al Capone and John Dillinger, running, Clemson University, and the U.S. Naval Academy all have in common? Well, they are all directly connected to Industrial Engineering PhD candidate Rob Curry. Curry, who is always on the run (pun intended) it seems, took a few minutes out of his busy schedule to discuss his […]

IE Seminar Series: Dr. Xin (Sophie) Liu

Optimal controls for production systems with perishable inventory and time-varying demand We study production systems with non-stationary stochastic demand, perishable inventory, and abandonment of backorders. In addition to inventory-related (holding, perishment) and demand-related (waiting, abandonment) costs, we consider a cost that penalizes rapid fluctuations of production rates. We formulate a finite-time production rate planning problem […]